International Studies Minor

Course Requirements

Choose 15 hours from the following courses; additionally choose Spanish 102, French 102 or Language 191: 

GEOG 301 World Physical Geography
Course ID
GEOG 301
Credit Hours
3

A comprehensive and in-depth study of the interaction between people and the environment around the world. Based on a regional study rather than themes, the course offers exceptional depth in environmental physical geography as well as historical geography and current events. Attention is focused on the issues of culture, ethnicity language, religion, the physical environment, and indigenous peoples. PR: GEOG 150.

HIST 306 Modern European History
Course ID
HIST 306
Credit Hours
3

A study of European history from the Industrial Revolution, through the spread of liberalism and the world wars, to the contemporary age. PR: HIST 102.

HIST 307 British History
Course ID
HIST 307
Credit Hours
3

A political and social survey of English history from 1485 to the present, with emphasis on the growth and decline of the British Empire. PR: HIST 102. 

HIST 403 History of Modern East Asia
Course ID
HIST 403
Credit Hours
3

The study of social, economic, and political development in the East Asia in modern times. Special attention is given to the impact of the 19th and 20th century development upon international affairs. PR: HIST 101 or 102.

HIST 405 African History & Culture I
Course ID
HIST 405
Credit Hours
3

Study of Ancient Africa’s organized societies that critically examines their ethnicities, religion, economics and politics. PR: HIST 300 or 301.

HIST 406 African History & Culture II
Course ID
HIST 406
Credit Hours
3

Study of the continent’s nations as they struggled for liberation, independence, social and political freedom during the twentieth century. PR: HIST 300, 301, or 405.

HIST 408 History of Latin American Civilization: 1492-1981
Course ID
HIST 408
Credit Hours
3

A general survey of the political, social, and economic history of the Latin American Republics from 1492 to the present with special emphasis on pre-Columbian civilization, European and African backgrounds, the colonial period, and current political problems. PR: 3 credits in history. 

POSC 312 Comparative Politics
Course ID
POSC 312
Credit Hours
3

This course focuses on both the substantive study of countries’ political systems as well as the method of identifying and explaining similarities and differences between those countries using internationally applicable concepts central to the discipline of political science. PR or CR: POSC 200 or POSC 210. Fall.

POSC 405 International Relations
Course ID
POSC 405
Credit Hours
3

Study of major concepts and approaches in world politics and analysis of process, institutions, problems of war and peace and contemporary trends. PR: POSC 200 or POSC 210. Spring.

COMM 340 Intercultural Communication
Course ID
COMM 340
Credit Hours
3

Focuses on the importance of culture in our everyday lives, and the ways in which culture interrelates with and affects communication processes. Designed to increase sensitivity to other cultures and to help the student to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries. Emphasizes awareness of diverse cultural backgrounds (including their own) and the contexts (social, cultural, and historical) within which we live and communicate. PR: COMM 205.