2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages, cont'd

Minor in International Studies

Requirements Credits
Required Core
*HSTR 102 Western Civilization II 3
*PSCI 230 Introduction to International Relations 3
A course in modern language see below
LANG 499 International Studies Capstone Course 1
Option A:  Study Abroad
After satisfying the core courses, the student is encouraged to choose an area for overseas study through consultation with the Director of the Office of International Studies.  Credits earned while studying abroad will constitute the remaining courses for the fulfillment of the minor.  Upon returning to campus or upon completion of the minor, the student will register for the capstone course LANG 499.
Option B:  On Campus
In Option B, the student must first satisfy the core courses.  Remaining courses will be selected so that they constitute a focus of interest such as Latin America, Asia, the Arts, or General Comparative.  The student must then write a short essay which states the rationale for the choice of courses for the focus area.  Upon completion of the focus area courses, the student will register for the capstone course LANG 499.
Suggested Focus Areas and Course Options:
Latin America focus:
HSTR 336 Modern Latin America 3
HSTR 330 History of Mexico 3
LIT 307/SPNS 314 Latino Literature 3
Asia focus:
HSTR 466 Islamic Civilization 3
*PHL 271 Philosophy and Religion of India 3
*PHL 272 Philosophy and Religion of China, Tibet, and Japan 3
General Comparative focus:
RLST 304 Global Mythology 3
PSCI 333 Comparative Government 3
Comparative Arts focus:
*ARTH 160 Global Visual Culture 3
*FILM 160 Introduction to World Cinema 3
*LIT 230 World Literature Survey 3
*MUSI 207 World Music 3
Language Requirement
Students are required to present a course in modern language as part of the core.  If the student has had one year or less of high school foreign language, the language requirement is satisfied by successful completion of the second half of the elementary language sequence (FRCH/SPNS/etc. 102).  If the student has had more than one year of high school foreign language, that student must successfully complete the second half of the intermediate language sequence (FRCH/SPNS/etc. 202).  Only one language course will be counted toward the minor.
Total credits required for minor 22-23

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Certain courses in the program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

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