Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Add to your education while becoming a more informed citizen of the world.
We have one of the Southwest's largest and most advanced International Studies programs that will provide you with a deep understanding of world diversity. This minor provides students with the professional skills and global knowledge to supplement variety of careers including, government work, development and humanitarian aid, international business and non-government organization work.

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Why Earn an International Studies Minor?

This minor offer courses that prepare you for dynamic international careers.

International Studies Minor Courses You Could Take

Introduction to International Studies (3 hrs)
Introduces students to the five areas of concentration of the major—international security and diplomacy, international business and economics, international development and humanitarian affairs, regional studies, and peace studies.
Peoples and Cultures of Europe (3 hrs)
Investigation of the myriad peoples of Europe within the context of the impact of broader trends and institutional frameworks. Micro- and macro-level analyses are used to understand a wide range of issues of both historical and contemporary importance.
Latin American Philosophy (3 hrs)
A chronological study of Latin American philosophical thought from the sixteenth to the twentieth century focusing on themes related to national identity, history, and culture.
Eastern Religion and the Environment (3 hrs)
An examination of non-Western religious traditions for an environmental philosophy geared toward assessing global environmental issues with a focus on South Asian and East Asian philosophical and religious traditions.
Modern Africa (3 hrs)
African continent since 1800 emphasizing European colonization and colonial rule, African resistance; the rise of nationalism and liberation movements.
Global Development: Issues and Challenges (3 hrs)
Explores competing perspectives for development and various factors which explain why some countries are more developed than others. Survey of global challenges such as environmental, foreign aid, gender empowerment, international migrants, refugees and indigenous people, the role of culture and religion in development, and corruption and public sector reform.

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