2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies Minor

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Mission Statement

The Global Studies Minor offers students a rigorous and multifaceted approach to examine global issues, emphasizing the interactions and interconnections among the various global actors, peoples and their societies. The Global Studies Minor provides a well-rounded instruction, which will help prepare students for a variety of careers in international affairs or allow for specialization in a specific region of interest. It will also prepare students for further graduate study in international studies, international business, peace and world order studies, area studies, and the emergent global civil society.


A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each course to be applied toward the minor. Students must complete at least 12 unique credits to earn the minor; that is, a student may not use more than two courses from a major curriculum to satisfy the Global Studies Minor requirements.

Program Requirements (18 Credits)

Students need to select one of the following seven concentrations. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each course to be applied toward the minor.

Asian Studies Concentration (12 Credits)

Latin American Studies Concentration (12 Credits)

Middle Eastern Studies Concentration (12 Credits)

African Studies Concentration (12 Credits)

European Studies Concentration (12 Credits)

Choose four courses from the following:

International Political Economy Concentration (12 Credits)

Global Culture Concentration (12 Credits)

Electives (6 Credits)

  • Choose one course from one of the other concentrations, apart from the chosen concentration (3 credits)
  • Choose one course from any concentration (including the chosen concentration), or the following courses, or foreign language, or study abroad approved by the adviser (3 credits)
  • INTEL 343  - Terrorism and Political Violence (3 credits)
  • INTEL 423  - Terrorist Organizations: Al Qaeda (3 credits)
  • INTEL 441  - Intelligence in the Cold War (3 credits)
  • POLI 340  - International Negotiations (3 credits)
  • POLI 431  - The Model United Nations (1 credit)


In addition to these courses, any relevant internship, study abroad course, or both, at or above the 300 level may be included for up to two courses (six credits) of abroad experiences and must be approved for credit toward the minor by the global studies minor adviser and must have specific and clear international and global objectives, placement, and/or training. Please be advised that no courses in this minor may apply simultaneously to a major or other educational program. All courses in the minor require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Total Credits Required: 18

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