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International Studies Minor – 25 credit hours
|Effective as of Fall 2013|
The International Studies minor consists of 25 credit hours. This includes 16 credit hours from specified core courses and nine credit hours from approved 300 or 400 level courses with a regional or thematic focus. Students design their programs of study in consultation with the International Studies academic advisor. Additionally, students must participate in an approved study abroad program or complete a substantial research paper in IS. During their senior year students take IS 490 (one credit hour) in which they complete a self-reflective project that draws together several aspects of their experiences in the course works and the study abroad program (or their research paper).
Foreign Language(s) (six credit hours)
- Six credit hours in any foreign language(s) beyond the ISU Foundational Studies requirement for foreign language.
World History (three credit hours)
- HIST 102: Studies in World Civilization since 1500
International Social Processes (six credit hours)
Students must take two courses from the following four. Only one may be in political science.
- Economics: ECON 100: Basic Economics
- Cultural: ENVI 130: World Cultures and Environments
- Political Science: PSCI 271: Introduction to International Relations | PSCI 280: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Thematic or Regional Focus (nine credit hours)
- Three courses at the 300 or 400 level focused on a particular region or theme. These must be approved by the IS academic advisor.
Study Abroad Program
The Study Abroad Program must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum of six credit hours (or equivalent) on site in an ISU-approved program.
- Minimum of four weeks residence in the country where the study is pursued.
Note: Study abroad courses may be in any discipline, but if appropriate they can also be used for the foreign language or regional/thematic focus requirements.
Capstone Course (one credit hour)
- International Studies: IS 490: Senior Project in International Studies