Program Highlights

The International and Global Studies minor requires completion of 21 credit hours in courses that focus on topics outside the United States, regardless of academic discipline.  An in-depth exploration of a particular international region or culture is encouraged but students may alternately identify a theme to guide study across varied international areas.  Students will work with an IGS minor advisor to develop a written, intentional plan of study with rationales for the course choices. The student, the IGS advisor, and the Registrar will maintain copies of the minor plan.

More information

Dr. Randy Brooks, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Shilling Hall, Room 209


The following criteria must be met within the 21 credit hours required for this minor:

  • At least one study abroad course is required, either immersion or semester abroad
  • 9 credits must be at the 300-level or above.
  • No more than 2 courses from the student’s University Studies or Major requirements may also be used for the minor.
  • The IN 350 course used to satisfy the University Studies requirement may not be counted towards the minor.

Contact one of the IGS minor committee members for advising.

Approved Courses

These courses are approved for the minor, but they are subject to student eligibility based on the student fulfilling the necessary pre-requisites in order to enroll in a specific course.

  • All Modern Language courses at the 300 level or above
  • All International Cultures and Structures (ICS) courses
  • All international study immersions or semester study abroad courses
  • Art 301, Ancient & Medieval Art History
  • Art 302, European Art: 14th through 18th Century
  • Art 305, Non-Western Art History
  • English 241, Western Classical Traditions: Literature, Rhetoric and Culture
  • Finance 354, International Trade and Finance
  • History 202, Rise of Modern Europe (1700 to   the Present)
  • History 320, Topics in European History
  • History 340, Topics in Non-Western History
  • History 360, Topics in Global History
  • Management 410, Entrepreneurial Consulting: An International Experience
  • Management 430, International Management
  • Marketing 340, International Marketing
  • Philosophy 300, Ancient World Wisdom
  • Philosophy 301 The Golden Age of Greece
  • Philosophy 303 The Modern World (17th-18th Century)
  • Philosophy 304, The Contemporary World of Philosophy (19th-21st Century)
  • Philosophy 381, Seminar in Philosophy (depends on content)
  • Political Science 320, International Law and Organization
  • Political Science 321, Global Issues
  • Political Science 324, Politics of the Developing World
  • Political Science 322, Topics in Comparative Politics
  • Political Science 323, Topics in World Politics
  • Sociology 330, Sociology of Gender
  • All courses approved for IN 350 (use the HI or EN designation)
  • Other courses as approved by the IGS minor committee