Minor with Comparative Culture Concentration:

Degree Requirements:

Required courses:

INT 100
PHL 110 The Examined Life
REL 140 Encountering World Religions
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 120 Introduction to Anthropology

One course from the following:

ART 114 Western Art II: Ren. - Modern
ART 312 Renaissance Art
DSP 352 Marx and Marxism
ENG 227 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 228 Survey of World Literature II
MSC 202 World Musics
PHL 210 Ethics
PHL 270 Sem in the Hist. of Philosophy
PHL 349 Genocide
PSC 345
REL 251 Judaism
REL 252 Hinduism
REL 253 Buddhism
REL 255 Islam
SOC 240 Div. & Intercultural Comm.

One advanced-level foreign language course at the 300 level or above.

Completion of a study abroad program and internship or research track, as described below is also required.

Majors must also complete either an internship or research track:

  • Internship Track: earn at least 6 internship credits. This can be accomplished with an international/foreign policy-related internship in the Washington Center program, in a Study Abroad program, or in any other LVC-approved internship program (INT 400).
  • Research Track: students can earn at least 6 credits of undergraduate research. This includes PSC 370 (Research Methods in Political Science) or SOC 311 (Research Methods in Sociology) and at least 3 credits of INT 460 (undergraduate research) in order to meet the requirements of the research component. INT 460 requires students to collaborate with a professor on a research project and is designed so students can hone their research skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting information. The purpose of the research option is to assure that students develop research methodologies in line with research objectives.

Study Abroad Requirement:

International Studies majors and minors are required to participate in at least one approved off-campus program offered by the Study Abroad office. This may include a semester of study abroad or an approved alternative program, such as exchange programs, mini-terms, short-term or summer programs. Courses taken in off-campus programs can be accepted for credit to the International Studies major, but approval for such credit is contingent on equivalent courses in the catalog. For a list of approved off-campus programs, please see the study abroad section.