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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Affairs Minor

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This minor is designed for students in any major who want to concentrate in the study of international affairs. Students are required to acquire a significant language capability and an in-depth knowledge of one region of the world or of a policy area. Each student will be assigned a faculty minor advisor. The concentration provides a good foundation for further study and careers in international affairs (e.g., international business, intelligence analysis, U.S. State Department, international development, international organizations, international private voluntary organizations, etc.).

Language Requirements

Courses or proficiency through the 302 level in one language other than the student’s native language.

Electives (9 credits)

To be chosen in terms of a particular regional interest of the student (e.g., Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Middle East) or a policy area, such as the environment, public health, international economics or national security/foreign policy. For students pursuing a regional specialization, their elective credits should include a course on the politics of the region, unless this requirement is waived by the student’s advisor. Three elective credits may be in an independent study course, the topic and content to be worked out with an advisor.

Students also are encouraged to take an administrative internship in an international-related agency.


No grade lower than a “C” in any course may count toward any minor.

Total: 21 Credits, plus a language

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