International Affairs, Minor

The minor in international affairs is an interdisciplinary program that exposes students to a variety of different perspectives on the field, while providing the flexibility to select the courses in the disciplines that interest them most. The minor provides an international lens to students’ primary degree, preparing them for our globalized world and workplaces.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Course

INTL 1101Globalization and International Affairs4

Regional Analysis Elective Courses

Complete two of the following. Select courses taken during a semester study abroad or specific Dialogue of Civilizations courses may count as regional analysis courses pending approval of the international affairs head faculty adviser:8
Africa
Africa Today
Swahili, Culture, and Politics in Kenya
Contemporary Government and Politics in Africa
Community Health, Culture, and Development in Kenya
Anthropology of Africa
Business Economic History of South Africa
African History
Africa and the World in Early Times
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
The Scope and Dynamics of Conflicts in Africa
The Scope and Dynamics of Conflicts in Africa
Asia
East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture
Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture
World War II in the Pacific
Japanese Literature and Culture
History of Vietnam Wars
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Law, Justice, and Society in Modern China
Modern Japan
History of Capitalism in East Asia
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Chinese Philosophy and Religion
Japanese Buddhism
Europe
Introduction to French Culture
Introduction to Italian Culture
Cultural History of Spain
European Economic History
Europe: Empires, Revolutions, Wars, and Their Aftermath
Europe in the Middle Ages, 500–1500
Hitler, Germany, and the Holocaust
Renaissance to Enlightenment
The Tudors, the Stuarts, and the Birth of Modern Britain
Britain and the British Empire
Independent Field Research Abroad: Central Europe
Politics and Governance of Europe and the European Union
Latin America
Latin American Society and Development
Latin American Society and Development
Caribbean Literature and Culture
New Narratives: Latin America after 1989
Literature, Arts, and Poverty in Latin America
Latin American History through Film
Latin American Film
Latin American Culture, History, and Politics
Latin American Literature
Introduction to Latin American History
Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies
Middle East
Introduction to Arabic Culture
Introduction to Middle Eastern History
Economic History of the Middle East
Modern Middle East
The Mediterranean World: An Overview
Middle East Studies
The Arab Spring and Its Aftermath: Domestic, Regional, and International Challenges
Modern Israel
America and the Middle East
Politics of Islam and Gender
Democracy and Development in North Africa and the Mediterranean
Government and Politics in the Middle East
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Model Arab League
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Abrahamic Religions
Islam: Rituals, Traditions, and Debates
Jewish Religion and Culture
Russia
Introduction to Russian Civilization
History of the Soviet Union
Understanding Russia

Global Dynamics Elective Courses

Complete two of the following. Courses are divided into thematic groups to aid students in deciding which courses to take and have no bearing on minor requirements:8
Environment
Climate and Development
Global Climate Change
Sustainable Development
Environment and Society
Law, Diplomacy, and Global Governance
Women and World Politics
Women and World Politics
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Global and Intercultural Communication
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Religion and Politics
International Political Economy
International Law
Model United Nations
Human Rights and Social Justice
Politics of Islam and Gender
Women and World Politics
Women and World Politics
Gender and Sexuality in World History
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
Global Justice
Conflict and Security
Political Crime and Terrorism
Drug Trade and Drug War: History, Security, Culture
History of Espionage 1: Antiquity to World War II
History of Espionage 2: Cold War Spies
The Global Cold War
Assassinations in World History
History of Modern Terrorism
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Global Justice
The Holocaust and Comparative Genocide
International Security
Nationalism
U.S. National Security Policy
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection
Model NATO
Globalization
Global Population and Development
Women and World Politics
Women and World Politics
Cities in a Global Context
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Global Markets and Local Culture
Religion and Modernity
History of the Global Economy
International Economics
Postcolonial Literature
The World Since 1945
Colonialism/Imperialism
Cultural Aspects of International Business
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
International Relations
Religion and Politics
International Political Economy
International Law
Globalization and the Evolution of Human Societies
Population, Migration, and Diaspora
Global Population and Development
Politics of Islam and Gender
Cities in a Global Context
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Peoples and Cultures
Pirates, Planters, and Patriots: Making the Americas, 1492–1804
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Abrahamic Religions
Sex in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Development
Global Population and Development
Climate and Development
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Global Markets and Local Culture
Development Economics
International Food Policy
Global Social Enterprise
Sustainable Development
Capitalism and Business: A Global History
International Business and Global Social Responsibility
International Business and Global Social Responsibility
Global Health
Politics of Developing Nations
Communication and Media
Global and Intercultural Communication
Cultural Aspects of International Business
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Global Reporting
Global Media

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor