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International Studies Minor

Phone: 843.953.5701

Douglas Friedman, Director

The international studies minor is an elective program which provides a structured course of study designed to acquaint students with the international community. Completion of this minor course of studies will provide an important background for individuals planning careers in government, private enterprise, or non-governmental institutions.

Requirements

Credit Hours: 18

Core: 9 credit hours to include:

INTL 100 or HONS 173 Introduction to International Studies and one course from each of the following two categories:

A. Interdisciplinary Studies

ASST 101

Introduction to Asian Studies

AFST 101

Introduction to African Studies

LACS 101

Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies

CPLT 200

Introduction to Comparative Literature

B. International Politics, History, Geography, Economics, Culture and Literature

POLI 103

World Politics

HONS 166

Honors World Politics

HIST 104

World History since 1500

GEOG 101/
POLI 104

World Regional Geography

RELS 105

World Religions

INTL 120

Economics of Globalization

ENGL 233

Survey of Non-Western 20th Century Literature or

Any 200-level Foreign Literature in Translation survey course (i.e., LTPO, LTRS, LTFR, etc.)

Electives: 9 credit hours

Nine credit hours directed towards a specific non-US geographic area - Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America chosen from the lists of courses below:

Africa Focus 9 credit hours:

AFST101

Introduction to African Civilization (3)

AFST 202

Special Topics in African Studies (3)

AFST 302

Special Topics (3)

AFST 400

Independent Study in African Studies (1-3)

ANTH 322

Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3)

ARTH 210

African Art (3) PR: None

ENGL 233

Survey of Non-Western Twentieth Century Literature (3)

ENGL 234

Survey of Third World Masterpieces (3)

ENGL 352

Major African Writers (3)

ENGL 353

African Women Writers (3)

ENGL 358

Colonial and Postcolonial British Literature (3)

FREN 320

Survey of Francophone Literature (3)

FREN 326

Survey of Francophone Civilization (3)

FREN 482

French and Francophone Women Writers (3)

FREN 451

African Literature of French Expression (3)

FREN 452

Literature of the Maghreb (3)

HIST 272

Pre-Colonial Africa (3)

HIST 273

Modern Africa (3)

LTFR 250

Francophone Literature in Translation (3)

POLI 266

International Diplomacy Studies (3)

POLI 342

Politics of Africa (3)

Note: Other Departmental and Program topics, special topics, selected topics, research seminars, tutorials, independent study, and bachelor's essay courses will also be counted when their content is 1/3 focused on the Africa region as determined by the director of International Studies.

Asia Focus 9 credit hours:

ARST 100

Introduction to Arab and Islamic World Studies (3)

ARST 240

Special Topics in Arabic Studies (3)

ARST 273

Role of Qur'an in Contemporary Islam (3)

ARST 340

Special Topics in Arabic Studies (3)

ARST 420

Independent Study (1-3)

ARTH 103

History of Asian Art (3)

ARTH 241

History of the Art of India (3)

ARTH 242

History of the Art of China (3)

ARTH 243

History of the Art of Japan (3)

ARTH 308

Studies in Asian Art (3)

ARTH 321

Hindu Myth and Image (3)

ARTH 322

Indian Painting (3)

ASST 101

Introduction to Asian Studies (3)

ASST 105

Value and Tradition in Asian Civilization (3)

ASST 240

Special Topics in Asian Studies (3)

ASST 340

Special Topics in Asian Studies (3)

ASST 390

Independent Study in Asian Studies (3)

CHNS 390

Special Topics in Chinese(3)

CHST 100

Chinese Civilization (3)

CHST 240

Special Topics in Chinese Studies (3)

CHST 340

Special Topics in Chinese Studies (3)

CHST 270

Stories of Chinese Youth: Chinese Cinema (3)

ENGL 234

Survey of Third World Masterpieces (3)

ENGL 358

Colonial and Postcolonial British Literature (3)

HIST 276

Islamic Civilization (3)

HIST 277

Modern Middle East (3)

HIST 282

History of China to 1800 (3)

HIST 283

History of Modern China (3)

HIST 286

History of Japan to 1800 (3)

HIST 287

History of Modern Japan (3)

JPNS 390

Special Topics (3)

JWST 220

History of Israel (3)

JWST 335

Modern Jewish Politics (3)

LTAR 220

Modern Arabic Fiction (3)

LTAR 221

Islamic World Literature (in English Translation) (3)

LTAR 250

Arabic Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTAR 270

Arab Cinema (3)

LTAR 350

Arabic Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTAR 382

Arab Women Writers (3)

LTAR 450

Arabic Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTCH 210

Traditional Chinese Literature in Translation (3)

LTCH 220

Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (3)

LTCH 250

Chinese Literature in Translation (3)

LTJP 250

Japanese Literature in Translation (3)

LTJP 350

Japanese Literature: A Foreign Author (3)

LTJP 390

Special Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation (3)

LTJP 450

Japanese Literature in (English) Translation: Comparative Literature (3)

PHIL 234

Eastern Philosophy (3)

POLI 343

Politics of East Asia (3)

POLI 344

Politics of the Middle East (3)

POLI 345

Politics of China (3)

POLI 346

Politics of Southeast Asia (3)

POLI 365

International Relations of the Middle East (3)

RELS 205

Sacred Texts of the East (3)

RELS 235

The Islamic Tradition (3)

RELS 240

The Buddhist Tradition (3)

RELS 245

The Hindu Tradition (3)

RELS 248

Religions of China and Japan (3)

RELS 340

Advanced Topics in Asian Religions (3)

RELS 348

Asian Religions in America (3)

Note: Other Departmental and Program topics, special topics, selected topics, research seminars, tutorials, independent study, and bachelor's essay courses will also be counted when their content is 1/3 focused on the Asia region as determined by the director of International Studies.

Europe Focus 9 credit hours:

ARTH 214

Ancient Greek Art (3)

ARTH 215

Ancient Roman Art (3)

ARTH 225

Medieval Art (3)

ARTH 277

Renaissance Art (3)

ARTH 280

History of Baroque Art (3)

ARTH 285

Modern Art (3)

ARTH 303

Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art (3)

ARTH 306

Studies in Modern, Contemporary, and Film Arts (3)

ARTH 350

History of Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3)

ARTH 360

History of Gothic Art (3)

ARTH 362

History of Medieval Manuscript Illumination (3)

ARTH 365

History of Northern Renaissance Painting (3)

ARTH 370

History of Italian Early Renaissance Art (3)

ARTH 375

History of Italian High and Late Renaissance Art (3)

ARTH 381

Spanish Baroque Painting and Sculpture (3)

ARTH 385

History of European Painting, 1700–1850 (3)

ARTH 389

19th Century European Art (3)

ARTH 390

20th-Century European Art (3)

ARTH 394

History of 18th- and 19th-Century Western Architecture (3)

ARTH 395

History of 20th-Century Architecture (3)

ENGL 201

British Literature to 1800 (3)

ENGL 202

British Literature since 1800 (3)

ENGL 203

Survey of European Literature I (3)

ENGL 204

Survey of European Literature II (3)

ENGL 302

Shakespeare (3)

ENGL 304

Chaucer (3)

ENGL 306

Milton (3)

ENGL 314

The Sixteenth Century (3)

ENGL 317

The Seventeenth Century (3)

ENGL 318

The Eighteenth Century (3)

ENGL 321

The Romantic Period (3)

ENGL 323

The Victorian Period (3)

ENGL 325

Modern British Literature (3)

ENGL 326

Irish Literature (3)

ENGL 327

The British Novel: I (3)

ENGL 328

The British Novel: II (3)

ENGL 340

Restoration and 18th-Century Drama (3)

ENGL 357

Studies in Contemporary British Literature (3)

FREN 220*

Special Assignment Abroad (1-3)

FREN 321*

A Survey of French Literature (3)

FREN 327*

A Survey of French Civilization (3)

FREN 360*

French Language Study Abroad (3)

FREN 361*

Current Issues in France or the French-Speaking World (3)

FREN 363*

Advanced French Culture (3)

FREN 370*

Studies in French and Francophone Literature and Film (3)

FREN 431*

The Middle Ages and the Renaissance in France (3)

FREN 432*

Literature of the 17th Century (3)

FREN 434*

Literature of the 18th Century (3)

FREN 435*

Literature of the 19th Century (3)

FREN 437*

Literature of the 20th Century (3)

FREN 443*

The Novel in France (3)

FREN 482*

French and Francophone Women Writers (3)

GRMN 320*

Special Assignment Abroad (3)

GRMN 325*

German Contemporary Issues (3)

GRMN 326*

German Media (3)

GRMN 328*

German Language Study Abroad (3)

GRMN 329*

Current Issues in Germany or the German-Speaking World (3)

GRMN 365*

Introduction to Literature (3)

GRMN 424*

German Civilization and Culture (3)

GRMN 460*

German Literary Heritage (3)

GRMN 468*

Studies in Modern German Literature (3)

GRMN 472*

Studies in German Cinema (3)

HIST 242

History of Modern France (3)

HIST 244

Political and Social History of Germany from 1866 to Present (3)

HIST 247

Empire, Nation, Class in Eastern Europe((3)

HIST 252

Women in Europe (3)

HIST 336

Italian Renaissance (3)

HIST 337

The Age of Reformation (3)

HIST 341

Age of Enlightenment and Revolution (3)

HIST 344

Modern European Cultural History (3)

HIST 345

Modern German Cultural and Intellectual History (3)

HIST 346

History of the Soviet Union (3)

HIST 357

Victorian Britain (3)

ITAL 328*

Italian Language Study Abroad (3)

ITAL 361*

Survey of Italian Literature I (3)

ITAL 362*

Survey of Italian Literature II (3)

ITAL 452*

20th-Century Italian Literature (3)

JWST 230

The Holocaust (3)

JWST 330

Representations of the Holocaust (3)

JWST 335

Modern Jewish Politics (3)

LTFR 150

French Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTGR 150

German Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTGR 250

German Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTGR 270

Studies in German Film (3)

LTGR 450

German Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTIT 250

Italian Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTIT 270

Introduction to Italian Cinema (3)

LTIT 350

Italian Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTIT 370

Studies in Italian Film and Literature (English) (3)

LTIT 450

Italian Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTRS 110

Russian Folktales in Translation (3)

LTRS 120

Window into Russia: The Major People, Events, and Influences of Russia's Cultural History (3)

LTRS 150

Russian Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTRS 210

19th century Russian Literature (3)

LTRS 220

20th century Russian Literature (3)

LTRS 250

Russian Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTRS 270

Studies in Russian Film (3)

LTRS 350

Russian Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTRS 450

Russian Literature in (English) Translation (3)

LTSP 250

Spanish Literature in (English) Translation: A Foreign Literature (3)

LTSP 350

Spanish Literature in (English) Translation: A Foreign Author (3)

LTSP 450

Spanish Literature in (English) Translation: Comparative Literature (3)

MUSC 230

Masterworks of Music Literature (3)

MUSC 337

Opera Literature (3)

MUSC 381

Music History I (3)

MUSC 382

Music History II (3)

PHIL 202

History of Modern Philosophy (3)

PHIL 203

Philosophy of Human Nature (3)

PHIL 205

Existentialism (3)

PHIL 240

Jewish Philosophy (3)

PHIL 304

19th-Century Philosophy (3)

PHIL 306

20th-Century Analytical Philosophy (3)

PHIL 307

20th-Century Continental Philosophy (3)

POLI 352

Geographies and Politics of the European Union (3)

RELS 225

The Jewish Tradition (3)

RELS 230

The Christian Tradition (3)

SPAN 320

Introduction to Textual Analysis (3)

SPAN 328*

Spanish Language Study Abroad (3)

SPAN 333

Topics in Hispanic Cultures (3)

SPAN 367*

Select Readings in Spain (3)

THTR 310

Theatre History and Literature to 1750 (3)

THTR 311

Theatre History and Literature after 1750 (3)

Note: *Courses marked with an asterisk are taught in that language.

Note: Other Departmental and Program topics, special topics, selected topics, research seminars, tutorials, independent study, and bachelor's essay courses will also be counted when their content is 1/3 focused on the Europe region as determined by the director of International Studies.

Latin America and the Caribbean Focus 9 credit hours:

ANTH 325

Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (3)

ANTH 327

Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean (3)

ANTH 328

Aztecs, Maya and their Ancestors (3)

ARTH 205

Pre-Columbian Art and Culture (3)

ARTH 255

Latin American Colonial Art (3)

ENGL 233

Survey of Non-Western 20th Century Literature (3)

ENGL 234

Survey of Third World Masterpieces (3)

ENGL 358

Colonial and Post-Colonial British Literature (3)

FREN 320

A Survey of Francophone Literature (3)

FREN 326

A Survey of Francophone Civilization (3)

HIST 262

Colonial Latin America (3)

HIST 263

Modern Latin America (3)

HIST 364

Sugar and Slaves in Colonial Brazil (3)

HIST 365

Modern Brazil (3)

HIST 366

Comparative Slavery in the Americas (3)

LACS 101

Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies (3)

LACS 103

Introduction to Contemporary Cuba (3)

LACS 104

Introduction to Contemporary Chile (3)

LACS 105

Introduction to Contemporary Brazil (3)

LACS 106

Introduction to Contemporary Argentina (3)

LACS 200

Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (3)

LACS 300

Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (3)

LACS 400

Independent Study in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (3)

LACS 401

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Internship (1-4)

LACS 499

Bachelor's Essay (6)

LTPO 250

Portuguese Literature In Translation: A Foreign Literature (3)

LTPO 270

Studies in Brazilian Film (3)

LTPO 280

Studies in Brazilian Civilization and Culture (3)

LTPO 350

Portuguese Literature In Translation: A Foreign Author (3)

LTPO 450

Portuguese Literature In Translation: Comparative Literature (3)

LTSP 252

Contemporary Latin American Literature in Translation (3)

LTSP 254

Society, History and Culture in Spanish American Literature (3)

LTSP 256

Magic and The Real in Latin American Literature and Film (3)

POLI 245

Cuban Revolution (3)

POLI 266

International Diplomacy Studies (3)

POLI 340

Politics of Latin America (3)

POLI 347

International Development: Theories and Practices (3)

POLI 351

Politics of Contemporary Brazil (3)

SPAN 315*

Special Assignment Abroad (3) PR

SPAN 328*

Spanish Language Study Abroad (3)

SPAN 333*

Topics in Hispanic Cultures (3)

SPAN 366*

Select Readings in Spanish America

SPAN 447*

Spanish Dialectology (3)

Note: *Courses marked with an asterisk are taught in that language.

Note: Other Departmental and Program topics, special topics, selected topics, research seminars, tutorials, independent study, and bachelor's essay courses will also be counted when their content is 1/3 focused on the Latin America and/or Caribbean region as determined by the director of International Studies.