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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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International Studies Minor

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Acrobat DocumentInternational Studies Minor Form (pdf)

As an individualized minor, the International Studies Minor requires a student to develop a completed study plan with the help and approval of the Director of the International Center. This is a fairly simple process, but it must be done properly in order to coordinate your graduation with your academic advisor.

Requirements for the Minor

Requirements can be found in the Central catalog (under Political Science).  In addition, below you will find the basic degree requirements as well as specific courses listed for the various elective areas that comprise the final 12 hours of the program.

Identify How You Intend to Complete Your Degree

You should fill out the International Studies Minor form and submit your proposal to the Director of the International Center in 1200 Ward Edwards.

  1. One modern foreign language (6 hours)
  2. Electives from the prescribed list (6 hours)
  3. Approved electives from one of the identified Areas (12 hours)

Courses Taken Abroad

Please show where these courses were completed by including this information after your listing of each course on your International Studies Minor form.

At the bottom of your degree outline note that there are two signature lines - one for your signature and one for the Director of the International Center. After the form is signed, the student should forward a copy to their academic advisor.  The original signed form will be filed in the Office of the Registrar.

Students are required to seek advisement concerning courses toward a minor in International Studies from the Director of the International Center in 1200 Ward Edwards.

Minor Requirements (Central does not confer teacher certification for this minor)

SEMESTER HOURS

Minor Requirements (24)

One Modern (foreign) language (6)

Electives from the following: (6)

 

Anth 4870-Comparative Cultures (3)

Geog 2212-World Geography (3)

Pols 2520-Comparative Politics (3)

Rel 3210-Comparative World Religions (3)

Comm 3340-Intercultural Communication (3)

Engl 4120-Language and Culture (3)

 

Approved electives from one of the following areas. A listing of the suggested courses is available below & in the UCM course catalog. (12)

 

I. Generalist: Social Science

Anth 3850-Peoples of the World

Geog 3200-Geography of Europe

Geog 3225-Geography of Latin America

Geog 3310-Geography of Africa

Geog 4230-Geography of Asia

Hist 2402-History of the Modern World

Hist 4452-Modern Latin America

Hist 4472-African History

Hist 4482-The Modern Middle East

PolS 2520-Comparative Government & Politics

PolS 2530-International Relations

PolS 3520-Asian Government and Politics

PolS 3521-Government and Politics of Latin America

PolS 3553-Women and Politics

PolS 4521-Culture and Politics of the Middle East

 

II. Generalist: Humanities

Art 1815-Art History I

Art 1825-Art History II

Engl 2220-World Masterpieces

Engl 2270-Fiction by Women around the World

Engl 4110-Linguistics

Engl 4700-British Fiction 1890 to Present

Mus 1225-Music of the World's Cultures

Thea 2400-Theatre in Western Civilization

 

III. Asia

Geog 4230-Geography of Asia

Hist 3314-Geography of North Africa-Southwest Asia

Hist 4461-Rise of Chinese Civilization

Hist 4462-Rise of Japanese Civilization

Hist 4463-Communist China

PolS 3520-Asian Government and Politics

PolS 4532-International Relations of East Asia

 

IV. Latin America 

Geog 3225-Geography of Latin America

Hist 4451-Imperial Spain

Hist 4452-Modern Latin America

Hist 4453-History of Mexico

PolS 3521-Latin American Government and Politics

PolS 4520-Principles of International Development

 

V. Europe 

Art 1815-Art History I

Art 1825-Art History II

Geog 3200-Geography of Europe

Geog 4235-Geography of the Former Soviet Union

Hist 4416-Europe in Crisis 1914-Present

Hist 4417-Intellectual History of Modern Europe

PolS 2520-Comparative Government and Politics

PolS 4550-The European Union

Thea 2400-Theatre in Western Civilization

 

VI. International Economic or Agri-Business Development 

Agri 2130-Global Agriculture

Agri 4120-International Agriculture

Econ 4010-International Economics

Fin 4820-International Finance

Geog 2246-Economic Geography 

Mkt 4460-International Marketing

PolS 3530-International Organizations

PolS 4520-Principles of International Development

 

VII. International Tourism* 

Geog 3200-Geography of Europe

Geog 3225-Geography of Latin America

Geog 3314-Geography of North Africa-Southwest Asia

Geog 4230-Geography of Asia

Geog 4235-Geography of the Former Soviet Union

Tour 1200-Introduction to Tourism

Tour 3300-Tourism Destinations

Tour 3310-International Tourism

* A maximum of three hours in a Special Project topic directly related to Tourism.

 

VIII. African Studies 

Geog 3310-Geography of Africa

Hist 3523-Modern Sub-Saharan Africa

Hist 4471-The African Diaspora

Hist 4472-African History

Hist 4473-History of South Africa

PolS 4520-Principles of International Development

 

IX. International Studies

Students may transfer courses from their study abroad program into the International Studies minor. These courses must come from an approved program abroad as determined by the Director of the International Center.

 

International StudiesInternational Studies Minor Policies and Procedures

Program Approval

A student interested in developing an international studies minor should meet with the Director of the International Center to plan his/her program. Every effort should be made to select an option which will complement, but not overlap, courses in the student's major. No more than six hours may be taken from a specific discipline. Pre-requisites for elective courses included in the options must be completed before enrollment. Substitution of courses, and final permission for a student's program is done with the approval of the Director of the International Center.

Language Proficiency Policy

Language course level is determined by previous experience and/or course completion. A student with demonstrated competence equivalent to six semester hours in a second modern language (as determined by the Department of Modern Language policy) may choose to omit modern language courses and instead take six hours from either Area 1: Social Sciences or Area 2: Humanities.

Elective Areas

Students may select from one of the following areas: Area 1: Social Sciences; Area 2: Humanities; Area 3: East Asia; Area 4: Latin America; Area 5: Europe; Area 6: International Economic or Agri-business Development; Area 7: International Tourism; Area 8: African Studies; Area 9: International Studies. Students studying abroad may be able to apply their courses to the minor.

Students may also take up to six hours to complete the elective requirements in each option area by selecting Special Projects or Special Topics in Economics, English, Finance, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Theatre, Tourism, or Sociology. Approval must be obtained from the appropriate instructor and the Director of the International Center before enrolling for Special Projects courses. 

The Options

The listing of options below does not preclude the student's ability to establish a more individual emphasis. The courses listed in each option provide information and direction. The student is encouraged to select an option and courses that will best correspond with the student's major and career goals