2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

International Studies Minor

The international studies minor offers an array of elective courses which focus on global or international phenomena that may also have local implications, compare subjects across many regions of the world, develop skills and abilities for meaningful cross-cultural and transnational interactions, and more.

(All colleges)

18 credits, at least 9 credits of which must be at the 300/400 level.

International studies foundation:
Select one from:3
ANT 202/ECO 202/GEO 202/HIS 202/POL 202/SOC 202 Contemporary Global Issues
ANT 212/ECO 212/ENG 212/PHL 212/POL 212/WGS 212 Search for Economic Justice
Required capstone course:3
Engaging Global Challenges and Opportunities
International studies electives:
Select an additional twelve credits of electives from at least three different disciplines on the international studies elective list (see below) and at least six of these credits must be at the 300/400 level.12
Total Credits18

International studies minors may apply a maximum of six credits from another major or minor.

A maximum of six credits are allowed to overlap between general education requirements and the minor.

International studies electives

ANT 196Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology3
ANT 215Refugees, Displaced Persons and Transnational Communities3
ANT/ARC 304Hunter and Gatherer Societies3
ANT/ARC 305Indigenous Agricultural Societies: Past and Present3
ANT 307International Development and Culture Change3
ANT 320Rites, Rituals and Ceremonies3
ANT 323Anthropology of Childhood and Youth3
ANT/ARC 330Pastoralism: Past and Present3
ANT/ERS 362Hmong Americans3
ANT 366Anthropology of Food3
ANT 370Medical Anthropology3
ARC 200World Archaeology: Origins and Development of Human Culture and Society3
ARC/HIS 340Origins of Cities3
ARC/HIS 372History of Women in the Ancient World3
CHI 202Intermediate Chinese II4
ECO 120Global Macroeconomics3
ECO 340Introduction to International Economics3
ECO 375Economic Development3
ENG 208International Studies in Literature3
ENG 331Introduction to Linguistics: Sounds and Words3
ENG 334Language Study for Teachers3
ENG 357World Literature3
ESC 211Global Warming and Climate Change3
ESC/GEO 321Sustainable Development and Conservation3
FRE 202Intermediate French II3
FRE 322French without Borders3
GEO 110World Cultural Regions3
GEO 300Population Geography3
GEO 306Economic Geography3
GEO 307Political Geography3
GEO 340Earth's Polar Regions3
GER 202Intermediate German II4
GER 398German Thinkers and Popular Culture3
HIS 306Ethnic America3
HIS 336Latinos in the United States: 1450-20003
HIS 337La Crosse Wisconsin in World History3
HIS 338Sugar, Coffee, Rubber, Bananas: Commodities in World History3
HIS 345U.S.-Latin American Relations3
HIS 399Migration and Empire: 1200-19003
MIC 130Global Impact of Infectious Disease3
PHY 142Navigating Global Nuclear Issues3
POL 234Comparative Politics3
POL 244International Relations3
POL 330Politics of Developing Areas3
POL 331Politics of Democratization3
POL 344Global Governance3
POL 345International Law3
POL 346Model UN: The United Nations System3
PSY 282Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSY 285Culture and Mental Health3
SOC/WGS 316Gender, Sexuality, and Social Change in Religion3
SOC 320Demography3
SOC/WGS 337Globalization, Women, and Work3
SOC 342Latino/a Experiences in the U.S.3
SOC 404Global Inequality3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II4
TSL 345Intercultural Interactions3
WGS 373Gender and Human Rights3

Additional courses not listed above may be counted towards the INS minor as long as they satisfy at least one of the program learning outcomes. Please contact the INS Director for more information.

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