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International Studies minor

Required Credits: 28
Required GPA: 2.00

 

I REQUIRED CORE COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

A. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS/ECONOMICS

SELECT 8-9 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 2-3 CREDITS FROM COURSES IN OPTION C, D, OR E.

B. HUMANITIES

SELECT 8-9 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM AT LEAST 2 OF THE
FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES:

ENGLISH

GERMAN

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

MASS COMMUNICATION

PHILOSOPHY

SELECT 2-3 CREDITS FROM COURSES IN OPTION C, D, OR E.

C. EAST ASIA

SELECT 8-9 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 2-3 CREDITS COURSES IN OPTION A OR B. COURSES
SELECTED SHOULD RELATE TO REGION OF CONCENTRATION.

D. EUROPE/COMMONWEALTH INDEPENDENT STATES

SELECT 8-9 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 2-3 CREDITS FROM COURSES IN OPTION A OR B.
COURSES SELECTED SHOULD RELATE TO REGION OF
CONCENTRATION.

E. SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

SELECT 8-9 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 2-3 CREDITS FROM COURSES IN OPTION A OR B.
COURSES SELECTED SHOULD RELATE TO REGION OF
CONCENTRATION.

III REQUIRED SECOND LANGUAGE

 

Complete 6-8 semester credits of a second language. If
your native language is other than English and your
English TOEFL score is 500 or higher, you will have
met this requirement.

IV REQUIRED INTERNATIONAL/OTHER CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

This minor requires an International/Other Cultural experience. Select one experience from the following list. Note: To meet this requirement with C through I, the student will have to submit a proposal to the International Studies Committee for approval. The proposal must include a plan of completion as well as a method of evaluation.


A. Participation in a BSU study abroad program, at the present time this includes:

Akita-Japan
Eurospring
Kansai Gaidai-Japan
P.J. College-Kuala Lumpur
Sino Summer-China
Växjö-Sweden
*New programs may be added


B. Participation in a study abroad program through another university; however, the student must get the approval of the International Studies program.

C. Have an international student or student of another race as a BSU roommate.

D. Student teach in another country, a Hispanic inner city, or reservation school.

E. Interning with a firm or organization that has a definite international orientation, such as an import-export position, international business, or a refugee settlement organization.

F. Taking an international student as an "adopted" family member, sharing holidays and school breaks.

G. Doing volunteer work in an inner city or minority area.

H. Past experiences can be evaluated on a case by case basis.

I. Other related/relevant experiences; consult the program director.