Add a global dimension to your degree!
Are you an undergraduate student who wants to experience more of what the world has to offer but aren't sure how it fits in with your current degree?
Minor in International Studies
The minor in International Studies provides undergraduate students of any major better understand the social, politial, economic and cultural contrasts throughout our world.
You will structure the minor from three clusters of courses and learning experiences, which encompasses International Decision Making (6 credit hours), International Environment (9 credit hours) and an international experience (3 credit hours). In addition, each student must complete 6 credit hours of a foreign language or provide proof of foreign language competency.
The minor is easy to add to any degree plan - just contact your undergraduate adviser to declare! The minor must be declared prior to the semester of graduation.
What are the approved courses?
- International Decision Making Courses (6 credit hours needed)
AGEC 4343 (I) International Agricultural Markets, Trade and Development AGED 4713 (I) International Programs in Agricultural Education and Extension AGLE 3803 (I) Global Leadership in Agriculture ANSI 3903 (I) Agricultural Animals of the World BADM 3713 International Business BHON 4053 Critical Issues in Global Business DHM 4423 Heritage III: Designing for Progress ECON 3613 (S) International Economic Relations ECON 4643 (I,S) International Economic Development EEE 4603 (I) Entrepreneurship Empowerment in South Africa FIN 4213 International Financial Management HRAD 3223 (I) International Travel and Tourism HRAD 4090 International Hospitality Studies HRAD 4783 Critical Issues in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry LSB 4633 (I) Legal Aspects of Intl' Business Transactions MGMT 4613 (I) International Management MGMT 4693 International Human Resource Management MGMT 4883 (I) Multiple Perspectives in Global Management MGMT 4943 (I) International Sports Management MKTG 3993 (I) International Business MKTG 4553 International Marketing NREM 4093 (I) Natural Resources, People and Sustainable Development NREM 4473 Global Issues of Water and Ecosystem Management POLS 4013 American Foreign Policy SOC 4043 (D,S) Gender and Work SOC 4453 (S) Environmental Inequality SOC 4653 (I,S) Gender and the Middle East SPCH 4753 (I) Intercultural Communication SPM 3843 Contemporary Sports Media TCOM 3153 (I) International Telecommunications Business Environment
- International Environment Courses (9 credit hours needed)
AGEC 4803 (I) International Agricultural Economics Tour AGED 4803 (I) International Study Tour in Agricultural Education ANTH 3353 (I,S) Cultural Anthropology ANTH 3443 (I,S) Peoples of Mesoamerica ANTH 4883 (I,S) Comparative Cultures ART 3683 (H,I) History of 20th Century Art AVED 4653 (I) Int’l Aerospace Issues BADM 4093 (I) Study Abroad: Business Impacts of Contemporary International Culture CTED 4333 (I) International Career and Technical Education CIED 4724 Planning and Management in the Multicultural Secondary Classroom CIED 4730 Planning and Management in the Multicultural Art Classroom K-12 CIED 4734 Planning and Management in the Multicultural Foreign Language Classroom K-12 EDUC 3080 Int’l Perspectives in Literacy ENGL 3173 (H,I) World Literature II ENGL 3463 (H,I) History of International Film FLL 3103 (H) Hispanic Literature in Translation FLL 3113 (H) French Literature in Translation FREN 3343 Business French FREN 4153 History of French Literature I FREN 4163 History of French Literature II FREN 4173 History of French Literature III FREN 4183 History of French Literature IV FREN 4333 Background of Modern French Civilization GEOG 3053 (I,S) Introduction to Central Asian Studies GEOG 3133 (I,S) Political Geography GEOG 3723 (I,S) Geography of Europe GEOG 3733 (I,S) Geography of Russia and its Neighbors GEOG 3743 (I,S) Geography of Latin America GEOG 3753 (I,S) Geography of Asia GEOG 3763 (I,S) Geography of Africa GEOG 3783 (I,S) Geography of the Middle East and Southwest Asia GEOG 3793 (I,S) Geography of Australia and the Pacific Realm GEOG 4143 Geography Travel and Tourism GRMN 4543 Contemporary German Literature HIST 3053 (I,S) Intro to Central Asian Studies HIST 3113 (H,I) Germany Since 1815 HIST 3133 (H) African Diaspora History HIST 3163 (H,I) Russia Since 1861 HIST 3273 (H,I) Modern Europe Since 1914 HIST 3323 (H) Modern France 1789-Present HIST 3333 (H,I) History of the Second World War HIST 3343 (H,I) World War I in Modern European Culture HIST 3413 (H,I) East Asia Since 1800 HIST 3423 (H,I) Modern Japan HIST 3433 (H,I) Modern China HIST 3443 (H) Gender Relations in Chinese History HIST 3463 (H,I) Modern Latin America HIST 3493 (H,I) Scandinavia Since 1500 HIST 3513 (H,I) Modern Middle East Since 1800 HIST 3543 (H,I) Israel & Palestine in Modern Times HIST 3553 (H,I) Media & Popular Culture/Arab &Middle East HIST 3963 (H) Ideas & Ideologies in Modern Europe HIST 4543 (H,I) Vietnam War HIST 4980 Contemporary Chinese Society HONR 300 Advanced Honors Topics HONR 3013 Holocaust Studies Seminar HONR 3023 Contemporary Cultures of the Western World HONR 3033 Contemporary Cultures of the Non-Western World HONR 4933 Honors Creative Component HORT 4053 (I) International Experience in Horticulture HDFS 3203 (I) Children’s Play: A World Perspective LA 4433 Land Use and Community Planning LA 4573 Recreation Planning LA 4583 Environmental Planning MC 4153 (I) International Mass Communication MUSI 3583 (H,I) Traditional World Music NSCI 3543 (I,S) Food and the Human Environment PHIL 3943 (H,I) Asian Philosophy PHIL 4943 Indian Philosophy PHIL 4953 East Asian Philosophy POLS 3003 (I,S) The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture POLS 3033 International Law POLS 3053 (I,S) Intro to Central Asian Studies POLS 3123 (I) Government and Politics of Russia POLS 3143 (I) Politics of Western Europe POLS 3163 (I) Politics of Africa POLS 3193 (I,S) Politics of Latin America POLS 3223 Politics of East Asia POLS 3313 Politics of the Middle East POLS 4010 Topics in International Relations POLS 4043 Politics of the Global Economy POLS 4053 (I) War and World Politics POLS 4113 International Institutions REL 4113 (H,I) The World of Islam: Cultural Perspectives REL 4213 (H,I) Understanding Global Islam RUSS 3003 (I,S) The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture RUSS 3053 (I,S) Introduction to Central Asian Studies RUSS 3123 (H) Russian Culture and Civilization RUSS 4013 Survey of Russian Literature I RUSS 4023 Survey of Russian Literature II RUSS 4113 (H) Russian Literature in Translation I RUSS 4123 Russian Literature in Translation II RUSS 4133 (I) Gay and Lesbian Literature in Russia SCFD 4913 (I) International Problems & Role of the School SOC 4033 (I,S) Comparative Perspectives of Criminal Justice Systems SOC 4533 World Population Problems SOC 4950 Women and the Middle East SPAN 3013 Survey of Latin-American Literature SPAN 3023 Survey of Peninsular Literature I SPAN 3033 Survey of Peninsular Literature II SPAN 3053 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies SPAN 4183 Spain and Islam SPAN 4223 Contemporary Hispanic Literature SPAN 4253 Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature I SPAN 4263 Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature II SPAN 4333 Latin American Civilization
- International Experience (3 credit hours needed)
To earn a minor in International Studies, you must have an international experience. This will typically be a study abroad program, foreign internship or foreign service project.
Additionally, this requirement can be met through a non-credit international experience of at least 4 weeks in length. If any of the above items are for non-credit activity, the 3 credit hours must be obtained through enrollment in any of the above approved courses. International students will be exempt from this requirement but must achieve the 3 credit hours through other options available.
Our Study Abroad Office has many options for programs, internships and service learning projects. You can check out available programs and chat with a peer adviser about your options!
- Foreign Langauge Requirement
You must complete the equivalent of 9 semester hours of foreign language (defined as a language that is not the student’s native language). You can count your langauge coursework taken to meet requirements of your major or other programs.
If you have previously established proficiency, you may be exempted by proof of examination. Information on examinations may be obtained from the OSU Testing Center or the Foreign Language Laboratory.
International students are exempt from this requirement.