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International Studies

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the International Studies Minor?

The International Studies minor will enable students to better understand the global economy, international influences, and political events that shape the world we live in today. This interdisciplinary minor includes a core of required courses in geography, history, political science, and sociology. Students then select additional course work dealing with a particular topic or region they want to learn more about. This would be an excellent minor for students with a major in business or in the arts and sciences fields.

Admission Requirements

This International Studies minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

ADVISOR: Michael Berghoef
PHONE: 231-591-2765
EMAIL:

Department of Social Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2104
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2735

Required Courses
Credit Hours

International Studies Minor

Geography of World Regions
3
Western Civil 1500 to Present
3
International Politics
3
World Urban Sociology
3
Note: Nine credits of the minor must be at 300-400 level. One course in categoy coverage must be at 300-400 level.

Electives

Choose one category below and 6 credits in that category
World Area Coverage
Medical Anthropology
3
International Economics
3
World Medical Geography
3
Current Global Problems
3
US Foreign Policy-20th Century
3
Comparative Religions
3
Eastern Religions
3
Western Religions
3
Comparative International Law
3
International Organizations
3
Comparative World Governments
3
Third World Coverage
Intro Cultural Anthropology
3
Geog-Latin America-Africa-Asia
3
Modern Africa
3
Middle East in Modern Era
3
Latin American History
3
Intro-African Literature
3
Perspective - Developing World
3
Contemp Cult-Soc Hispan Americ
3
European Culture
Contemporary European History
3
Contemp Culture-Soc of Spain
3
Asia and Russia Coverage
Japanese Culture and Society
3
Japanese Culture and Society 2
3
Modern China, Japan & Korea
3
20th Century Russia
3
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