2017 - 2018 Catalog (Current)

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 and Behavioral Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2735

Required Courses
Credit Hours

International Studies Minor - 18 Credits

Requirements - 6 Credits
Geography of World Regions
3
Western Civil 1500 to Present
3
International Politics
3
World Urban Sociology
3
Electives - 12 Credits
Intro Cultural Anthropology
3
Medical Anthropology
3
Intercultural Communication
3
International Economics
3
French Culture
3
German Culture
3
Geog-Latin America-Africa-Asia
3
World Medical Geography
3
National Parks of the World
3
Current Global Problems
3
Western Civil 1500 to Present
3
World Civilizations to 1400
3
World Civilizations since 1400
3
Terrorism in the Modern World
3
Women in Activism Global Persp
3
US Foreign Policy-20th Century
3
The Making of Modern Britain
3
Contemporary European History
3
Modern Africa
3
Modern China, Japan & Korea
3
Middle East in Modern Era
3
20th Century Russia
3
Latin American History
3
International Business Systems
3
Cross-Cultural Business
3
Intro-African Literature
3
Intro to World Short Fiction
3
Literature and Film
3
Early British Literature
3
Grt Decisions in U.S. Frgn Pol
3
International Organizations
3
Comparative World Governments
3