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International Studies Minor MIN

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Required Courses (12 Credits *)
GEOG 100 Geography of World Regions 3
HIST 152 Western Civil 1500 to Present 3
PLSC 341 International Politics 3
SOCY 344 World Urban Sociology 3
* Nine credits of the minor must be at 300-400 level. One course in category coverage must be at 300-400 level.
Electives (Choose one category and 6 credits in that category)
World Area Coverage
ANTH 371 Medical Anthropology 3
ECON 451 International Economics 3
GEOG 372 World Medical Geography 3
GEOG 424 Current Global Problems 3
HIST 341 US Foreign Policy-20th Century 3
RELG 215 Comparative Religions 3
RELG 325 Eastern Religions 3
RELG 326 Western Religions 3
INTB 420 Comparative International Law 3
PLSC 323 International Organizations 3
PLSC 331 Comparative World Governments 3
Third World Coverage
ANTH 122 Intro Cultural Anthropology 3
GEOG 202 Geog-Latin America-Africa-Asia 3
HIST 370 Modern Africa 3
HIST 372 Middle East in Modern Era 3
HIST 375 Latin American History 3
LITR 203 Intro-African Literature 3
LITR 300 3
LITR 301 3
LITR 305 3
SPAN 332 3
SPAN 333 Contemp Cult-Soc Hispan Americ 3
PLSC 301 Perspective - Developing World 3
European Coverage
HIST 360 Contemporary European History 3
LITR 302 3
SPAN 331 Contemp Culture-Soc of Spain 3
Asia and Russia Coverage
ANTH 385 Japanese Culture and Society 3
ANTH 386 Japanese Culture and Society 2 3
HIST 371 East Asia in the 20th Century 3
HIST 373 20th Century Russia 3
LITR 303 3
LITR 304 3
SOCY 410 3

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. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the 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
E-MAIL: berghoem@ferris.edu

Department of Social Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
PHONE: 231-591-2735


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