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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies Minor


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College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration


International Studies Program Information


Dr. Weixing Chen, Director
email: chen@etsu.edu

The International Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program for students within all academic disciplines who would like to gain a greater appreciation for the global community and who wish to equip themselves better to perform in that community. The International Studies Minor seeks to broaden the academic perspectives of students and thereby make them sensitive to the complexities of relations and dialogues among different areas and cultures. Students completing the International Studies Minor will be better prepared to view and analyze global conditions and will be capable of creative work in the international arena.

The minor represents a highly interdisciplinary effort that draws upon the resources of several academic units across the ETSU campus. The International Studies Minor builds on the goals of the ETSU General Education Core by affording students the opportunity to confront issues of internationalization and globalization.

A minor in International Studies requires the completion of 21 hours of coursework, including two required courses.

Program Options: 18 Credit Hours


Students are encouraged to design a course grouping for the remaining 18 hours in consultation with the International Studies Program Director. Program options are shown below. Courses listed within each option are only examples. Student course selections are not limited to those courses.

Program Option I


Requires six hours of a foreign language beyond the requirements of student’s degree program or major, plus 12 hours of electives in one or two departments, to form a coherent and logical program of study. Example:

Program Option II


Six hours of a foreign language beyond the requirements of students’ degree program or major. Twelve hours of electives in up to three different  departments, to form a coherent and logical program of study. Example:

Program Option III


Eighteen hours of electives in up to five different departments, to form a coherent and logical program of study. Three hours of a foreign language is optional, not required. Example:

Total Hours Required for the Minor: 21 Credit Hours


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