International Studies Minor

The international studies minor serves as an introduction to the global community in which we liveā€”its geography, diverse cultures and varied economic and political systems. It explores these areas in relation to our increasing interdependence.

Unique Features

A minor in international studies offers diverse, interdisciplinary courses focused on political science, history, sociology, geography, religion and international business.

Our Graduates

This minor is desirable for students seeking experience in cross-cultural education and provides preparation for overseas service or travel for business, leisure and/or ministry.


General Education Prerequisites

  • HIST-120 Ancient Civilizations (4)
  • HIST-130 Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations (4)
  • HIST-140 Modern Civilizations (4)
  • SOC-160 Introduction to Anthropology (3)

Required Courses (5 Courses, 17-20 Units)

Core Program (8 units)

  • PS-400 World Politics and Society (4)
  • PS-430 America in a Global Community (4)

Breadth Program (9-12 units)*

Select a minimum of three of the following:

  • GEOG-320 Cultural Geography (3)
  • HIST-410 Latin American History and Religious Thought (4)
  • HIST-412 History of Mexico (3)
  • INTB-370 International Business (3)
  • PS-412 Modern Africa: History, Politics and Culture (3)
  • PS-414 Modern Asia: History, Politics and Culture (3)
  • PS-416 Modern Middle East: History, Politics and Culture (3)
  • PS-420 International Politics and Organizations (3)
  • PS-425 Global Economics and Sustainable Development (3)
  • REL-452 Christianity in the Non-Western World (3)
  • REL-460 Religions of the World (3)
  • SOC-300 Cultural Anthropology (3)

*Participation in one of the following CCCU programs replaces the three breadth courses:

  • Australia Studies Centre
  • Chinese Studies Program
  • Latin American Studies Program
  • Middle East Studies Program
  • Russian Studies Program
  • Uganda Studies Program