Jul 12, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

International Studies, Minor

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Julie Harrelson-Stephens, coordinator
Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 135
Phone: (936) 468-4408
Email: harrelsoj@sfasu.edu
Web: sfasu.edu/oidp

Advisory Committee
Robert Allen (history), Michael Tkacik (government), Kevin West (English)


The purpose of the international studies program is to promote a greater awareness of the shape and importance of international affairs in the 21st century. Central to the international studies program is the belief that educated men and women need to understand the trends that are currently transforming the relations between the various regions of the world - in particular, the increasing “interconnectedness” of the world’s cultures, businesses, labor forces, financial structures, political institutions and communications media. These developments require a rethinking of basic notions of citizenship, community and nation. By encouraging students to develop global perspectives on their primary majors, and by promoting an interdisciplinary approach to issues of vital concern in the contemporary world, the international studies program seeks to enhance the ability of students to reflect upon, and to participate effectively in the age of globalization.

The following restrictions apply to this program:

  • Competence in a foreign language through the second semester. For languages other than those taught at the university, consult with the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs . The foreign language requirement is waived for students who have been educated where a language other than English is the medium of instruction.
  • Students may only apply two courses from their major to meet the international studies requirements.

International Studies Minor (18 Hours)

Elective Courses: (6 hours)

Selected with advice and consent of the advisor. Both courses must be upper-level.

All substitutions for required and elective courses must be approved by the director of the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs .

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