The minor in international studies provides an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global issues, societies, and cultures. International studies minors acquire knowledge that will enable them to understand and contribute to shaping the rapidly evolving global community. The minor in international studies helps prepare students for graduate study or professional careers in a variety of fields in the national and international job markets such as international affairs and public policy, international business and finance, international organizations, and academic research and teaching. Requirements for the minor include a core set of courses: an introductory sequence (Global Cultures and Society, Global Politics, World History and Global Economics) and two quarters of the International Studies Public Forum. Students then choose both a regional focus (three upper-division courses on Europe and Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East, the Americas, or Asia) and a functional focus (three upper division courses on Global Security, Conflict and Conflict Resolution, International/Comparative Law, International/Transnational Organizations and Movements, Global Ethics and Human Rights, Global Identities, Global Trade, Investment and Finance, Global Development, Public Health,& Environment, or Global Population, Migration, and Diaspora). Minors in international studies are encouraged to study abroad.

Required Courses:

  1. Choice of one from core sequence:
    • Intro to International Relations/Global Politics (INTLST 14), Global Society and Culture (INTLST 11) or Global Economics (INTLST 13)
  2. Regional Focus1: Three courses focused on one of the following geographic areas from at least two different disciplines and including material on at least two different countries:
    • Europe and Eurasia
    • Africa and the Middle East
    • The Americas (including the US)
    • Asia
  3. Functional Focus: Three courses in one of the following areas from at least two different disciplines:
    • Global Security and Criminology
    • Conflict and Conflict Resolution
    • International/Comparative Law
    • International/Transnational Organizations and Movements
    • Global Ethics and Human Rights
    • Global Identities: Religion, Nationalism, Gender
    • Global Trade, Investment and Finance
    • Global Development, Public Health, & Environment
    • Global Population, Migration, and Diaspora
  4. Two quarters of SOCSCI 183A “International Studies Public Forum”(one of which must be taken during senior year as a capstone experience– the ISPF is a 2 unit course so these together count as one 4 unit course).

1Though some courses are listed in more than one focus, students may not double count a course for both their regional and functional areas. 

 


 

REGIONAL AREA COURSES

  • Africa/Middle East
    • AFAM 114 International Cultures
    • AFAM 116 African Literatures
    • AFAM 137 History of the African Diaspora
    • AFAM 156 African Societies and Politics
    • ANTHRO 138O Music and Society in the Ottoman Empire
    • ANTHRO 138T Africa and Afro-American Music
    • ANTHRO 164A African Societies
    • HISTORY 130-139 Jewish, Muslim, Middle East, and African History
    • INTL ST 160 Lebanese Politics
    • INTL ST 161 Islam and the West
    • INTL ST 164 The Politics of Reconstruction: Iraq
    • INTL ST 165 Middle East Politics
    • INTL ST 166 Psychology of the Middle East Conflict
    • INTL ST 168 Iran: Past and Present
    • INTL ST 170 Israel and the World
    • INTL ST 179 Regional Topics in International Studies (when focus on Africa/Middle East)
    • POL SCI 136D Middle East Narratives
    • POL SCI 159 Special Topics in Comparative Politics (when focus on Africa/Middle East)
    • REL STD 130 Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Religious Traditions 
  • Americas
    • AFAM 132A New World Slave Societies
    • AFAM 134A Caribbean History: Colonization to Emancipation
    • AFAM 134B Caribbean History: Emancipation to Independence
    • ANTHRO 138Q Latino Music: A View of Its Diversity and Strength
    • ANTHRO 162A Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
    • CRM/LAW C158 U.S. Law and Native Americans
    • CRM/LAW C171 Latinos and the Law
    • CHC/LAT 115C Afro-Latin American Music
    • CHC/LAT 160 Perspectives on the US-Mexican Border
    • CHC/LAT 163 US Immigration Policy
    • CHC/LAT 164 US-Mexican Relations
    • CHC/LAT 165 Latin American and Latino Cultures
    • HISTORY 158A U.S. As A Global Power
    • HISTORY 161-169 Latin American History
    • HUMAN 100 Latin America and the Caribbean
    • INTLST 179 Regional Topics in International Studies (when focus on Canada or Latin America)
    • POL SCI 141E US Foreign Policy Toward Asia
    • POL SCI 142D US Foreign Policy I: Globalism and Cold War
    • POL SCI 142E US Foreign Policy II: Cold War Decline and After
    • POL SCI 142F US Foreign Policy III: National Security Decision-Making
    • POL SCI 142G US Coercive Diplomacy
    • POL SCI 153A Latin American Politics
    • POL SCI 153B Canadian Politics
    • POL SCI 153C Research in Canadian Politics
    • POL SCI 153E Human Rights
    • POL SCI 159 Special Topics in Comparative Politics (when focus on Canada orLatin America)
    • PORTUG 121 Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature
    • REL STD 150 Religion in the Americas
    • SOCSCI 172G Latin American Culture IISPANISH 110B Latin American Cultures
    • SPANISH 101B Introductory Studies in Latin American Literature
    • SPANISH 110C U.S. Latino Literatures and Cultures
    • SPANISH 130A-B-C Latin American Literature
    • SPANISH 186 Selected Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Asia/Pacific Rim
    • ANTHRO 135I Modern South Asian Religions
    • ANTHRO 138P Music of Asia
    • ANTHRO 163A Peoples of the Pacific
    • ANTHRO 164P Peoples and Cultures of Post-Soviet Eurasia
    • EASIAN 116 Topics in East Asian Religions
    • EASIAN 117 Topics in East Asian Philosophy
    • EASIAN 120 Topics in Japanese Literature and Society
    • EASIAN 130 Korean Society and Culture
    • EASIAN 140 Topics in Korean Literature and Society
    • EASIAN 155 Cultural Studies in East Asia
    • ECON 163 Communism in Russia and China
    • HISTORY 170-179 Asian History
    • INTL ST 179 Regional Topics in International Studies (when focus on Asia/Pacific Rim)
    • POL SCI 141C International Political Economy of East Asia
    • POL SCI 142B International Relations of East Asia
    • POL SCI 151A East Asian Politics
    • POL SCI 151B Introduction to Chinese Politics
    • POL SCI 151C Chinese Politics: Policy, Leadership, and Change
    • POL SCI 151D Japanese Politics: State and Economy in Modern Japan
    • POL SCI 151F Korean Politics and Society
    • POL SCI 155F Political Economy of Japan
    • POL SCI 159 Special Topics in Comparative Politics (when focus on Asia/Pacific Rim)
    • REL STD 120 Asian Religious Traditions
    • SOCIOL 175B Comparative Societies: China
  • Europe/Eurasia
    • ANTHRO 164P Peoples and Cultures of Post-Soviet Eurasia
    • HISTORY 110-129 European History
    • ECON 163 Communism in Russia and China
    • ECON 164A The Industrial Revolution in Western Europe
    • HUMAN 101A-B European Studies Core I, II
    • INTL ST 179 Regional Topics in International Studies (when focus on Europe)
    • POL SCI 141D Immigration Politics in Western Europe
    • POL SCI 152C German Politics and Society
    • POL SCI 152D Post-Soviet Politics
    • POL SCI 152F West European Politics
    • POL SCI 152G European Politics
    • POL SCI 154F Peoples and Cultures of Post-Soviet Eurasia
    • POL SCI 159 Special Topics in Comparative Politics (when focus on Europe)
    • REL STD 140 Early Western Religious Traditions

 

FUNCTIONAL AREA COURSES

  • Global Security and Criminology
    • CRM/LAW C102  Introduction to Comparative Study of Legal Cultures
    • CRM/LAW C149 Violence In Society
    • CRM/LAW C165 The Death Penalty
    • CRM/LAW C191 Law and Modernity
    • INTL ST 130 Transnational Gangs
    • POL SCI 135B Just War Revisited
    • POL SCI 143B Alternative Security
    • POL SCI 144A Approaches to International Relations
    • POL SCI 143F Intelligence in International Politics
    • POL SCI 149 Special Topics in International Relations
  • Conflict & Conflict Resolution
    • HIST 103 Topics in International Conflicts
    • HIST 126A The Era of World War I: 1900-1939
    • HIST 126B The Era of World War II: 1933-1945
    • INTL ST 166 Psychology of Middle East Conflict
    • POL SCI 135B Just War Revisited
    • POL SCI 144A Approaches to International Relations
    • POL SCI 154G Conflict Management in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
    • POL SCI 155E Revolution & Collective Political Violence
    • SOCECOL E113 Social Ecology of Peace
    • SOC SCI 183B Seminar in Mediation
    • SOC SCI 183C Seminar in Conflict Resolution
    • SOCIOL 170A Vietnam War
    • SOCIOL 170B US War on Terrorism
  • Global Ethics and Human Rights
    • ANTHRO 174A Human Social Complexity: Comparative Statics
    • CRM/LAW C163 Ethics and Politics of Justice
    • INTL ST 154 Ethics and Justice in International Affairs
    • PHILOS 103 Introduction to Moral Philosophy
    • POL SCI 138A The Moral of the Story: Intro Seminar in Ethics
    • POL SCI 138C Ethics of Difference
    • POL SCI 142H Human Rights and Foreign Policy
    • POL SCI 145A Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide
    • POL SCI 146A Ethics & International Relations
    • POL SCI 153E Human Rights
  • Global Identities: Religion, Nationalism and Gender
    • ANTHRO 121D Cross-Cultural Studies of Gender
    • ANTHRO 135A Religion and Social Order
    • ANTHRO 136A Nationalism and Ethnicity in the Contemporary World
    • ANTHRO 136G Colonialism and Gender
    • COM LIT 100A Nations, Regions, and Beyond
    • COM LIT 107 Colonialisms and Postcolonialisms
    • POL SCI 136D Middle East Narratives
    • POL SCI 146B Religion and World Politics
    • POL SCI 157A Nationalism
    • PSY BEH 116D Human Development and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
    • SOC SCI 170P Philosophies and World Religions
    • WOMN ST 110C Producing Gender Transnationally
    • WOMN ST 120C Practices of Embodiment
  • International/Comparative Law
    • CRM/LAW C102 Introduction to Comparative Study of Legal Cultures
    • CRM/LAW C158 U.S. Law and Native Americans
    • CRM/LAW C171 Latinos and the Law
    • PHILOS 133 Topics in Philosophy of Law
    • POL SCI 171C Comparative Constitutional Politics
    • POL SCI 171G Legal Implications of the Drug Trade
    • POL SCI 172A International Law
  • International/Transnational Organizations and Movements
    • INTL ST 152A Non-Governmental Organization Fundamentals
    • SOCIOL 141 Organizations
    • SOCIOL 149 Special Topics: Structures (when focus is on International/Transnational Organizations and Movements)
  • Global Trade, Investment, and Finance
    • HISTORY 101 History of the World Economy
    • ECON 152A Economic Anthropology
    • ECON 157 Economic Development (?)
    • ECON 161B International Money
    • ECON 161C International Trade and Commercial Policy
    • INTL ST 111A Economic Development
    • INTL ST 112A International Business
    • INTL ST 189 Global Entrepreneurship
    • INTL ST 189 Economic Geography
    • INTL ST 189 Geography of the Global Economy
    • POL SCI 141B International Political Economy
    • POL SCI 143E Globalization and Its Discontents
    • POL SCI 154E Comparative Political Economy
  • Global Development, Public Health, and Environment
    • ANTHRO 121J Urban Anthropology
    • ANTHRO 125B Ecological Anthropology
    • ANTHRO 134G HIV/AIDS in a Global Context
    • ANTHRO 134A Medical Anthropology
    • ECON 157 Economic Development
    • PP&D136 Global Environmental Issues
    • PP&D 101 Urbanization and Social Change
    • PP&D 131 Environmental Sustainability I
    • PP&D 132 Environmental Sustainability II
    • PP&D 134 Human Ecology
    • PP&D 136 Global Environmental Issues
    • PUBHLTH 173 Health and Global Environmental Change
    • PUBHLTH 179 Special Topics in Environmental and Global Health Science
    • SOC ECOL E127 Nuclear Environments
    • SOCIOL 171 Environmental Sociology
  • Global Population, Migration, and Diaspora
    • ANTHRO 125X Transnational Midgration
    • COM LIT 108 Diasporic Literatures and Cultures
    • SOCIOL 175D Comparative International Migration
    • REL STD 160 Diaspora Religions

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