International Studies Program (minor)

This minor is designed to provide students with an international perspective on their major discipline. The goal of this program is to develop an interdisciplinary perspective on global (and local) issues with a better understanding of language, culture, and history of the world. The program requires significant experience with a foreign language, travel experience and interdisciplinary problem solving.

Minor Program (24 semester hours)

Foreign language requirement (9 semester hours):
Students must take three semesters any college-level foreign language (at least one semester must be taken at USF or in USF study abroad programs). Students may petition to fulfill foreign language requirement through language study through alternative locations and methods.


Study abroad requirement (Minimum of 3 semester hours)

The requirement is flexible in terms and may be met through semester abroad, travel study, or academic component of university ministry trips. Fulfillment of this requirement is determined in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Required Courses

POLI 103 Intro to World Politics, International Law, and Organization (3)
INTS 400 International Studies Capstone Seminar (3)

Electives: (6 hours)

Business/Social Sciences (choose one course from the following:)

BSAD 300 International Business (3)
ECON 312 International Economics (3)
MKTG 395 International Marketing (3)
POLI 208 Comparative Political Analysis (3)
POLI 283 The Middle East in World Affairs (3)
POLI 328 The US in World Affairs (3) OR HIST 328 The US in World Affairs (3)
RSTM 214 Travel and Tourism (3)
SOCI 250 Introduction to Anthropology (3)

Humanities (choose one course from the following:)

ARTD 257 Art History – Ancient, Medieval, And Non-European (3)
ENGL 360 Twentieth Century Literatures in English (3)
ENGL 361 World Literature I (3)
ENGL 362 World Literature II (3)
HIST 241 History of Africa (3)
HIST 242 The Middle East (3)
HIST 244 History of India (3)
HIST 246 History of Latin America (3)
HIST 344 Medieval Europe (3)
HIST 347 Early Modern Europe (3)
HIST 349 Modern Europe (3)
HIST 351 Classical Civilization of Greece and Rome (3)
THEO 290 World Religions (3)

*Taken after all other requirements are fulfilled