Why minor in IAS?
An international studies minor provides students a number of useful skills and attributes that will make them more competitive in an increasingly international job market, including:
- Foreign language skills
- Cultural awareness of diversity
- A broad sense of knowledge of the world
- Ability to conduct research and analyze information from a variety of sources
- Written and oral communication skills
An attractive advantage of an IAS minor is that it allows students in any major to earn a minor while at the same time completing some of their general education requirements. Many of the courses required for an IAS minor are approved for Western Civilization & Culture credit, Non-Western Culture credit or Social Sciences credit and will fulfill minor and gen. ed. requirements simultaneously. Please note that not all courses on the minor check sheets have been approved for gen. ed. credit. Read more about gen. ed. requirements.
The curriculum for any student pursuing a minor in CIS is both international and interdisciplinary. Students choose from a variety of classes that are offered through departments such as Anthropology, Architecture, Communication, Economics, Film & Media Studies, Geography, History, History of Science, International and Area Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies and Sociology.
Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in IAS, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level.
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