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Why would a student minor in IAS?

An international studies minor provides students a number of useful skills that will make them more competitive in an increasingly international job market. Students develop foreign language skills, cultural awareness of diversity, a broad sense of knowledge of the world, the ability to conduct research and analyze information from a variety of sources, and written and oral communication skills necessary to express their thoughts effectively. These are important skills for any student, whether their degree is in business, education, engineering, architecture of fine arts

IAS Minors

OU students can choose from the following IAS minors: African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Global Energy, Environment & Resources, International Studies, International Security Studies, International Development, Iranian Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Russian & East European Studies.

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. Please refer to the minor check sheets for specific hour requirements. Course lists are available here.

Katie Watkins

Academic Advisor
Farzaneh Hall, Room 218
405-325-2337
kwatkins@ou.edu

Advises all graduate students:

  • BA/MA students
  • MAIS students
  • MAIS/JD students
  • MAGA students

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Malin Collins

Academic Advisor
Farzaneh Hall, Room 219
405-325-4547
malin@ou.edu

Advises all undergraduate students (IAS majors and minors)

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Use your minor to meet your Gen. Ed. requirements

An attractive advantage of an IAS minor is that it allows students in any major to earn a minor while 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. Thus, students can fulfill Gen. Ed. requirements and earn credit for a minor simultaneously. Please note that not all courses on the minor check sheets have been approved for Gen. Ed. credit. For more information, please visit:  http://catalog.ou.edu/courses/courses.htm.

Minor in African Studies

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in African Studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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Minor in Asian Studies

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Asian Studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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Minor in European Studies

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in European Studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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Minor in International Studies

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in International Studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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Minor in International Security Studies

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in International Security Studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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Minor in Latin American Studies

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Latin American Studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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Minor in Middle Eastern Studies

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours in Middle Eastern Studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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Minor in Russian and East European Studies

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Russian and East European Studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

Course selections

Minor in Global Energy, Environment & Resources

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Global Energy, Environment & Resources, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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Minor in Iranian Studies

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Iranian Studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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International Development

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in International Development, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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