Today's interconnected world calls for professionals with the cultural literacy to
build bridges across disciplines and communities.
Supplement your studies with a minor in International Studies by learning both a language
and how the world interacts.
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Why add a minor in international studies?
A minor in International Studies from UND provides a global perspective and prepares
you to be a responsible, successful citizen of the world.
International Studies combines coursework from diverse disciplines and offers a high
degree of flexibility in customizing your program in areas of study such as:
You'll also receive opportunities to take a language or study abroad. The College
of Business and Public Administration offers many scholarships including ones for
study abroad opportunities.
With a minor in International Studies from UND, you'll be equipped to communicate
across cultures, develop informed opinions about a diverse world and participate in
the global discussion.
International Studies Courses
ANTH 171. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. 3 Credits.
Examination of diversity and similarities across contemporary world societies. Topics: fieldwork and ethnographic description; theoretical approaches; communication/human language; interrelationships between environment, technology, social and political organization and worldview; sociocultural change; applied anthropology. Films and case studies illustrate intricacies of culture and how an anthropological perspective provides insights about our own society/culture. F,S.
ENGL 228. Diversity in Global Literatures. 3 Credits.
This course will explore global literatures with a special emphasis on concepts like culture, difference, and diversity. The course will analyze global literature in cultural and historical contexts, and will emphasize the complex ways that literature is influenced by issues of social power (especially those that affect significant categories through which social inequalities are negotiated--such as gender, race, class, and sexual orientation). Repeatable when topics vary. Repeatable to 9 credits. F,S.
GEOG 161. World Regional Geography. 3 Credits.
Development of the concept of region with analysis of the relationship of physical and cultural features to the contemporary world situation. F,S.
GEOG 250. Introduction to Geopolitics. 3 Credits.
As a branch of political geography, the study of Geopolitics is concerned with the spatial dynamics of power relations especially at the international level. From a geographic perspective, this course surveys changing relations among states and the influences of national and transnational actors and events. The course attempts to help students apply a broad range of theoretical perspectives to the analysis of global and regional issues and events, and develop insights into what is happening in the world today. From war and terrorism to economic globalization, human rights and sustainable development, this course will explore a myriad of important issues and challenges that face the world today. S.
HIST 105. World Civilizations I. 3 Credits.
Thematic comparative survey of world history from the earliest times to the middle ages, focusing on cultural difference, interaction and exchange. Major course themes will include the origin of urban civilizations, the growth of empires, the effects of environmental change, and the development of major religions, technologies, and scientific knowledge. F,S.
POLS 220. International Politics. 3 Credits.
An introduction to international politics with emphasis on the international system, the major actors, the struggle for power, and the struggle for order. S.
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