2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies Minor

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Dr. Chris Bjornsen, Director of International Studies

The International Studies program offers opportunities for students to gain an understanding of other cultures through a minor in International Studies, as well as enhanced modern language and study abroad opportunities.

Longwood University offers a minor in International Studies, combining courses from a variety of disciplines for those students who wish to devote a part of their education to learning about cultures around the world. Students combine the interdisciplinary focus in International Studies with any Longwood University major in preparation for international careers, occupations within the U.S. that have an international or multicultural focus, or graduate programs with an emphasis on multicultural or international understanding and cooperation. Students can gain first-hand international experience during study abroad in summer/winter courses or semester programs, and enhance their international skills through advanced foreign language courses and study abroad.

Students who wish to participate in the International Studies minor should contact the Director of International Studies in Ruffner 305.

Minor Requirements (21 credits)

In order to complete a minor in International Studies, students must:

  1. File a form of intention to pursue the minor at the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Students are required to complete at least 3 credits in a modern language above the requirements for their degree. Note: Modern Language majors must take all 21 credits from the list below.
  3. Complete 15-18 credit hours chosen from the list below. No more than two courses from any one discipline may be chosen. Other courses with a substantial international focus or study abroad component will be considered for substitution. See program director.
  4. Completion of an approved study abroad program awarding at least 3 credit hours will waive 3 credits of the minor requirements.
  5. Complete INST 100 - Introduction to International Studies /3 credits.

International Studies minors may count Civitae Core courses satisfying minor requirements as also satisfying their respective Pillar and Perspectives requirements.  The following are the courses in this minor that may be used in this way:

  • MUSC 225   can satisfy the Aesthetic Expression Pillar requirement
  • INST 100 , among others, can satisfy the Global Citizenship Pillar requirement, for students who place into a 211-level language course or above

Courses satisfying minor requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this Catalog will not appear in the above listings but will be eligible to also satisfy Civitae Core requirements, subject to the same rules as the others.


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