2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies Minor

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 file a form of intention to pursue the minor at the Office of the Registrar. Note that Non-Modern Language majors must complete at least 3 credits in a modern language above the requirements for one’s academic degree. Also completion of an approved study abroad program awarding at least 3 credit hours will waive 3 credits of the 21 credits for this minor.

Core Requirements (3 Credits)

INST 100 - Introduction to International Studies/3 credits. (This course may satisfy the Global Citizenship Pillar requirement for students who place into a 211-level language course or above)

Electives (18 Credits)

Other courses with a substantial international focus or study abroad component will be considered for substitution. See program director for approval. No more than two courses from any one discipline may be chosen. International Studies minors may count any courses listed below that are also listed in the Civitae Core (Pillar and Perspective) courses in both Civitae and in the minor. Courses satisfying minor requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this catalog will count toward both the Civitae Core and the minor.