The International Studies Minor: A relevant learning complement to any academic program
Requirements for the Minor in International Studies
Twenty-five (25) credit hours
Core Requirements (10 credit hours):
Core requirements are intended to introduce students to international studies from the perspective of history, politics, and culture.
Introduction to International Studies
World History II
U.S. and World Affairs
Upper Level Course Requirement (9 credit hours):
All three courses must come from the same International Studies Specialization as defined in the University Catalog (the specialization tracks are International Political Economy; Advanced Industrial Societies; Cultural Studies of the Americas; The Developing World; European Cultural Studies; Peace and Conflict).
Foreign Language Requirement (minimum 3 credit hours):
Completion of course work through the 216 level (second semester intermediate).
Important note about this requirement:
If a language is offered by SUNY Fredonia at the elementary (115-116) level only, then, after completing these two courses, a student has the following options for completing the foreign language requirement, with the approval of the program advisor:
a) With courses taken during a study-abroad program in a country where that language is spoken;
b) With intermediate-level language courses taken at an approved institution in the U.S., including courses offered online through the SUNY Learning Network;
c) By taking an additional foreign language sequence at the 115-116 level.
International Experience (3 credit hours):
All International Studies minors must complete a 3-credit "international experience," which can be fulfilled via enrollment in a short-term or long-term study-abroad program or the completion of an internship with an international agency.