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International Studies, Minor

Saint Louis University's international studies minor allows students to develop proficiency in a foreign language and facility with key disciplinary approaches. Students have the opportunity to learn more about world regions, examine a thematic area central to the contemporary world, and integrate practical work experience or field research into the major. The international studies minor permits students to add an international dimension to any major.

  1. Graduates will be able to analyze cultural, economic, political and social aspects of contemporary international issues.
  2. Graduates will be able to describe how culture and national identity affect a person’s perspectives.
  3. Graduates will be able to estimate the global or transnational impact of local actions.
  4. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of international phenomena to engage effectively as global citizens.
Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 2200Cultural Anthropology3
Foreign language
Select one from the following: 3
CHIN 3020
Oral and Written Proficiency in Chinese II
FREN 3040
Society, Nation & the Arts in Pre-Revolutionary France
ITAL 4020
Oral Communication in Italian II
SPAN 3040
In Conversation with the Hispanic World
GR 4010
Fluency in German
RUSS 4010
Fluency in Russian
International Economics3
Select one course with the "International Studies-Economy" attribute
International Politics
POLS 1600Introduction to International Politics3
International Studies Electives
Choose 2 courses with the International Studies attribute6
Total Credits18

Fluency in a language other than English can substitute for this requirement (as demonstrated via standard language proficiency protocols of the College of Arts and Sciences).  Students who meet this requirement without taking a class will add one ISTD elective to meet the 18 hour requirement of the minor.