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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.

Program Highlights

  • Students minoring in international studies at SLU have the opportunity to learn more about world regions and examine thematic topics central to the contemporary world.
  • SLU's 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.
International Politics
POLS 1600Introduction to International Politics3
Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 2200Cultural Anthropology3
Foreign language
Select one from the following: 3
CHIN 3010
Proficiency in Chinese I: Language and Culture
FREN 3030
21st-Century France
or FREN 3040
Society, Nation & the Arts in Pre-Revolutionary France
ITAL 3010
Written Communication in Italian I
or ITAL 3020
Oral Communication in Italian I
GR 3010
Communicating in Written German: The German Media
or GR 3020
Communicating in Spoken German: Contemporary Issues
RUSS 3020
Communicating in Russian: History and Politics
SPAN 3020
Eloquent Communication in Spanish
International Economics3
Select one course with the "International Studies-Economy" attribute
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.