International Studies Minor

Politics and International Affairs
Office: E390 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-3887

Ivani Vassoler, Coordinator

Email: Ivani.Vassoler@fredonia.edu

Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/interdisciplinary

Requirements for the Minor in International Studies (25 credit hours)

Some courses require prerequisites.  Click on any hyperlinked course for additional information. 

Core Requirements (10 credit hours):

Core requirements are intended to introduce students to international studies from the perspective of history, politics, and culture.

INTL 101Introduction to International Studies

1

POLI 150World Affairs

3

ANTH 115Introductory Anthropology

3

Upper Level Course Requirement (9 credit hours):

Three courses at the 300 or higher level.

NOTE:

  • 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).

Total Credit Hours: 25

Foreign Language Requirement (minimum 3 credit hours):

The foreign language requirement may be completed via any of the following options:

  1. Completion of course work through the 216 level (second-semester intermediate)

    Important note about this requirement:

    If a language is offered by 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:

    1. With courses taken during a study-abroad program in a country where that language is spoken;
    2. With intermediate-level language courses taken at an approved institution in the U.S., including courses offered online through the SUNY Learning Network;
    3. By taking an additional foreign language sequence at the 115-116 level.
  2. Students with demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language must take a minimum of one course (3 credit hours) at the college level. Students may complete this requirement at Fredonia, in a program at an approved institution in the U.S., or in a foreign country.
  3. Additional foreign language coursework at the 300- and 400-levels is strongly recommended.

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.