Expand your studies beyond the borders of the United States with an interdisciplinary International Studies Minor from Truman.
Choose Your Own Adventure
There's more than one way to view the world. Maybe you'd like to focus on a specific region by continental boundaries, such as Europe, Latin America, or Africa. But you could also define a region according to your interests, such as the Mediterranean region, the Spanish-speaking parts of the Earth, or the Francophone world. Maybe you're curious about the literature, art, music, and religion of different cultures - or the challenges faced by developing countries.
International Studies is all about discovering connections. You'll learn to recognize a broad range of ways of engaging with the rest of the world, leading to critical reflection of your own place within it.
From historians to economists, political scientists to geographers, this minor can complement and broaden the scope of any major course of study you choose. Check out Truman's course catalog for more details.
We Help You Succeed
At Truman, you benefit from the small classes and personal attention only available at a small undergraduate institution. You'll enjoy research opportunities that are more difficult to come by at a larger institution. Your classes are taught by professors - not graduate students - and our 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio insures you'll receive the personal attention you need when you need it.
Discover New Connections
At Truman, we know that all fields of study are connected in complicated and fascinating ways. International Studies is one of fifteen interdisciplinary studies programs available for you to explore the new possibilities that open up when two or more fields overlap. Our interdisciplinary studies major even allows you to custom-design your own field of study.
Please contact the committee chair with any questions.
International Studies Minor Committee
Chair: Betsy Delmonico (English & Linguistics Dept)
Marc Becker (History Dept)
Wolfgang Hoeschele (Society & Environment Dept)
Ding-Hwa Hsieh (Philosophy & Religion Dept)
Andrew Klyukovski (Communication Dept)
Betty McLane-Iles (Classical & Modern Languages Dept)
John Quinn (Political Science Dept)
Mustafa Sawani (Economics Dept)
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