Expand your studies beyond the borders of the United States with an interdisciplinary International Studies Minor from Truman.
Choose Your Own Emphasis
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, Asia, or Africa. 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.
You could also emphasize global issues or topics, such as development, globalization, world trade, global warming, democratization and good governance, or any regional or cross regional topic of global interest or importance.
International Studies is all about discovering regional, international, or transnational 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, scientists to linguists, from scholars of literatures to those in communication, to religious or philosophical scholars, regional specialists to general interest learners, this minor can complement and broaden the scope of any traditional major study you choose.
Check out Truman's course catalog for more details (15 credit hours plus any language requirement and/or exemption)
International Studies Minor Committee
For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:
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.
Three Truman students bring home the gold from the CFA Research Challenge in St. Louis this past weekend.
The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series continues with the stage adaptation of the classic movie musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."