Area Studies + Global Topics
Add depth and diversity to your major by expanding your studies beyond the United States with an international studies minor (15 credit hours plus any language requirement and/or exemption. Waivers for language requirements can be sought).
From historians to economists, political scientists to geographers, scientists to linguists, from scholars of literature to those in communication, to religious or philosophical scholars or musicians, regional specialists to general interest learners, this minor can complement and broaden the scope of any traditional major you choose.
Choose Your Own Emphasis: Regional Concentration or Global Topics
There’s more than one way to view the world. Maybe you’d like to focus on a specific traditional region, such as Europe, Latin America, Asia, or Africa. You could also define a region according to other logical or organizing principles, such as the Mediterranean region, the Spanish-speaking parts of the world, or the Francophone world. Or maybe you’re curious about the literature, art, music, and religion of different cultures and will have an eclectic approach.
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.
Discover New Connections
At Truman, we know that all fields of study are connected in fascinating ways. International Studies is one of 17 interdisciplinary studies programs you can explore. You can also pursues an Interdisciplinary Studies Major that allows you to custom-design your own field of study. See Interdisciplinary Studies Program for more information.
International Studies Minor Committee
For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:
- Chair: John Quinn (Political Science Department)
- Marc Becker (History Department)
- Mary Shapiro (English & Linguistics Department)
- Ding-Hwa Hsieh (Philosophy & Religion Department)
- Andrew Klyukovski (Communication Department)
- Betty McLane-Iles (Classical & Modern Languages Department)
- Mustafa Sawani (Economics Department)
- Sally West (History Department)
View mission statement for International Studies Minor Program» International Studies Minor Worksheet
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