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International Studies Minor

If you’re preparing for a career in the international job market, the international studies minor can help you develop the cultural competency and global awareness you need to succeed. Through courses in the minor, you’ll learn about international cultures and societies, which will prepare you to better understand global issues and help shape our evolving communities. Careers in international government, foreign affairs, and international business depend upon those who understand the values of other cultures in order to solve problems through diplomacy. International studies at Wayne State will also take you abroad, boosting your resume and giving you the experience and self-confidence you need to take on the world when you graduate.

Required Courses: 21 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).

  • Electives earned from an approved Study Abroad program (6)

Choose five classes (15 hours) from the following; at least two must be at the 300-400 level:

  • ART 400 Multicultural Arts (3)
  • BUS 262 International Business (3)
  • CNA 467 Intercultural Communications (3)
  • ECO 430 International Economics (3)
  • ENG 384 World Literature (3)
  • ENG 386 Modern World Drama (3)
  • FCS 322 International Foods and Cultures (3)
  • GEO 120 World Regional Geography (3)
  • GEO 300 Human Geography (3)
  • GEO 305 Political Geography (3)
  • GEO 315 World Economic Geography (3)
  • HIS 170 World Civilization I (3)
  • HIS 171 World Civilization II (3)
  • PGH 200 Public and Global Health (3)
  • PHI 335 Comparative Religions (3)
  • POS 110 Introduction to World Politics (3)
  • POS 365 Comparative Government and Politics (3)
  • SOC 110 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
  • SPA 210 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
  • SPA 220 Intermediate Spanish II (3)