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Department of International Studies

Minor in International Studies

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements INTLMIN
Students should develop their minor in consultation with an International Studies academic advisor and their departmental advisor(s) in their major(s).


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introduction to International Studies. One (1) course:
    • INTL-I 100 Introduction to International Studies
    • INTL-I 220 Global Connections
  2. Thematic Area Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • INTL-I 202 Global Health and Environment
    • INTL-I 203 Global Development
    • INTL-I 204 Human Rights and International Law
    • INTL-I 205 Culture and Politics
    • INTL-I 206 Peace and Conflict
    • INTL-I 210 Diplomacy, Security, Governance
  3. Advanced Courses.
    • Three (3) courses:
      • INTL-I 300 Topics in International Studies
      • INTL-I 302 Advanced Topics in Global Health and Environment
      • INTL-I 303 Advanced Topics in Global Development
      • INTL-I 304 Advanced Topics in Human Rights and International Law
      • INTL-I 305 Advanced Topics in Culture and Politics
      • INTL-I 306 Advanced Topics in Peace and Conflict
      • INTL-I 310 Advanced Topics in Diplomacy, Security, Governance
      • INTL-I 340 Ethics and Decision-Making in International Politics
      • INTL-I 341 Challenges of Modern Conflict
      • INTL-I 343 Global Migration and Race
      • INTL-L 351 Law and Authoritarianism
      • INTL-L 352 Law and Global Development
      • INTL-L 353 Laws and Institutions in International Investment
      • INTL-L 354 Immigration Law, International Policy, and Migration
      • INTL-L 355 Gender and International Human Rights
      • INTL-L 356 Intervention and Sovereignty
      • INTL-L 357 The International Criminal Court
      • INTL-L 360
      • INTL-X 370 Topics with Service Learning in International Studies
      • INTL-I 420 Global Sustainability Studies
      • INTL-I 421 Human Rights and the Arts
      • INTL-I 422 Contested Territories/Conflicted Identities
      • INTL-I 423 Postcolonial/Postcommunist Discourses
      • INTL-I 424 War and Peace
      • INTL-I 425 Gender: International Perspectives
      • INTL-I 426 Advanced Topics in International Studies
      • INTL-I 427 Issues in Global Development and Political Economy
      • INTL-I 428 Social Justice and the Environment
      • INTL-I 429 Global Health Politics
      • INTL-I 431 Statistics for International Studies
      • INTL-I 432 Models of Social and Political Processes
      • INTL-I 433 Violence Against Civilians in War
      • INTL-I 434 International Climate Governance
      • INTL-I 499 Seminar in Conflict Studies
      • INTL-L 445 Human Rights Law and International Organizations
    • One of the Advanced Courses must be in the student's chosen Thematic area (see requirement 2 above).
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.