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Department of International Studies

Minor in International Studies

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements INTLMIN


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 Study. Three (3) courses:
    1. 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
    2. Advanced Thematic Area Course. One (1) advanced course must fit within the same thematic area as the course chosen to fulfill the Thematic Area Introductory Course.
  4. One of the Advanced Courses must be in the student's chosen Thematic area (see requirement 2 above).
  5. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. 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.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. 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.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (INTLBA1)
  • Bachelor of Science in International Studies (INTLBS1)
  • Integrated Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in International Studies (INTSBAMABA)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.