Students choosing the Minor in International Studies must take:
ECON 230 Macroeconomics (3)
GEOG 101 World Geography (3)
GOVT 220 Comparative Politics (3)
GOVT 305 Contemporary Global Problems (3)
Students must also choose one (1) course from the following:
HIST 369 Modern European History, 1815-Present (3)
HIST 372 History of Global Christianity (3)
HIST 376 History of Modern East Asia (3)
HIST 382 History of Latin America (3)
HIST 392 History of Russia & the Former Soviet Union (3)
HIST 394 History of the Cold War (3)
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Examines macroeconomic theories, comparative economics, econometrics, macro-economic models, fiscal and monetary policy formation and analysis. Prerequisite: ECON 120 or ECON 260.
Investigation of the spatial distribution of cultures and regions. Emphasis on defining key geographical concepts, identifying major political boundaries, illustrating current and recent national and ethnic conflicts, exploring economic and social processes that are leading to increasing global interaction, examining the variation religious practices and beliefs and assessing the basis for international disparities in economic development.
Offers a systematic exploration and comparison of the world’s political systems. Investigates key trends, patterns, and relationships that may offer explanations regarding the similarities and differences of those systems. As such, emphasis is placed on such topics as political economy, ethnic conflict, democratization, political corruption, and state and nation building.
Investigates the global problems that influence and shape contemporary and future government decision-making. Attention is given to such important problems as terrorism, poverty, human trafficking, disease, the digital revolution, the global economy, immigration as well as to how governments are responding to such challenges.
Examines the evolution of modern European history from 1815 to the present. Topics include seminal events such as the Congress of Vienna settlement, German and Italian unification, the age of New Imperialism, the World Wars, key twentieth century scientific, philosophical and cultural developments, the creation of the European Union, the Cold War, reunification of Germany and breakup of the Soviet Union, to present day events. Prerequisite: HIST 205 or 206.
Traces the growth of Christianity from its origins in the Apostle Paul’s missionary journeys through its substantial role in preserving Western culture during the middle ages to its spectacular expansion throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and South America since the 16th century. Prerequisites: HIST 205 or 206, or HIST 211 or HIST 212.
Studies the history and cultures of East Asia in the modern period. Attention is given to the religion, cultural, economic and political development of China, Japan, and Korea along with present day developments. Prerequisite: HIST 211 or 212.
Explores the history, culture, and societies of Latin America before European contact to their contemporary struggles to build stable democracies. Considers the role of Spanish rule in the 19th century and the effects of globalization on socioeconomic, political, and cultural development. Prerequisite: HIST 211 or 212.
Surveys the political, social, economic, and cultural history of Russia from its medieval origins to the present. Addresses the growth of the Russian autocratic state under Ivan IV and Peter the Great, the evolution of the institution of serfdom, the expansion of Russian rule across Eurasia, the interaction between ethnic Russians and their subjects, the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, the formation and evolution of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and current developments. Prerequisites: HIST 205 or HIST 206, or HIST 211 or HIST 212.
Covers the content of the Cold War between 1945 and 1991 and addresses debates among historians over the causes, nature, and end of the conflict. Different historical methodologies for studying the Cold War are discussed. Includes the Korean and Vietnam Wars and examines the Cold War’s effects in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Prerequisite: HIST 201 or HIST 202.