When you combine a minor in International Studies with any Longwood major you're well on your way to leadership opportunities around the globe or within our borders.

You'll choose from the list of courses — that all have an international focus — to create your own international program of study.

Career Path

Prepare for international careers, occupations within the U.S. that have an international or multicultural focus, or graduate programs with an emphasis on multicultural or international understanding and cooperation.

What You'll Study

Minor

Develop transferable skills sets, and learn to lead with the multicultural competence needed in today’s diverse workforce.

Courses

Requirements for 21-Credit Minor in International Studies

In order to complete a minor in International Studies, students must:

  1. File a form of intention to pursue the minor at the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Complete 3 credits in a modern language above the requirements for their degree. Note: Modern Language majors must take all 21 credits from the list below.
  3. Complete INST 100 Introduction to International Studies/3 credits.
  4. Completion of an approved study abroad program awarding at least 3 credit hours will waive 3 credits of the minor requirements.
  5. Complete 15-18 credit hours chosen from the following: no more than two courses from any one discipline may be chosen.
    • ANTH 204 Language and Culture/3 credits
    • ANTH 315 South American Indians/3 credits
    • ANTH 316 People of Africa/3 credits
    • ANTH 317 Peoples of the Pacific/3 credits
    • ANTH 320 Folklore/3 credits
    • ANTH 321 Supernatural Belief Systems/3 credits
    • ANTH 351 Archaeology in England/3 credits
    • ART 261 History of Western Art: Prehistoric to Medieval/3 credits
    • ART 262 History of Western Art: Renaissance to Modern/3 credits
    • ART 362 Modern Art/3 credits
    • ART 365 Contemporary Art/3 credits
    • COMM 220 Communication in a Diverse Society/3 credits
    • COMM 420 Intercultural Communication/3 credits
    • ECON 305 Economics of European Union/3 credits
    • ECON 307 Economic Development and Transition to Free Markets/3 credits
    • ECON 319 International Economics/3 credits
    • ECON/FINA 413 International Financial Markets/3 credits
    • ENGL 201 World Literature/3 credits
    • ENGL 360 Genre Studies (when topic is appropriate)/3 credits
    • ENGL 361 Literature of Places and Spaces/3 credits
    • ENGL 362 Literature of Diversity (when topic is appropriate)/3 credits
    • ENGL 438 Studies in World Literature/3 credits
    • ENGL 444 Literature and Culture/3 credits
    • FREN 330 Civilization and Culture/3 credits
    • FREN 335 French Cinema/3 credits
    • FREN 341 A Survey of French Literature I: The Middle Ages through the Enlightenment/3 credits
    • FREN 342 Survey of French Literature II: Romanticism Through the New Novel/3 credits
    • FREN 411/412 Studies in Literary Genre/3 to 6 credits
    • FREN 413/414 French Literary Movements/3 to 6 credits
    • FREN 415/416 Major French Authors/3 to 6 credits
    • GEOG 201 Basic Elements of Geography/3 credits
    • GEOG 220 Geography of South America/3 credits
    • GEOG 241 Cultural Geography/3 credits
    • GEOG 340 Global Environmental Issues/3 credits
    • GEOG 352 World Regional Geography/3 credits
    • GEOG 403 Geography of Europe/3 credits
    • GERM 330 Civilization and Culture/3 credits
    • GERM 341 Survey of German Literature I: The Age of Goethe/3 credits
    • GERM 342 Survey of German Literature II: Naturalism to the Present/3 credits
    • GERM 411/412 Studies in Literary Genre/3 to 6 credits
    • GERM 413/414 German Literary Movements/3 to 6 credits
    • GERM 415/416 Major German Authors/3 to 6 credits
    • HIST 200 History of China/3 credits
    • HIST 202 History of Islamic Civilizations/3 credits
    • HIST 242 Modern Latin America/3 credits
    • HIST 308 United States Diplomatic History/3 credits
    • HIST 314 Political History of Africa/3 credits
    • HIST 241 Colonial Latin America/3 credits
    • HIST 330 History of Central Asia and Afghanistan/3 credits
    • HIST 336 History of Japan/3 credits
    • HIST 339 Conflict in the Modern Middle East/3 credits
    • HIST 341 East Africa: Pre-History to the Present/3 credits
    • HIST 345 Latin American Environmental History/3 credits
    • HIST 346 Gender and Sexuality in the Latin American History/3 credits
    • HIST 355 Europe in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914/3 credits
    • HIST 356 Europe in the Twentieth Century, 1900 to the Present/3 credits
    • HIST 358 France Since 1815/3 credits
    • HIST 359 Russian History to 1894/3 credits
    • HIST 360 History of the Soviet Union and Communist Eastern Europe/3 credits
    • HIST 362 The Vietnam War/3 credits
    • HIST 375 History of Modern Germany/3 credits
    • HIST 377 History of the Holocaust/3 credits
    • HIST 383 International Study in Africa/3 credits
    • HIST 384 International Study in Europe/3 credits
    • HLTH 210 Global Health/3 credits
    • MARK481 International Business/3 credits
    • MUSC 225 Introduction to World Music/3 credits
    • POSC 255 Introduction to Comparative Politics/3 credits
    • POSC 305 International Relations/3 credits
    • POSC 314 Political History of Africa/3 credits
    • POSC 335 Western European Politics and Government/3 credits
    • POSC 375 Latin American Politics and Government/3 credits
    • POSC 442 International Law/3 credits
    • PSYC 384 Cross-Cultural Psychology/3 credits
    • PSYC 401 Psychology of Warfare and Terrorism/3 credits
    • RELI 242 World Religions/3 credits
    • SOCL 102 Contemporary Social Problems/3 credits
    • SOCL 275 Welfare State/3 credits
    • SOCL 261 Sport in England/3 credits
    • SPAN 330 Spanish Civilization and Culture/3 credits
    • SPAN 331 Latin American Civilization and Culture / 3 credits
    • SPAN 335 Hispanic Cinema/3 credits
    • SPAN 340 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature/3 credits
    • SPAN 350 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature/3 credits
    • SPAN 411/412 Studies in Literary Genre/3 to 6 credits
    • SPAN 413/414 Hispanic Literary Movements/3 to 6 credits
    • SPAN 415/416 Hispanic Authors/3 to 6 credits
    • SPAN 430 Cultural Issues in the Spanish-Speaking World/3 credits
    • Other courses with a substantial international focus or study abroad component will be considered for substitution. See program director.