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Minor in International Studies

Why minor in International Studies?

** The International Studies Minor can now be completed 100% online. Contact an INTS advisor to learn what options are available. **

Graduates with knowledge of other cultures, languages, and governments have a tremendous advantage over other candidates in an increasingly competitive job market. The minor in International Studies (INTS) provides students the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to help them succeed in a globalized economy.​ The INTS minor is available to students at CU Denver and the International College of Beijing (ICB). ICB students should contact [pending]

The minor requires 18 credits in International Studies-related courses (usually 6 courses).
Please note: Students cannot take more than two upper-division courses from the same department for the minor.

1. One required introductory course from the following list:
INTS 2020 Foundations of International Studies
PSCI 3042 Introduction to International Relations
PSCI 3022 Introduction to Comparative Politics
HIST 4032 Globalization in World History

2. A choice of any five upper division courses (3000-4000 level) with an international focus from Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Geography, History, or Political Science. A comprehensive and updated list of courses available for the INTS major and minor is located under Current Courses. Students who did not
select INTS 2020 Foundations of International Studies for their introductory course are permitted to take that course to fulfill one of the five upper division courses slots.

Again, students cannot take more than two upper-division courses from the same department for the minor.

Students must also select as one of their courses a 3000- or 4000-level seminar in a discipline other than their major to ensure that high level work in another field is being performed. Lecture-type courses do not meet this requirement. Representative seminar courses are listed below. Students may also use any relevant Travel Study course to fulfill the seminar requirement. Students may also choose seminar courses not listed below with prior permission of the INTS minor advisors. Please meet with an advisor for approval of individual courses. 
PSCI 4186 East Asia in World Affairs
PSCI 4236 American Foreign Policy
PSCI 4216 Human Rights
PSCI 4236 Foreign Policy

ANTH 3142 Cultural Diversity in the Modern World
COMM 4720 Dynamics of Global Communication
EDFN 3000 Undocumented Mexican Immigration
GEOG 3300 Population and Resources in the World Environment​
HIST 4461 Modern Middle East
PSCI 4226 The United Nations in World Affairs

PSCI 4002 E01 Globalization, Bio-colonialism, and Indigenous Rights
PSCI 4002 E02 Clictivism Online Social Activism