Minor in International Studies
The minor in International Studies (INTS) requires 18 hours of internationally-themed, interdisciplinary course work, at least 9 hours of which must be taken within one of five focus categories (Comparative, Africa/Middle East, Latin America, Europe, Asia). The 18 hours must span at least 3 designators. There may be no more than 6 hours of overlap between the INTS minor and the International Business option of the B.S. in Business Administration. At least 6 hours must be taken at Winthrop, and at least 6 hours must be above 299-level.
Additional requirements include foreign language proficiency at the 102 level and engagement with a foreign culture as demonstrated through one of the following three choices: study abroad or travel course (abroad), domestic service learning relevant to INTS, or 6 hours advanced language study (i.e., beyond the 102 level.) (Foreign language coursework at the 100-level in the first foreign language may not be counted towards the required 18 hours. However, 200-level or above foreign language coursework, or any level coursework in a second foreign language, may count towards the 18 hours.)
The minor is designed to be flexible and to accommodate fluctuating course offerings, here and abroad. Therefore, courses can be approved for minor credit by the INTS advisory committee, and potential and current minors must schedule advising with the INTS Program Director
For more information, visit the International Studies Website.