International Studies, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

International Studies is a growing interdisciplinary field that offers students the opportunity to study politics, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, and communication as parts of a complex and evolving global system. A minor in International Studies is an excellent complement to many of the majors at Roosevelt University for those students considering living or working overseas at some point in their careers. Whether your major is Integrated Marketing and Communication, Political Science or Biology, International Studies broadens intellectual and professional expertise beyond your major and offers students the chance to develop wide-ranging knowledge about social, economic and political processes outside of the United States.

At Roosevelt, we study the international system with a focus on the pursuit and realization of social justice across national boundaries. We produce graduates with fluency in contemporary debates across multiple fields, as well as build the moral and ethical foundation to be international leaders and global citizens. Minors from the International Studies program will be viewed by potential employers as knowledgeable about a broad range of international topics, but also as socially-minded, problem-solving critical thinkers. 

Advising

Students interested in an International Studies minor should consult their advisor or the program coordinator, Philip Hultquist, before registration each semester to assure that requirements are met and that the electives constitute a coherent program that is tailored to the student’s interests.

Minors are strongly encouraged to undertake study abroad. Roosevelt’s Office of International Programs will assist students in selecting and applying for study abroad programs. The program coordinator will assist in selecting courses once the student has been admitted to a program. Study abroad courses and programs vary, so students should consult the program coordinator to see how study abroad courses fit in the International Studies curriculum.

Students are also strongly encouraged to supplement their International Studies education by learning a foreign language, though there is no formal requirement to do so.

Requirements

For the minor, students must complete three of the five core courses, plus three electives at the 300-level. Nine of the credits in the minor must be earned at Roosevelt. All courses must have a minimum grade of C.

International Studies Core9
Choose 3 Classes from the Following
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I
THE WORLD SINCE 1500
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Advanced International Studies Electives9
Choose 3 additional International Studies Electives at the 300 Level. See Advisor.
Total Credit Hours18