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An internationally-focused minor can enrich any degree. If you want to work internationally, have a better understanding of global affairs, or just learn about a particular region of the world, consider one of these minors. The Global & Are Studies Program offers three minors: international studies, European studies, and Asian studies.
International studies covers a broad spectrum of subjects and perspectives. In every college at the University of Wyoming there are internationally-focused courses. A minor in international studies lets you sample courses that interest you and deepens your understanding of an area of the world or a particular topic of interest. To gain an interdisciplinary understanding of a global issue - whether it is human rights or food scarcity, sustainable business practices or negotiating international treaties - you need to study it from many perspectives. An internationally-focused minor can enrich any degree. If you want to work internationally, have a better understanding of global affairs, or just learn about a particular region of the world, consider one of these minors.
A minor in international studies requires:
12 hours of a single foreign language;
15 hours of international studies curriculum, with a minimum of 9 hours at the 3000-level or above.
The European Studies minor is designed as an interdisciplinary and cross-college minor. Students will be expected to gain proficiency in a modern European language and pursue coursework that brings together contemporary, historical, and literary/cultural perspectives. Curricular support for the minor is broad: in each of the required categories of coursework, students will have choices from among several departments' course offerings.
The Asian Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program of study of an Asian region or a single country. The program emphasizes a social science approach to the study of Asian history, politics, society, and culture with a foreign language and study abroad component. It is designed to provide in-depth study within a discipline combined with an area-specific approach.
Note: If your primary major is in the College of Arts and Sciences, 12 hours of a declared minor must be from courses not counted toward your major.