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Department 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)-766-6484

Email: sppais@uwyo.edu

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International Studies Program

School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Minoring in International Studies

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 International Studies Program offers three minors: international studies, European studies, and Asian studies.

International 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.

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.

European Studies

The European Studies minor offers students the opportunity to engage in an interdisciplinary program of study of a European region or a single country. The program emphasizes a social science approach to the study of modern European history, politics, society, and culture with options to include foreign language and study abroad components towards completion of the Minor. For the purposes of this minor, Europe is defined first and foremost as a geographic entity running from the Atlantic to the Urals and from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean and the Caucasus Mountains. Courses that transcend these boundaries should include the study of Europe in a prominent way to count toward the minor.

Asian Studies

The Asian Studies minor offers students the opportunity to engage in 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 options to include foreign language and study abroad components towards completion of the Minor. For the purposes of this minor, Asia is defined first and foremost as a geographic entity to include Western, Northern, Central, South and East Asian areas. Thus, for example, countries such as modern Turkey and areas such as the 'Middle East' can rightly be included in 'Asia' alongside areas more traditionally understood as part of Asia such as China and India.

 

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.

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School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies

Department 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)-766-6484

Email: sppais@uwyo.edu

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