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The Minor

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Minor in International Studies

This minor consists of a minimum of 24 units at least 15 which must be upper division courses, together with at least three years of college level of study (or equivalent proficiency) in a language (other than English) relevant to the student’s program of study in International Studies.


Lower Division (9 units):

Take the following course:

  • I/ST 200 Introduction to International Studies (3)     Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following:

  • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)     Prerequisites: MATH 103 or higher and one GE Foundation course.
  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)     Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 103 or higher.

Take three units selected from the following:   ANTH 120, HIST 212, GEOG 100 or 160; POSC 215, 218, or 220.

Upper Division (15 units):

  • 9 units selected from the courses grouped in the International Studies Core as this group is defined for the Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies.
  • 6 units selected from one of the Geographic Area Concentration as defined for the Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies.