Undergraduate Minor in International Studies

Courses within this minor encourage students to understand social, political, economic and cultural contrasts throughout the world. If you are interested in this minor, you can contact your undergraduate advisor to declare the minor. The minor must be declared prior to the semester of your graduation.

Students structure the minor from three clusters of courses and learning experiences encompassing International Decision Making (6 credit hours), International Environment (9 credit hours) and International Experience (3 credit hours). In addition, each student must complete 10 credit hours of a foreign language or provide proof of foreign language competency.

For further information please see our brochure or contact:

Janet Herren
Academic Counselor
School of International Studies
Academics Program
204 Wes Watkins Center
Stillwater, OK 74078
Fax: 405-744-8973
Phone: 405-744-4344
Email: Janet Herren

Minor in International Studies Approved Courses

International Decision Making Courses (6 credit hours)

AGEC 4343 (I) International Agricultural Markets, Trade and Development
AGED 4713 (I) International Programs in Agricultural Education and Extension
AGLE 3803 (I) Global Leadership in Agriculture
ANSI 3903 (I) Agricultural Animals of the World
BADM 3713 International Business
BHON 4053 Critical Issues in Global Business
DHM 4423 Heritage III: Designing for Progress
ECON 3613 (S) International Economic Relations
ECON 4643 (I,S) International Economic Development
EEE 4603 (I) Entrepreneurship Empowerment in South Africa
FIN 4213 International Financial Management
HRAD 3223 (I) International Travel and Tourism
HRAD 4090 International Hospitality Studies
HRAD 4783 Critical Issues in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
LSB 4633 (I) Legal Aspects of Intl' Business Transactions
MGMT 4613 (I) International Management
MGMT 4693 International Human Resource Management
MGMT 4883 (I) Multiple Perspectives in Global Management
MGMT 4943 (I) International Sports Management
MKTG 3993 (I) International Business
MKTG 4553 International Marketing
NREM 4093 (I) Natural Resources, People and Sustainable Development
NREM 4473 Global Issues of Water and Ecosystem Management
POLS 4013 American Foreign Policy
SOC 4043 (D,S) Gender and Work
SOC 4453 (S) Environmental Inequality
SOC 4653 (I,S) Gender and the Middle East
SPCH 4753 (I) Intercultural Communication
SPM 3843 Contemporary Sports Media
TCOM 3153 (I) International Telecommunications Business Environment

International Environment Courses (9 credit hours)

AGEC 4803 (I) International Agricultural Economics Tour
AGED 4803 (I) International Study Tour in Agricultural Education
ANTH 3353 (I,S) Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3443 (I,S) Peoples of Mesoamerica
ANTH 4883 (I,S) Comparative Cultures
ART 3683 (H,I) History of 20th Century Art
AVED 4653 (I) Intl Aerospace Issues
BADM 4093 (I) Study Abroad: Business Impacts of Contemporary International Culture
CTED 4333 (I) International Career and Technical Education
CIED 4724 Planning and Management in the Multicultural Secondary Classroom
CIED 4730 Planning and Management in the Multicultural Art Classroom K-12
CIED 4734 Planning and Management in the Multicultural Foreign Language Classroom K-12
EDUC 3080 Intl Perspectives in Literacy
ENGL 3173 (H,I) World Literature II
ENGL 3463 (H,I) History of International Film
FLL 3103 (H) Hispanic Literature in Translation
FLL 3113 (H) French Literature in Translation
FREN 3343 Business French
FREN 4153 History of French Literature I
FREN 4163 History of French Literature II
FREN 4173 History of French Literature III
FREN 4183 History of French Literature IV
FREN 4333 Background of Modern French Civilization
GEOG 3053 (I,S) Introduction to Central Asian Studies
GEOG 3133 (I,S) Political Geography
GEOG 3723 (I,S) Geography of Europe
GEOG 3733 (I,S) Geography of Russia and its Neighbors
GEOG 3743 (I,S) Geography of Latin America
GEOG 3753 (I,S) Geography of Asia
GEOG 3763 (I,S) Geography of Africa
GEOG 3783 (I,S) Geography of the Middle East and Southwest Asia
GEOG 3793 (I,S) Geography of Australia and the Pacific Realm
GEOG 4143 Geography Travel and Tourism
GRMN 4543 Contemporary German Literature
HIST 3053 (I,S) Intro to Central Asian Studies
HIST 3113 (H,I) Germany Since 1815
HIST 3133 (H) African Diaspora History
HIST 3163 (H,I) Russia Since 1861
HIST 3273 (H,I) Modern Europe Since 1914
HIST 3323 (H) Modern France 1789-Present
HIST 3333 (H,I) History of the Second World War
HIST 3343 (H,I) World War I in Modern European Culture
HIST 3413 (H,I) East Asia Since 1800
HIST 3423 (H,I) Modern Japan
HIST 3433 (H,I) Modern China
HIST 3443 (H) Gender Relations in Chinese History
HIST 3463 (H,I) Modern Latin America
HIST 3493 (H,I) Scandinavia Since 1500
HIST 3513 (H,I) Modern Middle East Since 1800
HIST 3543 (H,I) Israel & Palestine in Modern Times
HIST 3553 (H,I) Media & Popular Culture/Arab &Middle East
HIST 3963 (H) Ideas & Ideologies in Modern Europe
HIST 4543 (H,I) Vietnam War
HIST 4980 Contemporary Chinese Society
HONR 300 Advanced Honors Topics
HONR 3013 Holocaust Studies Seminar
HONR 3023 Contemporary Cultures of the Western World
HONR 3033 Contemporary Cultures of the Non-Western World
HONR 4933 Honors Creative Component
HORT 4053 (I) International Experience in Horticulture
HDFS 3203 (I) Childrens Play: A World Perspective
LA 4433 Land Use and Community Planning
LA 4573 Recreation Planning
LA 4583 Environmental Planning
MC 4153 (I) International Mass Communication
MUSI 3583 (H,I) Traditional World Music
NSCI 3543 (I,S) Food and the Human Environment
PHIL 3943 (H,I) Asian Philosophy
PHIL 4943 Indian Philosophy
PHIL 4953 East Asian Philosophy
POLS 3003 (I,S) The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture
POLS 3033 International Law
POLS 3053 (I,S) Intro to Central Asian Studies
POLS 3123 (I) Government and Politics of Russia
POLS 3143 (I) Politics of Western Europe
POLS 3163 (I) Politics of Africa
POLS 3193 (I,S) Politics of Latin America
POLS 3223 Politics of East Asia
POLS 3313 Politics of the Middle East
POLS 4010 Topics in International Relations
POLS 4043 Politics of the Global Economy
POLS 4053 (I) War and World Politics
POLS 4113 International Institutions
REL 4113 (H,I) The World of Islam: Cultural Perspectives
REL 4213 (H,I) Understanding Global Islam
RUSS 3003 (I,S) The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture
RUSS 3053 (I,S) Introduction to Central Asian Studies
RUSS 3123 (H) Russian Culture and Civilization
RUSS 4013 Survey of Russian Literature I
RUSS 4023 Survey of Russian Literature II
RUSS 4113 (H) Russian Literature in Translation I
RUSS 4123 Russian Literature in Translation II
RUSS 4133 (I) Gay and Lesbian Literature in Russia
SCFD 4913 (I) International Problems & Role of the School
SOC 4033 (I,S) Comparative Perspectives of Criminal Justice Systems
SOC 4533 World Population Problems
SOC 4950 Women and the Middle East
SPAN 3013 Survey of Latin-American Literature
SPAN 3023 Survey of Peninsular Literature I
SPAN 3033 Survey of Peninsular Literature II
SPAN 3053 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies
SPAN 4183 Spain and Islam
SPAN 4223 Contemporary Hispanic Literature
SPAN 4253 Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature I
SPAN 4263 Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature II
SPAN 4333 Latin American Civilization

International Experience (3 Credit Hours)

Each student must have an international experience. This will typically be in the form of a Study Abroad program, foreign internship, or Foreign Service Learning program. Additionally, this requirement can be met through a non-credit international experience of at least four weeks in length. If any of the above items are for non-credit activity, the 3 credit hours must be obtained through enrollment in any of the above approved courses. International students will be exempt from this requirement but must achieve the 3 credit hours through other options available.

Foreign Language Requirement (10 credit hours or equivalent)

Each student must complete the equivalent of 10 semester hours of foreign language (defined as a language that is not the student’s native language). Students with established proficiency may be exempted by examination. Information on examinations may be obtained from the Office of Testing and Evaluation or the Foreign Language Laboratory.

  • International students are exempted from this requirement.
  • Students may count language coursework taken to meet requirements for their major or other programs.