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First student in International Studies Minor

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011

Congratulations to Alejandra Gonzalez Herrera as the first undergraduate student to enroll in International Studies Minor. Alejandra is currently applying for a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Spain and has completed a semester abroad in the Czech Republic. She met all of the course requirements by taking classes that encompassed International Decision Making and International Environment. Alejandra also met the language requirement by taking over 10 hours of French while an undergraduate student at Oklahoma State University. As a soon to be December 2011 graduate we know Alejandra will continue to increase her international and cultural awareness where ever she goes!

IS&O Karaoke Party

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011

Come show us your singing skills Thursday, October 13th from 6-9 pm! Sing and win amazing prizes!

IS&O hosts Chinese Delegation

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oklahoma State University’s Division of International Studies and Outreach hosted the President along with Deans and Directors from Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, China. The purpose of this visit was to work with the Office of International Students and Scholars at OSU to strengthen current partnerships among the universities and to open up additional possibilities for future collaboration.

Please join us for this exciting performance by Groupo Allegro from Mexico!

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011

Groupo Allegro is an international performance group of excellent students from Monterrey Tech. The group is a mixture of student musicians, singers, dancers and staff with incredible talent. You can learn more about their show at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193333427404339.

We hope you can come see the show!

Undergraduate minor in International Studies

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011

For the first time on the Oklahoma State University (OSU) campus all undergraduate students will be able to obtain an international studies minor, regardless of their primary academic major. In times of unprecedented global change, OSU is providing an educational climate that allows students to incorporate international perspectives into their curricula. Courses within the minor encourage students to understand social, political, economic and cultural contrasts throughout the world.

The minor in international studies will encourage students to develop their foreign language skills by participating in study abroad or service learning experiences abroad prior to graduating. Furthermore, this will provide formal evidence of international study on one’s transcript and resume that otherwise may not be evident. The minor in international studies will also increase demand for OSU’s international-related courses with a resulting increase in course development and offerings.

Students will structure their 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 demonstrate proficiency through examination. International students will be exempt from the International Experience but the 3-credit hours must be achieved through other course work on the minor list.

For further information please contact:

Pia Guyman

Academic Advisor

School of International Studies
Academics Program
204 Wes Watkins Center
Stillwater, OK 74078
Fax: 405-744-8973
Phone: 405-744-4344
Email: pia.guyman@okstate.edu

Minor in International Studies Approved Courses

International Decision Making Courses (6 credit hours)

AGEC 4343 International Agricultural Markets, Trade and Development
AGED 4713 International Programs in Agricultural Education and Extension
BADM 3713 International Business
DHM 4423 Heritage III: Designing for Progress
ECON 3613 International Economic Relations
4643 International Economic Development
FIN 4213 International Financial Management
HRAD 3223 International Travel and Tourism
4090 International Hospitality Studies
LSB 4633 Legal Aspects of Intl' Business Transactions
MGMT 4613 International Management
4693 International Human Resource Mgmt
4883 Multiple Perspectives in Global Mgmt
MKTG 4553 International Marketing
POLS 4013 American Foreign Policy
SOC 4453 Environmental Inequality

International Environment Courses (9 credit hours)

ANTH 3353 Cultural Anthropology
3443 Peoples of Mesoamerica
4883 Comparative Cultures
AVED 4653 Int’l Aerospace Issues
CTED 4333 International Career and Technical Education
CIED 4724 Planning and Management in the Multicultural Secondary Classroom
4730 Planning and Management in the Multicultural Art Classroom K-12
4734 Planning and Management in the Multicultural Foreign Language Classroom K-12
EDUC 3080 Int’l Perspectives in Literacy
GEOG 3053 Introduction to Central Asian Studies
3133 Political Geography
3723 Geography of Europe
3733 Geography of Russia and its Neighbors
3743 Geography of Latin America
3753 Geography of Asia
3763 Geography of Africa
3783 Geography of the Middle East and Southwest Asia
3793 Geography of Australia and the Pacific Realm
4143 Geography Travel and Tourism
HDFS 3203 Children’s Play: A World Perspective
HIST 3053 Intro to Central Asian Studies
3133 Germany Since 1815
3133 African Diaspora History
3163 Russia Since 1861
3273 Modern Europe Since 1914
3323 Modern France 1789-Present
3333 History of the Second World War
3343 World War I in Modern European Culture
3413 East Asia Since 1800
3423 Modern Japan
3433 Modern China
3443 Gender Relations in Chinese History
3463 Modern Latin America
3493 Scandinavia Since 1500
3513 Modern Middle East Since 1800
3543 Israel & Palestine in Modern Times
3553 Media & Popular Culture/Arab &Middle East
3963 Ideas & Ideologies in Modern Europe
4980 Contemporary Chinese Society
HONR 300 Advanced Honors Topics
3013 Holocaust Studies Seminar
3023 Contemporary Cultures of the Western World
3033 Contemporary Cultures of the Non-Western World
4933 Honors Creative Component
JB 4253 International Mass Communication
LA 4433 Land Use and Community Planning
4573 Recreation Planning
4583 Environmental Planning
NSCI 3543 Food and the Human Environment
POLS 3003 The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture
3033 International Law
3053 Intro to Central Asian Studies
3123 Government and Politics of Russia
3143 Politics of Western Europe
3163 Politics of Africa
3193 Politics of Latin America
3223 Politics of East Asia
3313 Politics of the Middle East
4010 Topics in International Relations
4043 Politics of the Global Economy
4053 War and World Politics
4113 International Institutions
SOC 4033 Comparative Perspectives of Criminal Justice Systems
4950 Women and the Middle East
4533 World Population Problems
SCFD 4913 Int’l Problems & Role of the School

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 a single 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.

Matthew 25:40 Scholars

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2011

Students who received the Wes and Lou Watkins Matthew 25:40 scholarship visited with Wes Watkins about their academic projects. The purpose of the scholarship is to allow Oklahoma State University students to receive additional incentive to travel abroad to participate in community improvement projects in developing countries. Pictured from left to right Richard Moore, Ashley Hesser, Wes Watkins, Shannon Watson, Patrick Bell and Mike Dicks, professor, agricultural economics and Wes and Lou Watkins Chair of International Trade and Development. Scholars not pictured include Lexi Almy and Jesi Lay.
Students who received the Wes and Lou Watkins Matthew 25:40 scholarship visited with Wes Watkins about their academic projects. The purpose of the scholarship is to allow Oklahoma State University students to receive additional incentive to travel abroad to participate in community improvement projects in developing countries. Pictured from left to right Richard Moore, Ashley Hesser, Wes Watkins, Shannon Watson, Patrick Bell and Mike Dicks, professor, agricultural economics and Wes and Lou Watkins Chair of International Trade and Development. Scholars not pictured include Lexi Almy and Jesi Lay.

Dr. Henneberry's Remarks during the 90th Anniversary Celebration of OSU's Correspondence Education

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sierra Leone Project to be featured on Oklahoma Horizon

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mike Dicks, professor, agricultural economics and Wes and Lou Watkins Chair of International Trade and Development, and a group of Oklahoma State University students went to Sierra Leone, Africa to help improve the life of orphan children, which is complicated by the conflict that destroyed their nation.

This week on Oklahoma Horizon, this group and their project work in Sierra Leon will be featured on Oklahoma Horizon. The show airs on OETA Channel 13 (Channel 11 in Tulsa) Sunday at 3 p.m. and on RFD-TV Network Satellite at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

A complete listing of show times can be found on their website http://www.okhorizon.com/index.htm.

Between 1991 and 2002 civil war distressed the country leaving more than 50,000 people dead and much of the country’s infrastructure destroyed. Today, it’s a land of peace but the scars of the country’s past still show.

Rami Khouri to speak at Global Briefing

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Rami Khouri, an internationally syndicated political columnist, book author and the first Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, will speak at Oklahoma State University’s Global Briefing.

The Global Briefing titled, “When Freedom Rings: Causes and Consequences of the Arab Revolt,” will take place on October 18, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in 109 Wes Watkins Center. The Global Briefing is co-sponsored by OSU’s chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and the International Studies and Outreach Office, in cooperation with the Religious Studies and Middle East Studies Programs at the University of Oklahoma.

“The Phi Beta Delta Board is delighted to co-host Mr. Khouri’s visit at OSU,” said Patricia Rayas-Duarte, Phi Beta Delta president. “It’s a unique opportunity to hear Mr. Khouri’s perspective on the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa. We invite the OSU and Stillwater community to attend to his talk.”

Khouri is a Palestinian-Jordanian and U.S. citizen whose family resides in Beirut, Amman and Nazareth. He is a research associate at the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflict at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University and a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard University Divinity School. He also serves on the board of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

He was editor-in-chief of the Jordan Times for seven years and later executive editor for the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper in 2003-2005. Khouri often shares his comments on Mideast issues in the international media and lectures frequently at conferences and universities throughout the world.

He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in October 2006, and in November 2006, he was the co-recipient of the Pax Christi International Peace Award for his efforts to bring peace and reconciliation to the Middle East. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees respectively in political science and mass communications, both from Syracuse University.

The School of International Studies initiated the Global Briefing Series in 2001, just after 9/11, to educate and inform the public about developing events, both in the United States and abroad. Visiting scholars, experts and world leaders deliver briefings to provide a global perspective on current events.

Rami Khouri, an internationally syndicated political columnist, book author and the first Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, will speak at Oklahoma State University’s Global Briefing.
Rami Khouri, an internationally syndicated political columnist, book author and the first Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, will speak at Oklahoma State University’s Global Briefing.

OSU students explore opportunities at the Study Abroad fair

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Students from across Oklahoma State University’s campus visited the Noble Research Center to learn more about Study Abroad opportunities. The students had an opportunity to browse tables set up by the Study Abroad Office, College Outreach Programs and outside vendors.

The event was sponsored by the Study Abroad/National Student Exchange Office. This office coordinates a variety of programs, both international and domestic, that assist students in connecting to the world.

More information about studying abroad can be found at http://iso.okstate.edu/ieo.aspx?page=16.

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