The Minor(s)

  1. African Studies

    Recommended for students who seek specialized knowledge of Africa to supplement their majors and to enhance their career opportunities.

    • Required Units (crs.): 23 minimum

    • Required Courses:

      • International Studies: International Studies 402 or 403

    • Other Requirements: 20 additional units (crs.) from the courses in the African Studies section of Course List 3. Students must include one course each from any four of the departments specified in the African Studies list.

    • Electives: Additional courses beyond the minimum requirement may be taken from Course Lists 1 and 2.

    • Comment:

      Courses which satisfy the unit (cr.) requirements of this minor also count toward an International Studies major, enabling students to combine the two into a package of complementing specializations.
      French is the recommended foreign language for this minor.
  2. Asian Studies

    Recommended for students who wish to acquire a competence in Asian affairs and culture to supplement their majors and enable careers related to this area.

    • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

    • Required Courses:

      • International Studies: International Studies 402 or 403

    • Other Requirements: 21 additional units (crs.) from the courses in the Asian Studies section of Course List 3. Of these 21 units (crs.): 12 must be upper division units (crs.) from three of the departments specified in the Asian Studies list. Additionally: 15 units (crs.), out of these 21 required units (crs.), must represent courses in general Asian studies, South Asian or East Asian studies.

    • Electives: Additional courses beyond the minimum requirement may be taken from Course Lists 1 and 2, or from any course on Course List 3, under Asian Studies.

    • Students enrolled in the Asian Studies minor are encouraged to study the Japanese language. Asian Studies minors may count Japanese 204 as an elective in their Asian Studies Minor.
    • Comment:

      Courses which satisfy the unit (cr.) requirements of this minor also count toward an International Studies major, enabling students to combine the two into a package of complementing specializations.

  3. European Studies

    Recommended for students who wish to acquire a specialized knowledge of European affairs and culture to supplement their majors and to prepare for careers related to this area.

    • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

    • Required Courses:

      • International Studies: International Studies 402 or 403

    • Other Requirements: 21 additional units (crs.) from the courses in the European Studies section of Course List 3.

    • Electives: Additional courses beyond the minimum requirement may be taken from Course Lists 1 and 2.

    • Comment:

      Courses which satisfy the unit (cr.) requirements of this minor also count toward an International Studies major, enabling students to combine the two into a package of complementing specializations.

  4. Latin American Studies

    Recommended for students who wish to acquire a specialized knowledge of Latin American affairs and culture to supplement their majors and to prepare for careers related to this area, or for a teaching license in this field.

    • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

    • Required Courses:

      • International Studies: International Studies 420 (Seminar in Latin American Studies)

    • Other Requirements: 21 additional units (crs.) from the courses in the Latin American Studies section of Course List 3. Students must include at least one course each from any four of the departments specified in the Latin American Studies list.

    • Electives: Additional courses beyond the minimum requirement may be taken from Course Lists 1 and 2.

    • Comment:

      Courses which satisfy the unit (cr.) requirements of this minor also count toward an International Studies major, enabling students to combine the two into a package of complementing specializations.

      Students are strongly advised to include at least two years of Spanish in their studies.

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