A critical goal of this minor involves increasing the marketability of major degrees by adding important intercultural competencies. Studies show that employers in most industries increasingly value applicants with international exposure and experience over those who don't.
This is an interdisciplinary course which will merge elements of psychology and anthropology in order to teach students to think with an international perspective. This course will focus on understanding behavior across a variety of cultures. The course is designed to encourage a global consciousness in student thinking as well as help to increase egalitarian thinking and reduce ethnocentrism.
Prerequisite Course: IST 2300 and Junior Standing
Students must complete 80 clock hours of documented experience supervised by any qualified faculty at Texas Wesleyan University to receive credit. Students are required to complete a report which will detail observations made in the process of the internship and discuss things that have been learned in the process.
International Studies Introduction (3 credits)
Intro to International Studies
International Experience Component(one of the following, 3 credits)
Geography Requirement (one of the following, 3 credits)
ELECTIVES 9 hours of the courses below
with no more than six hours from either of the following groupings
Process for Declaring the Minor
In order to officially sign up for the minor, submit the following form to the Registrar's office:
Advising for the Minor
Since the minor in International Studies is intended to be interdisciplinary, it does not belong to any of the existing colleges at Texas Wesleyan University, instead it is administered as part of University Programs. Since a student’s major advisor knows him or her best, they should be the students’ first line when questions regarding course selection arise.
General Questions and Administration of the Minor
The International Student Advisor in the International Programs office and the Faculty Liaison for International Studies are also available resources for questions and advising. The Committee for International Education serves in an advisory role for the minor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can courses I take for GEC requirements or for my major also count towards the minor at the same time?
Q: How do I sign up for the minor?
A: See the Advising and Administration for form and instructions.
Q: Do I need to take credits above and beyond the 128 required to graduate in order to complete this minor?
A: No, most students will be able to fit the 18 required credits within the 128 total required for graduation.
Q: Who will advise me for this minor?
A: Please ask your major advisor which courses are most appropriate for you. However, both the Faculty Liaison for International Studies and the Director of International Programs are available for questions.
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International Programs Office
Location: Brown Lupton Building, North Wing
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm