International Studies


The mission of Texas Wesleyan University includes developing students to their full potential as individuals and members of the world community.

International Studies

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.

Course Descriptions

2300. Introduction to International Studies

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.

4393. Internship in International Studies

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can courses I take for GEC requirements or for my major also count towards the minor at the same time?

A: Yes

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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Contact Information

International Programs Office
Location: Brown Lupton Building,
North Wing
Phone: 817-531-5868
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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