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International Studies Minor Requirements

The International Studies minor is designed to offer students an introduction to the interdisciplinary investigation of other societies and the forces of global integration and conflict.

Minor Requirements & Information

  • The minor consists of seven (7) four-unit courses (at least 28 units).
  • Grading: All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better (including language courses).
  • Interdisciplinary Requirement: The minor must include courses from at least two (2) departments (not including INTL).
  • Study Abroad: Minors are highly encouraged to study abroad.  Students are allowed to petition up to three courses from abroad to count toward the minor.  Additional information can be found here.
    • Note: A maximum of three courses can be petitioned to the International Studies Program.  Language requirement courses must be petitioned to the linguistics department.
  • Academic Internship Program (AIP): Only one AIP 197 course will be allowed to be petitioned to count toward the minor.
    • Note: Specific additional requirements must be completed in order to have an AIP course count toward the minor.  Information can be found here: (Link to Explore Opportunities).
  • Research (197, 198 or 199): Only one 197, 198 or 199 course will be allowed to be petitioned to count toward the minor.
    • Note: Specific additional requirements must be completed in order to have a 197, 198 or 199 course count toward the minor.  Information can be found here: (Link to Explore Opportunities).
  • Warren College Programs of Concentration Students: Please contact Warren Advising for additional information on how to useInternational Studies as a Social Science or Humanities.

Language Requirement (0-2 course credits)

International Studies minors are required to demonstrate basic proficiency in a modern foreign language.  This can be accomplished in one of the following ways:

International Studies Core Courses (2 courses)

All courses taken for the minor must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Enrollment:

  • INTL 101 & 102 are not sequential and are offered in variable quarters each year. They are typically offered once per year and it is recommended that students complete these introductory courses during their sophomore year.
  • Students must be a declared International Studies minor in order to enroll in INTL 101 and 102.
  • To enroll: Contact the International Studies advisors utilizing the Virtual Advising Center (http://vac.ucsd.edu, Advisor: INTL) and request authorization to enroll in INTL 101 or INTL 102.

Track 1: Economics, Politics and International Change (1 course)

Complete one (1) course selected from the approved list

  • All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

 

Track 2: Culture and Society in International Perspective (1 course)

Complete one (1) course selected from the approved list.

  • All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

International Studies Elective Courses (1-3 courses)

Complete one to three (1-3) courses selected from the approved list for Track 1 or Track 2.

  • All courses for the minor must be upper-division, non-language, at least 4 quarter units and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.
  • International Studies minors must complete a total of seven (7) courses for the minor. The number of International Studies Elective courses required is variable dependent on the number of language courses applied toward the minor.
    • If zero (0) language courses are applied toward the minor:
      • Three (3) International Studies Elective courses are required.
    • If one (1) language course taken for a letter grade of C- or better is applied toward the minor:
      • Two (2) International Studies Elective courses are required.
    • If two (2) language courses taken for a letter grade of C- or better are applied toward the minor:
      • One (1) International Studies Elective course is required.
    • The International Study Elective course list is comprised of the Track 1 & Track 2 comprehensive course lists.

How to Declare the International Studies Minor

Go to TritonLink, access Major/Minor link under the Tool category and declare your minor.

Minor Code:

International Studies (MO 62)

Note: You will be required to enter the courses that you plan to take for the minor.  Although you do not have to take the exact courses you put into the form, it is important that you demonstrate comprehension of the minor requirements.

Resources

International Studies Academic Advising Resources

Additional Resources