The Minor in International Studies is an interdisciplinary minor meant to complement any major on campus either by adding an international component to that major or by strengthening an existing international emphasis. The minor provides a broad overview of international issues while also permitting some degree of specialization on a particular issue or region of the world.
These objectives are accomplished not only through a flexible selection of coursesoutside the major, but also through direct engagement that might include studyabroad, internships, home-stays, the study of foreign language, and the development of a final senior project that allows the student to integrate learning from both majorand minor into a project with an international focus.
The Program of study should have either a topical or regional focus and courses in the Core Requirements should be selected from at least two disciplines outside the student’s major. Study abroad is an important component of this minor and students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities for overseas study offered by Radford University or other institutions.
The content of the minor will vary with each student. The following suggest some of the possibilities, but are not fully inclusive: The Role of Dance in Culture, Economics of Developing Countries, Japanese (or European) Studies, Educational Systems in Africa, the Politics of Fundamentalist Islam.