The minor in international studies provides an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global issues, societies, and cultures. International studies minors acquire knowledge that will enable them to understand and contribute to shaping the rapidly evolving global community. The minor in international studies helps prepare students for graduate study or professional careers in a variety of fields in the national and international job markets such as international affairs and public policy, international business and finance, international organizations, and academic research and teaching. Requirements for the minor include a core set of courses: an introductory sequence (Global Cultures and Society, Global Politics, World History and Global Economics) and two quarters of the International Studies Public Forum. Students then choose both a regional focus (three upper-division courses on Europe and Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East, the Americas, or Asia) and a functional focus (three upper division courses on Global Security, Conflict and Conflict Resolution, International/Comparative Law, International/Transnational Organizations and Movements, Global Ethics and Human Rights, Global Identities, Global Trade, Investment and Finance, Global Development, Public Health,& Environment, or Global Population, Migration, and Diaspora). Minors in international studies are encouraged to study abroad.


2021-2022 Requirements for the International Studies Minor are as follows:

UCI General Catalogue


A. Complete the following:

INTL ST 1  Introduction to Global Studies

B. Select one of the following:

INTL ST 11  Global Cultures and Society

INTL ST 12  Global Political Ideologies

INTL ST 15  Global Political Economy

INTL ST 16  Human Rights and Global Governance

INTL ST 17  Global Environmental Issues 

C. Geographic Focus: Two upper-division courses in one geographic area

D. Global Focus: Three upper-division courses. At least one must be from Module A.

Module A:

INTL ST 100  Global Trials

INTL ST 101A  Global Social Movements

INTL ST 101B  Global Cities and Slums

INTL ST 102A  Global Refugees and Stateless People

INTL ST 103A  Case Studies in Global and Planetary Health

INTL ST 104A  Global Trafficking

INTL ST 104BW  Global Gender and Sexuality

INTL ST 106A  Global Political Ecology

INTL ST 106B  Global Food Environment

INTL ST 150  Racism and Global Apartheid

INTL ST 163  Global Inequalities

Module B:

E. One quarter of INTL ST 183A  Global and International Studies Forum



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