IS Minor

IS student visits Berlin while studying abroad in Italy

IS student visits Berlin while studying abroad in Italy

 

The International Studies minor requires the completion of 16 s.h. as follows:
(click here for an IS minor advising worksheet)

 

IS:2000 Introduction to International Studies or  IS:2020 World Events Today (3 s.h.)


IS:2009 World Travel: Cross-Cultural Skills for International Business, Service & Education (3 s.h.)


IS:2500 Working Internationally (1 s.h.)


Coursework numbered 2000+ approved for the International Studies B.A. chosen from the IS Course Database (6 s.h.)


Coursework numbered 2000+ approved for the International Studies B.A. chosen from the IS Course Database
or an approved credit-bearing experiential learning activity (3 s.h.)

The experiential learning activities listed below are pre-approved for the minor.  Students can also submit an online petition to request permission to use alternative experiential learning courses or credit-bearing activities; they are encouraged to contact the academic advisor for their program of study to discuss additional opportunities:

  • Coursework completed through an approved study abroad program
  • ABRD:1526 International Hawkeye Service Team
  • CSD:3187 Early Literacy Instruction for Young Children
  • GHS:4000 Global Health Service Learning
  • IS:3012 Service Learning -- International Studies
  • LS:1024  Alternative Break Service Learning
  • RHET:2090 Conversation Practicum
  • SPAN:3092 Spanish in the Community
  • WRIT:2100 Writing and Community Outreach

A minimum of 13 s.h. of the IS minor must be completed at the University of Iowa.


To preserve the multidisciplinary nature of the International Studies minor, students may count a maximum of 6 s.h. from a single department, program, or from the Tippie College of Business, or from a major, another minor, or a certificate toward the International Studies minor.   


Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.00 in the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Please note that International Studies minor degree audits do not update automatically.  They are updated during week 5 of the fall and spring semester.
 

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Through summer 2019, the minor in International Studies requires 15 s.h. which may be completed as follows:

The minor must include IS:2000 Introduction to International Studies, or IS:2020 World Events Today, or another International Studies "foundation" course from the list below.

The minor must also include 12 s.h. of 2000 - 4999 coursework approved for the International Studies major completed at the University of Iowa (courses approved for the International Studies major are listed in the International Studies Course Database).

To preserve the multidisciplinary nature of the International Studies minor, students may count a maximum of 6 s.h. from a single department, program, or from the Tippie College of Business, or from a major, another minor, or a certificate toward the International Studies minor. 

Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.00 in the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Please note that International Studies minor degree audits do not update automatically.  They are updated during week 5 of the fall and spring semester.

 

Number Course Title Hours
ANTH:1101/ IS:1101 Cultural Anthropology 3 s.h.
ARTH:1030 Themes in Global Art 3 s.h.
CL:1240 Major Texts of Wold Lit, Antqty to 1700 3 s.h.
CL:1241 Major Texts of World Lit, 1700 to Present 3 s.h.
DANC:2060 Dance & Society in Global Contexts 3 s.h.
ENGL:2505 Introduction to Postcolonial Studies 3 s.h.
GEOG:1090 Globalization and Geographic Diversity 3 s.h.
GEOG:2910 Global Economy 3 s.h.
HIST:110 The Modern World 3 s.h.
HIST:3155 The World Since 1945 3 s.h.
IS:2020 World Events Today! 3 s.h.
POLI:1400 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 s.h.
RELS:1015 Religions in a Global Context 3 s.h.

Questions? Email intlstudies@uiowa.edu