The International Studies Minor is a 27- hour minor designed to enhance a student’s overseas study by integrating his or her experience with expanded language training and additional International Studies classes at Ouachita.
This program seeks to broaden the student’s understanding of one or more areas of the world and deepen appreciation for the richness of the cultural, religious, political, and economic diversity of our ever shrinking world.
A minor in International Studies will include at least 27 hours as follows:
• Two years of study in one (1) foreign language, totaling 12 to 14 hours. At least one semester must be taken before the overseas experience. The student must demonstrate equivalency skill at the sophomore level in the language by passing an exam administered by the Modern Languages Department after returning from the overseas experience.
• Overseas study: The student must complete at least one semester of an overseas study experience in a program approved in advance by the International Studies Committee.
• International Senior Seminar: The student must complete this one hour seminar, INTL 4001, after returning from an overseas study experience.
• Additional Requirements: The student must complete other approved courses to fulfill the 27- hour minor. These may include pre-approved courses taken overseas or on-campus courses related to the student’s degree program. Such courses will include, but not necessarily be limited to:
• ECON 4023________Comparative Economic systems
• PSCI 3013_________World Politics
• PSCI 4023_________Comparative Politics
• HIST 4713_________Topical Seminar
• RELG/PHIL 4043___World Religions
• RELG 4023________Cross-Cultural Communications