International Studies Minor

     The International Studies Minor Program provides exciting opportunities to examine and explore international and interdisciplinary challenges of globalization and communication, multicultural awareness and diversity, citizenship and the world, literature and the arts.

Photo (above): Prof. Spero with his students in Kraków, Poland (Wieliczka Salt Mine) as part of the spring 2017 course -- Europe Today & Study Abroad

     Our goal is to increase global awareness and abilities to interact with peoples from diverse cultures and perspectives. Appreciation of other cultures offers an opportunity for students from all majors to enhance their abilities to become more globally aware and politically active.

     This program makes people more knowledgeable about the world's peoples, cultures, and languages so that they become more globally competent and better equipped for an increasingly interconnected and complicated world.

     The International Studies Minor Program also organizers and hosts the annual International Studies Keynote Lecture Series for which students, faculty, staff, administration -- and the greater community -- have the opportunities to interact with experts in International Studies.

     For further information, please contact the International Studies Minor Coordinator, Dr. Josh Spero, Professor of International Politics by email: jspero@fitchburgstate.edu

International Studies Minor 18 S.H.

Some of the courses below may require prerequisites.

Required

IDIS 1200 Introduction to International Studies or 3 cr.
IDIS 1800 Global Issues 3 cr.
HON 1020 Current Events and Service Learning (Only for Honors Students minoring in International Studies) 3 cr.

At least one course in the minor must be selected from each of the following categories:

A. Communication, History or Political Science
B. Business and Economics
C. Art, Music or Dance
D. Language, Literature, Culture or Sociology

A. Communication, History or Political Science

The following are courses which can be used for the minor:

COMM 4280 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
HIST 1000 World Civilization I 3 cr.
HIST 1100 World Civilization II 3 cr.
HIST 1500 World Civilization III 3 cr.
HIST 2000 Medieval Europe 3 cr.
HIST 2020 Ancient Greece and Rome 3 cr.
HIST 2030 Contemporary Arab World 3 cr.
HIST 2050 Early Christianity 3 cr.
HIST 2054 The Byzantine Empire 3 cr.
HIST 2070 The European Renaissance 3 cr.
HIST 2080 The European Enlightenment 3 cr.
HIST 2100 Twentieth Century Europe 3 cr.
HIST 2110 Europe Today 3 cr.
HIST 2150 Twentieth Century Germany

3 cr.

HIST 2155 Nazi Germany: Hitler's Rise and Fall 3 cr.
HIST 2160 Holocaust 3 cr.
HIST 2170 Armenian Genocide 3 cr.
HIST 2290 The Silk Roads in History and Culture 3 cr.
HIST 2420 Modern Italian American History: Immigration and Identity 3 cr.
HIST 2501 Culture and Society of India 3 cr.
HIST 2530 The European Middle Ages 3 cr.
HIST 2700 History of Mexico 3 cr.
HIST 2722 Comparative Slavery 3 cr.
HIST 2745 Women in Latin American History 3 cr.
HIST 2770 Latin American Revolutions 3 cr.
HIST 2850 Modern Far East 3 cr.
HIST 2920 Middle East History Since 1500 3 cr.
HIST 2970 Women in the Middle East 3 cr.
HIST 3000 Modern Italian History: Risorgimento to Today 3 cr.
HIST 3200 History of India since 1500 3 cr.
HIST 3420 The French Revolution 3 cr.
  *ENGL 1100/1200; HIST 1000 or HIST 1150 or Intermediate European History Elective is Prereq.  
HIST 3740 Vietnam: A Century of Conflict 3 cr.
HIST 3750 Cold War 3 cr.
HIST 3760 China Since 1900 3 cr.
HIST 3850 The U.S. in World Affairs: 1898 to the Present 3 cr.
HIST 3900 Genocide in World History 3 cr.
IDIS 2000 Women in Science and Technology 3 cr.
IDIS 2100 Dilemmas of Peace & War 3 cr.
IDIS 2400 Caribbean Cultures 3 cr.
POLS 1300 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.
POLS 2110 Europe Today 3 cr.
POLS 2500 Political Systems of the Modern World 3 cr.
POLS 2540 Global Issues in Film 3 cr.
POLS 2701 International Organizations 3 cr.
POLS 3400 Conduct of American Foreign Policy 3 cr.
POLS 3510 International Terrorism 3 cr.
POLS 3700 Asian Politics and Culture 3 cr.
POLS 3800 Third World Politics, Economics and Society 3 cr.
POLS 4360 Institute for Understanding Government Decision Making 3 cr.

B. Business and Economics

The following are courses which can be used for the minor:

BSAD 4330 International Marketing *BSAD 3300 is Prereq. 3 cr.
BSAD 4880 International Business Management 3 cr.
ECON 1100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr.
ECON 1200 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr.
ECON 2500 Economic Development 3 cr.
ECON 3550 International Economics *ECON 1200 is Prereq. 3 cr.
ECON 3600 International Finance 3 cr.

C. Art, Music, or Dance

the following are courses which can be used for the minor:

ART 1100 Art Appreciation 3 cr.
ART 2010 Ancient and Medieval Art 3 cr.
ART 2100 Asian Art 3 cr.
ART 2120 Commonwealth of Asian Arts 3 cr.
ART 2700 Baroque Art 3 cr.
ART 2800 Northern Renaissance Art 3 cr.
ART 2850 Italian Renaissance Art 3 cr.
ART 2900 Nineteenth Century Art 3 cr.
ART 3150 Early Twentieth Century Art 3 cr.
ART 3300 The History of Architecture 3 cr.
MUSC 1500 World Music 3 cr.
MUSC 2000 Commonwealth of the Arts 3 cr.
MUSC 2100 Commonwealth of Ancient Arts 3 cr.
MUSC 2120 Commonwealth of Asian Arts 3 cr.
MUSC 2210 Commonwealth of the Arts: Medieval to Baroque 3 cr.
MUSC 3400 Twentieth Century Music 3 cr.
MUSC 3600 Bach to Beethoven 3 cr.
MUSC 3700 Nineteenth Century Music 3 cr.
HON 1070 Mozart to Modernism (Only for Honors students) 3 cr.

D. Language, Literature, Culture or Sociology

The following are courses which can be used for the minor:

ARAB 1026 Arabic for Beginners I 3 cr.
ARAB 1100 Arabic for Beginners II 3 cr.

ASL 1000 & ASL 2000

CHEM 1000

American Sign Language for Beginners 1 & 2

Chemistry in a Changing World

3 cr.

3 cr.

CHIN 1000 Mandarin for Beginners I 3 cr.
CHIN 1100 Mandarin for Beginners II 3 cr.
FREN 1000 French for Beginners I 3 cr.
FREN 1100 French for Beginners II 3 cr.
FREN 2000 Intermediate French I *Prereq FREN 1100 or permission. 3 cr.
FREN 2100 Intermediate French II * Prereq. FREN 2000 or permission. 3 cr.
FREN 3500 French Conversation and Composition 3 cr.
ITAL 1000 Italian for Beginners I 3 cr.
ITAL 1100 Italian for Beginners II 3 cr.
ITAL 2000 Intermediate Italian I *Prereq. ITAL 1100 or permission. 3 cr.
ITAL 2100 Intermediate Italian II *Prereq. ITAL 2000 or permission. 3 cr.
ITAL 3000 Italian Culture (in English): from Antiquity to 1800 3 cr.
ITAL 3100 Italian Culture (in English): From 1800 to the Present 3 cr.
ITAL 3300 Women in Italy 3 cr.
ITAL 3500 Italian Conversation and Composition 3 cr.
LATN 1000 Latin for Beginners I 3 cr.
LATN 1100 Latin for Beginners II 3 cr.
SPAN 1000 Spanish for Beginners I 3 cr.
SPAN 1100 Spanish for Beginners II 3 cr.
SPAN 2000 Intermediate Spanish I *Prereq. SPAN 1000 or permission 3 cr.
SPAN 2100 Intermediate Spanish II *Prereq SPAN 2000 or permission 3 cr.
SPAN 2600 Hispanic Culture 3 cr.
SPAN 2700 Hispanic Literature 3 cr.
SPAN 3500 Spanish Conversation and Composition 3 cr.
SPAN 4000 Practical Spanish for the Public Services Professional I 3 cr.
EDUC 2920 Caribbean Cultures 3 cr.
ENGL 2200 British Literature I: Beowulf to Milton 3 cr.
ENGL 2210 British Literature II: Pepys to Shelley 3 cr.
ENGL 2220 British Literature III: Bronte to Rushdie 3 cr.
ENGL 2400 World Literature I 3 cr.
ENGL 2500 World Literature II 3 cr.
ENGL 2650 Ethnic American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 3000 World Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 3025 English Studies Abroad 3 cr.
ENGL 3030 Middle Ages 3 cr.
ENGL 3040 British Literature Since World War II 3 cr.
ENGL 3050 20th Century Irish Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 3070 European Literature I 3 cr.
ENGL 3080 European Literature II 3 cr.
ENGL 3091 Asian Cinemas: Eastern Visions in a Post-Colonial World 3 cr.
ENGL 3092 Transatlantic Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 3100 The World Novel 3 cr.
ENGL 3120 Golden Age of English Renaissance Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 3700 African Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 3710 South Asian Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 3720 Caribbean Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 4010 Chaucer and His World 3 cr.
ENGL 4020 Shakespeare's Drama: Text and Performance 3 cr.
ENGL 4030 Interpreting Shakespeare's Work 3 cr.
ENGL 4040 Major English Writers of the 17th Century 3 cr.
ENGL 4080 British Romanticism 3 cr.
ENGL 4100 Victorian Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 4115 British Modernism 3 cr.
FREN 3000 French Civilization *Prereq FREN 2100 or permission 3 cr.
FREN 3300 French Literature I *Prereq FREN 2100 or permission 3 cr.
HON 2100 Honors Seminar in Literature (for Honors students) 3 cr.
IDIS 2400 Caribbean Cultures 3 cr.
IDIS 2500 Culture and Society of India 3 cr.
IDIS 2550 Art and Culture Abroad 3 cr.
SOC 2250 Cultural Anthropology 3 cr.
SOC 2620 Sociology of Religion 3 cr.
PHIL 3610 World Religions 3 cr.
NURS 4500 Nursing in a Global Community 3 cr.
THEA 2730 History of the Theater I 3 cr.