UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

International Studies Minor

24 Total Credits


Required Courses: 12 cr. hrs.


AGEC 250 World Food and Populations 3 cr.
GEOG 120 Human Geography 3 cr.
INTS 200 Introduction to International Studies 3 cr.
POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.

Directed Electives: 12 cr. hrs.


Select nine credits from one of the categories below, excluding Education Abroad. In addition, students must complete three credits chosen from any category.  Credit for INTS 300, 379, 389, 480, 490 or 499 can be applied to a category after consultation with the chair.

Supporting Courses:
 

Students complete one year of a foreign language of their choice with a minimum overall grade point average of no less than 2.0; e.g., complete any one-year language course at UWRF, complete test outs equivalent to one year, or complete one year at another accredited university and transfer the credits to UWRF.

Area Studies: Asia
ART 291 Asian Art History 3 cr.
ENGL 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Film
GEOG 344 Asia and Oceania 3 cr.
HIST 201 Introduction to Asian Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 334 Modern China, 1800 to the Present 3 cr.
HIST 335 Modern Japan, 1600 to the Present 3 cr.
POLS 348 Politics of East Asia 3 cr.

Area Studies: Europe
ENGL 341 European Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 428 Modern British Literature: 1940-Present 3 cr.
FILM 315 / GERM 315 Classic and Modern German Film 3 cr.
FILM 316 History of French Cinema 3 cr.
GEOG 340 Europe 3 cr.
GERM 275 Business German 3 cr.
GERM 341 German Civilization 3 cr.
GERM 342 Modern German-Speaking Cultures 3 cr.
GERM 351 Survey of German Literature to Classicism (1800) 3 cr.
GERM 352 Survey of German Literature from Classicism (1800) to Present 3 cr.
GERM 451 German Drama and Theater 3 cr.
GERM 452 German Tale, Short Story, and Novella
GERM 453 German Poetry
HIST 203 Survey of the Mediterranean
HIST 318 Twentieth Century Europe 3 cr.
POLS 346 Politics of Western Europe 3 cr.
SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature Siglo De Oro 3 cr.
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature 1898 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3 cr.

Area Studies: Latin America
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
HIST 202 Introduction to Latin American Civilizations 3 cr.
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature, Conquest to Independence 3 cr.
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature Independence to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Professions 3 cr.
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3 cr.

Conflict and Peace
ENGL 205 Literature of War: Culture and Ethics 3 cr.
HIST 359 U.S. History from 1945 3 cr.
HIST 367 History of U.S. Foreign Policy 3 cr.
POLS 364 International War and Peace 3 cr.
POLS 365 American Foreign Policy 3 cr.
POLS 377 The United Nations (may be taken three times) 1 cr.

Culture
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 cr.
ART 291 Asian Art History 3 cr.
ENGL 214 Women's Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 230 International Short Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema
ENGL 341 European Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 428 Modern British Literature: 1940-Present 3 cr.
ENGL 441 Twentieth Century International Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 442 World Cinema 3 cr.
FILM 315 / GERM 315 Classic and Modern German Film 3 cr.
FILM 316 / FREN 316 History of French Cinema 3 cr.
GEOG 340 Europe 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asia and Oceana 3 cr.
GERM 275 Business German 3 cr.
GERM 341 German Civilization 3 cr.
GERM 342 Modern German-Speaking Cultures 3 cr.
GERM 351 Survey of German Literature to Classicism (1800) 3 cr.
GERM 352 Survey of German Literature from Classicism (1800) to Present 3 cr.
GERM 451 German Drama and Theater 3 cr.
GERM 452 German Tale, Short Story, and Novella
GERM 453 German Poetry
HIST 102 History of the Modern World, 1500-Present 3 cr.
JOUR 350 Mass Communication in the Global Age 3 cr.
MNGT 310 Culture and Business 3 cr.
MUS 300 World Music 3 cr.
POLS 245 Comparative Politics 3 cr.
POLS 344 Politics of the Developing World 3 cr.
POLS 346 Politics of Western Europe 3 cr.
POLS 348 Politics of East Asia 3 cr.
POLS 349 Middle Eastern History and Politics 3 cr.
SOCI 314 / ANTH 314 Faces of Culture 3 cr.
SOCI 316 / ANTH 316 Social and Cultural Change 3 cr.
SOCI 321 / ANTH 321 Global Perspectives on Women 3 cr.
SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature Siglo De Oro 3 cr.
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature 1898 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature, Conquest to Independence 3 cr.
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature Independence to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Professions 3 cr.
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3 cr.
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3 cr.

Development
AGEC 450 Introduction to Natural Resources Economics 3 cr.
ECON 329 Global Topics in African, Asian, and Latin American Economic Development 3 cr.
ECON 340 Contemporary International Trade Issues 3 cr.
ECON 342 International Finance 3 cr.
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr.
ESM 377 Business Ecology 3 cr.
GEOG 220 Economic Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
MKTG 355 International Marketing 3 cr.
MNGT 250 Global Business & Society
MNGT 355 International Business 3 cr.
MNGT 380 International Business Seminar 3 cr.
POLS 344 Politics of the Developing World 3 cr.
POLS 348 Politics of East Asia 3 cr.
POLS 369 Politics of the World Economy 3 cr.
POLS 377 The United Nations (may be taken three times) 1 cr.
SOCI 338 / ANTH 338 Global Perspectives on Health and Disease 3 cr.

Global Science and Environment
AGEC 450 Introduction to Natural Resource Economics 3 cr.
ESM 105 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3 cr.
ESM 377 Business Ecology 3 cr.
GEOG 212 Weather and Climate 3 cr.
GEOG 214 World Patterns of Plants and Animals 3 cr.
GEOL 115 Oceanography 3 cr.
GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr.
GEOL 327 Geomorphology & Glacial Geology 3 cr.
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.
GEOL 441 Introduction to Geophysics 3 cr.
GEOL 445 Hydrogeology 3 cr.
SOCI 338 / ANTH 338 Global Perspectives on Health and Disease 3 cr.

International Relations
GEOG 340 Europe 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asia and Oceania 3 cr.
HIST 367 History of U.S. Foreign Policy 3 cr.
POLS 245 Comparative Politics 3 cr.
POLS 344 Politics of the Developing World 3 cr.
POLS 346 Politics of Western Europe 3 cr.
POLS 348 Politics of East Asia 3 cr.
POLS 364 International War and Peace 3 cr.
POLS 365 American Foreign Policy 3 cr.
POLS 369 Politics of the World Economy 3 cr.
POLS 377 The United Nations (may be taken three times) 1 cr.
SOCI 231 Sociology of Globalization 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Professions 3 cr.

Education Abroad

The education abroad category includes those courses approved by the INTS program committee. Any exceptions to the education abroad course list will be considered only if they are requested in writing prior to applying for the program.

INTS 365 Contemporary Europe 3 cr.
INTS 370 International Study Tour 1-3 cr.
INTS 371 / POLS 371 German-Speaking Europe 3 cr.
INTS 372 / POLS 372 The Politics of Scotland 3 cr.
INTS 377 Semester Abroad 6 cr.
WIS 305 Scotland: Society and Globalization 3 cr.
378 within depts. Semester Abroad Research 3-6 cr.

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