International Studies Minor

Texas Tech offers an interdisciplinary minor in international studies for students who wish to gain an understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural interdependence of the world. The minor is made up of nine core credit hours and nine elective hours. The core courses are ECO 3333 International Economics, GEOG 2351 Regional Geography of the World, and POLS 3361 International Politics. The advisor may allow substitutions for core courses when it can be shown that the substitute course fits with the student's major program and academic objectives. Elective courses are selected from Arts and Sciences courses that deal with international and global topics. Courses from other colleges may be accepted if they have been previously approved by the program advisor.

The International Studies Minor is an opportunity for you to connect your major or your interests to Texas Tech's wide range of offerings that address international and global subjects. Whatever your major, the International Studies minor can contribute to your academic program. If your primary interest is in politics, history, society, or law, you can design your own program drawing on such courses as Transnational Issues, American Foreign Policy, the History of United States Military Affairs, Women in European Civilization, and many others. If your interest is in business and economics, consider a minor that includes International Finance or Geography of Trade and International Integration. Combine courses in the arts, social science, and history to broaden your horizons.

The International Studies minor is an excellent counterpart to Study Abroad. Take classes at TTU that will give you an international perspective as part of your Study Abroad program. Take classes overseas to count toward your International Studies minor.

The International Studies minor can help you prepare for graduate study in international affairs. The International Studies advisor can help you find Masters degree programs in international studies in all regions of the United States, including at Texas Tech.

Contact Information

Dr. John Barkdull

Department of Political Science

227 Holden Hall

742-4043

john.barkdull@ttu.edu