University Bulletin 2018-2019

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Minor in International Studies

If a minor is required in your degree program, at least 9 (lower and/or upper-division) hours of courses in the minor must be completed at the University.

Requirements for a Minor in International Studies Credit Hours
A minimum of 21 hours, including at least 9 hours at the 300-400 level.  21
Students must complete: 12
IS 100  
PSC 250  
PSC 270  
GEO 312  
9 hours from the following: 9
AN 347, AN 348; ARH 203, 312, 322, 324, 326, 330, 332, 335; CJ 472; EH 216, EH 349;  
GEO 314, 315, 316; HY 104, HY 321, HY 323, HY 325, HY 326, HY 333, HY 334, HY 335, HY 336, HY 337, HY 338, HY 345, HY 346, HY 347, HY 348, HY 355, HY 356, HY 357, HY 364, HY 365 (W), HY 367(W), HY 368, HY 429, HY 450, HY 454, HY 457, HY 461, HY 465  
IS 490, 491, 492, 495; LG 200 or higher; MUO 136;  
PHL 354, 355  
PSC 489, PSC 313 (W), PSC 360, PSC 365 (W), PSC 368, PSC 450, PSC 452, PSC 470; SY411(W), or any IS-related course (upon approval of the Director).  
International Studies Staff    
(251) 460-6746
Director Dr. Christine Rinne (Europe)
Faculty Affiliates

Ms. Kristy Britt, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Latin America)
Dr. Claire Cage, History (Europe)
Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury, Physics (Asia)
Dr. Laureen Fregeau, Education (Latin America)
Dr. Nicholas Gossett, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (International Relations, Europe)
Dr. Philip Habel, Political Science (Europe, Latin America)
Dr. Delwar Hossain, Communication (Asia)
Dr. Zohair Husain, Political Science (Asia, International Relations, Middle East))
Dr. Zoya Khan, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Latin America)
Dr. Mara Kozelsky, History (Asia, Europe)
Dr. Scott Liebertz, Political Science and Criminal Justice (Latin America)
Dr. Christina Lindeman, Visual Arts (Europe)
Dr. Eric Loomis, Philosophy (Asia)
Dr. Mihaela Marin, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Europe)
Dr. Susan McCready, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Europe)
Dr. David Meola, History (Europe)
Dr. David Messenger, History  (Europe)
Dr. Harrison Miller, History (Asia)
Dr. Hosik Min, Sociology (Asia)
Dr. Mark Moberg, Anthropology (Latin America)
Dr. Frances Mujica, Geography (Latin America)
Ms. Terri Rice, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Latin America)
Dr. Roberto Robles-Valencia, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Europe)
Dr. Harry Roddy, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Europe)
Dr. Roy Ryder, Geography (Latin America)
Dr. Alex Sharland, Marketing (International Business)
Dr. Michele Strong, History (Europe)
Dr. James Swofford, Economics (International Business)
Dr. Eleanor ter Horst, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Europe)
Dr. Kevin Tsai, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Asia)
Dr. Brian Whitener, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Latin America)
Dr. Rebecca Williams, History (Asia, Middle East) 

International Studies web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/internationalstudies

The International Studies major is a rigorous interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to build a solid foundation for a career in international affairs. The program combines language fluency, international/ area studies, and international business, and, as such, fulfills the requirements for both the major and minor. The faculty directing the major is drawn mostly from the departments of modern and classical languages and literature, geography, history, philosophy, political science, sociology and anthropology.

All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. GEO 312 will satisfy the technology requirement for International Studies majors.

USA Education/Study Abroad

Students in International Studies are strongly encouraged to incorporate international experiences as part of their academic activities. Study, research, and internships as well as service learning and community service abroad are available options. For more information contact the IS Office and/or the USA Office of International Education.