Jun 13, 2024  
2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Affairs Minor

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Colleges, Schools and Programs

Coordinator: Dr. John Miglietta
211 Hubert Crouch Hall
Telephone: 615-963-5515

This program is open to students throughout the University regardless of major. The minor in International Affairs has a core component of Political Science, History, and Geography courses. In addition students are asked to specialize in a specific areas of emphasis. These are Area studies (African, Asian, European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern studies); International Security, Law, and Organization; International Development; Foreign Policy Analysis and Comparative Politics; and International Peace and Justice, Cultural Studies. This minor offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs. The International Affairs minor provides students with exposure to various disciplines (Africana Studies, Agriculture, Anthropology, Business, Communications, History, Geography, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science, and Sociology). By taking a menu of courses students develop an understanding of cultural, economic, historical, geographical, and political aspects of the international system.

Course Requirements:

Required Courses Credit Hours 12
Emphasis Electives Credit Hours   9  
Total Hours 21

Summary of the Core in International Affairs:

  1. POLI 2200 : Provides an introduction to the various economic, political, and social issues in international affairs.
  2. POLI 3690 : Provides a multi-perspective approach to the theoretical philosophies of international affairs.
  3. One upper-level History Course: Gives students exposure to a particular region of the world.
  4. One upper-level Geography Course: This provides students with a broad global geographical understanding.

Total Credit Hours: 12


This core gives students a background in aspects of the politics, history, and geography of international affairs while also providing a theoretical and methodological foundation.

Summary of Areas of Emphasis:

Students will take three electives (9 credit hours) from one of the areas below, drawn from the following menus. (All courses are 3 credits.)

  1. Area Studies (African, Asian, European, Latin America, and Middle East)
  2. International Security, Law, and Organizations
  3. International Development
  4. Foreign Policy Analysis/Comparative Politics
  5. International Peace and Justice, Cultural Studies

Area Studies:

9 hours in a region: African, Asian, Europe, Latin American, and Middle East. These courses are drawn from the following programs: Africana Studies, History, Geography, and Political Science.

International Security, Law and Organizations:


Courses can be substituted under different areas of emphasis with permission of the Coordinator of the International Affairs Minor. (Students should see Coordinator for additional courses to be added to areas of emphasis.)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Colleges, Schools and Programs