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The International Studies minor is a valuable addition to almost any major. It complements major areas by providing students with an international focus in their field and an understanding of the institutions that produce economic, social, cultural, and political interdependence among nations.


All program requirements and courses are outlined in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog. The minor requirements consist of 9 hours of required courses and 9 hours of elective courses.

All International Studies minors must take:

  • PSC 103: Introduction to International Relations

    The introductory course in international relations is designed to be a survey of the problems and practice of global cooperation and conflict. 3 hours.

  • FLL 120: Foreign Cultures

    Exploration of the customs, traditions, languages, ancestry, religions, values, and institutions of varied western and non-western nations through the use of humanities disciplines. Strong emphasis on the epistemology, production, and reception of culture, within and beyond the borders of a particular nation-state. 3 hours.

  • ITS 470: Seminar in International Studies

    International Studies exit seminar that draws together program themes and summarizes main threads of current global issues. Prerequisite: permission of ITS director. 3 hours. Students may also take: ITS 471 Seminar in International Studies.

Course Catalog

A complete list of minor requirements and courses are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

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