Program Website: https://www.hiram.edu/academics/majors-minors/international-studies/program/

Introduction

The international studies minor provides an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global issues, dynamics, societies, and cultures. It is meant to complement a student’s primary major either by adding an international component to that major or by strengthening an existing international emphasis within the major. This can be achieved regionally and/or thematically. The international studies minor is designed to help prepare students for graduate study and/or professional careers in a variety of fields in which an awareness of the growing economic, political, social, and cultural interdependence of the world is important. This is accomplished by giving students flexibility and an opportunity to design their own course of study, within the structural parameters of the minor.

Faculty

Jugdep S Chima, (2012) Associate Professor of Political Science; Coordinator of International Studies Minor
B.A., University of California, Berkeley;
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia
chimajs@hiram.edu

 Courses in International Studies span several subject areas; additional INTL courses will be approved during the academic year.

INTL 28000:  SEM::  1-4 Hour(s)  

SEMINAR ~

INTL 48000:  SENIOR SEMINAR:  4 Hour(s)  

SENIOR SEMINAR ~ This independent study course will consist of finalizing a research topic and completing the project, which will be approached from two different disciplinary perspectives and eventually result in interdisciplinary synthesis. The capstone will be jointly supervised by two faculty members chosen by the student, at least one of whom must be member of the international studies major committee. The International Studies Capstone course will include a mini-seminar of graduating international studies seniors meeting regularly, and led by a select member of the international studies major committee. This mini-seminar will allow the graduating seniors to share and discuss progress on their capstone projects, including particular intellectual challenges and/or findings in their capstone research.

INTL 48100:  INDEPENDENT REASEARCH/CAPSTONE:  1-4 Hour(s)  

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH - CAPSTONE ~ This course will consist of finalizing a research topic and completing the project, which will be approached from two different disciplinary perspectives and eventually result in interdisciplinary synthesis. The capstone will be jointly supervised by two faculty members chosen by the student, at least one of whom must be member of the international studies major committee. The International Studies Capstone course will include a mini-seminar of graduating international studies seniors meeting regularly, and led by a select member of the international studies major committee. This mini-seminar will allow the graduating seniors to share and discuss progress on their capstone projects, including particular intellectual challenges and/or findings in their capstone research.