International Studies Minor

International Studies Minor

Program Objectives

  • To offer students international perspectives across a range of disciplines.
  • To offer students a geographic emphasis in their studies (Latin America or Europe, for example).
  • To prepare students for the global connections they are expected to encounter beyond their studies at EOU.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be proficient in a language other than their own.
  • Students will have experience living in a country other than their own.
  • Students will acquire knowledge of a culture other than their own.
  • Students will present the results of an integrating research project in combination with their major.

Means of Assessment

Learning outcomes will be assessed by means of traditional tests, papers, and reports; oral proficiency interviews; and written and oral presentation of research.

Download>> Checksheet and Application for Recognition of International Studies Minor.

Requirements for the International Studies Minor

This minor is available to those students qualifying for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students qualifying for the B.S. degree are not excluded, provided they fulfill the second language pre-requisite (two years study or equivalent in one language).

Students seeking the International Studies minor are required to complete 30 graded credit hours, of which at least 15 are upper division. At least 10 credits of this minor must be earned through EOU.. Courses to be used toward the minor must be pre-approved by the International Studies Advisor who can provide a listing of applicable courses. This listing of courses may be updated periodically as curriculum changes occur.  At this time, this role is assigned to Dr. Regina Braker, Professor of German.  See Faculty Listing for contact information.

Residency abroad, for a minimum of one quarter, in an Oregon University System study abroad program, or in other programs approved by the adviser; or equivalent overseas experience. NOTE: Eastern Oregon University, in cooperation with its study abroad partners, offers options for study in many different countries. For a complete up-to-date list go to: for online information.

Student’s must plan a senior year integrating project consisting of 3-5 credit hours, in combination with their major. The planning and approval of the project is to be completed by the end of the junior year with the presentation of the project at the end of the senior year before primary and secondary advisers.

The choice of a geographic area of emphasis in course work (at this time, Latin America, Europe, or North America for international students) is required.

To reflect the interdisciplinary intent of the minor and avoid having students take all courses from one discipline, the student program must include at least three different discipline prefixes.

NOTE: A grade of “C-” (or better) is required in each course counting toward the minor with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 required for all courses counting toward the minor. Both the course work and the senior integrating project must demonstrate the understanding of a culture other than the student’s own national background. Advising assistance for the International Studies minor will be offered by the International Studies Adviser, and the student’s major adviser.



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