International Studies Minor
in the Whitney Young School of Honors and Liberal Studies
You can get a minor in international studies at KSU. Contact the Whitney Young School of Honors for more details.
The university catalog states the following:
"In view of the emergence of a new world order and of an increasing international interdependence, students at Kentucky State University need to be prepared to participate in this new world. They need to be exposed to an international curriculum, one which enables them to interact effectively with people from other countries, one which enables them to understand and appreciate a culture other than their own, and one which enables them to compete effectively in a global arena. In view of the above, Kentucky State University offers a minor program in International Studies. A minor in International Studies requires the completion of 21 semester credit hours. To pursue an International Studies minor, students must take a preliminary language proficiency test in French, Spanish, or (by petition) another language relevant to the focus area. The minor includes a course in Geography (GEO 102) and a two-semester foreign language course sequence (FRE/SPA 375 and FRE/SPA 376, or another approved language), or demonstrated proficiency beyond the intermediate level. The remaining 12 semester hours for the minor are carefully selected from a list of approved courses emphasizing an international perspective. The following is a list of approved courses: ART 303, 308; ECO 329, 425; ENG 313; FRE 311, 312, 413; GEO 102, 212; HIS 365, 366, 424; IGS 301, 303; JPN 171; MGT 470, 490; POS 301, 462, 464; PUA 304, 404; SOC 303, 304; SPA 401,402; SPE 302; LST 491; Special Topics (including LST 331, 332, 431, 432 with international emphasis). The School has offered a wide range of Special Topics with an international perspective, which are made available according to student interest: for example, courses on Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, African history and philosophy, and issues related to international development and the environment."