International Studies Minor

Everyone says it: business is becoming more global. For today’s student, this means that an understanding of how nations and cultures compare, conflict and cooperate is key. In addition, courses in International Studies teach the kind of critical thinking skills expected of business leaders.

At Kettering, the International Studies Minor covers a broad range of topics including

  • economics,
  • history,
  • literature, and
  • social sciences.

To achieve the International Studies Minor you complete four courses, including special topics courses in humanities and social science, as well as independent study.

Students who wish to earn a minor in International Studies and have it designated on their transcript must successfully complete four courses (16 credits) as listed below.

Elective Courses (choose 4 courses)

No more than two from the same discipline may count toward the minor.

BUSN-451

International Business

ECON-350

Comparative Economic Systems

HIST-306

International Relations

HIST-308

America and the World

HIST-310

Imperialism

HIST-314

Human Conflict and Conflict Resolution

HIST-316

History of the Atlantic World

HIST-318

Africa in the 20th Century

HIST-320

Modern Middle East

HIST-391

Topics in History*

HUMN-391

Topics in Humanities*

HUMN-499

Humanities Independent Study*

LIT-309

The Literatures of Multicultural America

LIT-391

Topics in Literature*

SOC-332

Contemporary Social Problems

SOC-336

Sociology of the Family

SOC-337

Religion in Society

SOC-391

Topics in Sociology *

SSCI-391

Topics in Social Sciences*

SSCI-398

Social Science course in a Study Abroad Program

SSCI-499

Independent Study in the Social Sciences*

*Must have an international focus