International Studies

Coordinator: Professor of Sociology and International Studies Ian Taplin

Lecturer: Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Studies Yomi Durotoye

The minor provides an opportunity to explore the various facets of an increasingly globalized world. It is designed to expose students to a variety of transregional themes on the one hand and particular knowledge of specific regions on the other. Building upon an approved study abroad experience, students are able to develop a broader understanding of the complex and interdependent global forces that shape our current world. The minor concludes with the capstone seminar (INS 250) in which students in their senior year are given an opportunity to pull together many of the themes that they have studied in the relevant courses and explore a particular research topic in great detail through the writing of a major paper.

Requirements for this minor and a current list of approved courses can be found at the link below:

For more information contact Jessica Francis ( in the Center for Global Programs and Studies, 116 Reynolda Hall; tel: (336) 758-3890.