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International Studies (Minor)

The International Studies minor centers on studies in world languages and cultures, geography, history, and political science. Students must complete 15 credit hours and have considerable flexibility to choose courses that meet their interests, or to focus on particular geographical or topical fields.

International Studies (Minor)


Description


What is International Studies at ODU like?

The International Studies minor centers on studies in world languages and cultures, geography, history, and political science. Students must complete 15 credit hours and have considerable flexibility to choose courses that meet their interests, or to focus on particular geographical or topical fields.

Program Highlights


What makes International Studies at ODU unique?

  • Up to three credits may be taken through participation in a model international organization (Model United Nations or Model League of Arab States).

  • Interdsiciplinary and Flexible: Students may take courses in a variety of disciplines on various international topics.

Courses


What are some courses offered in International Studies at ODU?

GEOG 100S:
Cultural Geography


This course provides a basic topical introduction to human and cultural geography. It focuses on the diversity of human societies, their distribution, characteristics, and cultural impact on the landscape. Topics include the geography of population, migration, language, religion, economic development, urbanization, resources, and the political landscape.

POLS 350T:
Technology and War


This course examines the fundamental changes and continuities that the evolution of technology has brought to armed conflict. It explores the historical development of technology and warfare, emphasizing the role of cultural, social and political choice shaping the development of new military technologies and affecting how they are used. What is the future of Western assumptions about technologically dominated warfare? Prerequisites: POLS 100S or permission of the instructor.

WMST 390T:
Women and Technology Worldwide


An exploration of women as designers and users of technology and of the impact of technology on women's lives across the world. Variations in women's experiences by race, class, and culture will be stressed, along with particular focus on global developments that shape the context of women's and men's lives. Prerequisites: Three semester hours in human behavior or history.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for International Studies at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in International Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

The minor in international studies requires 15 credit hours, including:

  1. GEOG 100S or GEOG 250 or POLS 100S or POLS 102S is a prerequisite course for the minor and is not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor.
  2. Twelve hours of upper-division approved electives to include:
    - GEOG 300-400 level elective
    - HIST 300-400 level elective
    - POLS 300-400 level elective
    - 300-400 level elective

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

 

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

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Office:

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Location:

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Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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