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Ph.D. Minor in Global StudiesĀ (15 CREDIT HOURS)

The minor provides a theoretical and methodological framework for the interdisciplinary study and critical analysis of global phenomena. Each minor student develops an individualized program in consultation with the Director of the Ph.D. Minor in Global Studies, Hilary Kahn (hkahn@indiana.edu) and their graduate advisor, that best complements and provides a global context to the student’s disciplinary and professional academic programs and specific regional interests.

REQUIRED COURSE (3 CREDIT HOURS)

  • INTL-I701 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Issues and Approaches to Global Studies

Note: INTL-I702: Readings in Global Studies is strongly recommended

APPROVED ELECTIVES (12 CREDIT HOURS)

  • Four courses selected in consultation with and approved by the Director of the Ph.D. Minor.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE/RESEARCH SKILLS

Required: demonstrated foreign language competence in a least one foreign language at a level determined by the student’s approved program of graduate study. Testing will be administered by the appropriate foreign language department or area studies program.

CAPSTONE PROJECT

Students complete the Minor through a capstone project that includes one of five options:

  • a specifically designated course
  • an international internship
  • international field work
  • a substantial paper
  • a question on the student’s qualifying examination in the major department.