Feb 24, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

International Studies Minor

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Requirements for the Minor

The minor consists of 21 hours, 15 of which must be fulfilled at the 300 level or above.

Core (12 Hours)

Capstone Course

(to be taken in the junior or senior year)

International Studies Area Courses

(9 hours; take courses from at least two different areas) Offerings vary by semester. Example courses for each of the areas can be found below:

Foreign Language:

Courses at the 300-400 level in one modern foreign language. Classes in French, German, Spanish, and Chinese are offered at Butler University. Classes in other languages such as Arabic, Italian, and Japanese can be taken at other universities in the area. A language course counting for an area course other than Foreign Language cannot also count towards the Foreign Language area.

Special International Studies Courses (recommended, but not required)

which may include:

Study Abroad (Highly Recommended)

Experience abroad may be in the form of attendance at a foreign college or university, an international internship, independent travel connected with an approved independent study project, or participation in an approved foreign study tour. Credits from those experiences abroad usually count toward fulfilling the requirements of the minor.

Model United Nations, Model Arab League, and Model European Union (Highly Recommended)

International Studies minors can participate in these three events, which play a very important role in the formation of students interested in international issues, because they learn the rules of negotiation and diplomacy as well as the workings of the United Nations, Arab League, and European Union.

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