This is the first version of the 2021-22 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in international studies requires a minimum of 16 s.h., including 13 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. 

Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Students may count a maximum of 6 s.h. from a single department or program, from the Tippie College of Business, or from a major, another minor, or a certificate toward the minor in international studies.

A minor in international studies requires the following work.

Required Courses

One of these:
IS:2000Introduction to International Studies3
IS:2020World Events Today!3
Both of these:
IS:2009World Travel: Cross-Cultural Skills for International Business, Education, and Service3
IS:2500Working Internationally1

Additional Requirements

Coursework/Approved Credit-Bearing Experiential Learning Activity

For approved coursework options listed below, students can choose courses under Requirements in the B.A. in international studies section of the Catalog. The courses with course numbers listed below are experiential learning activities. Students may consult with their program of study academic advisor to find additional opportunities that they can petition to use toward the minor.

These:
Approved coursework numbered 2000-49996
One of these (minimum of 3 s.h.):
Approved coursework numbered 2000-49993
Approved study abroad coursework3
CSD:3187/EDTL:3187Early Literacy Instruction for Young Children3
GHS:4000Global Health Studies Service Learning: Local Health is Global Health4
GHS:4001Social Entrepreneurship and Global Health3
IS:3012Service Learning in International Studies3
LS:1024Hawkeye Service Breaks3
RHET:2090Conversation Practicum3
SPAN:3092Spanish in the Community3
WRIT:2100Writing and Community Outreach3

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

International Studies, Minor

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
The minor in International Studies requires 16 s.h. of which at least 13 s.h. must be completed at the University of Iowa.  
A maximum of 6 s.h. from a single department, program, or from the Tippie College of Business, or from a major, another minor, or a certificate may be applied to the minor.  
 Hours0
First Year
Fall
IS:2009 World Travel: Cross-Cultural Skills for International Business, Education, and Service 3
 Hours3
Spring
IS:2000
Introduction to International Studies
or World Events Today!
3
 Hours3
Second Year
Fall
IS:2500 Working Internationally 1
 Hours1
Spring
Minor: course numbered 2000+ and approved for the International Studies BA a 3
 Hours3
Third Year
Fall
Minor: course numbered 2000+ and approved for the International Studies BA a 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: course numbered 2000+ and approved for the International Studies BA or an approved credit-bearing experiential learning activity (may complete during any session) a, b 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours16