International Area Study Minor in Business
Designed for both business and non-business majors who want to focus on studying a specific region of the world within a global context. Students take INTB 3351, 3352, and 3353 to understand the history, politics, and economics of globalization, plus an additional six hours of 3000-4000 level non-business or Study Abroad courses that focus on one of five regions of the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East. Note: Business majors may waive six hours of advanced business electives with substitution of the six hours of these regionally specific courses if they are at the 3000-4000 level.
- This minor is not required of business majors, but is an option for business and non-business majors who would like more breadth in the historical, economic, political, social and cultural environment of business.
- These minors require 15 hours of coursework, 9 hours of which include the following three INTB courses required for all five IAS minors:
- INTB 3351. The History of Globalization
- INTB 3352. The Politics of Globalization
- INTB 3353. The Economics of Globalization
- and 6 additional semester credit hours of 3000-4000 level non-business courses relevant and specific to one of the following five regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East.
- Nine of the 15 hours must be taken in residence at UH.
- Students must earn a 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average on courses attempted in the minor at UH.
- Courses that are on the approved lists for UH Core Humanities or Social Science or Writing in the Disciplines may also count toward the IAS minors as long as the minimum total hours for the degree are met. Courses that are cross-listed as Humanities are followed by (H) after the course titles below. Courses that are cross-listed as Social Science-Writing Intensive are followed by (SW) after the course titles below.
- Business majors with an IAS minor may waive up to six semester credit hours of 3000-4000 level non-business coursework or 3000-4000 level courses approved for the IAS minor.
- Non-business majors must get approval from the college of their major to use courses toward the major to also count toward the IAS minor. Students may not minor in more than one IAS region or in both IAS and the Global Business minor.
- Students interested in a minor in one of the International Area Studies should contact the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs in the Bauer College of Business. Petitions for waivers and/or substitutions must be approved by the director of Global Studies in the Bauer College of Business.
- For a catalog description of the IAS minors, click on IAS MINOR
5 International Areas of Study
- Click on your International Area of Study for a full list of approved courses that will count towards that particular area of study. At least six hours must be from a specific area of study.
- AAS 3332 Anthology of African Culture
- ANTH 3338 Peoples and Cultures of Africa
- ECON 3353 Economic Development of Africa
- HIST 3381 African civilization to 1750
- HIST 3382 African civilization since 1750
- HIST 3383 East and Central Africa
- HIST 4386 Africa from 1945-present
- HIST 4388 Southern Africa 1870
- CHNS 3350 Chinese Culture through Films
- CHNS 3352 Chinese Culture and Society through Modern Literature (H)
- CHNS 3354 Chinese Language and Culture
- CHNS 3398 Chinese Literature in Translation
- HIST 3322 The Vietnam War (tv course)
- HIST 4395 Turkish Diplomatic History
- POLS 4320 Japanese Politics
- POLS 4321 Democracy in Asia
- POLS 4322 Political Economy of Asia
- ECON 3355 The Economic Development of China, India, Asia/Vietnam
- ECON 4198 Field Research in Asian Development (Special Problems)
- ECON 4398 Technology and Development in China (Special Problems)
- FREN 3362 Paris
- GERM 3350 Understanding the 20th Century through German Culture
- GERM 3362 Berlin since 1800
- HIST 3347 Comparative European Revolutions
- HIST 3351 Work and Family Life in Modern Europe
- HIST 3352 Modern France since 1870
- HIST 3354 England since 1689
- HIST 3357 Modern Germany, 1815-1918
- HIST 3358 Modern Germany since 1918
- POLS 3320 Government and Politics in Great Britain
- POLS 3324 Government and Politics in Contemporary Germany
- POLS 3329 The Nations of Europe
- POLS 3338 French Politics
- POLS 4329 European Union
- POLS 4336 Mediterranean Politics
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
- ANTH 3324 Peoples and Cultures of Central America
- HIST 3369 Colonial Mexico
- HIST 3373 Americans in Mexico Since 1865
- HIST 3374 History of Brazil
- HIST 3376 Caribbean History
- HIST 4365 Women in Latin America
- HIST 4369 Modern Mexico, 1810 to Present
- HIST 4370 The U.S. and Mexico
- HIST 4375 Religions of Modern Latin America
- POLS 4328 Party Politics-Latin America
- POLS 4396 Latin American Institutions
- RELS 4375 Religions of Latin America
- SPAN 3341 Language of Business and Trade (in Spanish)
- SPAN 3342 Business Environ in the Hispanic World (in Spanish)
- SPAN 3374 Spanish-American Culture and Civilization (in Spanish)
- SPAN 4341 Advanced Language of Business and Trade (in Spanish)
MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
- HIST 3377 History of the Middle East from 1300-Present
- HIST 3378 History of the Modern Middle East
- POLS 3326 Gov-Pol of the Middle East
- POLS 4333 Islam and Democracy
- RELS 3350: Islam