Minor in International and Global Studies

The interdisciplinary Minor in International and Global Studies (MIGS) is open to all Rutgers University Students.
It is administered by the Department of Geography in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS).

Minor Requirements Advising

 

The Minor in International and Global Studies promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of global processes
and relationships between places, while fostering specialization in a particular world region and its language(s).
Students will prepare to meet increasingly complex twenty-first century challenges, including appreciating
human difference from multiple disciplinary perspectives and grappling with questions of social justice.


Minor Requirements

The Minor requires 18 credits (six 3 credit courses) in the following distribution, and an approved language proficiency:
Core: 6 credits    ♦ Track: 6 credits    ♦ Regional Specialization: 6 credits


  • Core: 6 credits (courses everyone in the minor must take). View the Core course list.
  • Track: 6 credits (students select Track 1 or Track 2 or Track 3).

Track 1. International Politics, Economics and Business will enable students to address issues relating to the
              management of global political and economic relationships and systems. View this track's course list.

Track 2. Global Cultures and Social Systems will enable students to better understand forms
              of human difference and their relation to social justice in diverse cultural settings. View this track's course list.

Track 3. Environment and Development will enable students to address pressing global issues of the
              21st century, including environmental change, human health and well being. View this track's course list.

  • Regional Specialization: 6 credits (students select one of the following regions to specialize in).
    Click on a region to view the course list.
East Asia and the Pacific Latin America and the Caribbean South Asia 
Europe and Central Asia  Middle East and North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Language Proficiency: Intermediate college-level proficiency in a language relevant to the chosen country
    or world region is required. Contact the advisor to ask what langauges are pre-approved for each region.

Students must receive a C or higher in each course that counts toward the minor.
Nine credits in the minor must be at the 300-level or above.


Study Abroad Opportunities
We highly encourage our students to study abroad and many course offerings can be used to fulfill MIGS requirements.  Many study abroad courses work especially well for those students looking to satisfy requirements related to their regional specialization.  
Find more details here


Advising

Undergraduate Program Director: Professor Åsa Rennermalm
Office: Lucy Stone Hall, room B214
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Office hours: View the online fall/spring office hours scheduling page. | By arrangement outside of fall and spring semesters.

MIGS Program Assistant: Amelia Duffy- Tumasz
Office: Lucy Stone Hall, room B119
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Office hours: View the online fall/spring office hours scheduling page. | By arrangement outside of fall and spring semesters.

Each student will receive personal advising as they move through this interdisciplinary Minor.
Current minors are encouraged to schedule meetings for advising to discuss progress and plans.
Courses not in the above lists must be approved by the Director to count towards the Minor.

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