Missouri State University

Global Studies - A Major in World Citizenship

Area Studies Minor

The Area Studies program offers minors to complement your language or Global Studies major. Area studies minors focus on a range of cultures and issues that are related to the study of language or the pursuit of a Global Studies degree. The program also offers several language-related minors to round out your education.

Area Studies Programs (2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog)

Asian Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

Administration of the program

Courses must be approved by the faculty of the Asian Studies Committee for inclusion in the minor. The administrator of the program must approve the course of study for each student who wishes to complete an Asian Studies Minor.

  1. Six hours of an Asian language, the University currently offers Chinese (CHI 101, 102, 201, 202) and Japanese (JPN 101, 102, 201, 202)

  2. Complete 12 hours from the following areas, with no more than six hours from any one category:

    1. HST 380(3), 381(3), 571(3)

    2. REL 355(3), 357(3), 360(3)

    3. ART 274(3), ART 374(3); ENG 362(3)*; LLT 215(3); PHI 314(3)

    4. ECO 345(3); GRY 305(3)*; PLS 545(3)

      *when applicable

Latin American Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Social Work

Administration of the program

Courses must be approved by the faculty of the Latin American Studies Committee for inclusion in the minor. The administrator must approve the course of study for each student who wishes to complete the Latin American Studies minor.

The Latin American Studies program provides a minor course of study that offers the opportunity to study the Latin American nations from an interdisciplinary perspective, which emphasizes critical approaches to the study of history, political systems, social structures, economic development, and literary and artistic expression of the region. In addition, the increasing importance of the Hispanic migration into the United States makes this program very relevant to modern American culture and political institutions. Students who earn this minor will be better prepared for careers in international business, public service, human resources, and graduate studies in history, political science, and public administration.

A student cannot take more than six hours in a particular discipline to complete the minor; exceptions must have permission of the Administrator.

  1. Complete six hours of a Latin American language: Portuguese (PTG 101, 102, 201, 202) or Spanish (SPN 101, 102, 201, 202)

  2. Complete 12 hours from the following areas including at least three hours from at least three of the following areas, and no more than six hours from any one category:

    1. Historical Studies: HST 350(3), 397(3)*, 587(3), 588(3)

    2. Geography and Politics: GRY 305(3)*; PLS 338(3)*, PLS 548(3)

    3. Art, Culture, Religion, and Society: ANT 330(3)*, ANT 331(3); ART 273(3), ART 385(3), ART 485(3), ART 496(3)*, ART 598(3)*; REL 397(3)*; SOC 336(3)

    4. Language and Literature: ENG 354(3)*, ENG 362(3)*; LLT 197(3)*, LLT 296(3)*; PTG 297(3)*; SPN 297(3)*, SPN 320(3), SPN 325(3), SPN 326(3), SPN 415(3)

      *when applicable – A student can petition to apply a variable content/special topic course to the minor, upon approval of the Administrator a maximum of three hours of these variable content/special courses may be used. 

Middle Eastern Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

Administration of the program

Courses must be approved by the faculty of the Middle Eastern Studies Committee for inclusion in the minor. The administrator of the program must approve the course of study for each student who wishes to complete a Middle Eastern Studies minor.

The Middle Eastern Studies Program provides a minor course of study allowing students to concentrate their efforts in the study of the peoples, cultures, history, geography, languages, and religions of the modern Middle East. With the increased emphasis being placed on International Studies, world markets, and diversity awareness, the College of Humanities and Public Affairs has created a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. Students who earn this minor will be better prepared for careers in international business, public service, human resources, and graduate studies in history, political science, public administration, and religious studies.

  1. HST 370(3) and HST 371(3); or PLS 544(3)

  2. Complete 12 hours from the following areas, with no more than six hours from any one category:

    1. HST 543(3)

    2. ART 382(3), REL 330(3), REL 350(3), REL 397(3)*

    3. ARB 101(3), ARB 102(3), ARB 201(3), ARB 202(3); HBW 101(3), HBW 102(3), HBW 201(3), HBW 202(3); LLT 197(3)*

    4. ANT 335(3), GRY 305(3)*, PLS 546(3), SOC 397(3)*

      *when applicable