The minor in Non-Western Studies is designed to allow students to develop a multidisciplinary, directed course of study through which he will attain a well-rounded understanding of a regional (Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America) or functional (e.g., development, revolution) area.
Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be Achieved:
In addition to the before-mentioned benefits, students will have an opportunity to develop keener insight and appreciation for diversity. The current curriculum is highly Eurocentric; this program will not only allow minority students to learn about their origins, it will (perhaps more importantly) engage Euro-American students to widen their horizons. In addition, this specialization will prove especially beneficial for the student pursuing a graduate degree in such areas as International Business, International Studies, Comparative Literature, History, etc. It will also distinguish students entering military or other government service. No students are excluded from pursuing this minor. Students may not, however, use any course toward satisfying both the minor requirement and a specific or area requirement in their major.
Structure of the Minor:
1. Required Courses Foreign Language through the 202 level (equivalent to 12 hours); Introduction to Non-Western Studies (PSCI 343) (3 hours)
2. Electives Four of any of the below from at least two disciplines: HIST 417 PSCI 337 GEOG 311 BADM 412 HIST 451 PSCI 338 HIST 461 PSCI 339 LANG 303* HIST 474 PSCI 340 LANG 304* HIST 477 PSCI 341 LANG 320* HIST 489 PSCI 342 PSCI 433 ANTH 202 Other: relevant Independent Study in any discipline; approved Senior Research Project or Internship; any relevant course taught by departments as a Special Topic; any relevant literature and/or language course (Asian, African, Latin American, or Middle East). *FREN, GERM, RUSS, or SPAN as appropriate.
3. Projected Course of Study: Students will be required to file a declaration of intent with the Director of the program by the end of the first semester of the junior year. This declaration will outline the projected course of study and will be approved by the Director. In addition to approving this projected course of study, the Director will assume responsibility for publicizing the program and for monitoring each student’s progress toward fulfilling the requirements of the minor; in this latter capacity, the Director will be responsible for verifying that the student has met the requirements of the minor and for notifying the Records Office to that effect.
Total Credit Hours Required 15, of which 3 must be completed at The Citadel, (plus 12 of language).