The International Studies Interdisciplinary Minor complements almost every academic major, allowing you to apply what you've learned in your major to the globalized world we live in. The interdisciplinary minor offers you the opportunity to pursue a coherent multidisciplined program in international studies.
While course work is normally done at Davidson, it is possible—with the approval of the International Education Committee—to receive credit toward the concentration for course work done at other institutions.
The interdisciplinary minor has three components:
Standards for meeting the foreign language requirement:
You must receive grades of "B" or higher.
In addition to the language requirement, six courses are required for the concentration:
To complete the interdisciplinary minor you need to spend a summer, semester, or an academic year studying or working outside the United States. You also need to submit a reflective and substantive paper based on your experience abroad to the chair of the International Education Committee by early April of your senior year, according to standards specified by that committee.
In those cases where financial limitations can't be overcome and prevent an international experience, the International Education Committee may assign a substitute experience.
The application is due on the last day of the late drop/add period of the first semester of your senior year and should be submitted to Prof. Jonathan Berkey.
Additional information about the international studies interdisciplinary minor is available in the College Catalog.
Note: The International Studies Interdisciplinary Minor will be eliminated at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.