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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Brandywine

International Studies Minor (INSTD)

Contact: Abington College, Fran Sessa,; Penn State Brandywine, Paul Greene,; Worthington Scranton, John Dolis,; College of the Liberal Arts, Henry Morello,

The International Studies minor is intended to recognize, for undergraduate students in any major, the completion of an education abroad program, foreign language competency, and related advanced course work. Ideally, the language, international, and advanced study should be integrated around some thematic or geographical focus.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


12th-credit-level proficiency in one foreign language demonstrated by course work or examination (Sem: 1-4)

Students must complete 12 credits as participants in an approved Penn State Education Abroad Program, no more than 6 credits of which may be foreign language study beyond the 12-credit level (Sem: 5-6)

Select 6 credits (400 level) related to the education abroad experience, or the student's major, or to complete a thematic concentration. Courses must be selected from the approved list of courses with international focus or in consultation with the International Studies Minor adviser (Sem: 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1994

Blue Sheet Item #: 22-06-021

Review Date: 1/30/00