International Studies Minor

A minor in international studies allows Dartmouth students, regardless of major, to become educated in the cross-cutting global forces that shape the vital issues of our day. Topics such as climate change, international health crises, global inequality, terrorism and violence transcend boundaries and cannot be understood from a single disciplinary perspective.

Education for Global Citizenship

The international studies minor provides rigorous training in relevant bodies of knowledge and values, and makes students cognizant of the interplay between local and global processes, human and environmental interactions, and places, identities, and cultures of a rapidly changing world. The minor helps students prepare to live productive, responsible lives in an interconnected world.

Application for the minor ideally should be made by the student's sixth term of study, and must be made no later than the third term prior to graduation.


A total of six courses, to include the following:

Four core courses: (Updated 1/18/2023)

  • INTS 15: Violence and Security (Hardy, 23W, Wohlforth, 24S)
  • INTS 16: Introduction to International Development (Fox 24S)
  • INTS 17: Cultures, Places, and Identities
    • INTS 17.09/COLT 49.06 - Multilingualism and its Others (Komska, 24W)
    • INTS 17.10/COLT 57.09 - How to Be a Fascist (Parati, 23F)
    • INTS17.16/WGSS 66.01/COLT 67.07 - Times of Crisis (Martin, 23S)
  • INTS 18: Global Health and Society (Fox, 23S, 23F; and Adams and Butterly, 23W, 24W)