Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2020 - 2021 
    Jul 19, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2020 - 2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies Minor

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Program Director: Kenneth Friesen, Ph.D.


This minor is an introduction to the global community in which we live—its geography, diverse cultures and varied economic and political systems—and our increasing interdependence with it. This minor is desirable as an experience in cross- cultural education and as preparation for international service.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize and describe the major issues and debates within the discipline of international studies.
  2. Explain the role and impact of government entities in contemporary national and international settings.
  3. Communicate effectively and appropriately in both oral and written forms, especially through the use of critical analysis in articulation and support of political ideas.
  4. Judge the impact of historical and contemporary social, political and economic movements on the shape of international policies.
  5. Evaluate political issues in the light of biblical principles, use ethical values to appraise political behavior and governmental policies and participate discerningly in the international political process.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Required Courses (5 Courses, 17-20 Units)

Semester Study Abroad Programs (12-15 units)

A semester study abroad program offered by Fresno Pacific replaces the breadth program. These include:

  • FPU-Students International Costa Rica Program
  • FPU India Semester Study Program
  • FPU Vietnam Semester Study Program
  • Selected CCCU Semester Study Programs
  • LCC Semester Study in Lithuania
  • Selected BCA Semester Study Programs

See fresno.edu/academics/study-abroad for more information or contact Ken Martens Friesen.

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