World Regional Minors

The College of Liberal Arts offers seven World Regional Minors, in African StudiesAsian StudiesJewish and Holocaust StudiesLatin American StudiesMiddle East StudiesModern European Studies, and Russian Studies.

Each World Regional Minor offers an interdisciplinary focus on cultural and geopolitical aspects of the region. These programs are independent and housed in a variety of departments (Sociology, World Languages, History, English, Political Science, and so on), and they are open and available to all students in all majors.

Below, you will find contact information and web links for each of the seven World Regional Minors.

Affiliation With Global Studies:

Since Global Studies integrates so well with these World Regional programs, they have now also been formally linked with the GS curriculum.

Prior to 2021-2022, the GS major required 39 credit hours, with 9 of these in a particular global region, and an 18 credit hour minor-- for a total of 57 credit hours. With the new system, the GS major is reduced to 30 credit hours and students choose one of the World Regional Minors—for a total of 48 credit hours.

With this new affiliation, students will thus combine the conceptual knowledge and experience abroad gained from Global Studies, with a substantive focus on a region of interest in the world, and do so with fewer credit hours and increased flexibility.

MTSU World Regional Minors
Program and Contact Information

    

              
                


African Studies

Dr. Moses Tesi

Program Director
Professor, Political Science and International Relations     
Peck Hall 247   /   Moses.Tesi@mtsu.edu   /   615-898-5731

Minor Information in Catalog

Web Site: https://www.mtsu.edu/african/

               

 

 

Asian Studies

 

Dr. Ida Fadzillah Leggett

Program Director
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Todd Hall 317   /    Ida.Fadzillah@mtsu.edu   /   615-904-8275

Minor Information in Catalog

Web Page: https://www.mtsu.edu/soc/anthropology/asianstudies.php

 

 

 

Jewish and Holocaust Studies


Dr. Elyce Helford

Program Director
Professor, English
Peck Hall 361   /   Elyce.Helford@mtsu.edu   /   615-898-5961

Minor Information in Catalog

Web Page: https://www.mtsu.edu/JHStudies/

 

 

 

Latin American Studies


Dr. Oscar Diaz

Program Director
Professor, World Languages, Literatures, and Culture
Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building 326   /   Oscar.Diaz@mtsu.edu   /   615-898-5901

Minor Information in Catalog

 

 

 

Middle East Studies


Dr. Allen Hibbard

Program Director
Professor, English
Peck Hall 234   /   Allen.Hibbard@mtsu.edu   /   615-494-8809

Minor Information in Catalog

Web Page: https://www.mtsu.edu/middle-east-center/

 

 

 

Modern European Studies


Dr. Mark Doyle

Program Director
Professor, History
Peck Hall 268   /   Mark.Doyle@mtsu.edu   /   615-898-2545

Minor Information in Catalog

Web Page: https://www.mtsu.edu/modeurope/ 

 

 

 

Russian Studies


Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Program Director
Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Peck Hall 209   /    Andrei.Korobkov@mtsu.edu   /   615-898-2945

Minor Information in Catalog

 

 

 

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