Global Energy, Environment, and Resources, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N495

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of coursework in international studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level.

At least 6 credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Department of International and Area Studies, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit.

A minimum of 6 of the required 15 hours must be taken in the Department of International and Area Studies.

Students are encouraged to study abroad. Courses taken while studying abroad may also be substituted to meet minor requirements, though they might not satisfy General Education requirements.

A list of approved courses for the minor may be obtained in the IAS Academic Advising Office or on the departmental website.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Global Energy, Environment, and Resources coordinator.

  • Minors are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.


Required Courses
IAS 2003Understanding the Global Community3
IAS 3283Culture, Power, and Global Environment3
or IAS 3653 Energy, Climate, and Security
Language or Culture
Choose one course from third semester language or upper-division cultural & area studies list:3
Third semester language course
Upper-division IAS class approved for Cultural & Area Studies credit (list of approved courses can be obtained in the IAS Academic Advising Office or on the departmental website)
Electives 1
Select 6 additional hours of upper-division level courses acceptable for Minor credit6
Total Credit Hours15

The most current elective list can be obtained in the IAS Academic Advising Office or on the departmental website (Advising section:

Third Semester Language

ARAB 2113Intermediate Arabic3
CHIN 2113Intermediate Chinese3
FR 2113Intermediate French3
GERM 2113Intermediate German3
HEBR 2113Intermediate Hebrew3
ITAL 2113Intermediate Italian3
JAPN 2113Intermediate Japanese3
PERS 2113Intermediate Persian3
PORT 2113Intermediate Portuguese3
RUSS 2113Intermediate Russian3
SPAN 2113Intermediate Spanish3