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Minor in Interdisciplinary Refugee Studies

Open to students of all disciplines, the minor fills a need to raise awareness and understanding of the growing refugee population in the United States in general and in Idaho in particular. For those who want to work with the refugee community, the minor provides essential and practical tools to accomplish that goal.
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Minor in Interdisciplinary Refuge Studies Courses

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
HIST 310World-Wide Diaspora: Causes and Consequences of the Modern Refugee Crisis3
SOCWRK 407Principles of Refugee Resettlement3
... 493Internship Working with Refugees *3
Electives in at least four different disciplines chosen from:
ANTH 306Kinship, Social Organization and Networks12
ANTH 425Medical Anthropology: Disease, Culture and Healing
COMM 351Intercultural Communication
CJ 103Introduction to Law and Justice
DISPUT 402Culture and Conflict ‡
ECON 315Global Economic Development ‡
ED-BLESL 200Cultural Diversity in the School
ED-BLESL 201Foundations of Teaching Bilingual Education/ESL
ENGL 216Cultural Exchange in Transnational Literatures
ENGL 396Postcolonial Literature
ENVHLTH 102 (HLTHST 102)Global Environmental Health
GENDER 300Introduction to Gender Studies
GEOG 200The Global Neighborhood
HIST 366History of Modern Africa
HIST 369History of the Modern Middle East
HIST 372The History of Modern Southeast Asia
HLTHST 304Public Health
LING 305Introduction to Language Studies
LING 310First and Second Language Acquisition
LING 321Introduction to Sociolinguistics ‡
LING 327Applied Linguistics in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
POLS 306Introduction to International Relations
POLS 421International Law and Organization ‡
PSYC 219Cross-Cultural Psychology ‡
PSYC 419Children and Families: Multicultural Perspectives ‡
SOC 230Introduction to Multi-Ethnic Studies
SOC 305Racial and Cultural Minorities ‡
SOCWRK 408Working with Refugees Across Cultures
SOCWRK 409Case Management with Refugees
*Each participating department will coordinate its interns and use its own prefix Eg. SOC 493, etc.
‡ Students not meeting the prerequisites must obtain permission of the instructor. Students who have already taken some of the above courses as part of their completed curriculum may apply those courses to the minor so long as they were taken within the last four years and have the approval of their advisor.
Total:21

For more information contact your advisor or the history department chair at 426-1255