The international studies minor is meant to complement a student’s primary major either by adding an international component to that major or by strengthening an existing international emphasis within the major. Students can accomplish this regionally and/or thematically with flexibility and an opportunity to design their own course of study, within the structural parameters of the minor.
A student interested in the international studies minor must produce a clear statement of purpose and a list of relevant courses. He/she also is required to explain how the proposed course of study contributes to the stated purpose. This statement of purpose and corresponding list of courses must be submitted and approved by the international studies minor coordinator before a student can declare the minor no later than the end of a his/her junior year.
Professor Jugdep S. Chima, Ph.D., who serves as the Coordinator of the International Studies Minor, can be contacted at 330.569.5143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sociology majors study people and the roles they play in society. Later, as sociologists, they will face the challenging task of analyzing and interpreting the social world while living in the midst of it. Hiram's academic program is designed to provide sociology students with the research tools and techniques essential for performing comprehensive and accurate inquiries into human events within a social context.
Political science is an academic discipline concerned with the theory and practice of politics—that is, the authoritative allocation of resources, values, and power within a society or between countries. This includes the processes, principles and structure of government and political institutions within a country, or the nature of the international political system.
The field of law is important and exciting. And while Hiram College does not offer an actual pre-law degree, it does provide students with the guidance and coursework necessary to help them gain acceptance to law school after graduating from Hiram. Students choose a variety of majors, such as political science, history and business, to support their path to law school.