Students may develop international and global perspectives in their courses of study at Linfield in several ways: through area studies minors; through study abroad, described under International Programs; or through specific courses located in various departments and programs across the curriculum.
Asian Studies and European Studies are interdisciplinary minors which may be elected by students to complement or add international dimensions to their major fields of study.
The Asian Studies and European Studies minors have several components: study abroad, language, area studies proper, and contextualizing coursework. Advised by a faculty working group for each area studies minor, the faculty coordinators keep an updated list of courses fulfilling each requirement. Each student shall form a committee to supervise completion of the minor and its linkage with the student’s major. The committee shall consist of at least one member of the appropriate faculty program committee (Asian Studies or European Studies), and one member of the student’s major department. Students should begin early to plan for the semester of study abroad.
For the study-abroad requirement in these minors, non-Linfield programs may be substituted for Linfield’s programs with advanced approval of the program committee.