​​​​​​​​​​​​​Intercultural Studies Minor

A minor in Intercultural Studies is an excellent choice for students interested in improving their intercultural and critical thinking skills.  It compliments degrees in the College of Health Professions, College of Pharmacy, and College of Business, especially for students who wish to work with diverse populations of clients and patients.

The area of modern languages has designed this minor to compliment CORE+ classes.  We hope students will find the minor not simply a convenience but a means to further explore different cultures and learn how to effectively communicate with others from different cultural backgrounds.

Goals for the minor:

1) Students will develop intercultural knowledge, understanding, and tolerance.
2) Students will develop the ability to effectively communicate with and relate to others from various cultural backgrounds.
3) Students will explore the cultural dynamics within society in order to better understand culture, power, and privilege.


A minor in intercultural studies consists of:

BLMC 220
Introduction to Culture: Bridging Differences (R1)​
Six semester hours of foreign language
Includes American Sign Language, English as an International Language, Japanese and Spanish (R1)
In addition, students must complete three of the following courses:
ANTH 210​Cultural Anthropology (C3)
BLMC 160
Deaf Culture in the United States (R1)
BLMC 330
International Living/Study/Internship (U1)
BLMC 343
Hispanic/Latino Influences in the US (GE)
​BLMC 430
​Sociolinguistics in a Classroom Setting
COMM 218
Intercultural Communication (R1)
COMM 340
Communication Across Contexts and Cultures (GE)
​EDUC 151
ENGL 309
Intercultural Technical Communication 
GEND 200Introduction to Gender Studies (R1)
GEOG 200
Human Geography (R2)
​GERN 200
​The Aging Process
​GERN 210
​Gender and Aging
​GERN 241
​The Psychology of Aging
​GERN 242
​The Sociology of Aging
​HEPR 305
International Health Care​
​HUMN 380
Global Perspectives on Gender​
JAPN 350
Introduction to Japanese Culture (GE)
​NURS 210
​Transcultural Care of Diverse Populations
​PSYC 208
​Lifespan Development
​PSYC 233
​Abnormal Psychology
​​PSYC 240
​Social Psychology
​RELI 101
​Introduction to Religion
RELI 102 
The Jewish and Christian Traditions
SPED 134
Inclusion and Collaboration Issues for Educators
SCOI 105
Introduction to Sociology
​SCOI 250
​Human Diversity in America
​SSCI 240
​Power and the Social Sciences
​THEA 100
​Introduction to Theatre

Click here to view the Intercultural Studies minor in the University of Findlay's online catalog.

Interested in learning more about a minor in Intercultural Studies? 

Please contact Dr. Fennema-Bloom ([email protected]), Dr. Kawamura ([email protected]) or Prof. Leah Brant ([email protected]).​