The cultural studies minor provides students with an opportunity to explore the diverse human experience. The interdisciplinary nature of the program enhances students’ intellectual vision while intensive study in an area of concentration develops a greater appreciation and understanding of our multicultural world. The cultural studies minor enriches any major by honing critical thinking and analytical skills, and by preparing students to serve and lead in diverse local, national and global communities. The minor in cultural studies allows students to select a particular area of concentration that they will study from an interdisciplinary perspective. Suggested areas of concentration include American Indian studies, European studies, global studies, and diversity policies and awareness studies. Each area of concentration has its own relevant group of requisite courses. A list of possible electives is also provided for each area of concentration. In consultation with the director of the minor, courses listed as required in one area of concentration may be considered electives in other areas of concentration. Study abroad and service learning projects may also be designed for elective credit.