(For current Benedict students only)
Minor in Country-Specific International Studies
This minor provides students with the opportunity to study the history, literature, culture, religion, language and political economy of national people from within the country itself. Thus, not only do the students receive a formal education about their host country, but they also experience unfiltered insights to the country and people as they live. In addition, students expand their comparative knowledge of the United States and its peoples. Finally, students gain an opportunity to continue their own maturation and moral development from the perspective that provides actual rather than vicarious knowledge into the hopes and dreams, fears and anxieties of their world counterparts.
All students who complete a semester of full-time study (minimum 12 credit hours) abroad with semester grades of “C” or better in each class will graduate with a Country-Specific Minor in International Studies.
Black Spanish Literature of the Americas
The purpose of this minor, though manifold in its long-term attempt to influence the paradigms of education at HBCUs, has two short-term objectives:
1. To advance the academic study of the oral and written literature of the Spanish-speaking Black Americas by those who create and sustain those oral and written traditions; and
2. To provide our students with the opportunity to study the oral and written language from those who have created and sustain its production.
Students must successfully complete and pass all 12 required credits to earn the Minor in Black Spanish Literature of the Americas.