Welcome to the Fulton School’s Area Studies Minors Website
The Fulton School offers five exciting Area Studies Minors to help prepare our
students for life, work and citizenship in the global 21st century:
- African Studies
- East Asian Studies
- European Studies
- Latin American Studies
- South Asian Studies
All of the Fulton School’s Area Studies Minors have the following in
They are interdisciplinary, so students view an area of the world
from multiple perspectives.
They require five courses spread across at least three different
areas of study, including Fine Arts, History, Humanities, and Social
- They require either
two semesters (through the 102 level) of foreign language study
in a language appropriate for the area of the world in question
or testing results that demonstrate a 102-level proficiency.
(Note: This requirement is in addition to the five courses for the Latin
American Studies and European Studies minors; it is
incorporated into the five courses for African, East Asian and South Asian
They require study abroad——a minimum of one course, but students are
encouraged to spend as much time studying abroad as possible.
They feature at least one SU foreign partner institution where
students may choose to spend a full semester abroad and take four courses/16
credits toward the minor via SU courses taught abroad.
Studying abroad is not required for area studies minors, but it is
highly recommended because:
When minors do a semester
abroad program with our institutional partners, students have the ability to
complete the minor, in most cases, with one semester at SU and one
semester abroad. This makes it easy for you to choose one of these
minors, and experience a full semester abroad, no matter what your
Students who choose to spend a semester studying abroad at the foreign
partner institution take SU courses, earn an SU-applicable GPA, and pay
Students who spend a semester studying at an SU foreign partner institution
may earn up to four courses/16 credits because these courses are considered
SU courses—not transfer courses/credits. They are simply delivered off
campus by faculty of a foreign partner institution. Students who choose to
study abroad with an institution other than an SU partner institution should
consult the transfer policy in the SU catalog, or speak with the program
For more information on these semester programs, please see the
The Salisbury semester abroad programs have
been developed with partner institutions in a variety of
countries. They provide a much more thorough international
experience than short-term programs, because they allow you to
immerse yourself within the cultures that country represents.
They also cost about as much as being at SU for the semester
(including room and board). Financial aid can be applied to
these semester programs as well.
Short-term winter or summer programs led by SU
faculty are also available, and many of these can be used to
fulfill Area Studies Minor requirement. Please visit the
Salisbury University Center for International Education's
(SUCIE) study abroad website at
http://www.salisbury.edu/intled/ to learn more about these
programs, and others. If interested, contact the person in
charge of the program and contact your Area Studies Minor
coordinator to make sure that the program will work for your
For more general information, please contact
the appropriate coordinator and read the minor checklists listed
above. You can also contact Dr. Darrell Newton, Associate Dean
of the Fulton School, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-677-5060.
updated: July 24, 2014.
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