The minor in humanitarian studies is open to all undergraduate students at JMU. Three of the required 18 credit hours must consist of HUMN 201. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to choose HUMN 490 as three of the other fifteen credits hours needed to complete the minor. The international experience must be one that will enhance the student’s knowledge of humanitarian issues and be approved by the humanitarian affairs minor coordinators. This experience can be completed abroad or with an international organization in the United States.

Current minors should refer to the Canvas advising site for announcements concerning any changes to the course offerings.

JMU Faculty: If you are offering an upcoming course that you think should count as a HUMN elective but is not on the HUMN course catalog offerings, please email a course summary and draft syllabus to Tara Parsons AND Glenn Hastedt prior to advertising the course as a HUMN elective. If approved, we will notify the minors.

Choose five of the following

With no more than two from any single discipline:


1 When used for credit in the humanitarian affairs minor, the international experience must be approved and supervised by the minor coordinator or designated faculty member.

Total: 18 Credit Hours

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