major advisor and the Director of the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest. Courses not on this list may count towards the minor, subject to approval of the Director of the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest. Core curriculum courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for this minor. MINOR IN NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES The National Security Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor designed for students who are interested in the historical, political, cultural, ethical, and legal dimensions of national security policy. The requirements of the minor are eighteen hours including: (a) Interdisciplinary Studies 275; History 377; Interdisciplinary Studies 465; and Government and Foreign Affairs 442; (b) two courses chosen from different departments from among: Government and Foreign Affairs 230, 231, 242, 341, 342; History 313; Economics 261, 262; Physics 107; Religion 103; English 194; Interdisciplinary Studies 395 (if dealing with topics in National Security), 495 (if dealing with topics in National Security). Students electing to pursue this minor develop their course of study in consultation with their major advisor and Director of the Wilson Center for Leadership. Courses not on this list may count towards the minor, subject to the approval of the Director of the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest, approval of the Wilson Center Faculty Advisory Committee, and the Academic Affairs Committee. Core curriculum courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for this minor. INTERNSHIPS Students may receive academic credit for internships related to their academic fields of study. Such internships combine work done normally in the summer with on-going course work and the production of a substantial research paper on a related issue. See under Course Offerings: Internship.
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES In addition to the College’s own academic studyabroad programs, Hampden-Sydney students are eligible to participate and earn academic credits in approved foreign-study programs sponsored by other colleges or educational organizations. These programs offer a variety of opportunities for study throughout the world. Students in full-year or semester programs should have earned a minimum of 45 hours with a grade-point average of 2.5 at the time of undertaking foreign study. Ordinarily, full-year or semester programs of foreign study are approved for the junior year. Second semester sophomores or seniors wishing to study abroad during the academic year must first seek a waiver. Grades in courses taught in a foreign country by Hampden-Sydney professors and courses offered in a program in which Hampden-Sydney College has policy-making and administrative oversight (e.g., the Virginia Program at Oxford) are computed in the grade-point average. Hampden-Sydney students are able to transfer credit hours for all passing work with a grade of C or better completed in programs endorsed by the International Studies Committee. All other foreign-study courses are considered for transfer credit on an ad hoc basis. Any student who studies abroad is responsible for providing the Office of Global Education and Study Abroad with transcripts of the work promptly on completion of the foreign study. Students should make foreign-study plans in consultation with their academic advisor and the Director of Global Education and Study Abroad. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid to consider the impact of foreign study on their financial aid. Some financial aid may be available to eligible Hampden-Sydney students wishing to study abroad. Information about foreign-study programs is available from the Office of Global Education and Study Abroad. To encourage and facilitate foreign study, the International Studies Committee of the Faculty approves foreign-study programs for the list of Endorsed Programs maintained by the Office of Global Education and Study Abroad. These semester or full-year programs are chosen for their compatibility with the College’s goals and curriculum, students’ living and classroom status at the host institution, and the location of the programs. Students are expected to take at least one course in the language (where the dominant language is not English) and the culture of the host country. These programs are the principal foreignstudy programs recommended to Hampden-Sydney