International Studies students must understand both the diversity of human experience and the interconnectedness of problems in our increasingly global political, economic, and cultural environments.
Students in the International Studies Program:
- develop the ability to recognize cultural differences and to communicate with members of other cultures in their languages
- develop critical interpretive skills
- acquire contextual knowledge through the analysis of past and present issues
- are aware of, and sensitive to ethical issues in global contexts
The International Studies curriculum is composed of three pillars: core courses in economics, politics, history, culture and at least one world language; study abroad; and the capstone experience, IS 400 Senior Seminar, where students reflect and build upon their experiences of the previous three years. Students graduate with an interdisciplinary perspective of the world and an analytical lense from which to understand it.