Department Website:

https://www.juniata.edu/academics/departments/international-studies/

Core Faculty:

  • Professor Bradley Andrew (Economics) (Chair) - ext. 3378
  • Associate Professor Alison Fletcher (History) - ext. 3547
  • Associate Professor Michael Henderson (French) - ext. 3497
  • Professor Emil Nagengast (Politics) - ext. 3650
  • Professor James Roney (Russian) - ext. 3495
  • Professor David Sowell (History) - ext. 3535

Associated Faculty:

  • Professor Jack Barlow (Politics) - ext. 3651
  • Professor David Hsiung (History) - ext. 3534
  • Associate Professor Douglas Stiffler (History) - ext. 3538
  • Professor Henry Thurston-Griswold (Spanish) - ext. 3499
  • Professor Belle Tuten (History) - ext. 3536

Background Information:

An awareness of international issues and the ways in which people understand and fail to understand one another requires an appreciation of the complex interactions between the economic, social, political, and cultural variables that affect human existence. At Juniata, the International Studies Program involves a unique, interdisciplinary combination of common experiences, individualized areas of concentration, language study, study abroad and a cooperative research colloquium for seniors. Because International Studies is by nature interdisciplinary, the courses below represent a small sample of the courses available to students. International courses from several departments may be taken as part of an International Studies POE.

Program of Emphasis:

  • International Studies

Individualized Programs of Emphasis:

  • International Political Economy
  • International Studies, German and Spanish
  • International Studies and Russian
  • International Studies and French
  • International Studies and Business

Internship/Research Experiences:

  • Mennonite Economic Development Association
  • Foreign Agricultural Service

Courses:

IS-105   World Regional Geography (Either Semester; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; I) A survey for the world's major cultural realms. Included are geographic setting, resources, environmental restrictions, historical and cultural traditions, industrial and agricultural development, economic base and trends, population distribution and political subdivisions.

IS-199   Special Topics (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; I) This seminar-style course, primarily intended for first-year students interested in International Studies, will explore the theory and history of modern nation-states, and will examine ways in which people's identities as members of nation-states are formed in various ways by institutions and social processes, and how ideas such as ethnicity, race and culture are tied in complex ways to national identities.