The International Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major aimed at providing a global context for a liberal arts education. It is intended to expose students to a broad range of international issues through multidisciplinary course offerings from the arts, humanities and social sciences. It also offers students the opportunity to study in relative depth one geographical area of the world through an area emphasis, language studies and study abroad. The goal of the International Studies Program is to help students become informed and productive citizens in an increasingly interconnected world. Students who successfully complete the International Studies Program will have an understanding of world events from multiple perspectives and the ability to analyze critically a narrowly defined topic of international interest from theoretical as well as experiential points of view. They will have an appreciation for the values and perspectives expressed by at least one culture different from their own. They will be able to communicate in culturally appropriate ways and in a language other than English with members of at least one society in their area of concentration.
For more information, contact Professor Zheya Gai.