Our world is an interdependent one and, through this major, you’ll have the chance to explore its political, environmental, philosophical, cultural and economic dimensions.

International Studies Course Offerings

INTL / POLI 150 Introduction to International Studies (Core: BB)
The objective of this course is to promote an awareness of global interdependence, with its challenges and opportunities. The course is interdisciplinary - examining issues from several relevant and related points of view: political, ecological, cultural, economic and ethical. The content may vary from semester to semester. Examples of issues the course might examine are nationalism vs. the concept of an international community; U.S. foreign policy and human rights; foreign policy of communist countries; cultural diversity and international cooperation.

INTL 289 Special Topics (2 or 4 credits)
A study of a single topic of special interest to one or more students. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor and approval by the director of international studies is required.

INTL 361 Study Abroad: Political Science Elective
Designation used to indicate an appropriate course taken during study abroad fulfills the requirement to take an international studies political science elective in the student’s area of interest.

INTL 363 Study Abroad: Language and Area Studies Elective
Designation used to indicate an appropriate course taken during study abroad fulfills the international studies language and area studies elective requirement.

INTL 364 Study Abroad: Indigenous Language
Designation used to indicate an appropriate course taken during study abroad fulfills the international studies indigenous language requirement for areas other than Spanish, German, French and Japanese.

INTL 375 Study Abroad: Civilization Study
Designation used to indicate an appropriate course taken during study abroad fulfills the international studies civilization requirement.

INTL 400 International Studies Capstone
The International Studies Capstone provides international studies majors with a culminating and integrative experience at the end of the major. This course is required for graduation. Students will explore and analyze various international events, problems, or phenomena, sharing the interdisciplinary tools they have gained throughout the course of their studies. Students will be required to participate in an undergraduate research conference and complete an international education practicum as part of their senior capstone. Prerequisite: POLI 350.  Spring semester.

INTL 489 Special Topics (2 or 4 credits)
A study of a single topic of special interest to one or more students. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor and approval by the director of international studies is required.

INTL 490 Independent Study (2 or 4 credits)
A tutorial course involving either a directed reading program in an area of special interest to the student or a project based on research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor and approval by the director of international studies is required.

INTL 494 Internship in International Studies
The internship experience allows students to apply their studies in a supervised work situation. Students benefit from gaining an inside look at one or more organizations, by having the chance to work in their field of study, and by gaining experience with state-of-the-art equipment and practices. Permission of the instructor and approval by the director of international studies is required.