International Studies

For Current International Studies Majors

The International Studies program is becoming the Global Studies program. Lookng for the approved course list?

4th Years (Class of 2016): You will continue as International Studies majors and graduate from that program. The Global Studies changes will not affect you in any way.

3rd Years (Class of 2017): You have the option to continue in the International Studies program, or you can move into the new Global Studies major (note the different program requirements below and on the requirements page). You should meet with the Program Administrator, Joshua Oxley, to consider this choice and officially make a decision.

2nd Years (Class of 2018): The International Studies program will transition into the Global Studies program after Spring 2017. Therefore, students in the Class of 2018 onwards will only be able to major in Global Studies.

Notable Changes between International and Global Studies include:

International Studies Global Studies
Three tracks: International Political Economy, Transnational Processes, Area Studies                   Four tracks: Bodies and Natures, Knowledge and Practice, Cultures at Work, Politics and Governance
Course breakdown of 4 courses in major thematic track, 2 in minor, 3 in Area Studies Course breakdown of 6 courses in major thematic track (including GLST 29700 research course), 3 in minor
A study abroad program is required, waived for most international students A research opportunity is required, either domestic or abroad, in conjunction with a research paper

The program will continue to publish a quarterly approved-course list for International Studies majors, along with past lists.

Further questions should be directed to Program Administrator Joshua Oxley.