This is a concentration within the Social Sciences B.A.
The International Studies program provides a framework of study for students interested in the interrelations of nations and peoples. Because these interrelations are complex and operate at different levels (economic, political, military, cultural, etc.), a student must be selective regarding the areas to be investigated. Thus the focus of a student’s coursework in this concentration may be on a particular area (Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, etc.), or on international problems (economic, political, diplomatic, etc.), on international organizations and their functions, or aspects of intercultural communications, etc. To identify the most appropriate pattern of courses, the student will prepare his or her program in close consultation with the department. The department should also be consulted regarding career opportunities.