The International Studies Program examines the diversity
and interdependence of the world’s peoples and their institutions. Since 1969,
the program has trained students to analyze the variety of human experience and
to consider the challenges posed to our planet by our current circumstances and
history. Because of the density and great variety of experiences and cultural
traditions, the program asks students to concentrate on either one region or
one organizing theme.
A thorough engagement with
a region or with a set of themes will prepare our students with sufficient
empirical data and the methodological frameworks to make sense of that data.
Those students who concentrate on one region can choose between Africa, Asia, the
Caribbean & Latin American, the Middle East, or Russia & Eurasia. Those
students who are interested in a thematic approach can choose the Global Studies
concentration, where there are three tracks (1) gender, race and class; (2)
sustainable development; or (3) comparative regions.
For more information on
the concentrations, please follow the links below.