The International ​​Studies (INTS) Program houses six interdisciplinary majors: five “area studies” majors, which focus on a single world region, broadly and flexibly defined (African Studies; Asian Studies; Caribbean and Latin American Studies; Middle East Studies; and Russian and Eurasian Studies ), a​nd the Global Studies major, which approaches global interrelations from a comparative, disciplinary, or thematic perspective. 

All INTS majors choose at least one course from the Global Core. Examples include:​

  • INTS210: Theories of Globalization

  • INTS212: Global Politics

  • INTS250: Global Migration

  • INTS302: Global Cities

  • INTS314: Black Internationalism

​​INTS majors also choose from a wide range of “area courses” and electives, including courses originating in INTS and those originating in other departments, such as Anthropology, Art History, Economics, English, History, Language and Culture Studies, Political Science, Religion, Urban Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Examples of INTS-originating area courses include:

  • INTS121: Modern South Asia

  • INTS131: Modern Iran

  • INTS202: Pacific Asia, Fall and Resurgence

  • INTS237: 20th-Century Chinese Literature

  • INTS238: Continental Africa: Resource Wars and Human Rights

  • INTS240: Theories of Race and Modernity in Latin America

  • INTS262: Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean

  • INTS301: Arab Politics

  • INTS306: Gender and Sexuality in the Modern Middle East

  • INTS309: Development in Africa

All INTS majors complete a minimum of four semesters of study in a single language.

Most INTS majors spend a summer, semester, or entire year outside of the United States.

A​ll INTS majors complete a Senior Seminar (INTS401), offered each semester on a different topic. Qualifying majors may also apply to undertake an Honors Thesis in their final semester.

For more information on the six majors, please follow the links below: