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), and 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
Because of the great number of courses involved and the different guidelines for each of the six INTS majors, students are encouraged to consult with the director or another INTS faculty member even before declaring the major. The following Advising Worksheets should be used to plan and document students’ progress through the major:
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.
All 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.