College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall

International Studies Major

Contact Information

Jonathan Burkham 
Program Coordinator and Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-7173
Location: Upham Hall 114

International Studies Major

The International Studies major is an interdisciplinary program, which combines a broad core curriculum with one of four emphases: foreign language and area studies, business, public diplomacy, and international economics. It includes a study abroad requirement and internship opportunities. Students have the opportunity to personalize their course of study. A minor is not required.

International Studies Major Curriculum 

International Studies Minor Curriculum

Letter from the Coordinator 

I am pleased to report that Dr. Jonathan Burkham (Geography) will be taking over the position of International Studies Coordinator when I retire in 2019. Dr. Burkham has extensive experience in Latin America and Africa, has taught the IS capstone seminar, and is currently serving as chair of the L&S International Education Committee. While I am happy to be turning the program to someone who will bring a new vision and a lot of energy, I will miss teaching and, especially, the many advisees I have had the privilege of getting to know and mentor along the way.

See the article entitled "Lessons Learned - Seasoned Travellers Make Mistakes, Too!" I thought that you all might benefit from hearing about the mess I got myself into in Vietnam by letting my guard down.   Best wishes to all of you!- Anne Hamilton