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.
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