Look beyond western politics, and embrace the new, the unknown and the surprisingly similar. The international studies program is an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students for work and life in an increasingly interconnected world. Students will gain in-depth understanding of international relations, conflict and change, and a heightened sensitivity to diverse cultures.
2013-2014 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions. Requirements for a Major in International Studies
Required Courses (7):
ECON1103 Principles of Macroeconomics
Or POLSC2413 International Law and Institutions
ECON2113/POLSC2409 The Politics of International Economic Relations
POLSC1301 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
POLSC1401 Introduction to International Relations
SOC2129 Cultural Geography
Research Methods Course (HIST2701, or POLSC2701, or SOC2113)
GLST4100 International Studies Senior Seminar (SP semester senior year)
Concentration Electives (7): One course must be from the following Theology and Religious Studies Depart- ment offerings. One course must be from the following History offerings. Two courses must be from the 3000-level.
History (1) Choose one of the following courses:
HIST2120 Europe in the Era of World War
HIST2125 History of Modern Latin America
HIST2140 History of Modern Middle East
HIST3111 United States and Global Issues: 19th and 20th Centuries
Theology + Religious Studies (1) Choose one of the following courses:
THRS2108 Religion and the Environment: Ethical Explorations
THRS2135 World Religions
THRS2208 Global Christianity
THRS2212 Buddhism: Beliefs and Practices
THRS2213 Latin American Liberation Theologies
THRS2215 Chinese Religions
THRS2217 Women in the World Religions
Thematic (3) A student can't take more than one of the following three Science courses as an IS elective:
BIOL1211 Emerging Infectious Diseases
BIOL1215 Introduction to Nutrition
ECON3103 The International Economy
ECON3109 Emerging Economies
ECON3115 Economics and the Environment
MGMT2211 Leadership: Person and Process
PHYS1122 Energy and the Environment
POLSC2401 American Foreign Policy
POLSC2413 International Law and Institutions
POLSC2415 In the Footsteps of Thucydides
POLSC2417 Statecraft & Globalization
POLSC2419 The Geopolitics of Democracy
POLSC2421 Model United Nations
POLSC2503 Revolution and Nationalism
POLSC3301 Comparative Politics of Developing States
POLSC3303 Street Democracy
POLSC3305 Women in Global Politics: From the Barrio to Elected Office
POLSC3403 Human Issues in International Relations
POLSC3405 Strategies of War and Peace
POLSC3407 Political Islam
SOC2205 War and Peace
SOC3115 The Sociology of Globalization
SOC3201 Worlds in Motion: The Causes and Consequences of Migration
SOC3205 Crimes Against Humanity
THRS3133 Social Justice and Religious Traditions
Area/Regional (2) (Courses must be from the same region and must build on concentration and be from more than one department)
Language (Majors are required to achieve foreign language speaking skills at least at the inter- mediate level of proficiency or above by successfully completing two foreign language courses at the 2000-level or above)
Study Away strongly recommended
Learning Goals + Outcomes
At the completion of the International Studies degree, the student will:
Demonstrate an understanding of the broad-based foundation of the major in world history, culture, politics, and economics.
Understand how international relations, conflict and change, and a heightened sensitivity to diverse cultures defines international studies.
Demonstrate a practical application of concepts and theories of the discipline of international studies.
Be able to orally communicate effectively.
Develop a distinct understanding of non-Western governments.
Develop an understanding of the interactions in the international arena.
Learn more about career paths--from business to international relations--open to students of international studies through the
Emmanuel College Career Center.