In addition to overall requirements, international studies majors concentrate in one of four thematic tracks — development, transnationalism, global environment or cultural studies — taking a focused set of courses from several disciplines to develop their understanding of that topic. Majors apply that knowledge to the sustained study of a particular region of the world, where they spend at least a semester abroad studying, living in and experiencing a foreign culture.
A full list of courses in the international studies curriculum is also available to download (PDF).
The honors program in international studies is outlined in the course catalog. For more detailed information, please see the INST Honors Guidelines (PDF). Students wishing to pursue a degree with honors should consult with the director as soon as possible.