The Senior Exercise provides an opportunity for majors to undertake a project completely on their own initiative. It usually builds on their experience and research abroad and then examines it from a broadly intellectual and comparative perspective. Students are also required to look beyond their region of specialization for a comparison that illuminates work they have done either in the field or in other classes.
Seniors are encouraged to consult with any faculty members in the International Studies Program. Projects usually take the form of a research paper of about twenty to thirty pages in length. Two copies are due by 2:00pm February 20, 2015, to the International Studies Program Administrative Assistant, Pamela Burson on the second floor of Seitz House (office 10). Click here for more details and the senior exercise cover sheet.
"Equal opportunity laws for women in Japan and Germany after World War Two"
"Mexican migrant laborers in the United States; their lives and livelihood on either side of the border"
"United States policy toward Colombia on drug trafficking in light of the recent decision to decertify Colombia"
"Comparison of the land rights of the indigenous Mapuche people in Chile with those of native Alaskans in the United States"
"A comparison of Noh drama in Japan to Kathakali dance/drama in India"
"Populist movements in Venezuela and Chile"
"IT industry and economic development in Ireland: Its potential application in Cuba"
"Forest protection in Nepal and reclamation in China"