The International Studies major enables students to act competently & conscientiously within an increasingly interconnected world. Students will acquire multiple perspectives on global patterns & local contexts through a broad interdisciplinary curriculum, while having the opportunity to focus on a specific world region, international issue, or subject area.
Seattle University students can also connect their knowledge of society, politics, economics, & culture to real world situations through direct foreign experience, senior research projects and internship work. An international studies degree thus equips our students to pursue further study & internationally oriented careers in fields such as government, business, law, communications, development and education.
Degrees offered: BA, BA with Department Honors, minor
Dr. Nova Robinson was voted "Teacher of the Year" by the students in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2019. The students who nominated her for the award observed she "truly cares about teaching us as well as learning from us as students” and emphasized that her teaching style "helped me become a better feminist, writer, researcher, and student.” In addition to being a dedicated teacher, Dr. Robinson is an active scholar. Her first book manuscript Truly Sisters: Arab Women and International Women’s Rights will come out in late 2020. For more information on Dr. Robinson’s course offerings see her departmental web page. Congratulations, Dr. Robinson!
Lucas has been accepted in the Peace Corps and will be serving as a Youth Development Specialist in Morocco. His job will be to promote development of Morocco’s youth by encouraging community involvement and developing life skills through teaching English, promoting sports, and creating service learning opportunities. He'll conduct camps, teach classes, and organize community development projects to children in an underdeveloped area of Morocco.