Required Courses

On this page, you can find out a little more about the courses you take as part of a major in International Studies.

You'll take additional courses in the University Core Curriculum and the College Core, all of which you can find in the Catalog  (Opens in new window. Search for "International Studies," then select the appropriate program, e.g. INST major, INST minor, INST honors).

You can also find out more by clicking the "Degrees and Courses" link at the left.

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International Studies foundational courses

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Global Cultural Citizenship

Cultivate your global citizenship through the social and cultural foundations of International Studies

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World Geography

How geography helps us understand human relations, politics, economics, and discrimination

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Workshop in World History

This course reveals the role of the past in shaping the contemporary world.

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Introduction to International Politics

War, nationalism, the global economy, interventionism, and the new world order

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Introduction to Comparative Politics

Learn about power structures and the social effects of public policy

International Studies Professional Formation courses

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Modern language

Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish.

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Senior Capstone

Where you design and complete a senior research project focused on your study-abroad country.

Foundational courses in International Studies


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Antique map of Japan

Line drawings of various congresses and parliaments from around the world

United Nations conference room wall with gold UN symbol - photo by Tom Page/flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

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Professional formation courses in International Studies

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Glass pyramid at the Louvre, Paris at night

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Photo credits
Intro to INST: Serena Cosgrove, INST; World Geography, Intro to Comparative Politics, Modern Language: David Green, INST; Intro to International Politics: Tom Page/flickr CC BY-SA 2.0; Macroeconomics: Pikrepo CC0; Research in INST: Pexels CC0; Capstone: djof/flickr - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0; Education Abroad Requirement: Emma Kelash HIST-FILM