International Studies - BA, Global Cultural Studies Track
The BA in International Studies (INTS) is an interdisciplinary degree that combines linguistic and regional expertise, with specialization in a sub-field specific to the track.
Global Cultural Studies Track
The Global Cultural Studies track offers students both a fundamental theoretical background in cultural studies as well as a broad array of courses in international cultural production and criticism. This humanities based program provides students with a rich understanding of artistic expression in a global setting.
- To guide students through the complex cultural, social, political, and economic stakes of global interdependence.
- To assure a measurable proficiency in a foreign language.
- To assure regional cultural competency through a structured and integrated abroad experience.
- To provide a historical dimension to current conceptions of globalization.
The degree plan consists of a combination of INTS core courses, with electives tailored for each track, area studies courses in the region corresponding to the student's foreign language choice, foreign language courses, and at least one long semester or 10-week summer study abroad or other approved international program with an emphasis on cultural and linguistic immersion.