International Studies - BA, International Communication and Media 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.

International Communication and Media Track

This track offers a discrete set of courses that provide students with a strong background in how media function in a global setting. As one of the largest sectors of the American and global economy, communication and media occupy a major role in our private and professional lives. Moreover, this sector of the economy often functions transnationally in a relatively seamless fashion. 

Principle objectives

  1. To guide students through the complex cultural, social, political, and economic stakes of global interdependence.
  2. To assure a measurable proficiency in a foreign language.
  3. To assure regional cultural competency through a structured and integrated abroad experience.
  4. 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.