International Studies - BA, International Politics and Diplomacy 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 Politics and Diplomacy Track
This track offers students a fundamental understanding of foreign relations. Students learn about the workings of governments and civil societies in a global framework. From this program students gain a sound understanding of how governments communicate and cooperate in regional, continental, and global settings.
- 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.