Program Director: Dr. Franklin
The International Studies major provides an interdisciplinary curriculum in international politics, economics, societies, and cultures, as well as foreign languages. It is designed for students preparing for careers in foreign policy and international affairs and for graduate study in international relations programs. The major consists of at least 10 units, plus an international field experience and language instruction beyond the general education requirement.
The International Studies Program is governed by an International Studies Committee composed of four faculty members, one each selected from the departments of Economics and Business, History, Politics and Government, and World Languages and Cultures. Current committee members are Program Director Jim Franklin (Politics and Government); Goran Skosples (Economics and Business); Jeremy Baskes (History); and Mary Anne Lewis Cusato (World Languages and Cultures). The International Studies Program Director must approve any modifications of the course requirements listed below.