The study of the international is about comprehending how actors and institutions at the global and local level come to terms with forces of change. The interdisciplinary major in International Studies is designed to offer students the opportunity to engage these processes by developing a common body of knowledge in a set of core courses, and then encouraging their explorations through one of several paths in the form of area concentrations. The concentrations are International Relations, which is designed for students seeking a broad understanding of the historical, political, and economic processes that influence world affairs; Development Studies, a concentration that examines the dilemmas of economic, social, and political transformation around the world; and Regional Studies, in which students may focus their learning on a specific region of the world. In all instances, the program faculty strongly encourage students to study abroad as an essential element of their intellectual experience.
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