Julie Harrelson-Stephens, coordinator
Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 135
Phone: (936) 468-4408
Robert Allen (history), Michael Tkacik (government), Kevin West (English)
The purpose of the international studies program is to promote a greater awareness of the shape and importance of international affairs in the 21st century. Central to the international studies program is the belief that educated men and women need to understand the trends that are currently transforming the relations between the various regions of the world - and in particular, the increasing “interconnectedness” of the world’s cultures, businesses, labor forces, financial structures, political institutions and communications media. These developments require a rethinking of basic notions of citizenship, community and nation. By encouraging students to develop global perspectives on their primary majors, and by promoting an interdisciplinary approach to issues of vital concern in the contemporary world, the international studies program seeks to enhance the ability of students to reflect upon, and to participate effectively in the age of globalization.
The following restrictions apply to this program:
- Competence in a foreign language through the second semester, i.e. the 132 level of study. For languages other than those taught at the university, consult with the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs . The foreign language requirement is waived for students who have been educated where a language other than English is the medium of instruction.
- Students may only apply two courses from their major to meet the international studies requirements.