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Catalogue 2017-2018

International Studies Program


Director: Timothy Koechlin;

Steering Committee: Mark W. Andrews (French and Francophone Studies), Pinar Batur (Sociology), Christopher Bjork (Education), Robert K. Brigham (History), Patricia-Pia Célérier (French and Francophone Studies), Andrew Davison (Political Science), Wenwei Du (Chinese and Japanese), Maria Hantzopoulosab (Education), Katherine Hite (Political Science), Martha Kaplanb (Anthropology), Jamie T. Kelly (Philosophy), David A. Kennettab (Economics), Timothy Koechlin (International Studies), Candice M. Lowe Swift (Anthropology), Zachariah Cherian Mampilly (Political Science), Himadeep Muppidi (Political Science), Leslie Scott Offutt (History), Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert (Hispanic Studies), Thomas Parker (French and Francophone Studies), Michaela Pohl (History), Ismail O. D. Rashid (History), Stephen R. Rockab (Political Science), Jeffrey Schneiderab (German Studies), Elliott Schreiber (German Studies), Joshua Schreier (History), Fubing Su (Political Science), Vinay Swamy (French and Francophone Studies), David Tavárez (Anthropology), Silke von der Emde (German Studies), Eva Woods Peiró (Hispanic Studies), Yu Zhoua (Earth Science and Geography);

Participating Faculty:

Mark W. Andrews (French and Francophone Studies), Pinar Batur (Sociology), Christopher Bjork (Education), Robert K. Brigham (History), Patricia-Pia Célérier (French and Francophone Studies), Andrew Davison (Political Science), Wenwei Du (Chinese and Japanese), Maria Hantzopoulosab (Education), Katherine Hite (Political Science), Martha Kaplanb (Anthropology), Jamie T. Kelly (Philosophy), David A. Kennettab (Economics), Timothy Koechlin (International Studies), Candice M. Lowe Swift (Anthropology), Zachariah Cherian Mampilly (Political Science), Himadeep Muppidi (Political Science), Leslie Scott Offutt (History), Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert (Hispanic Studies), Thomas Parker (French and Francophone Studies), Michaela Pohl (History), Ismail O. D. Rashid (History), Stephen R. Rockab (Political Science), Jeffrey Schneiderab (German Studies), Elliott Schreiber (German Studies), Joshua Schreier (History), Fubing Su (Political Science), Vinay Swamy (French and Francophone Studies), David Tavárez (Anthropology), Silke von der Emde (German Studies), Eva Woods Peiró (Hispanic Studies), Yu Zhoua (Earth Science and Geography).

a On leave 2017/18, first semester
b On leave 2017/18, second semester

ab On leave 2017/18

The multidisciplinary program in International Studies is designed to provide a solid and systematic grounding in the study of global interdependence while allowing students to develop strengths in at least two traditional departmental disciplines. A student’s course of study for the major is designed in close consultation with the director and the Panel of Advisers. The objectives are to build a core of knowledge in the international social sciences and develop fluency in at least one language, while ensuring a multidisciplinary perspective by encouraging students to approach international issues from the viewpoints that interest them most. Consequently, approved programs of study may include upper-level work in the sciences, humanities, literature and arts as well as the social sciences and languages. In general, the advising process should be initiated early in the sophomore year, especially if a student is interested in study abroad in the first semester of the junior year. Additional information on the registration process is available from the program office.

Programs

Major

Courses

International Studies: I. Introductory

International Studies: II. Intermediate

International Studies: III. Advanced