Saint Louis University’s international studies program offers students a cross-disciplinary approach to historical, political and socioeconomic issues in our global society. Addressing topics of contemporary culture and society, the program is designed for students keen to grapple with the complex interrelationships of the 21st century international affairs and seeking to bring an international dimension to their studies.
Why should you pursue a in international studies?
Why International Studies?
- You are seeking to bring an international dimension to your education.
- You are interested in deepening your understanding of global concerns.
Key competencies developed through the international studies program are proficiency in a foreign language, facility with key disciplinary approaches, knowledge of a world region and exposure to a thematic area central to the contemporary world. International studies students also have the opportunity to integrate practical work experience and field research into the major.
Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the international studies major allows students considerable choice among a wide variety of courses that fulfill degree requirements. Courses that fulfill the regional and thematic foci can be located by their Banner attributes (ISTD).
International studies majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad. The program director will work closely with them to locate courses in study abroad programs that fulfill international studies requirements.
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