In an increasingly globalized world, international knowledge is an asset to any profession.
An International Studies degree helps you understand global context and work toward answers for some of the world’s most demanding questions. With four different streams to choose from you are sure to find your fit in International studies.
Our courses are presented from historical and contemporary perspectives and challenge you to learn about the changing dynamics of the international society. You will learn from the expertise of specialized professors about topics such as war, foreign policy, globalization, economic disparity, and international development.
As part of the major, we encourage our students to study abroad in order to put what they learn in the classroom into practice. There are also many ways to get involved on campus, including student-led initiatives such as TWU’s Refugee Awareness Campaign or participation in Model United Nations.
International Studies majors typically find employment in international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, law, missions, or in providing other services in the global community.
OUR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM OFFERS:
An International Studies major leading to a BA or BA honours with four streams:
- International Affairs and Global Policy
- International Development and Cultural Change
- International Political Economy
- Linguistics and TESOL
POLS 211 • International Politics
The ways in which states and other actors in the international system deal with each other: the evolution of the international system, the nature of foreign policy, the dynamics of international bargaining, and the changing role of force as an instrument of foreign policy.
ECON 230 • Issues in Third World Development
This course is an introduction to the field of international development through an overview of the many issues and challenges relating to economic disparity among people of various nations. Students engage in the exploration of responses to these situations.
Graduates of our International Studies program go on to pursue employment in international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government, law, missions, or in providing other services in the global community. Graduates are also well prepared to continue their studies in law, politics, history, international development, and numerous other fields.