International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses in Political Studies, History, Economics, and other relevant disciplines.
Key features of TWU's International Studies program include:
- an extensive variety of courses that will expose the student to international studies in its many different forms. These include such diverse topics as cross-cultural communication, challenges in international development, the formulation of foreign policy, the history of international conflict, and the operation of international institutions.
- the ability to specialize in a particular aspect of international relations. We have four general tracks. International Affairs and Global Policy focuses upon the politics of international relations and the formulation of foreign policy. International Development and Cultural Change considers the problems of international development from an organizational and political perspective, as well as introducing students to the history of how modern global society evolved. International Political Economy deepens students’ understanding of international economic processes and provides insight into the ways domestic and international economics interrelate. Finally, students may opt to specialize in linguistics with a view to completing a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in the Linguistics and TESOL track.
- access to numerous travel study and study abroad options, or a semester at Trinity Western’s Laurentian Leadership Centre. Students in the International Studies program have enjoyed experiential learning opportunities in various places around the world, from the Middle East to Latin America. They can also enjoy semester-long placements at important government offices, non-governmental organizations, and foreign embassies in Canada’s capital by studying at the Laurentian Leadership Centre.
Bachelor of Arts (BA)