International Studies

Fine Arts Building (ARTS), Room 332B, (907) 786-4841

The international studies program prepares students to be global citizens in an interdependent world. International and intercultural knowledge is fundamental to contemporary life and work. The objective of this program is to prepare students to be contributing members of the international community.

The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides students with analytical skills and cross-cultural insight required of informed global citizens. Foundational courses introduce students to different modes of inquiry and provide the basis for comparative approaches to international and global issues. The program of study requires students to apply analytical skills and modes of inquiry across regions, societies and cultures. Students select either a regional emphasis that focuses on a particular language and location or a global social science emphasis that prepares students broadly to pursue professional opportunities in an international context.

To further develop their understanding and skills, students majoring in international studies are encouraged to study abroad or participate in other international or intercultural experiences.

Students who complete a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies gain an understanding of the challenges and complexities of cross-cultural interactions in an increasingly interconnected world.

Programs of Study

Bachelor of Arts



Raymond Anthony, Professor of Philosophy,
Rachel Ball, Assistant Professor of History,
Elizabeth Dennison, Professor of History,
Dalee Dorough, Associate Professor of Political Science,
Paul Dunscomb, Professor of History,
Nelta Edwards, Associate Professor of Sociology,
Patricia Fagan, Associate Professor of Spanish,
Chad Farrell, Professor of Sociology,
Hiroko Harada, Professor of Japanese,
Timothy Jester, Associate Professor of Education,
Susan Kalina, Professor of Russian,
Patricia Linton, Professor of English,
Marie Lowe, Associate Professor of Public Policy,
Nataşa Masanoviç-Courtney, Associate Professor of German,
Rebeca Maseda, Associate Professor of Spanish,
Francisco Miranda, Associate Professor of Spanish,
James Muller, Professor of Political Science,
William Myers, Professor of History,
Sudarsan Rangarajan, Professor of French,
Landry Signé, Associate Professor of Political Science,
Audrey Taylor, Assistant Professor of Geography & Environmental Studies,
Dorn Van Dommelen, Professor of Geography & Environmental Studies,
David Yesner, Professor of Anthropology,