Senior Capstone Course
- An integrative seminar or directed study in senior year that will involve a major original research paper.
* Some Global Dynamics and Areas Studies courses may require pre-requisites. If a student wishes to use one of these courses to fulfill a major requirement in International Studies he or she is responsible for either taking the requisite(s) or obtaining a waiver from the professor teaching the course.
Additional requirements and recommendations:
Language Requirement - Modern foreign language proficiency through the second semester of intermediate level is required of all International Studies majors.
Experiential Learning - International Studies majors are required to participate in a program- approved study abroad experience, a Washington semester, or a relevant internship experience.
Related Minors - International Studies majors are strongly encouraged to minor in a related discipline (such as economics, sociology, political science, communication, or business) that will enable them to gain additional disciplinary knowledge of special relevance to their individual career goals and/or encouraged to minor in language or cultural studies to develop their understanding of culture’s influential role in human behavior. Coursework in related fields also enables International Studies majors to approach issues and questions which are the focus of their major from novel perspectives, to discern unappreciated connections, and to develop an understanding of the many contextual factors that influence how individuals and societies relate across national boundaries.