Who is GISP for?
The Global and International Studies Program prepares students for careers in international affairs—be it in government, nongovernmental organizations or international institutions—or for further study in various graduate programs in international affairs.
Areas of Study
The Global and International Studies Program is organized into three thematic subfields: transnationalism; global economics; and international relations. Students choose one of these subfields as the primary focus of their major, and take at least one course in the remaining two fields. In addition, students complete course work that focuses on the history, politics, and/or culture and society of a particular geographic area.
GIS core courses introduce students to, and serve as a model of, the interdisciplinary study of global affairs. Each course adopts a problem-based approach to issues of contemporary global importance and draws from an interdisciplinary set of course readings and approaches to international affairs.