International Studies Program Overview
The International Studies major is a multi-disciplinary program that prepares students to be leaders in an increasingly interdependent global community. Students take courses in politics, literature, art, business, communication, and other comparative disciplines to examine the ways in which cultural forces take shape and interact. They investigate the reasons and means by which nations in the 21st century must now cooperate and compromise on issues such as international security, the environment, cyber-crime, economic policies, and humanitarian aid. All International Studies majors supplement their academic work with at least four semesters of language study and a minimum of one semester spent studying overseas.
Endicott's association with over 118 study abroad sites located in 58 countries throughout the world provides International Studies majors with many opportunities to immerse themselves in cross-cultural experiences. Upon graduation, they have a unique awareness of the critical issues facing nations today and informed insights into what they might be able to do to truly make a difference.
ENG313 World Literature
IST 100 Introduction to International Studies
IST 315 Intercultural Communication
IST 325 World Geography
LST 302 Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities
Area Studies elective (taken abroad)
Art, Literature & Culture elective
Four semesters of a language
Two International Studies electives
Upon completion of the International Studies program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the cross-disciplinary nature of the field - i.e. the global and comparative dimensions of history, economic systems, cultural norms, art, and literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of international politics and geopolitics, and their role in world affairs and conflicts.
- Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the disciplines that constitute international studies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the language and culture of a region of the world that differs from the one students are products of.
- Make connections between their major and professional opportunities through a variety of internships.
Examples of Recent International Studies Major Internships:
Consulate of Mexico in Boston
Washington Internship Institute
US Fund for UNICEF
Earth Rights Institute
WorldWide Language Resources, Inc.
Office of State Rep. Mary Grant
Projects Abroad Human Rights Office
American Anti-Slavery Group
Download International Studies Career Sheet for more options and information.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Mark Herlihy
Associate Dean of School of Arts and Sciences
Chair and Professor of Humanities