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International Studies offers a multidisciplinary way of understanding issues and regions in our increasingly globalized world. It is built upon the University mission of preparing individuals to be knowledgeable, independent, critical thinkers—educated for lives of leadership and service in an increasingly diverse society. It also builds upon the general education goal of global awareness, enabling students to demonstrate the interdependence of geographic, economic, political, social and cultural realities in the contemporary world.
Through this major, graduates will:
Course requirements for all majors and minors can be found in our online course bulletin.
Capital's multidisciplinary major in international studies is designed to give students a broad view of international politics and economics, an understanding of world history and cultures and proficiency in a modern language.The faculty in this area includes a large number of people with extensive overseas travel and living experience. Faculty members who are experts on individual countries or issues of international importance are available to students through the various departments of the university.This multidisciplinary major is for students interested in a career in government, international organizations, non-government agencies (such as Red Cross) or further study in graduate or law school. Students interested in pursuing positions in local, national and international business combine their major in international studies with a minor in a business field, such as finance, marketing or management.
A recommended part of the program is study abroad. Capital offers a number of opportunities for students to spend a summer, semester or academic year in a foreign country while earning class credit. Most programs cost about the same as tuition for that period at Capital, and many forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad.Capital students have traveled and studied in various countries including: Jamaica, England, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Scotland, Ecuador, Austria, Hungary, South Africa, Cuba, Norway, Costa Rica, Australia, the Czech Republic and Belize.Another asset of Capital's program is the opportunity for interaction with international students on campus. Students from many foreign countries currently are enrolled at Capital. Students can learn about language, religious, social and cultural similarities and differences through informal experiences.
In addition, Capital's affiliation with the Washington Center provides the opportunity for students to spend a semester or summer working for one of the various governmental or private agencies in the nation's capital.
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