Here is how to declare International Studies as your major. If you have any questions, email, phone, or drop by the International Studies office to talk to the director.
You have until October 1, 2013 at midnight to declare a major this semester. You will be able to declare after November 16, 2013.
Anastasia Kuz-Aponte (IS '13), now a graduate student in International Studies at the University of Miami, had her article " Embodiment of Ideology: Female Characters in Soviet Cinema" accepted for publication in the Tamkang Journal of International Affairs. Congratulations!
Dr. Berg, the Director, was awarded the 2013 Governor’s Award for Excellence. Congratulations
Starting in the Fall of 2013, there will be a new minor in IS.
IS is one of the founding departments in the Team for Interdisciplinary Global Research, which develops Geostrategic Intelligence Seminars.
Multiple sections of INT 105: Introduction to International Studies will be offered spring 2014. An online section will be offered during summer 1 2013.
In spring 2014, two new courses will be added to the IS curriculum:
- INT 300: Interdisciplinarity and International Studies
- INT 484: Topics in Asia: The Emergence of China
|Director's / Advisor's Office Hours|
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00 in Leutze Hall 217.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 962-3701 to make an appointment to meet at other times.
As it fundamentally changes the world, globalization restructures the way states, societies, communities, and individuals relate to one another, creating new challenges that cannot be met by nations or markets alone nor understood and overcome using merely one disciplinary perspective. International Studies is an interdisciplinary major that focuses on social transformation and innovative responses to seemingly intractable global problems. International Studies students learn to think across disciplines, to move between the the local and the global, and not to lose sight of the realities of human lives at the center of our investigations.
One of UNCW's strategic goals is to "Create an educational environment that prepares our students to be global citizens." Students are prepared to face these global issues, and bring about a more just and equitable world. But just as important is the goal to prepare students to be competitive in the global workforce. Occupations and professions in a variety of settings increasingly emphasize global knowledge, skills, and experience.
The International Studies major is designed specifically to meet these goals by offering an interdisciplinary bachelor's degree that provides a distinctive international learning experience for UNCW students. The integrative program curriculum will provide students with:
- A focus on a particular international theme or geographic area of concentration;
- Exposure to other cultures, people, and places;
- An understanding of one’s own culture from international perspectives
- A deeper appreciation of the global society.
An international perspective recognizes that many issues cross borders and continents. Therefore, students can concentrate their studies of various global themes:
Examining the world outside the United States
Students can also concentrate their studies on the politics, economics, langagues, cultures, literatures of a particular region of the world. The thematic concentrations include: