The International Studies program at UAA prepares students to be global citizens in an interdependent world. International and intercultural understanding and competency are essential in all aspects of life and work, and this program seeks to prepare students to be contributing members of the international community.
The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides students with the analytical skills and cross-cultural sensitivities required of informed, global citizens. Core course introduce students to different modes of inquiry and understand and provide the foundation for a comparative approach to issues across regions, societies, and cultures. The program includes a regional track that focuses on a particular language and region or an applied global studies track that prepares students to pursue professional opportunities in international development, education, and health. Two program capstone courses require students to apply acquired analytical skills and modes of inquiry across regions, societies and cultures in a comparative examination of various topics.
To further develop their global competence, students majoring in International Studies must participate in a study abroad experience or another international/intercultural experience.
Students who complete a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies will gain an understanding of the challenges and complexities of cross-cultural interactions in an increasingly interconnected world.