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    Macalester College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

International Studies


Core Faculty: Ahmed Samatar (International Studies), Zeynep Gürsel (International Studies), Christy Hanson (International Studies), David Chioni Moore (International Studies and English), Nadya Nedelsky (Chair; International Studies), James von Geldern (Russian and International Studies)

Part Time Faculty: Wendy Weber (Political Science and International Studies)

The international studies major provides an understanding of transnational and intercultural global relations through work in international studies and allied departments. We aim to provide students:

  1. familiarity with geographical, cultural, political, economic, literary, scientific and historical approaches to global issues;
  2. working knowledge of the methodologies central to the participating humanities and social science departments;
  3. an international experience through an appropriate study abroad program;
  4. competency in a second language, at least equivalent to six semesters of college-level work.

General Distribution Requirement:

The following courses count toward the general distribution requirement in social science:  INTL 110 , INTL 113 , INTL 114 , INTL 225 , INTL 245 , INTL 253 , INTL 280 INTL 282 INTL 284 , INTL 285 INTL 290 , INTL 301 INTL 320 INTL 321 , INTL 325 , INTL 333 , INTL 345 INTL 352 , INTL 362 , INTL 368 , INTL 372 INTL 382 , INTL 477 , INTL 380  and INTL 485 . The following courses count toward the general distribution requirement in humanities: INTL 111 , INTL 112 , INTL 202 INTL 252 , INTL 265 , INTL 272 , INTL 288 , INTL 317 INTL 342 , INTL 364 , INTL 367 , INTL 381 , INTL 384 , INTL 415  and INTL 488 . The following course counts for fine arts general distribution: INTL 250 . Some topics courses (INTL 194 , INTL 294 , INTL 394 , INTL 494 ), as approved by the department, may also count toward the distribution requirements.

General Education Requirements

Courses that meet the general education requirements in writing, quantitative thinking, internationalism and US identities and differences will be posted on the Registrar’s web page in advance of registration for each semester.

Additional information regarding the general distribution requirement and the general education requirements can be found in the graduation requirements  section of this catalog.

Honors Program:

International studies participates in the honors program, and encourages high performing students to do so. Eligibility requirements, application procedures and specific guidelines are available on the department website.

Topics Courses

INTL 194 , INTL 294 , INTL 394 , INTL 494  

Selected topics and new courses in globalization and world studies, not included among regular catalog offerings. To be announced at registration. (4 credits)

Independent Study

The department offers independent study options in the form of tutorials, independent projects, internships, preceptorships and Honors independent projects. For more information contact the department and review the Curriculum  section of the catalog.

Programs