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The International Studies Program offers a B.A. degree in International Studies based on an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides both a global perspective and a comprehensive view of a selected geographic region of the world.

Fall 2014 course: INTL390 Foundations of Global Studies

Fall 2014 course: INTL390 Foundations of Global Studies
In this hybrid course offering, we will seek to understand the uses of theory in social movements, media, politics, advocacy and international not-for-profit work.

Fall 2014 Course: INTL490 Sustainable Development

Fall 2014 Course: INTL490 Sustainable Development
In this completely online course we will investigate sustainable development using real-world case studies, and by drawing on students' own interests and expertise.
The International Studies Program at Portland State University enhances global awareness and provides opportunities for both academic enrichment and personal growth. The program promotes the development of critical thinking, self-reflection and cross-cultural skills that students continue to utilize long after graduation.

                                                                     

Areas of regional focus include Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin American and the Middle East. Areas of thematic concentration include International Development Studies, Community Health, and Business.

The International Studies Degree affords an excellent foundation for careers requiring an understanding of international economic, political, social and cultural affairs. In addition, the program provides a solid foundation for graduate work in professional fields such as journalism, international relations, public health, or community development.