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The Department of International and Global Studies 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.

Spring 2016: African Studies

Spring 2016: African Studies
This hybrid course introduces students to the rich diversity of cultures and societies in Africa. Using a range of readings, we will examine the interplay between political, economic, environmental, and cultural systems in the present and recent past. CRN# 61575

Summer 2016: Megacities in Latin America

Summer 2016: Megacities in Latin America
Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina with Professor Leopoldo Rodriguez. Visit households of local families, spend an evening at a milonga (tango dance), talk to vendors at a sprawling outdoor market, and explore Plaza de Mayo. Application Deadline: April 1, 2016.
The Department of International and Global Studies at Portland State University enhances global awareness and provides opportunities for both academic enrichment and personal growth. The department 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.