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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.

Fall 2016: INTL 445 Cities and Third World Development

Fall 2016: INTL 445 Cities and Third World Development
This course looks at the impacts of colonial history on the design of cities in Third World (Global South) cities, theories of economic development, and post-colonial urban problems. CRN 15018, Wed 1-3:40 pm, Instructor: Gerald Sussman

Fall 2016: INTL 360U Bollywood: South Asian Cinema

Fall 2016: INTL 360U Bollywood: South Asian Cinema
Are you a film buff? Learn how Hollywood and Bollywood differ. See how globalization, politics, youth culture, gender and religion are reflected in the global entertainment industry.
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.