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International Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program that combines broad approaches to world affairs, foreign language learning, experience abroad, and specialized studies arranged in close consultation with the faculty advisory committee. Each student takes required core courses and participates in other elements of the core and chooses one of the regional or functional concentrations. All students in the program participate in the International Studies Colloquium. Majors choose one of the senior options for an advanced research experience. The number of hours for completion of the program varies according to the individual student's plan of study but may not be fewer than 33 semester hours for the major and 21 hours for the minor.

The Major
  1. The Common Curriculum
  2. International Studies Core (15-21 hours)
    1. HIST 3303 (U.S. Diplomatic History) or PLSI 1331 (Comparing Countries)
    2. INTL 3100 (International Studies Colloquium; 2-3 hours).
      • Required enrollment during each semester of residence in the major.
    3. Advanced Language study (at least 6 upper division hours). This requirement in the Middle East and East Asian Studies concentrations may be modified in special circumstances upon recommendation of the advisor and the consent of the International Studies Committee.
    4. Study Abroad recommended, with the advice of the International Studies Committee and Study Abroad Counselor.
    5. Internship Course option (INTL 4-01; maximum 3 hours)
    6. Senior Research Practicum, which may be satisfied in one of three ways after being proposed by the student and approved by the student's advisor, the International Studies Committee, and the Department involved.
      • The tutorial option (INTL 4300)
      • The departmental Reading and Conference Cours option
      • The departmental Senior Seminar option
  3. Concentrations (15-18 hours including courses taken while abroad)
    • International Studies concentrations are individual programs of study that are designed by students in consultation with the Program Director and the appropriate concentration advisor. A student may propose courses from the concentration list (below), or, with the approval of the advisor and Committee, from among courses taken abroad or unlisted courses taken while at Trinity.
  4. Electives sufficient to total 124 semester hours.
  5. Students are strongly encouraged to take courses in the Languages Across the Curriculum Program.
THE MINOR
  1. International Studies Core (6-9 hours)
    1. HIST 3303 (U.S. Diplomatic History) or PLSI 1331 (Comparing Countries)
    2. INTL 3100 (International Studies Colloquium; 2-3 hours).
      • Required enrollment during each semester of residence in the minor.
    3. The lower division sequence in an appropriate foreign language (the equivalent of four college semesters). This requirement in the Middle East and East Asian Studies concentrations may be modified in special circumstances upon recommendation of the advisor and the consent of the International Studies Committee.
    4. Study Abroad with the advice of the committee and Study Abroad counselor.
    5. Internship Course option (INTL 4-01; maximum 3 hours)
    6. Minors in the program may take one of the senior options but are not required to do so.
  2. Concentrations (12-15 hours including courses taken while abroad)
    • International Studies concentrations are individual programs of study that are designed by students in consultation with the Program Director and the appropriate concentration advisor. A student may propose courses from the concentration list (below), or, with the approval of the advisor and Committee, from among courses taken abroad or unlisted courses taken while at Trinity.
THE CONCENTRATIONS

International Studies concentrations are individual programs of study that are designed by students in consultation with the Program Director and the appropriate concentration advisor. A student may propose courses from the following concentration lists subject to the requirements of the individual concentrations. A student may also substitute courses taken abroad or special offerings that are not shown on the lists upon recommendation of the advisor and approval by the International Studies Committee. A student may take fifteen to eighteen hours semester hours in the concentration. The number, when added to hours in the core, must make a total of not less than 33 semester hours in the program.

Concentrations and Faculty (*concentration coordinator and head advisor)

African Studies
Professor Anene Ejikeme*

East Asian Studies
Professors Donald N. Clark*, Stephen L. Field, and Randall Nadeau

European Studies
Professors Rita Kosnik, Nanette Le Coat*, and Heather Sullivan

Latin American and Latino Studies
Professors Arturo Madrid, Pablo Martínez, and David Spener*

Middle East Studies
Professors Ruqayya Y. Khan*, David Lesch, and Sussan Siavoshi

International Affairs
Professors Richard V. Butler, Peter O'Brien, and Mary Ann Tétreault*

International Environmental Studies
Professors Richard Reed and David Ribble*

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COURSES WITHIN THE PROGRAM

INTL 3100 International Studies Colloquium

The Colloquium is a 'core' element of the International Studies Program that consists of a weekly meeting of all majors and minors in the program. Under the direction of an assigned faculty member the session topics include discussions of world affairs; presentations by students faculty members and other guests; reports from affiliated student groups; presentations on careers and graduate school opportunities; and reports from seniors about their seminars and tutorial projects. Offered each semester. Required of all International Studies majors and minors while in residence in the program up to a maximum of three hours credit. Additional semesters, if any, are on a non-credit enrollment basis.

INTL 4-01 International Studies Internship

Between one and three hours of credit may be arranged for appropriate international internships that are undertaken while abroad if they meet academic criteria set by the Committee. Credit may also be arranged for internships in San Antonio during the school year and away, during the summer, with Committee Approval. Consult the Program Director.

INTL 4-02 Special Topics in International Studies

From time to time the International Studies program will present special topic courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Announcements of such courses will be by special prospectus. May be repeated on different topics.

INTL 4103 Model United Nations

Students chosen for the Trinity delegation to national Model United Nations competitions are required to register for this one-hour course. The course involves participation in parliamentary training sessions, learning about the country being represented by the Trinity delegation, and research and writing on the topics before the various Model United Nations committees. May be repeated for credit in successive years.

SENIOR OPTIONS

Each major in the program is required to take a senior-level 'capstone course' during his/her senior year. The objective is for each major to have closely-supervised research training leading to the production of a substantial paper that uses primary materials and includes analysis and original interpretation. This objective may be satisfied in one of several ways, but the decision about how to proceed with the requirement must be made before the end of the student's junior year, normally during pre-registration advising for the fall semester.

Option 1: INTL 4300 Senior Tutorial

A course for seniors majoring in International Studies who choose the tutorial option for their final project in the major. A student electing this option makes a special arrangement with a faculty member to conduct reading and research leading to a senior paper. The student then presents a formal proposal to the International Studies Committee that gives the topic, evidence of the proposed professor's consent to serve as tutor, and a reading list developed in consultation with the tutor. The student must present the proposal to the committee in the semester prior to the one for which the tutorial is proposed, and must arrange to report on the tutorial before the International Studies Colloquium.

Option 2: Departmental Reading and Conference Course

An International Studies major may, with the permission of the department involved and the approval of his or her advisor and the International Studies Committee, take a departmental Reading and Conference course in another program that relates to his/her concentration within International Studies. Pursuit of this option may require satisfying pre-requisites in the host department. However, a course taken under this option may not be used to satisfy requirements for the major in the other program. Examples of Reading and Conference courses that may be taken under this option are:

  • CHIN 4-90 Reading and Conference
  • CHIN 4-91 Selected Topics
  • ENGL 4390 Directed Studies
  • FREN 4-90 Reading and Conference
  • FREN 4-91 Selected Topics
  • GERM 4-90 Reading and Conference
  • GERM 4-91 Selected Topics
  • JAPN 4-91 Selected Topics
  • RUSS 4-90 Reading and Conference
  • RUSS 4-91 Selected Topics
  • SPAN 4-90 Reading and Conference
  • SPAN 4091 Special Topics
  • PLSI 3-90 Reading and Conference

Option 3: Departmental Senior Seminar (taken in another program for INTL credit)

An International Studies major may, with the permission of the department involved and the approval of his or her advisor and the International Studies Committee, take a departmental senior seminar or comparable research course in another program on a topic that relates to his/her concentration within the International Studies program. Pursuit of this option may require satisfying pre-requisites in the host department. However, a course taken under this option may not be used to satisfy requirements for the major in the other program. Examples of Senior Seminars and similar courses that may be taken under this option are:

  • ANTH 3371 Anthropology Practicum
  • ANTH 3373 Archaeological Fieldwork
  • ANTH 3390 Anthropological Projects
  • ANTH 3394 Seminar
  • COMM 4-90 Directed Studies in Communication
  • ENGL 4390 Directed Studies
  • FREN 4302 Senior Seminar
  • FREN 4-90 Reading and Conference
  • HIST 4-50 Seminar in European History
  • HIST 4-60 Seminar in Middle East History
  • HIST 4-70 Seminar in Asian History
  • HIST 4-80 Seminar in Latin American History
  • HIST 4-85 Seminar in Diplomatic History
  • PLSI 3372 Research Methods in Political Science
  • SOCI 3490 Sociology Practicum
  • SOCI 3490 Sociological Projects
THE LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM PROGRAM

Qualified Trinity students are eligible to enroll in the Languages across the Curriculum (LAC) Program, which gives them practice in using professional and academic Spanish, Chinese, Russian, German or French in special courses in the Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences. Some of these one-hour courses are coordinated with existing upper-division courses that are taught in English, and students may enroll in both. Other LAC courses are taught separately as one-hour 'stand- alone' courses. All LAC courses are taught entirely in the foreign language. Offerings vary from semester to semester and are listed in the pre-registration course schedule under International Studies.

COURSES IN THE LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM PROGRAM
  • INTL 3101 La economía mexicana
    (The Mexican Economy)
  • INTL 3104 La experiencia latina en los Estados Unidos
    (The U.S. Latino Experience)
  • INTL 3107 La telenovela en América Latina
    (The Latin American Soap Opera)
  • INTL 3108 Bartolomé de las Casas y La destrucción de las Indias
  • INTL 3109 Relaciones fronterizas: México-Estados Unidos
    (Mexico-United States Border Relations)
  • INTL 3110 La música popular latinoamericana
    (Latin American Popular Music)
  • INTL 3111 Narody Rossii
    (The Peoples of Russia)
  • INTL 3112 Shangye Zhongwen
    (The Practice of Business in China)
  • INTL 3113 Les Paroles de la Révolution française
    (The Language of the French Revolution)
  • INTL 3114 Zhongguo Gudai Sixiang
    (Classical Chinese Thought)
  • INTL 3115 Deutschland und die Europäische Union: Fakten Hoffnungen und Ängste
    (Germany and the European Union: Facts, Hopes and Fears)
  • INTL 3117 Teorii I iskusstvo russkogo avantgarda
    (Theories and Art of the Russian Avant-Garde)
  • INTL 3118 Grupos indígenas y destrucción ambiental en América Latina
    (Indigenous Peoples and Ecological Destruction in Latin America)
  • INTL 3120 La historia cultural del baile latinoamericano
    (The Cultural History of Latin American Dance)
  • INTL 3121 Las matemáticas en las ciencias sociales
    (Mathematics in the Social Sciences)
CONCENTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS

(*coordinator and head advisor)

EAST ASIAN STUDIES
(Professors Donald N. Clark, Stephen L. Field,* and Randall Nadeau)

The student must take at least one course in each of the following departments: History, Religion, and Political Science.

Art History

  • ARTH 1310 Introduction to Asian Art: China
  • ARTH 1311 Introduction to Asian Art: Japan
  • ANTH 1303 Japanese Perspectives (GNED, JAPN 1303)

Economics

  • ECON 3327 Comparative Economic Systems

General Education

  • GNED 1303 Japanese Perspectives (ANTH 1303, GNED 1303; JAPN 1303)

History

  • HIST 1371 History of China
  • HIST 3313 History of Japan
  • HIST 3313 History of Korea
  • HIST 3314 History of Vietnam
  • HIST 3371 The Chinese Revolution

International Studies

  • INTL 3-63 Special Topics: East Asian Studies

Modern Languages and Literatures

  • CHIN 2311 Chinese Civilization
  • CHIN 3312 Chinese Cinema: A Historical and Cultural Perspective (ML&L 3303)
  • CHIN 3330 The Culture of Business in China (BUSN 3330)
  • CHIN 4321 Topics in Modern Chinese Literature
  • CHIN 4351 Classical Chinese
  • CHIN 4-91 Selected Topics
  • JAPN 1303 Japanese Perspectives
  • ML&L 3301 Chinese Literature in Translation I
  • ML&L 3302 Chinese Literature in Translation II
  • ML&L 3303 Chinese Cinema: A Historical and Cultural Perspective (CHIN 3312)
  • ML&L 3330 Japanese Literature in Translation

Philosophy

  • PHIL 1302 Introduction to Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL 3328 The Philosophies of China

Political Science

  • PLSI 3331 Political Economy of the U.S. Europe, and Japan

Religion

  • RELI 1330 Asian Religions
  • RELI 3332 The Buddhist Tradition
  • RELI 3333 Chinese Religions
  • RELI 3334 Japanese Religions

EUROPEAN STUDIES
(Professors Rita Kosnik, Nanette Le Coat*, and Heather Sullivan)

The student must take at least one course in each of the following departments: History, Religion, and Political Science.

Art History

  • ARTH 1308 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art
  • ARTH 3350 Art of the Eighteenth Century
  • ARTH 3350 Neo-Classicism to Realism
  • ARTH 3360 Twentieth Century Art

Economics

  • ECON 3343 Slavery and the Atlantic Economy (HIST 3395)
  • ECON 3351 Development of Economic Thought

English

  • ENGL 2301 British Literature: Epic to Romantic
  • ENGL 2302 British Literature: Romanticism and After
  • ENGL 3320 Modern European Drama (DRAM 3336)
  • ENGL 3367 British Literature: 1900-Present

History

  • HIST 1354 Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 1355 Modern Europe
  • HIST 1355 Modern Russia
  • HIST 3357 Twentieth Century Europe
  • HIST 3305 The City in History
  • HIST 3307 Historical Geography
  • HIST 3309 European Social History
  • HIST 3395 Slavery and the Atlantic Economy (ECON 3343)

International Studies

  • INTL 3-61 Special Topics: European Studies

Modern Languages and Literatures

  • FREN 3303 French Civilization
  • FREN 3305 Introduction to French Literature I
  • FREN 3306 Introduction to French Literature II
  • GERM 3303 German Civilization and Culture
  • GERM 3305 Introduction to German Literature I
  • ML&L 3340 Russian Literature in Translation I
  • ML&L 3341 Russian Literature in Translation II
  • RUSS3303 Russian Culture
  • RUSS 3305 Introduction to Russian Literature I
  • RUSS 3306 Introduction to Russian Literature II
  • SPAN 3311 Spanish Civilization
  • SPAN 3331 Introduction to Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 4334 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 4336 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature

Music

  • MUSC 3341 Music History and Literature I
  • MUSC 3342 Music History and Literature II

Philosophy

  • PHIL 3322 Classical Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 3323 Nineteenth Century Philosophy I

Political Science

  • PLSI 3330 European Politics
  • PLSI 3331 Political Economy of the U.S., Europe, and Japan
  • PLSI 3362 Modern Political Thought

Religion

  • RELI 3341 The Jewish Tradition
  • RELI 3342 The Christian Tradition

Sociology and Anthropology

  • ANTH 3358 The Anthropology of International Relations

Speech and Drama

  • DRAM 3336 Modern European Drama (ENGL 3320)

LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDIES
(Professors Arturo Madrid, Pablo Martínez, & Alida C. Metcalf*)

Requirements: Eighteen hours, including one of the introductory courses and at least one from each of the three main tracks below. Students may substitute courses abroad or other special course offerings for comparable courses in the tracks. Students are strongly encouraged to take a Spanish Across the Curriculum course in each of the track.

Introduction to Latin American/Latino Studies (one course)

  • GNED 3325 The U.S. Latino Experience
  • HIST 1380 Latin American Cultural Tradition
  • SPAN 3312 Latin American Civilization
Art and Culture Track (at least one course)
  • ANTH 3351 The Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Peru
  • ANTH 3357/ARTH 3335 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica
  • ARTH 3345 Spanish Colonial Art and Architecture in Mexico
  • ENGL 4323: Studies in American Literature:
Literature and Culture in the Latina/o Borderlands
  • GNED 3326 U.S. Latino Cultural and Artistic Expression
  • SPAN 4342 Spanish American Literature before Modernism
  • SPAN 4343 Twentieth-Century Spanish American Poetry
  • SPAN 4344 Twentieth-Century Spanish American Novel
  • SPAN 3322 Spanish American Cinema
  • SPAN 4345 Twentieth-Century Spanish American Short Story
  • SPAN 4346 Twentieth-Century Spanish American Drama
  • SPAN 4347 National and Regional Literatures of Spanish America
Spanish Across the Curriculum Courses
  • INTL 3107 La telenovela en América Latina
  • INTL 3110 La música popular latinoamericana
  • INTL 3120 La historia cultural del baile latinoamericano
History, Economics, and Politics Track (one course)
  • ANTH 3358 Anthropology of International Relations
  • ANTH 3364 Economic Anthropology
  • ECON 3342 Latin American Economic History
  • ECON 3341 Economic Development of Mexico
  • ECON 3343 Slavery and the Atlantic Economy (HIST 3395)
  • HIST 3382 Modern Brazil
  • HIST 3384 Modern Mexico
  • HIST 3395 Slavery and the Atlantic Economy (ECON 3343)
  • PLSI 3333 Latin American Politics
  • SOCI / ANTH 4362 Globalization and International Development
Spanish across the Curriculum courses
  • INTL 3101 La economía mexicana
  • INTL 3118 Grupos indígenas y destrucción ambiental enAmérica Latina
  • INTL 3121Las matemáticas en las ciencias sociales
Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Track (at least one course)
  • ANTH 3365 Mexican Americans in the United States
  • ANTH 3367 South American Indigenous Peoples:
Conquest and Development
  • HIST 3383 Latin American Perspectives
  • SOCI 3326 Mexico-United States Border Relations
  • SPAN 3332 Introduction to Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 4348 Spanish America Women Writers
Spanish across the Curriculum Courses
  • INTL 3104 La experiencia Latina en los Estados Unidos
  • INTL 3108 Bartolomé de las Casas y La destrucción de las Indias
  • INTL 3109 Relaciones fronterizas: México-Estados Unidos

MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
(Profs. Edward Curtis, David Lesch,* and Sussan Siavoshi)

For the major concentration in Middle East Studies, students must take 15-18 hours. After fulfilling the specific course requirements of the concentration (below), students may take additional courses from the concentration list or substitute courses taken while abroad or other special course offerings subject to the approval of the Concentration coordinator and the International Studies Committee.

Majors in this concentration must take:

  • HIST 1360 (Medieval Islamic History) or HIST 1361 (Modern Middle East History)
  • RELI 1340 (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) or RELI 3343 (The Islamic Tradition)
  • PLSI 3344 (The Middle East and the World) or PLSI 3334 (State, Society and Change in the Middle East)

For the minor concentration in Middle East Studies, students must take 12-15 hours After fulfilling the specific course requirements of the concentration (below), students may take additional courses from the concentration list or substitute courses taken while abroad or other special course offerings subject to the approval of the Concentration coordinator and the International Studies Committee.

Minors in this concentration must take:

  • HIST 1360 or HIST 1361
  • RELI 1340 or RELI 3343

Trinity courses for the Middle East Studies concentration (major or minor) include:

History

  • HIST 1360 Medieval Islamic History, 570-1517
  • HIST 1361 The Modern Middle East
  • HIST 3361 The Arab Cultural Tradition
  • HIST 3365 Religion and Politics in Middle East History
  • HIST 3365 The Persian-Arabian Gulf Region Since 1500

Political Science

  • PLSI 3334 State, Society and Change in the Middle East
  • PLSI 3344 The Middle East and the World

Religion

  • RELI 1340 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • RELI 1351 Anthropology of Ancient Israel (ANTH 2312)
  • RELI 3341 The Jewish Tradition
  • RELI 3343 The Islamic Tradition
  • RELI 3344 Islamic Quest

Sociology and Anthropology

  • ANTH 2312 The Anthropology of Ancient Israel (RELI 1351)

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
(Professors Guy Poitras, John Donahue and Mary Ann Tétreault*)

A student with a concentration in International Affairs must take 15-18 hours from the lists below. In place of certain courses on the specialization lists below, students may substitute other courses taken while abroad or special course offerings for comparable courses in the areas on the concentration list, subject to the approval of the concentration advisor and the International Studies Committee.

In addition to the concentration requirements, students in this concentration must take Economics 1311 and 1312.

Introductory List (6 semester hours)

One course in Political Science

  • PLSI 1341 Individual in World Politics OR
  • PLSI 3346 Geography and World Politics

One course in Economics

  • ECON 2318 The World Economy
  • ECON _____: International Financial Systems (pending approval)

Specialization List (9 semester hours)

One course in Economics

  • ECON 3340 Economic Growth and Development
  • ECON 3347 International Trade (prerequisite, Econ 3325)
  • ECON 3346 International Finance

One course in Political Science

  • PLSI 3341 Ethnic Conflict in World Politics
  • PLSI 3342 International Law
  • PLSI 3343 Violent Conflict in World Politics

One course from the following

  • RELI 1340 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • HIST 3305 City in History
  • HIST 3307 Historical Geography
  • HIST 3310 The World War II Era
  • ANTH 2357 Humans and the Environment
  • ANTH 358 The Anthropology of International Relations

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Profs. Richard Reed and David Ribble*)

Students must take 5 to 6 courses (15-18 hours) from the following list, or from among courses taken while abroad, or from among special course offerings subject to the approval of the concentration advisor and the International Studies Committee. The student must take at least one course in each of the following topical areas: economics, natural resource science and management, and humans and their environment.

Economics Area

Economics

  • ECON/URBS 3330 Economics and the Environment

Natural Resource Science and Management Area

Biology

  • BIOL 1318 Evolution, Ecology and the Diversity of Life
  • BIOL 3434 Ecology
  • BIOL 4351 Conservation Biology

Geosciences

  • GEOS 3411 Hydrology
  • GEOS 3300 Oceanography
  • GEOS 3408 Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

Humans and Their Environment Area

General Education

  • GNED 1306 Energy and Society

Geosciences

  • GEOS 1304 Environmental Geology: Humans and

Their Physical Environment

Physics

  • PHYS 1303 The Earth's Changing Environment

Sociology and Anthropology

  • ANTH 1301 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 2357 Humans and the Environment
  • ANTH 3364 Economic Anthropology
  • ANTH 3358 The Anthropology of International Relations
  • ANTH 3364 South American Indigenous Peoples:

Conquest and Development

  • ANTH 4362Globalization and International Development

Urban Studies

  • URBS 3347 Urban Systems

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND BEYOND

Spanish across the Curriculum Certification

Students may earn a Spanish across the Curriculum certification by successfully completing advanced work in Spanish and a series of courses listed in the Spanish across the Curriculum Program. This certification will be indicated on the student's official transcript. The requirements are:

  • SPAN 3301 ('Advanced Grammar') or the equivalent
  • 3 semester hours of upper-division Spanish electives
  • 4 one-semester-hour Spanish across the Curriculum courses

Study Abroad

International Studies works closely with Trinity's Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study Program. Both are located in the new International Programs Office. Study Abroad staff work closely with students to identify appropriate locations abroad and programs that suit the student's overall plan of study at Trinity. Staff members also help students with financial aid issues, with decisions about how much time to spend abroad, and arrangements for smooth transitions before and after going overseas.

International Studies majors and minors usually spend part of their Trinity career in another country attending classes and building fluency in their main foreign language. Opportunities exist in most European countries, Africa, Central and South America, and Asia. At any given time, a large portion of our International Studies major or minor students may be found studying in places ranging from Nepal to St. Petersburg. For details contact the Study Abroad Counselor, Mrs. Nancy Ericksen, at 999-7313 or visit Trinity's study abroad website at: http://www.trinity.edu/departments/study_abroad/index.htm

Language Study at Trinity

Trinity offers an array of Modern Languages that are used to meet the requirements of the International Studies Program. These include French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, and Chinese. Students can also pursue language study while studying abroad.

Sponsored Activities and Events

The program supports or sponsors a variety of events throughout the year, including lectures, exhibitions, films, and International Days on campus. Trinity students role-play diplomats from various countries in the regional Model Arab League and at Harvard National Model United Nations in Boston. The program works with the Trinity Multicultural Network and co-sponsors organizations such as the Chinese Culture Club, Korean Students Association, Middle East Students Association, and the Alpha Delta Epsilon international fraternity.

The International Studies Program sponsors the Trinity chapter of the Sigma Iota Rho honorary society, which outstanding International Studies majors and minors are invited to join. In addition, each year the program honors a top student with the George N. Boyd Award for Outstanding Student in International Studies.

Internships

Internships may be arranged on an individual basis with permission of the Program Director. Internships are usually in San Antonio with an organization in the private or public sector that provides exposure to international issues. Students in Trinity's various Study Abroad programs sometimes find internship opportunities overseas and make them part of their academic program. The Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study Program also can arrange for students to participate in U.S.-based internships in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. Trinity participates, for example, in American University's Washington Semester, in which students are assigned internships in the nation's capital. For more information visit the program's website and click on 'Career Opportunities.'

Graduate School Opportunities

Students may go on to study International Politics, Law, Business, Communications, and Journalism among other specialties. They are encouraged to double major in their undergraduate years so that they will be able to go on to graduate school in a specific discipline should they so desire. Many International Studies graduates have gone on to top M.A. and Ph.D. programs at top graduate schools. For more information visit the program's website and click on 'International Graduate Studies.'

Career Opportunities

International Studies at Trinity is a liberal arts major and prepares students for careers as generalists. Some find jobs in business, journalism, and teaching. Many seek international employment. There are four general areas of such employment: nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations with international social, economic or humanitarian programs such as CARE and Witness for Peace; international business, banking and finance; those branches of the U.S. Government concerned with foreign policy such as the U.S. Foreign Service, Peace Corps, Department of Commerce, and intelligence community; and the United Nations and related international agencies such as the World Health Organization and the Organization of American States. For more information visit the program's website and click on 'Career Opportunities.'

 

 
     
     


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