Hello and welcome to the International Studies
major website for Towson University.I am glad of your interest in our program!As of the fall of 2011 the International Studies curriculum has
been revised to meet the challenges and possibilities of an
ever-changing global environment.After completion of a set of foundation courses pulled from a
variety of departments at Towson University, International Studies
majors begin an exploration of a course of study that is chosen in
consultation with their academic advisors.This course of study consists of 7 upper level courses chosen
from the various electives approved by the director of the program.A course of study can focus on a specific region of the world
such as the Middle East, Latin America, Europe or Africa just to name a
few.In addition, students
can create a course of study that is topically driven focusing on a
variety of global issues such as the environment, human rights, gender
or any other topic researched or discovered through different courses.The navigation through your upper level coursework in the major
is a journey of discovery.
Although you may have a strong idea of what you want to focus on at the
beginning of your coursework, that may change as you encounter new
courses, areas of the world, professors, your foreign language
expertise, study abroad or your changing perspectives on the world
around you.Our goal is to
encourage and engage those possibilities and provide a rich academic
environment for you.In
addition to course work we also offer internships and a competitive
scholarship for majors.I
look forward to meeting and working with each of you!
If you are an incoming student, transfer student or
continuing student in the major please refer to the links on the
navigation bar to your left for pertinent information, particularly the
description of the major. Many of your questions will be answered
by the information provided in these links.
Matthew Durington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Director, International Studies