Grounded in the social sciences, our International Studies Concentration prepares students for careers and pursuits that span national boundaries. This concentration can complement many academic programs, building students’ capacities to apply their major’s disciplinary knowledge to the challenges of the globalized world.
Why Study International Studies at Oberlin?
Practicing International Affairs
Students interested in a career that focuses on global affairs in or out of the United States should consider the new Diplomat in Residence initiative. Retired Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will teach an introductory course, Practicing International Affairs, in spring 2020 that’s designed to offer insights into careers in foreign service, international media, thinks tanks, and more.
- POLT 120 - Introduction to International Politics 4 credits
- EAST 163 - Korea: Past, Present and Future 4 credits
- ECON 227 - International Trade and Finance 4 credits
- AAST 337 - African Capitalists and African Development: Seminar 4 credits