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?
Global Issues Symposium
Oberlin College launched the Global Issues Symposium in 2016, designed to bring renowned scholars, policy practitioners, and activists to campus to discuss crucial transnational issues. Each year features a specific transnational issue with select speakers to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. Presented over four years, the symposium constitutes a significant initiative for a larger Global Scholars Program envisioned to expand student learning beyond the existing International Studies Concentration curriculum.
Upcoming International Studies Events
Global Issues Symposium: Ayesha Siddiqa - “US-Pakistan Alignment: Building Organizational Strength on Strategic Loss”
Global Issues Symposium: Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley - "Shifting the Lanes in U.S. Foreign Policy Making"
Global Issues Symposium: Jeffrey Wasserstrom Discusses "Martial Rhetoric, Martial Practices, and Martial Landscapes in the People's Republic of China"
- 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