The B.A. in international studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines a rigorous curriculum, broad approaches to world affairs, foreign language learning, experience abroad, and specialized studies arranged in close consultation with the faculty advisory committee. Trinity also offers a minor in international studies.
International studies concentrations are individual programs of study that are designed by students in consultation with the appropriate concentration adviser. Courses taken while studying abroad can be applied to the major. Concentrations include:
The 21-hour minor requires 4 semesters of a foreign language as well as 9 hours of upper division courses. Courses taken while studying abroad can be applied to the minor.
The Global Health concentration minor aims to teach students how the tools and approaches of the social and natural sciences are helpful in addressing global health challenges such as maternal and child health, tropical disease, HIV/AIDS, and the effects of natural disaster. Students electing this concentration will be prepared to pursue a variety of opportunities in global and public health fields.
In addition to the modern language courses, students have an opportunity to participate in Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC), which allows students to take special language courses outside the conventional language curriculum in such diverse fields as business, the environment, economics, and anthropology. Typically, work in these courses is done in the target language.