Covenant College, The denominational college of the PCA

International Studies

By its very nature—complex, interconnected, change-prone, and operating across both levels of analysis and time—the academic study of international phenomena is not amenable to traditional disciplinary boundaries. In recognition of this reality, the international studies (INS) major is multi-disciplinary, with an emphasis in the core disciplines of political studies, history and economics, together with intensive training in foreign languages and research methods. Students will emerge from the program with a grasp of the major theories, methods and substantive issues pertinent to the study of international political, social and economic phenomena, and prepared to pursue careers in government, law, international non- or inter-governmental organizations, the military or academia, among others.

 

The INS major is overseen by the International Studies Program Committee.

 

Program, Courses, and Requirements

Major

"...I would have to say Terrorism with Dr. Horne. While the subject matter of this course has made it challenging at times, Dr. Horne has presented the material in a highly comprehensive way. It’s not every day that you are able to take such a specialty course taught through a Christian perspective. I have been pushed to lean into my studies deeply for this course, but it’s taught me not only the importance of perseverance and to see how the coursework will apply for my career in the future."
 - Morgan Barney '18

"I enjoy International Studies because it is taught by good professors and it is a subject I love. The classes have relatively few students - which feel like private lectures - and the students are truly engaged and interested in the subject."
 - Larissa Lira Santos '19
Christian reflects on his experience as a United States Trade Representative intern at the US Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.