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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.

 

“Dr. Horne has shown me how, no matter what life throws at you and regardless of our expectations for this life, we should should find peace of mind knowing we are ultimately in God’s hands.”
  - international studies major Connor McGimsey ’20

 

Program, Courses, and Requirements

Major

Connor McGimsey '20

“As someone who wants to go into foreign services, Covenant has not only given me a considerable amount of connections through professors and the college’s resources, but has also taught me how to apply a Christian worldview to my fields of study which are, more often than not, part of a secular lifestyle.”
  - international studies major Connor McGimsey '20

Liam Ohrvall

International Studies major Liam Ohrvall ‘21 has been awarded the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State. The CLS Program is designed to expand the number of Americans with language skills critical for national security and economic prosperity.