International Studies 101
All students wishing to pursue the program should take a section of International Studies 101 early in their careers.
Courses will usually be team taught. The topics and regions covered will be designed to place cultural, political, economic and technological issues in conversation with one another.
Approved Senior Exercise
The senior exercise will be a substantial piece of writing (20-25 pages) that would allow a student to draw together both disciplinary skills and expertise in a particular area. The context of this work could either be:
A senior capstone course in a relevant department, or
A shared seminar sponsored by the International Studies Program.
Courses will always be team taught. The topics and regions covered will be designed to place cultural, political, economic and technological issues in conversation with one another.
Study Abroad & Internships
Study abroad and/or overseas internships are an essential component of International Studies. One or more courses completed on an approved study abroad program can be counted toward the five elective courses requirements.
Concentrators will be expected to attend fifteen sessions of the International Studies colloquia in their senior year, and are urged to do so throughout their careers at Williams.