Marc Papé, Program Director
Faculty Advisors: David Baronov (Sociology),* Rubén Gómez (Modern Languages and Cultures),* John Harman (Political Science), Selim Ilter (Management), Merouane Lakehal-Ayat (Management), Thomas Tyson (Accounting), Stephen Valone (History)
*On leave, Spring 2014
The International Studies program is designed to prepare professionals and scholars working in the global arena to address contemporary world issues through interdisciplinary perspectives. The major relies upon a foundation of courses in international politics, history, and economics. In addition, students study a foreign language of their choice. They also choose an area of concentration in which they take a cluster of courses pertaining to a geographical area of the world and a traditional functional theme, such as International Organizations, Global Business, International Security, or Human Rights and Development. Each major gains experience in individual research through a capstone research project which is completed in the senior year. This project requires an application of the various disciplinary approaches which have been explored to an original thesis concerning a topic of international significance. The International Studies program prepares students to pursue careers in business, education, government, international communications, and law.
The Washington Experience: Fisher Semester in Washington
International Studies majors may avail themselves of The Washington Experience, a semester in Washington, D.C. See The Washington Experience section for details.
St. John Fisher students also have access to a Washington semester internship and academic study program through the Political Science department. All ISPR majors are encouraged to consider participation in these programs. (Further information is available from the Director.)