The International Affairs Pathway prepares students to be knowledgeable and engaged global citizens.
If you want to learn more about our increasingly interdependent world, in which problems require global approaches and international cooperation, or if you want to delve into issues such as climate change, poverty, human rights, and pandemics, the International Affairs Pathway is for you.
If you follow the International Affairs Pathway, you will take courses from across the curriculum that shed light on global issues and challenges and that add to your knowledge about key international institutions, events and processes. As you undertake theoretical work on international affairs, you also will develop policy-oriented skills such as writing and communication.
You’ll be able to complement your overarching global learning with courses that allow you to explore your interest in particular regions of the world or in particular global issues, such as the international dimensions of climate change and the environment; development; human rights; conflict resolution; global health; international and national security; and global governance. The pathway supports students interested in careers in international organizations, governmental positions, nonprofit organizations and think tanks, as well as activism and research positions that focus on global affairs.
How does a DePauw education relate?
When you follow the International Affairs Pathway, you will take an interdisciplinary array of courses in political science, peace and conflict studies, economics, history and more. These courses will expose you to the origins, developments and contours of the international sphere and equip you with conceptual and historical knowledge and skills to shape global events in your future career in policy-making, research or activism.
What DePauw courses could I explore?
POLS 150 - Comparative Politics
POLS 240 - Contemporary Political Ideologies
POLS 290 - International Security
POLS 390 - Ethics and International Relations
POLS 390 - Gender and Security
POLS 265 - Intro to Environmental Policy
PACS 100- Intro to Peace and Conflict Studies
HIST - Modern Middle East
HIST- European Union
AFST - History of the Black Atlantic
PHIL - War and Terrorism
Pathways and Applied Experiences
- Internship opportunities through The Washington Center partnership
- Study-abroad experiences across the globe
What other offices and programs might I connect to?
- Political Science Department
- Peace and Conflict Studies Program
- Model United Nations