International Politics & Policies

International Politics and Policies

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Studies, International Politics and Policies emphasis

International studies as defined by the Institute of International Studies allow as many disciplines as possible to become involved in the internationalizing of the University. In its conception, the Institute believes international implies the wholeness, the complexity, and the interdependence of all nations of the world. The Institute proposes five dimensions to global learning:

  • that students become aware that they have a view of the world that is not universally shared;
  • that students explore perceptions of the world as others see it;
  • that students increase their awareness of the state of the planet, or where we have been, where we are, and where we are likely to be heading;
  • that students derive a knowledge of how the world works;
  • and an awareness that human choice is possible and can make a difference. 


The Political Science program’s mission includes an emphasis on opportunities to engage in the broader world, consistent with the University’s international mission.

You may also be interested in: Foreign Language, International Business, International Studies, Political Science

Institute of International Studies

Dr. Chad Stebbins
Department Head, International Studies
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417.625.3012
Fax: 417.659.4445