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.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Studies, emphasis areas:
A minor in international studies provides an appropriate internationalization to almost any major the University offers. Consult an adviser in the Institute of International Studies for guidance.
Head,Institute of International Studies
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801