The field of Global and International Studies explores the behavior of governments, international institutions, multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, and sub-national groups. Global and International Studies scholars investigate the rich complexity of relationships between the actors–political, economic, historical, geographical, and cultural–that characterize today’s world.
The College of Wooster’s Global and International Studies Program is an Interdisciplinary Program drawing on courses, faculty, and other resources from the Economics, History, and Political Science Departments. The interdisciplinary program helps students understand the enormous tide of recent changes in the international system that have made our studies more intellectually challenging and more relevant to our daily lives than ever before.
Every student electing to major in Global and International Studies must decide on a concentration in Economics, History or Political Science. Students that have chosen an economics concentration have historically been interested in acquiring the rigorous quantitative training offered by the economics department and combining it with insights from history, political science or their language or cultural training.