Contact the International Studies Program
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK S4S 0A2
Acting Program Coordinator
Welcome to the International Studies Program
The International Studies degree is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses from various departments in the Faculty of Arts. It provides students with necessary intellectual tools to study the relationships between the local, regional, international and global levels on the one hand, and the complex connections and interactions between society, culture, politics, economics and the environment on the other hand. It aims to foster students' creative and critical abilities to understand contemporary issues of global dimensions as well as the challenges they pose to specific regions. A unique aspect of the program is its integration of international and regional area studies. This aspect of the program enables students to explore global processes and structures that connect and affect countries across the globe. Students at the same time acquire research skills for an in-depth study of different regions of the world, and they are encouraged to situate their area of specialization in the broader context of these global processes and structures. The blending of international and area studies best serves the goal of developing an adequate understanding of how global processes are actually lived and experienced in specific locales and regions and how specific regions react and respond to global challenges that they face.
Students can choose one of the five concentrations offered: Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, Development Studies and International Affairs. The international studies component provides the core framework within which the concentrations are studied.
The Program strongly encourages students to gain overseas experiences, including studying abroad and internship with international organizations and international NGOs.
Students who will graduate with this degree will be able to go on to further schooling in masters' programs in International Studies, Political Studies, various Area Studies, Law and similar other programs. They will also be well prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities in international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, international development aid, regional development banks, multinational corporations, international press service and government diplomatic services.
Any student interested in International Studies is encouraged to contact the Acting Program Coordinator Dr. Annette Desmarais, e-mail: Annette.Desmarais@uregina.ca.
Links: University Calendar, International Studies: Degree Requirements and Courses
U of R, Office of International Cooperation and Development
U of R, International Student Success Office