Area Studies

Faculty within the department of political science are involved in a number of area studies program in the university. Advising for area studies majors is handled through those programs and not by department of political science advisers. Students wishing to combine a political science major or minor with another program should consult the information provided on the program page.  


African & African-American Studies

The African & African American Studies Program explores the legacy of the African diaspora and African descended people's global experiences.

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Asian Studies

The Asian Studies Program provides resources and training in Asian languages, cultures, history, politics and economics.

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Gender Studies

Gender Studies examines women’s and men’s differing participation in work, the family, political systems, and creative endeavors.

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International & Global Studies

International & Global Studies is for students who want to understand a complex world, who want to cross international borders, and transcend cultural boundaries

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Latino & Latin American Studies

Latin American & Latinos Studies promotes knowledge of and public engagement with the many peoples that comprise Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Latina/o/x community.

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Middle East Studies

Middle East Studies is dedicated to the study of the modern Middle East and the geo-cultural area in which Islamic civilization prospered and continues to shape world history.

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