The International Studies degree program is a contemporary, interdisciplinary program, offering students flexibility in coursework with several options for specialized and in-depth study.
The program has recently been updated to offer students a streamlined, focused program that centers on the present-day global political economy, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. International Studies students develop a contemporary global awareness through studies targeting key topics in political economy, globalization, economic systems, and the environment.
Two areas of concentration are offered:
Both specializations benefit from Hawaii’s unique Pacific location, emphasizing Asian-Pacific interests.
The International Studies - International Trade Concentration focuses on global commerce, examining principles in business and economics as well as history and political science. Studying international trade in Hawaii offers a distinct advantage. Hawaii’s economy is influenced not only by the economic climate of the U.S. but also by the giants of Asia: Japan, China and Korea. Businesses in Hawaii must make strategic decisions with knowledge of international commerce and tourism.
Chaminade's International Studies - International Trade concentration offers a multi-disciplinary approach that gives students the basic principles and awareness to understand international business and to engage in business activities effectively in the international context. This interdisciplinary program is jointly offered by the Business Department and the History and Political Science Department.
Students in either concentration in the International Studies program may further enhance their education through additional learning experiences including:
Students at Chaminade enjoy a diverse student body with classmates from many localities around the nation and the globe. In addition, small class sizes mean a wealth of interactions with faculty and fellow students, contributing to an engaging learning environment. Among outstanding faculty for this multi-disciplinary program are Christopher McNally, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Political Economy and an authority on modern China, and Caryn Callahan, Ph.D., Professor of Finance and International Business.
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