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Department History

Historic Moai of Easter Island

The Department of International Studies  was formed in 2012 from the merging of the former Department of European and Classical Languages and Literatures, the Asian and Arabic Language Office, and the interdisciplinary program of International Studies (formerly housed in the College of Liberal Arts). Over the past seven years, the department added faculty in a variety of fields in the humanities and humanistic social sciences as well as foreign language. The INTS department has maintained an average of approximately 750 majors across three different B.A. degrees: International Studies (INTS); Modern Languages: French, German, or Russian (MODL); and Classics (CLSS). The success of our flagship International Studies program rests heavily on the emphasis on language education and meaningful experiences abroad.