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Letter from the Department Head

Stefanie HarrisWelcome to the Department of International Studies, which brings together the talents of the faculty in Arabic and Asian languages, Asian Studies, Classics, and European Languages and Cultures, as well as 800 undergraduate majors in our different curricular tracks. Our renowned faculty’s research covers an amazing breadth of topics from Greek and Roman history to contemporary European literature and film. The Department is the home to major journals, frequently hosts guest speakers and conferences on critical issues facing the world today, and sponsors a number of National Endowment for the Humanities Seminars and Institutes.

Our Department’s goal is to lead the College’s efforts in responding to the need for a globally minded population and workforce. The study of modern languages and cultures, as well as the myriad cultural, political, and social issues that are common concerns throughout the world prepares students for a globally interconnected future.


The degrees and programs within the Department combine clearly defined intellectual area options with in-depth linguistic and cultural expertise, and high-impact international experiences through study abroad.

  • Academic BuildingThe degree program in Classics continues to reveal to students the relevance of ancient cultures to our modern world.
  • The program in Modern Languages develops student competencies in the languages, literatures, and cultures of language communities.
  • The International Studies degree provides an interdisciplinary curriculum that captures the broad range of social, political, cultural, and economic forces at play in an increasingly interdependent world.

I invite you to explore our website and learn more about the Department, the faculty and their teaching and research interests, and our undergraduate programs. Click any of the links in the navigation bar on the left of this page to get started, or type your search interest in the Search box. You may also email or call our excellent advising staff or me. We would be happy to meet with you if you visit the Texas A&M University campus.

Dr. Stefanie Harris
Department Head