International Affairs Major

International affairs is an interdisciplinary major that includes courses from political science, economics, history, anthropology and foreign languages, among others. An important aspect of the major is learning to think about modern challenges from a variety of perspectives.

Professor Michael Cairo

“Knowledge about how the world works is essential because of its diversity and complexity. International affairs provides a solid foundation to critically understand the world. The major is quintessential of a liberal education, investigating questions about the human condition and encouraging responsible citizenship.”

Michael Cairo,
professor of political science

By including courses from multiple disciplines, the major breaks down traditional ways of thinking and encourages the development of critical analysis skills. In a world where isolation is nearly impossible, understanding the individual’s role in the global community is an emphasis of the major.

Transylvania’s international affairs program offers tremendous flexibility. In consultation with the program director, students can choose electives that best suit their interests and essentially design the major to fit their needs.

Students majoring in international affairs are strongly encouraged to study abroad either in May term or during the regular fall or winter terms.

Professor Gregg Bocketti


Gregg Bocketti,
Associate Professor of History; Program Director

(859) 233-8599

Transylvania University 
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

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International Politics
Politics of the Middle East
Sustainable Development
International Trade and Finance
Global Feminisms
Religion and Violence
U.S.-Latin American Relations
Arts of China
South Korea
Israel and Palestine