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.
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 important emphasis of the major.
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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.