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International Relations

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International Relations

International relations majors are world travelers, humanists, problem-solvers, innovators and advocates. As an international relations major at Linfield, you will study across the disciplines of politics, history, economics, cultures, ethics, literature and language to gain a solid skill set applicable to a global career. Linfield students of international relations often go on to earn prestigious fellowships such as the Fulbright, attend top graduate programs and pursue careers in government, international organizations or nonprofits.

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As an international relations major at Linfield

you might take:

Introduction to International Politics

Learn to analyze the complexity of the major problems facing humanity today. (POLS 210)

Principles of Economics

Study the founding ideas of economics, finance and opportunity, from agricultural surpluses to global disruptions. (ECON 210)

Cultural Anthropology

Use the assumptions and concepts of anthropologists to study how different cultures and societies organize themselves. (ANTH 111)

Studying international relations at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Think critically, systematically and creatively about international issues by employing a variety of different disciplinary tools and perspectives.

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  • Communicate in clear, cogent and literate fashion to a range of audiences, both written and orally.

    Achieve proficiency in a foreign language.

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  • Exhibit a fundamental grasp of the major problems facing the world today and their complexity.

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  • Apply their coursework to their own experiences through study abroad and beyond.

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  • Demonstrate an understanding of different global perspectives – social, cultural, political and economic.

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Intern in all areas of international relations

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where international relations majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • US Senator Merkeley and US Rep Kurt Schrader
  • Beer Co-op, CapeTown, South Africa

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Patrick Cottrell
Patrick Cottrell
Professor and Department Chair