An interdisciplinary program that draws on the best resources of LaGuardia to prepare students to become better-informed world citizens and to develop the competencies needed to survive and succeed in the new global economy.
The Liberal Arts: Social Science and Humanities option in International Studies leads to an Associate in Arts (AA) degree.
As an interdisciplinary program that draws on the best resources of LaGuardia, we prepare students to become better-informed world citizens, helping them develop the competencies needed to survive and succeed in the new global world. Students in the International Studies program learn about cross-cultural understanding, explore global perspectives on various world issues and cultures, become more familiar with distinct regions and cultures of the world, and take at least two cycles of a foreign language. The option in International Studies promotes global awareness, intercultural understanding, and international engagement.
In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:
In your first semester, your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor is your advisor. In your second semester and beyond, you can log in to My LaGuardia to contact advisor(s) or make an appointment. Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.
A major in
International Studies leads to a range of possible careers; International
Studies majors have expressed interest in:
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CurrentStudents Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.
ProspectiveStudents Review the International Studies Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.
Degree MapUse the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio.
See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs.
Learning Communities are groupings of two or more courses, often surrounding a common theme. There are two types of Learning Communities, Clusters (consisting of three or more classes) and Pairs (consisting of two classes).
Learning Communities can help you:
Continuing students are encouraged to select a Cluster or Pair in their second semester.
Recent Learning Community Themes include:
Review Liberal Arts Learning Communities for the current semester.
This course invites you to consider a topic in an interdisciplinary manner, drawing on the various courses you have taken as well as experiences outside of college; therefore, it is recommended that this capstone course be taken in your last semester. The themes available for this class the course varies from semester to semester—previous themes include "American Museum," "Epidemics," "Genocide," "Modern Medical Practice," and "Performance and Disability." Review LIB200 themes for the current semester.