The Jackson School of International Studies is reframing international and area studies by introducing a new Global and Regional Studies “open” major to the University of Washington. This development advances opportunities for students to become equipped with the skills, including writing and foreign languages, and the disciplinary tools needed to analyze global and regional issues and challenges. The aim is to build upon the Jackson School’s existing strengths in area-based knowledge and breadth of regional expertise and lead new frontiers of international studies.
Students can now enjoy open admissions to earn a bachelor’s degree in the field of international studies, more choices in courses, expanded opportunities for mastery of new configurations of geographical and thematic specializations, and new options in the capstone experience, all while maintaining student-centered, problem-oriented and rigorous learning pedagogical opportunities.
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