The interdisciplinary nature of the International Studies Program allows students to take a more self-directed approach to degree completion by selecting international coursework across many UF departments and units that expose them to a variety of experienced faculty. This inherent flexibility within the degree enhances the academic experience and discplinary knowledge to facilitate opportunites for students to explore and ultimately identify their thematic interests.
The table below represents faculty teaching core courses in the program. Students in the major complete 30 additional credits to complete their regional track focus (15 credits) and additional international studies coursework (15 credits). Students are also required to meet a foreign language requirement (0-20 credits). Learn more about the major requirements here.
|Home Unit||Name||Expertise||Region||INS Course|
|Political Science||Benjamin Smith||Separatist conflicts, regime change and democratization; politics of resource wealth||Southeast Asia||INS 3004: Perspectives in International Studies (Fall)|
Director, International Studies Program
|Matthew Jacobs||Islam and U.S. foreign policy||U.S. - Middle East Politics||INS 3004: Perspectives in International Studies (Spring)|
|Center for European Studies||Emrah Sahin||Politics and society||Ottoman/Turkey, Europe and the Mediterranean||INS 4930: Senior Research Seminar (Fall)|
|Center for European Studies & Anthropology||Maria Stoilkova||International migration and transnationalism||Europe and Eastern Europe||INS 4930: Senior Research Seminar (Spring)|
|Political Science, International Studies Program||Carlos Suárez-Carrasquillo||Urban politics, gated communities, city marketing/branding||Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America||INS 4930: Senior Research Experience (Fall)|