History and International Studies at the University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. Enjoy!
From the University of La Verne website, 2023: “The University of La Verne’s History and Political Science Department fuses two essential parts of the human experience into one interdisciplinary education. Studying history shapes the past in preparation for the future, while understanding political movements prepares students with a foundation of contemporary affairs.
“The rich and diverse education provided by each major and minor fundamentally challenges students to re-examine the ideas, skills, and logic behind pivotal events, people, and ideologies that have structured our world.
Immerse yourself in world civilizations. Debate classic political philosophies. Learn how to shape the world and its history for yourself.
“National and International: The departments’ International Studies Institute provides forums, conferences, and lectures on local, national and international topics. The Model United Nations program travels to conferences and also hosts a collegiate Model United Nations conference on our campus during the spring semester. Students are encouraged to balance theory and practice through internships and study abroad programs, and to take advantage of the Department’s pre-law advising for those considering a career in law.
“The mission of the International Studies Institute (ISI) is to establish personal, scholarly, and professional links among American and international faculty and students in order to enhance knowledge and understanding of our global community.
“To achieve this mission, ISI has established six goals:
*to offer an undergraduate degree in International Studies that is interdisciplinary in design and focuses on core competencies for international study;
*to support interdisciplinary research on local and international themes through coursework, conferences, and seminars;
*to provide an inclusive forum for faculty and students to discuss and debate current, international issues;
*to encourage international faculty and student exchange;
*to seek external funding to support the Institute’s mission; and
*to work with University associations and external associations to enhance the Institute’s goals.”
University of La Verne is one of the featured colleges in my new book (click image for additional information):