We live in an interconnected world, in which change is rapid and ever-accelerating. Changes in culture and society, economics and politics, are facilitated by new communications and information-sharing technologies. Issues of economic development, social well-being, the environment, peace and security, among others, pose complex challenges at different scales ranging from the local to the global. Interpretations of, and responses to, these contemporary challenges are diverse and complex.
Understanding contemporary global challenges and responding to them requires citizens with global literacy. International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides insights into our interconnected world. It approaches contemporary international issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, with diverse courses drawn from a broad range of departments from all over the University of Saskatchewan.