International Relations

The International Relations program emphasizes the study of areas such as relations among states, the influence of globalization, and comparative politics. It considers such issues as the status of women in developing countries, poverty and inequalities.  In addition, the interconnectedness of these areas is emphasized through complementary electives in areas including anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, environmental studies, geography, religion, and women's studies. Some highlights include:

  • One semester of course study abroad taken in the geographic location of the student's choice.
  • Experiential learning components which allow students to apply their in-class learning. For example, internships are encouraged.
  • A trip abroad for all second-year Cottey students over the first week of spring break paid for by the College.

For more information contact:

Dr. Kanji Watanabe

Program Coordinator


Phone: 417-667-6333 Ext. 2188