The curriculum of Arts & Sciences provides for an interdisciplinary major in International Relations (INRL), the study of economic, historic, and political relations among nation-states. The International Relations major also addresses the interactions among states, markets, and non-state actors (such as international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and mutli-national corporations). The curriculum has been designed to ensure that students address the major issues in the international arena from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The major in International Relations is distinct from the Global Studies program, which focuses on the culture, history, languages, literature, politics and religions of major world regions. If you are interested in such a course of study, you should see the Global Studies website.