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International Studies Course Offerings

A listing of offered courses follows with prerequisites.  The credit value of each course is represented by the number in brackets.

IS 100W Introduction to International Studies [3]

An introductory survey of contemporary forces and issues in global affairs, laying the foundation for the major and minor in international studies. Topics include conflict, governance, economic flows and development, the global commons, and information and culture. Required for IS majors. (Writing-intensive course)

IS 281, 381 Independent Study in International Studies [3]

Research projects in areas of international studies of particular interest to students. Guided and directed by an IS faculty member, usually leading to a scholarly composition by the student. Prerequisites: IS 100W, GPA of at least 3.0, and permission of sponsoring faculty member.

IS 292 Special Topics in International Studies [3]

Study of current international events, developments, and trends. Viewed from global, comparative, and multidisciplinary perspectives, topics include ethnic and cultural diversity, art, music, literature, theatre, cinema, religion, and political and economic events.

IS 380 International Studies Internship [3]

Academically supervised internships for qualified juniors and seniors in international studies. Agencies must do international work in some way, and the internship must be approved by the IS faculty steering committee. Students may propose internships for approval. Prerequisites: IS 100W and junior or senior standing.

IS 392/HIS 392/POL 392 Special Topics: International Studies [3]

Study of current international events, developments, and trends. Viewed from global, comparative, and multidisciplinary perspectives, topics include ethnicity and cultural diversity, art music, literature, theatre, cinema, religion, and political and economic events. Prerequisite: Final year of degree.

IS 400 Capstone International Studies [3]

A senior seminar in international studies. This course encourages students to integrate materials learned from other courses into the major. Course topics vary from year to year but always are global in scope and multidisciplinary in approach. The seminar requires a substantive research project. Prerequisites: IS 100W, senior standing, and a major in IS.
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