International Studies

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 101
Survey of Contemporary Global Issues (5)

A survey of contemporary global issues and their historical origins drawing on knowledge and methodologies from multiple disciplines. Issues presented by faculty members from diverse academic fields will foster awareness of challenges facing different societies in an age of global interdependence. Prerequisites: Placement in ENGL 100 or higher. Mandatory decimal grading.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 123
Introduction to Globalization (5)

This course considers the dynamic processes and consequences of increasing flows of goods, people, ideas, capital and services that cross traditional political, economic, cultural and geographic boundaries andthe challenges that emerge for society, including environmental qualiyy, cultural and political identity and economic opportunity. Dual listed as GEOG 123. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or successful completion of ENGL 090. Mandatory decimal grading.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 200
States and Capitalism (5)

Origins of the modern state system, and of the world market in Europe. Analysis of interacting forces of politics and economics world-wide from 1500 to World War II. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101. Mandatory decimal grading.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 201
Introduction to International Political Economy (5)

Are you concerned about human rights, world hunger and poverty, terrorism, world environmental degradation, regional conflict, the WTO, economic, political and social globalization? All these issues converge in something called the international political economy. Examine these issues as they evolved in the international arena since WWI. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent test scores. Mandatory decimal grading.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 205
Gender and Global Justice (5)

Explores how globalization affects gender relations and the relative status of women and men in various global contexts. Investigates the institutional status of women in national and international systems of healthcare, justice, economics, politics, family, and development. Dual listed as GWS 205. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 or higher. Student option grading.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 292
Special Topics in International Studies (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in International Studies.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 295
Special Topics in International Studies (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in International Studies. Student option grading.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 297
Individual Project in International Studies (1)

Individual project in a specific area of International Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 298
Individual Project in International Studies (2)

Individual project in a specific area of International Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 299
Individual Project in International Studies (3)

Individual project in a specific area of International Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.