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International Studies

Course Descriptions

International Studies Courses


IS 101 Intro to International Studies (HC) (4.00 SH). An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of international studies. This course explores contemporary regional and global issues by examining human relations across cultural, economic, geographic, political, and social boundaries. Conflict and conflict resolution is an integral theme of the course. Course readings are drawn from disciplines including (but not limited to) criminal justice studies, economics, history, modern languages, political science, psychology and sociology. Meets Humanity and Culture Intellectual Perspective requirement (HC).

 

Supporting Courses


FR 202 Intermediate French II (FL) (4.00 SH). A continuation of the skills and emphases stated for FR 201. Prerequisite: FR 201 or consent of instructor. Meets Foreign Language Intellectual Perspective requirement (FL).

FR 301 French Adv Conv/Comp I (4.00 SH). A course in oral and written practice at the advanced level, designed to develop fluency in speaking and writing French. The emphasis is on the reading of cultural and literary texts, as well as current periodicals, which serve as the basis for group discussion and for writing short essays. Prerequisite: FR 202 or consent of instructor.

FR 302 French Adv Conv/Comp II (4.00 SH). A continuation of the skills and emphases stated for FR 301. Prerequisite: FR 301 or permission of instructor.

GEO 101 World Geography (ST) (4.00 SH). This course in world geography is intended to give the student the opportunity to gain an understanding of the nature of geographic study, the physical planet on which we live, and the multiple ways people have organized themselves culturally, economically, politically, and physically across the globe.

PS 104 International Relations (ST) (4.00 SH). A study of politics among states and other actors who affect global relations. Once establishing a background in the concepts used to analyze world politics, students will use these concepts to explore the Cold War era, the end of that system, and several pertinent international issues in the areas of security, economics, and the environment. Meets Social Thought and Tradition Intellectual Perspective requirement (ST).

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (FL) (4.00 SH). A continuation of the skills and emphases stated for SPA 201. Prerequisite: SPA 201 or consent of instructor. Meets Foreign Language Intellectual Perspective requirement (FL).

SPA 301 Spanish Adv Conv/Comp I (FL) (4.00 SH). A course in oral and written practice at the advanced level, designed to develop fluency in speaking and writing Spanish. The emphasis is on the reading of cultural and literary texts, as well as current periodicals, which serve as the basis for group discussion and for writing short essays. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or consent of instructor. (FL)

SPA 302 Spanish Adv Conv/Comp II (4.00 SH). A continuation of the skills and emphases stated for SPA 301. Prerequisite: SPA 301 or consent of instructor.

 

What can you do with an International Studies degree?

Imagine yourself an ambassador, cultural anthropologist, ESL teacher, international salesperson, international intelligence analyst, international news reporter, or transportation specialist.