International Studies

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IS 225 The World as a Total System 3
Examination of global interdependence in its historic, ecological, economic, cultural, and political dimensions. Analysis of selected contemporary global issues. Consideration of impact of global interdependence on our own local communities. Spring. Study Area II [I]

IS 226 Intercultural Sensitivity 3
Exploration of customs of the world's major societies, with an emphasis on those customs pertinent to cross-cultural understanding and the conduct of international relationships. Fall. Study Area III [I]

IS 230 Topics in International Studies 3 or 6
Interdisciplinary study of global cultures as reflected in the arts, national traditions, institutions, and values of selected region(s). Area or period may vary from semester to semester. Offered in English. Cross listed with HUM 230. No credit given to students with credits for HUM 230 focusing on the same topic. May be repeated with different topics for up to 6 credits. On demand. Study Area I [I]

IS 240 Caribbean Cultural Patterns 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor or program coordinator when course is offered in Spanish. Multi-disciplinary study of the people who inhabit the islands and margins of the Caribbean Sea, with a focus upon their problems and accomplishments. This course may be taught in Spanish. Irregular. Study Area II [I]

IS 245 Puerto Rico 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor or program coordinator when course is offered in Spanish. Multi-disciplinary study of the island of Puerto Rico and its people. Topics to be studied may include cultural development, international relations, problems, and prospects. This course may be taught in Spanish. Irregular. Study Area II [I]

300s

300-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY.

IS 330 Selected Topics in Global Cultures 3 or 6
Advanced interdisciplinary approach of selected topics in the culture of a particular country as reflected in its language, music, literature, art, folklore, politics, and history. The country covered may vary from section to section. Offered in English. May be repeated with different topics or country. Cross-listed with HUM 330. No credit will be given to students with credits for IS 330 on the same topic. Irregular. Study Area I [I]

IS 360 International Studies Through Travel 3 OR 6
Classroom and study abroad exploring special cultural topics taken from any world region. Offered in English. May be repeated with different topics or countries. Cross-listed with HUM 360. No credit will be given to students with credit for HUM 360 focusing on the same topic. Irregular. Study Area I [I]

400s

400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"

IS 436 Geography of South America 3
Cross listed with GEOG 436 and LAS 436. See GEOG 436 for detailed description. No credit given to students with credit for GEOG 436 or LAS 436. Spring.

IS 450 Internship in International Studies 3
Students will work under faculty supervision in an international environment related to their academic track or planned program. Written reports are required. On demand. [GR]

IS 470 Topics in International Studies 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Topics in International Studies.

IS 475 International Studies Senior Project 3
Prereq.: Senior standing and declared IS major. Independent project developed by the student in consultation with International Studies advisor. The semester's work will integrate the geographic area and academic focus of the student's previous course work. On demand.

IS 497 Seminar in International Studies 3
Interdisciplinary seminar on one of the world's regions or countries. Aspects of its anthropology, economics, geography, history, government, politics, and sociology will be considered in a synthetic approach. [I]

500s

IS 501 Advanced Studies in International Studies 3
Linked course with Interdisciplinary Studies.

IS 570 Modern World Issues 3
Examination of contemporary world problems such as population, underdevelopment, ecological degradation, war and diplomacy, and cultural extinction.

IS 571 International Diversity and Integration 3
Study of the institutions and attitudes involved in international integration. Factors which influence this process such as ethnic and cultural diversity will be considered. Fall.

IS 590 Graduate Field Study Abroad 3 OR 6
Course taught abroad. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

IS 595 Special Project in International Studies 3
Prereq.: IS 598, permission of instructor, and a 3.00 overall GPA. Advanced project in international studies under the supervision of a faculty member. Requirements include preparation of a paper and an oral presentation on the project. On demand.

IS 596 Independent Studies 3
Prereq.: Permission of advisor. Independent work in International Studies to meet individual interest in regions or topics not covered in the regular curriculum. Work will be under the supervision of an assigned faculty member. On demand.

IS 597 Graduate Seminar in International Studies 3
Interdisciplinary seminar on one of the world's regions or countries. Aspects of its anthropology, economics, geography, history, government, politics, and sociology will be considered in a synthetic approach.

IS 598 Research in International Studies 3
Prereq.: Permission of advisor. Designed to familiarize students with the techniques and resources associated with research in their specialization. Opportunity for practical applications will be provided. On demand.

IS 599 Thesis in International Studies 3
Preparation of the thesis under supervision of the thesis advisor. Plans A, C, D, and E require completion of 18 credits for programs with 30-35 credits, or 24 credits for programs with greater than 35 credits, and a 3.00 overall GPA.

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