Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

International Studies

 

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

Interdisciplinary examination of selected topics in international studies not otherwise offered by departments or International Studies. May be repeated with different topics for up to 6 credits. Irregular.

 

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]


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 490      Field Studies Abroad    3 OR 6

Course taught abroad. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. [I]


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]

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