International Studies (INTL) Courses
INTL 200 Cultural Geography and Global Relations
3 hours. Course is a study of the world's cultural regions developed through the themes of location, human environmental relationships, movement and regions, with emphasis on the interrelatedness of culture, physical, economic, historical and political geography in creating the dynamic cultural landscapes existing today. (Identical to GEOG 200.)
INTL 220 Intercultural Communication
3 hours. This covers communication as it affects and is affected by language and culture. Topics include contextualized use of communication within speech communities, intercultural effectiveness, cultural communication theory, competent intercultural experiences in co-cultures (ethnic, gender, intergenerational, deaf, etc.) and global cultural groups. A student may not earn credit for both the lower-division and upper-division versions of this course. (Identical to COMM 220).
INTL 230 Introduction to International Affairs
3 hours. Serves as an introduction to the core issues and problems that affect the entire world, including threats to security such as war and terrorism, the rise of globalization, the persistence of inequality between rich and poor countries, and the degradation of the environment. (Identical to PSCI 230.)
INTL 260 Global Awareness Proseminar
1 hour. This course provides a foundation in the intellectual and social abilities required for international experiences. The primary goals of this course are to develop global awareness and cross-cultural competencies that will provide students with the practical skills necessary for effective off-campus study abroad and internationally focused internships.
INTL 275 Field Experience
1-3 hours. This is a supervised experience in the discipline, including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing and evaluating the content of the course.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.
INTL 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. An introductory seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty.
INTL 303 International Conflict and Peace
3 hours. Why do wars and conflicts occur and how do we prevent these? This course considers the causes of global insecurity (from wars between countries to transnational terrorism to genocide) and examines the various approaches to their resolution, including the creation of international institutions and military alliances. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of religion in global political conflict. (Identical to PSCI 303 and SOCI 303.)
INTL 330 Politics of the Developing World
3 hours. This course covers the main issues faced by developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. Special attention is given to economic development and the impact of globalization on these nations. (Identical to PSCI 330.)
INTL 370 Global Political Economy
3 hours. An integrated view of the world economy, with particular attention to such topics as economic growth, debt crises, the distribution of wealth and income, the relationships between economic and political systems, the economics of peace and war, and environmental issues. (Identical to ECON 370 and SOCI 370.)
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics.
INTL 375 Cultural Immersion
These are supervised experiences in a non-American culture. Prerequisite: upper-division international studies majors or minors, and by permission.
INTL 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline-specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.
INTL 420 Intercultural Communication
3 hours. Course covers communication as it affects and is affected by language and culture, contextualized use of communication within speech communities, intercultural effectiveness, cultural communication theory, competent intercultural experiences in co-cultures (ethnic, gender, intergenerational, deaf, etc.) and global cultural groups. A student may not earn credit for both the lower-division and upper-division versions of this course. (Identical to COMM 420.)
INTL 440 World Religions
3 hours. A comparative study between Christianity and other prominent religions of the world, such as Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and contemporary kinds of alternative religion. (Identical to RELI 440.)
INTL 475 Culture-Oriented Fieldwork
3-12 hours. Supervised experiences in a non-American culture.
Prerequisite: upper-division international studies majors or minors, and by permission.
INTL 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. An advanced seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty.
INTL 490 International Studies Senior Seminar
3 hours. Required of senior international studies majors, the course emphasizes the investigation of theoretical and current applications of interdisciplinary research in international studies. Students with a significant interest in international issues are welcome, with the consent of the instructor. A research paper based upon primary source materials is the main assignment of the course.