INTL Course Descriptions

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INTL 200 Cultural Geography and Global Relations

3 hours

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.

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INTL 230 Introduction to International Affairs

3 hours

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. (INTL 230 and PSCI 230 are identical courses.)

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INTL 260 Global Awareness Proseminar

1 hour

This course will provide 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.

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INTL 275 Field Experience

1-10 hours

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. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

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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.

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INTL 295 Individualized Study

1-3 hours

Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

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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.

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INTL 310 Cultural Anthropology

3 hours

A comparative study of world societies and their ways of life.

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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. (PSCI 330 and INTL 330 are identical courses)

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INTL 375 Cultural Immersion

8 hours

Supervised experiences in a non-American culture. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: upper-division international studies majors or minors, and by permission.

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INTL 420 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.

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INTL 475 Internship

3 hours

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. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

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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.

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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.

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INTL 495 Individualized Study

1-3 hours

Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

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