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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (IS)
 
IS 100 Global Issues 3 cr
This course introduces students to the basic structural components of the global system, including the nation-state system and world economy, and explores the major schools of thoughts in such areas as security, economic prosperity and development, international law, gender, and environmental studies. The course helps students understand the complex and interlinked issues facing global society and view the U.S. within a broader context.
 
IS 200 People and Nations of the World 3 cr
Variable content course focusing on a particular nation or region of the world. Course offers a multidisciplinary introduction into the people, society and politics.
 
IS 290 Special Topics 3 cr
Study of selected topics within a particular Area Studies Concentration. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite: IS 100.
 
IS 391 Study Abroad 0 cr
An international exchange program for University of South Alabama students. Grading is S/U. Prerequisite: Permission of the IS Director.
 
IS 473 International Law 3 cr
This course covers major issues, cases and topics in public and private international law. Topics covered include individuals and corporations, diplomatic relations, extraterritorial jurisdiction, human rights, economic relations, treaty systems, environmental law, arbitration and adjudication, and the use of force (Identical to CJ 473 and PSC 473).
 
IS 475 International Political Economy 3 cr
An integrative course that combines material from political science, economics, international relations, and general business studies. Topics covered include public policy towards multinational corporations, issues of globalization, theoretical issues about international political economy, trade and finance, and the like. (Identical to PSC 475).
 
IS 490 Special Topics 3 cr
Advanced study of selected topics within a particular Area Studies Concentration. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite: IS 100.
 
IS 492 Seminar 3 cr
Advanced study of selected topics in international studies from a comparative perspective. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite: IS 100.
 
IS 494 Directed Studies 1-3 cr
Directed research in the field of international studies. Prerequisite: Permission of the International Studies Director.
 
IS 495 Senior Research Seminar 3 cr
The course seeks to provide an interdisciplinary and cross-regional overview of the fields and research opportunities within international studies. Prerequisites: Completion of all core courses, substantial fulfillment of other requirements in the program and senior standing.
 
IS 496 Professional Studies: Internship 3-9 cr
Practical learning experiences through occupational or professional work with an approved international organization, governmental agency, or international business. Prerequisite: Permission of the International Studies Director.
 
 

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