University Bulletin 2017-2018

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International Studies

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  • 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 the world economy, and explores the major schools of thought 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 current problems, and view the U.S. within a broader global context.

  • IS 200
    People-Nations -
    3 cr

    Variable content course focusing on particular nation or region of the world. Course offers a multi-disciplinary introduction to the people, society and politics. May be repeated for credit when content varies up to a total of 6 hours.

  • IS 210
    Global Engagement Orientation
    1 cr

    Global Engagement Capstone is required for students completing the Global Engagement Certificate (GEC) and is designed to introduce students to international issues and relevant topics. Students will also outline their individualized program of study required to complete the GEC as part of the course.

  • IS 290
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    Study of selected topics within a particular Area Studies Concentration. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

    Pre-requisite: IS 100 Minimum Grade of D
  • IS 390
    Sp Top-
    1 TO 3 cr

    Advanced study of selected topics within a particular concentration. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

  • IS 391
    Study Abroad -
    0 TO 15 cr

    Study of selected topics within a particular Area Studies Concentration. May be repeated.

  • IS 410
    Global Engagement Capstone
    1 cr

    Global Engagement Capstone is required for students completing the Global Engagement Certificate (GEC), and is a one hour course designed to help students reflect on the 16 hours of coursework and nine hours of globally engaged activities they have completed. Students will create a portfolio during the course, which will be presented to students and affiliated faculty at its conclusion.

    Pre-requisite: IS 210 Minimum Grade of P
  • 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.

    Pre-requisite: IS 100 Minimum Grade of D
  • 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.

    Pre-requisite: IS 100 Minimum Grade of D
  • IS 494
    Directed Studies -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed research in the field of international studies. May be repeated or credit up to a total of 9 hours. Prerequisite: permission of IS Director

  • IS 495
    Senior Seminar - W
    3 cr

    The course seeks to provide an interdisciplinary and cross-regional overview of the fields and research opportunities within international studies.

    Pre-requisite: EH 102 Minimum Grade of C
  • IS 496
    Prof St Internship -
    3 TO 9 cr

    Practical learning experiences through occupational or professional work with an approved international organization, governmental agency, or international business Prerequisite: Permission of IS Director

  • IS 499
    Senior Honors Thesis
    3 cr

    The course covers major theoretical perspectives in organizational psychology based on empirical research and case studies. Students will explore learning theory, group dynamics, and change in different types of learning organizations.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of D or EH 105 Minimum Grade of D)
  • IS 591
    Study Abroad
    0 cr

    Graduate level international exchange programs for University of South Alabama students.