University Bulletin 2019-20

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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 193
    Study Abroad
    1 TO 6 cr

    This course is an introductory International Studies course taught as part of a faculty-led study abroad program. Topics and credit hours vary based on availability.

  • 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

    This course introduces students to international global issues, allows students to identify opportunities for active engagement in these issues, and provides the framework for successful completion of the Global Engagement Certificate.

  • 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 293
    Study Abroad
    1 TO 6 cr

    This course is an introductory International Studies course taught as part of a faculty-led study abroad program. Topics and credit hours vary based on availability.

  • IS 363
    Crime and Politics in LatinAm
    3 cr

    An examination of the violent crime epidemic affecting many parts of Latin America, with specific focus on the themes of democratic transition, political economy, and foreign relations with the United States. Same as PSC 363 and CJ 363.

    Pre-requisite: (PSC 130 or CJ 105 or IS 100 ).
  • 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 18 cr

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

  • IS 393
    Study Abroad
    1 TO 6 cr

    This course is an advanced International Studies course taught as part of a faculty-led study abroad program. Topics and credit hours vary based on availability.

  • 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 489
    Leadership and World Leaders
    3 cr

    An overview of the definitions, characteristics, and typologies of leadership, with a focus on lives and legacies of global influential political leaders over the past century.

    Pre-requisite: PSC 130 Minimum Grade of D or PSC 250 Minimum Grade of D or IS 100 Minimum Grade of D.
  • 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 491
    Seminar on Terrorism
    3 cr

    This course will introduce students to the meaning, characteristics, typology, history, and causes of terrorism. The course will also summarize the biographies of the most prominent terrorists, past and present, and conclude, with a discussion of counter-terrorism strategies. Cross-listed with PSC 491.

    Pre-requisite: EH 101 Minimum Grade of C and EH 102 Minimum Grade of C and IS 100 Minimum Grade of C.
  • 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 493
    Study Abroad
    1 TO 6 cr

    This course is an advanced International Studies course taught as part of a faculty-led study abroad program. Topics and credit hours vary based on availability.

  • 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 TO 12 cr

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