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General Bulletin 2008-2010

Courses of Instruction

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (ITS-Arts and Science)

101 GAP: Global Awareness Project (1)

International program that will increase participants' understanding of countries and cultures of the world. Explores social and cultural aspects of several countries, including education, economy, government, family, religion, traditions and cuisine. Offered Credit/No Credit. Offered infrequently.

141L European Cities in Cultural Context/Luxembourg (1)

Deals with certain key European cities and considers for each its place in history, its development, the remaining landmarks of important events in the past, architectural and artistic masterpieces, important persons who lived there (statesmen, philosophers, musicians, etc.) and their contribution. Considers the present significance of the city in economic, political and cultural terms, as appropriate.

142L Great European Cities (1)

This course introduces students to the historic and cultural evolution of Europe from its ancient past to its contemporary process of economic and political integration. Students will be exposed to the multifaceted aspect of the present European mosaic and the search for a European identity.

MPF, MPT 201 Introduction to International Studies (3)

Integration of core disciplines comprising international studies, with analysis of major world regions and issues. Recommended for freshmen and sophomores. IIC, IIIB, H. CAS-C.

MPF 201M Introduction to International Studies (3)

Integration of core disciplines comprising international studies, with analysis of major world regions and issues. Recommended for freshmen and sophomores. IIC, IIIB, H. CAS-C. Open to ITS majors only.

MPF 208 The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia (3)

Introduction to historic parameters, geographic variables, state policies, and sociocultural contexts of industrialism in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore). Cross-listed with GEO, HST, POL, and SOC 208. IIIB, H.

290 Research Strategies for International Studies (1)

Basics of library research for international studies including evaluation of sources, development of search strategies, usage of data and evidence. Prerequisite: ITS 201. Offered infrequently.

MPT 301 Intercultural Relations (3)

This course bridges ITS 201 and the senior capstone, ITS 402, within the ITS major. Development of cultural awareness; in-depth study of theory and field-based research on the cross-cultural dynamics of cross-national encounters, trends, and events. Cross-listed with ATH 301. CAS-C.

302 Problems of Non-Western Societies (3)

This course bridges the introductory ITS 201 course and the senior capstone, ITS 402, within the ITS major. Examines a series of problems faced by developing societies. Topics include theories of national independence, technology, post-colonial hardships, and the role of the U.S. Prerequisite: ITS 201.

340 Internships (1-12; maximum 16)

Supervised work experience in government agencies, public service organizations, and appropriate commercial and financial institutions. Prerequisite: at least sophomore standing in ITS; permission of instructor and director required. Offered on credit/no-credit basis only.

365 Applied Topics in International Studies (3)

This course bridges the introductory ITS 201 course and the senior capstone within the ITS major. Students examine a series of cases about applied topics in global issues today. Students evaluate the cases from an interdisciplinary perspective and from the point of view of a policy analyst or participant. Examples of topics include global trade, human rights, UN decision making, veiling in Islam, and dictatorship. Prerequisite: ITS 201.

390 International Topics in International Studies (1)

Presentations and discussion of current international events. Students read the newspaper daily and reflect on global developments in human rights. Offered credit/no credit only.

MPC 402 Senior Capstone in International Studies (3)

Examination of approaches and diverse human relationships that comprise the field of international studies, with participants writing a group-project policy report. Prerequisite: international studies major with senior standing or permission of instructor.

 


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