Courses

This course is designed to introduce students to the scope and methods of international studies. Topics of transnational significance, especially those which reveal the similarities and differences of the world's societies and cultures will be considered. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the program, issues of world geography, society, economy, environment and politics will be examined from different cultural and theoretical perspectives.

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce students to the systematic analysis of international processes and phenomena. Methods of critical investigation from a variety of disciplines are applied to research topics as students determine their subfield of inquiry, research question, and approach to answering the question.

Credit Hours: 3

A seminar focusing on a conceptual issue of the instructor's choice.

Credit Hours: 3

Using methods and theoretical frameworks from disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, anthropology, and communications, students engage in research on an international topic.

Credit Hours: 3

Individual research of a substantive nature pursued in the student's
major field of study. The research will conclude in a written thesis or
an original project, and an oral defense.

For a description of the other courses that comprise the international studies program, please see the course descriptions listed under the participating departments.

Credit Hours: 3

A junior or senior work study program providing relevant employment experience. Registration will occur at the beginning of the experience. The objective of the program is to integrate classroom theory and practical work experience, thus lending relevancy to learning and providing the student with a realistic exposure to career opportunities. Students interested in taking an internship or co-op should talk to their adviser.