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International Studies (INS) Course Descriptions

Department of Political Science and Geography, College of Liberal and Fine Arts


INS 2403  Introduction to International Study
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Examination of international and multicultural issues through the perspectives of core disciplines. Study includes lectures, discussions, reading and films on culture, culture shock, and cross-cultural communication; American and foreign values; language issues; and investigations of issues related to a particular nation and culture.

INS 3763  Globalization
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: POL 1013.
This course examines normative and empirical issues in globalization debates, such as the role of states and nonstate actors, the emergence of global civil society, patterns of international development, the influence of international integration on security, health, violence, and intercultural toleration, and the status of institutions for global justice. (Same as POL 3763. Credit cannot be earned for both INS 3763 and POL 3763.)

INS 4911-3  Independent Study
1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College in which the course is offered.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

INS 4933  Internship in International Studies
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the internship coordinator.
Supervised experience relevant to International Studies within selected organizations at the local, state, national, or international levels. A maximum of 3 semester credit hours may be applied to the minor.

INS 4953  Topics in International Studies
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.