International Studies

International Affairs. National Security.
 

International Studies Courses

INT

050I

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Credit hours to be arranged

See Independent Study Program, Section II

INT

070I

INTERNSHIP

Credit hours to be arranged

See Internship Program, Section II

INT

259,359,459

FACULTY-STUDENT COLLABORATION

Credit hours to be arranged

See FSC Program, Section II.

INT

200I

INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Three credit hours

This course studies how individuals acquire their cultural, national and state identifications and how these varied identifications complicate coping with a variety of global challenges arising from increasing interdependence and, through case studies and simulations, challenges students to adopt different perspectives and experience the possible cooperation or conflict which results. It provides an introduction to a global community in transition in the post-Cold War world and to the interdisciplinary approach which characterizes the study of international affairs. The course is appropriate for freshmen and other students who may count it toward the BW core curriculum International Studies and/or Social Sciences requirements.

INT

250I

SECURITY, TECHNOLOGY AND THREAT ASSESSMENT

Three credit hours

This introduction to security analysis will provide an overview of security threats ranging from the traditional definition focused on war to an enlarged conception of human security and existentialist threat assessment encompassing a broader range of issues including the environment and health. Attention will be directed at the challenges of managing complex interdependent systems of governance and associated risks of information analysis under conditions of advancing technology.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding the overlap in types of security threats, the importance of applying different perspectives and related information and management issues which arise in developing appropriate responses.

INT

263I

SPECIAL TOPICS

One to three credit hours

An examination of selected topics in the field of international studies. May be repeated if topics are different. Not offered every year.

INT

363I

SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Three credit hours

An upper-level seminar dealing with topics not covered elsewhere in the curriculum. Not offered every year.

INT

463I

SPECIAL TOPICS COURSE

Three credit hours

An integrative interdisciplinary capstone seminar which draws on at least two of the disciplines which comprise the International Studies major to analyze a contemporary topic of global significance. Consult the International Studies section of the course schedule for topics and scheduling information.

INT

490

INTEGRATIVE COLLOQUIUM

One credit hour

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing

This one credit colloquium is designed to help students to analyze their academic and co-curricular experiences in ways that will help them develop post-graduation plans for graduate school or employment. Students will assemble a self-assessment portfolio and develop a deeper understanding about how to advance their interests in a variety of internship, career and/or graduate school opportunities. The colloquium is open to third and fourth year students majoring or minoring in International Studies.

INT

491,492

DEPARTMENTAL THESIS PROJECT

Credit hours to be arranged

See Departmental Thesis/Project, Section II.
The Departmental Thesis/Project gives juniors and seniors the opportunity to do intensive work in a particular subject. Students develop their study under the direct supervision of a faculty member as approved by the head of the department or program in which the study will be done. The departmental thesis/project is intended to afford students an opportunity to engage in a study of a significant field of knowledge, to carry on original investigation when possible, and to further develop their abilities of self-expression.

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