Courses

INST 2013. Introduction to International and Global Studies. 3 Hours.

A historical and contemporary overview of the relations and interactions between peoples across borders, between cultures and societies, states and non-state actors, governments and non-governmental organizations, and economies, both local and global. Focus on differing disciplinary approaches to international and global studies, the transformations caused by the process of globalization, and a survey of current global issues and problems.

INST 300V. Internship in International Studies. 1-6 Hour.

Internship in international studies-related agency or organization, arranged by the student and/or faculty member, under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

INST 3303. European Integration and Globalization. 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary study of the cultural, economic, and political processes of modern European integration in the context of a changing relationship between Europe and the wider world during the 20th and 21st centuries.

INST 3603. Universal Human Rights: History and Practice since 1945. 3 Hours.

Study of the development and growth of the universal human rights movement since the end of the Second World War. Emphasis on using human rights as a lens to understand and assess global affairs in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

INST 399VH. Honors Thesis. 1-6 Hour.

To be used for completing an International Studies Honors Thesis. Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

INST 4003. International Studies Seminar. 3 Hours.

The capstone course in international studies involves intensive study of major global trends and issues. Students choose a research project culminating in a senior thesis to meet the College writing requirement. Prerequisite: PLSC 2813 or INST 2013 or equivalent. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

INST 4003H. Honors International Studies Seminar. 3 Hours.

The capstone course in international studies involves intensive study of major global trends and issues. Students choose a research project culminating in a senior thesis to meet the College writing requirement. Prerequisite: PLSC 2813 or INST 2013 or equivalent. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to INST 4003.

INST 406V. Independent Study in International Studies. 1-6 Hour.

Independent study in international studies. Arranged in agreement and under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

INST 4103. Geography of Political Violence. 3 Hours.

This seminar focuses on the rise of civil conflict in the post-World War II world. We are particularly interested in understanding the institutional challenges facing countries that experience such conflict. The class will develop a contextually-informed understanding of the international system and how it is shaped by civil war. Pre- or Corequisite: INST 2013. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
This course is cross-listed with GEOS 4493.

INST 4103H. Honors Geography of Political Violence. 3 Hours.

This seminar focuses on the rise of civil conflict in the post-World War II world. We are particularly interested in understanding the institutional challenges facing countries that experience such conflict. The class will develop a contextually-informed understanding of the international system and how it is shaped by civil war. Pre- or Corequisite: INST 2013. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and honors standing.
This course is cross-listed with GEOS 4493, INST 4103.

INST 4653. International Food Security and Food Sovereignty. 3 Hours.

Explores the concepts of food security and food sovereignty and the ways in which humans have addressed issues related to hunger. Focus on the contemporary international cultural, social, and political discussion of future problems and solutions.

INST 4693. Approaching Global History. 3 Hours.

Explores theoretical perspectives on global history through a treatment of the historiographical development of the field, readings of landmark texts, and selected case studies of global themes.
This course is cross-listed with HIST 4693.

INST 4893. International Negotiation and Mediation. 3 Hours.

This course examines international negotiations and mediation. International negotiation refers to the processes and methods by which state and non-state actors reach agreements through persuasion and similar non-violent means. This course analyzes the processes, methods, and mechanisms, and challenges of international negotiations and the growing use of mediation.
This course is cross-listed with PLSC 4893.