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. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

INST 2813. Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies. 3 Hours.

An interdisciplinary survey of the state system, the role of non-state actors, and the processes and outcomes of globalization. Topics include theories of international conflict and peace, international norms and ethics, international law and organizations, global cultural interactions, and contemporary transnational challenges. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)
This course is cross-listed with PLSC 2813.

INST 2813H. Honors Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies. 3 Hours.

An interdisciplinary survey of the state system, the role of non-state actors, and the processes and outcomes of globalization. Topics include theories of international conflict and peace, international norms and ethics, international law and organizations, global cultural interactions, and contemporary transnational challenges. Prerequisite: Honors standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)
This course is cross-listed with PLSC 2813, INST 2813.

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. (Typically offered: Summer) 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. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)

INST 3503. Issues in the Global South. 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary study of salient historical and contemporary issues of the Global South, including the cultural, economic, and political forces that shape and/or emerge from societies or political subjects that historically experienced underdevelopment and colonialism. (Typically offered: Fall Odd Years)

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. Creates space for INST 3603 to be offered as part of a study abroad program. (Typically offered: Spring Even Years)

INST 3673. Social Entrepreneurship. 3 Hours.

Explores notions of social entrepreneurship at both the global and local levels. Multiple case studies are analyzed to show the possibilities of participating in a market economy while promoting sustainable development. Students will undertake projects combining sound business practices with sustainable approaches to social challenges. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

INST 399VH. Honors Thesis. 1-6 Hour.

To be used for completing an International Studies Honors Thesis. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) 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. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) 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. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) 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. (Typically offered: Irregular) 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. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)
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. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)
This course is cross-listed with GEOS 4493, INST 4103.

INST 4603. Peace Studies: Approaches and Theory. 3 Hours.

Exploration of key theories, concepts, and methodological approaches within the interdisciplinary field of peace studies. Emphasis on historical and contemporary concepts of peace, conflict, violence, and justice; the institutions, legal frameworks, and intercultural norms facilitating peace; and the practical application of theory to strategic peace building. (Typically offered: Spring Odd Years)

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. (Typically offered: Irregular)

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. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with HIST 4693.

INST 4873. International Communication and Globalization. 3 Hours.

Examines aspects of international communication and the impact of globalization on the production, dissemination, and consumption of media technology and messages. (Typically offered: Irregular)

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. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with PLSC 4893.

INST 493V. Global Changemakers: Social Innovation Abroad. 3-6 Hour.

Exploration of selected global issues and social innovation techniques through collaborative engagement with domestic and international entities. Focus on initiatives addressing global issues at the local or regional level. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

INST 493VH. Honors Global Changemakers: Social Innovation Abroad. 3-6 Hour.

Exploration of selected global issues and social innovation techniques through collaborative engagement with domestic and international entities. Focus on initiatives addressing global issues at the local or regional level. Prerequisite: Honors standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.