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The International Studies Program offers a major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The program offers three concentrations:

  • European and Transatlantic Affairs
  • Peace, Security and Human Rights
  • Global South

The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to the study of global interactions, and this program offers students a strong foundation for more advanced study as well as preparation for careers in an increasingly global economy and society. The degree offers a broad interdisciplinary course of study with a strong intercultural and international focus. Intensive language study and study abroad are especially encouraged.

Students who major in international and global studies are encouraged to pursue a minor or second major. Recommended fields include anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology, or world languages. Students may not earn both a major in International Studies and a minor in Global Studies.

B.A. in International and Global Studies with European and Transatlantic Affairs Concentration

University and College Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in International and Global Studies. In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. 

State minimum core35
INST 2813Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies3
or PLSC 2813 Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (recommended) 13
or ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
or ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
World Culture Requirement6
Choose two courses from below:
Introduction to African and African American Studies
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013)
World Regional Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 2103)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123)
Honors Birth of Modern Culture 1600-1900
Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies
Introduction to Middle East Studies
Introduction to Comparative Politics
World Language Requirement6
Six credit hours of 3000-level or higher modern world language instruction in one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Students completing the European and Transatlantic Affairs Concentration must select a language from French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish. Students completing the Global South Concentration must select a language from Arabic, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. This requirement cannot be fulfilled with 3 credits in one language and three credits in another language. Students may need to fulfill prerequisites in a world language at the 1003, 1013, 2003, or 2013 levels, depending on placement in that language. Students may meet this requirement with the study of other languages with permission of the International and Global Studies director.
Applied Global Studies Requirement6
Choose at least two different courses from the list below for a total of six credit hours. Selected courses may not apply to other parts of the major.
Internship in International Studies
Research Methods
Honors Thesis
Special Topics in International and Global Studies
Honors Special Topics in International and Global Studies
International Studies Seminar
Honors International Studies Seminar
Global Changemakers: Social Innovation Abroad
Note: With approval of the program director, students may apply up to 12 credit hours toward the major from any course related to International and Global Studies completed through a study abroad experience.
Concentration Requirements18
Any 3000-level or higher credit hours or any 2000-level credit hours which have a course prerequisite10
General Electives33
Total Hours120
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 Students are encouraged to take ECON 2143, which will satisfy the prerequisite for most upper-level ECON courses. Students who select either ECON 2013 or ECON 2023 to meet the Economics Requirement for the major will have to complete both ECON 2013 and ECON 2023 if they wish to take upper-level ECON courses.

Capstone Experience and Fulbright College Writing Requirement: The Fulbright College writing requirement is fulfilled by completing at least one course satisfying the Applied Global Studies Requirement with a grade of B or better, or by submitting an acceptable research /analytical paper from an advanced course in international and global studies to the program director for approval at least four weeks prior to graduation. 

Additional Requirements for the European and Transatlantic Concentration

Students complete 18 credit hours from the following:

INST 3303European Integration and Globalization3
Global Topics Requirement3
Choose one course from the following:
Economics of the Developing World
Sustaining Earth
Global Change
Political Geography
Modern Terrorism
HIST 4473
Global History of Soccer
Third World Underdevelopment and Modernization
Universal Human Rights: History and Practice since 1945
Social Entrepreneurship
Crossing Borders: Transnationalism and Intercultural Transfer
Independent Study in International Studies
Peace Studies: Approaches and Theory
International Food Security and Food Sovereignty
Approaching Global History
Eugenics in Global Perspective
International Communication and Globalization
International Negotiation and Mediation
Global Changemakers: Social Innovation Abroad
International Conflict and National Security Policy
International Organization
International Law
International Negotiation and Mediation
European and Transatlantic Topics Requirement12
Chose four courses from below. With the exception of INST courses, no more than two courses may come from the same discipline.
Nation Model United Nations
International Trade
Geography of Europe
Germany and the Holocaust: The Significance of the Holocaust in Differentiated Contexts
The Atlantic World, 1400-1850
British History, 1688-Present
Twentieth Century Britain through Film
World War II
Russia to 1861
Russia Since 1861
World War I
Europe in the 19th Century
Europe in the 20th Century
Modern Italy and the World, 1861-Present
Society and Gender in Modern Europe
Intellectual History of Europe Since the Enlightenment
Great Britain, 1707-1901
Great Britain,1901-2001
History of the Holocaust
The Era of the French Revolution
France Since 1815
HIST 4243
Germany, 1918-1945
Transatlantic Relations, 1919-Present
Modern Scandinavia
Germany since 1945
Internship in International Studies
Honors Thesis
Independent Study in International Studies
Modern Philosophy-17th and 18th Centuries
PHIL 4043
PHIL 4063
Western European Politics
Government and Politics of Russia
Survey of Russian Literature Since the 1917 Revolution
Total Hours18

B.A. in International and Global Studies with European and Transatlantic Concentration
 

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as Fulbright College requirements.

State Minimum Core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives. Students should consult with their academic adviser.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
World language at the Elementary I level3  
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
World Culture Requirement3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
INST 2813 Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3, 4.1, and 5.1)  3
World language at the Elementary II level  3
World Culture Requirement (choose one not taken yet)  3
General Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
World language at the Intermediate I level (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)3  
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)13  
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
General Electives3  
World language at the Intermediate II level  3
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
General Electives1  6
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
World language at the 3000-level3  
INST 3303 European Integration and Globalization (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.2)3  
European and Transatlantic Topics Requirement3  
General Electives16  
World language at the 3000-level  3
European and Transatlantic Topics Requirement  3
Global Topics Course  3
General Electives1  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Applied Global Studies Requirement (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)3  
European and Transatlantic Topics Requirement3  
Any 3000-level or higher credit hours or any 2000-level credit hours which have a course prerequisite7  
General Electives12  
Applied Global Studies Requirement  3
European and Transatlantic Topics Requirement  3
Any 3000-level or higher credit hours or any 2000-level credit hours which have a course prerequisite  3
General Electives1  4
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
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Students must complete the State Minimum Core and the requirements of their major(s) as outlined in the Catalog of Studies. These courses also fulfill many, if not all, of the General Education Requirements. Please visit these pages in the links provided and consult with your academic advisor when making course selections to fulfill these requirements.

B.A. in International and Global Studies with Global South Concentration

University and College Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in International and Global Studies. In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. 

State minimum core35
INST 2813Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies3
or PLSC 2813 Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (recommended) 13
or ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
or ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
World Culture Requirement6
Choose two courses from below:
Introduction to African and African American Studies
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013)
World Regional Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 2103)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123)
Honors Birth of Modern Culture 1600-1900
Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies
Introduction to Middle East Studies
Introduction to Comparative Politics
World Language Requirement6
Six credit hours of 3000-level or higher modern world language instruction in one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Students completing the European and Transatlantic Affairs Concentration must select a language from French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish. Students completing the Global South Concentration must select a language from Arabic, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. This requirement cannot be fulfilled with 3 credits in one language and three credits in another language. Students may need to fulfill prerequisites in a world language at the 1003, 1013, 2003, or 2013 levels, depending on placement in that language. Students may meet this requirement with the study of other languages with permission of the International and Global Studies director.
Applied Global Studies Requirement6
Choose at least two different courses from the list below for a total of six credit hours. Selected courses may not apply to other parts of the major.
Internship in International Studies
Research Methods
Honors Thesis
Special Topics in International and Global Studies
Honors Special Topics in International and Global Studies
International Studies Seminar
Honors International Studies Seminar
Global Changemakers: Social Innovation Abroad
Note: With approval of the program director, students may apply up to 12 credit hours toward the major from any course related to International and Global Studies completed through a study abroad experience.
Concentration Requirements18
Any 3000-level or higher credit hours or any 2000-level credit hours which have a course prerequisite10
General Electives33
Total Hours120
1

 Students are encouraged to take ECON 2143, which will satisfy the prerequisite for most upper-level ECON courses. Students who select either ECON 2013 or ECON 2023 to meet the Economics Requirement for the major will have to complete both ECON 2013 and ECON 2023 if they wish to take upper-level ECON courses.

Additional Requirements for the Global South Concentration

Students complete 18 credit hours from the following:

INST 3503Issues in the Global South3
Global Topics Requirement3
Choose one course from the following:
Nation Model United Nations
International Trade
Emerging Markets
Economics of the Developing World
Sustaining Earth
Global Change
Geography of Religion & Sacrality
Political Geography
ENGL 3763
The Atlantic World, 1400-1850
Modern Imperialism
HIST 4473
Third World Underdevelopment and Modernization
European Integration and Globalization
Universal Human Rights: History and Practice since 1945
Social Entrepreneurship
Crossing Borders: Transnationalism and Intercultural Transfer
Independent Study in International Studies
Honors Geography of Political Violence
Peace Studies: Approaches and Theory
International Food Security and Food Sovereignty
Approaching Global History
Eugenics in Global Perspective
International Communication and Globalization
International Negotiation and Mediation
Global Changemakers: Social Innovation Abroad
International Conflict and National Security Policy
International Organization
International Law
American Foreign Policy
Area Studies Requirement12
Four Area Studies courses at the 3000 level and higher chosen from the approved catalog of courses in African and African-American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Middle East Studies. Students must choose courses from at least two area studies programs. Students are encouraged to choose courses with an international focus.
Total Hours18

B.A. in International and Global Studies with Peace, Security and Human Rights Concentration

University and College Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in International and Global Studies. In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. 

State minimum core35
INST 2813Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies3
or PLSC 2813 Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies
ECON 2143Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (recommended) 13
or ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
or ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
World Culture Requirement6
Choose two courses from below:
Introduction to African and African American Studies
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013)
World Regional Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 2103)
Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123)
Honors Birth of Modern Culture 1600-1900
Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies
Introduction to Middle East Studies
Introduction to Comparative Politics
World Language Requirement6
Six credit hours of 3000-level or higher modern world language instruction in one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Students completing the European and Transatlantic Affairs Concentration must select a language from French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish. Students completing the Global South Concentration must select a language from Arabic, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. This requirement cannot be fulfilled with 3 credits in one language and three credits in another language. Students may need to fulfill prerequisites in a world language at the 1003, 1013, 2003, or 2013 levels, depending on placement in that language. Students may meet this requirement with the study of other languages with permission of the International and Global Studies director.
Applied Global Studies Requirement6
Choose at least two different courses from the list below for a total of six credit hours. Selected courses may not apply to other parts of the major.
Internship in International Studies
Research Methods
Honors Thesis
Special Topics in International and Global Studies
Honors Special Topics in International and Global Studies
International Studies Seminar
Honors International Studies Seminar
Global Changemakers: Social Innovation Abroad
Note: With approval of the program director, students may apply up to 12 credit hours toward the major from any course related to International and Global Studies completed through a study abroad experience.
Concentration Requirements18
Any 3000-level or higher credit hours or any 2000-level credit hours which have a course prerequisite10
General Electives33
Total Hours120
1

 Students are encouraged to take ECON 2143, which will satisfy the prerequisite for most upper-level ECON courses. Students who select either ECON 2013 or ECON 2023 to meet the Economics Requirement for the major will have to complete both ECON 2013 and ECON 2023 if they wish to take upper-level ECON courses.

Capstone Experience and Fulbright College Writing Requirement: The Fulbright College writing requirement is fulfilled by completing at least one course satisfying the Applied Global Studies Requirement with a grade of B or better, or by submitting an acceptable research /analytical paper from an advanced course in international and global studies to the program director for approval at least four weeks prior to graduation. 

Additional Requirements for the Peace, Security and Human Rights Concentration

Students complete 18 credit hours from the following:

INST 3603Universal Human Rights: History and Practice since 19453
or INST 4603 Peace Studies: Approaches and Theory
Area Studies Requirement3
Choose one course from the following:
European Integration and Globalization
Issues in the Global South
Any course at the 3000 level or higher chosen from the approved catalog of courses in African and African-American Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Middle East Studies, or the European and Transatlantic Concentration in International Studies. Students are encouraged to choose courses with an international focus.
Topical Requirement12
Choose four topical courses from among the following. With the exception of INST courses, no more than two courses may come from the same discipline.
Economics of the Developing World
Emerging Markets
Nation Model United Nations
International Trade
Sustaining Earth
Global Change
Political Geography
Islamic Civilization
Military History
Modern Imperialism
Modern Terrorism
World War II
World War I
The United States and Vietnam, 1945-1975
The 1960s: A World Transformed
History of the Holocaust
Transatlantic Relations, 1919-Present
Wars of Religion: From the Crusades to 9/11
Modern Islamic Thought
HIST 4473
HIST 4753
Diplomatic History of the United States, 1900-1945
Diplomatic History of the US, 1945 to Present
Social Entrepreneurship
Crossing Borders: Transnationalism and Intercultural Transfer
Honors Thesis
Independent Study in International Studies
Honors Geography of Political Violence
International Food Security and Food Sovereignty
Approaching Global History
Eugenics in Global Perspective
International Communication and Globalization
International Negotiation and Mediation
Global Changemakers: Social Innovation Abroad
Contemporary Jewish Thought
International Conflict and National Security Policy
International Organization
International Law
Theories of International Relations
American Foreign Policy
Creating Democracies
Foreign Policy Analysis
International Political Economy
International Norms and Corporate Social Responsibility
International Negotiation and Mediation
Total Hours18

B.A. in International and Global Studies with a Peace, Security and Human Rights Concentration

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as Fulbright College requirements.

State Minimum Core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives. Students should consult with their academic adviser.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
World language at the Elementary I level3  
World Culture Requirement 3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
INST 2813 Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3, 4.1, and 5.1)  3
World language at the Elementary II level  3
World Culture Requirement (choose one not taken yet)  3
General Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
World language at the Intermediate I level (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)3  
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1) 13  
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
General Elective3  
World language at the Intermediate II level  3
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
General Electives1  6
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
World language at the 3000-level3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.2:
INST 3603 Universal Human Rights: History and Practice since 1945
or INST 4603 Peace Studies: Approaches and Theory
3  
Topical Requirement3  
General Electives16  
World language at the 3000-level  3
Topical Requirement  3
Area Studies Requirement  3
General Electives1  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Applied Global Studies Requirement (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)3  
Topical Requirement3  
Any 3000-level or higher credit hours or any 2000-level credit hours which have a course prerequisite7  
General Electives12  
Applied Global Studies Requirement  3
Topical Requirement  3
Any 3000-level or higher credit hours or any 2000-level credit hours which have a course prerequisite  3
General Electives1  4
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
1

Students must complete the State Minimum Core and the requirements of their major(s) as outlined in the Catalog of Studies. These courses also fulfill many, if not all, of the General Education Requirements. Please visit these pages in the links provided and consult with your academic advisor when making course selections to fulfill these requirements.

Requirements for a minor in Global Studies: The minor in Global Studies requires 15 hours of coursework including the following:

Global Issues (6 hours)
INST 2813Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies3
or PLSC 2813 Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies
Choose one Global Issues elective from the following:3
Economics of the Developing World
Modern Terrorism
Sustaining Earth
Global Change
Geography of Political Violence
HIST 4473
Global History of Soccer
Third World Underdevelopment and Modernization
European Integration and Globalization
Issues in the Global South
Universal Human Rights: History and Practice since 1945
Research Methods
Social Entrepreneurship
Crossing Borders: Transnationalism and Intercultural Transfer
Special Topics in International and Global Studies
Honors Special Topics in International and Global Studies
Honors Geography of Political Violence
Peace Studies: Approaches and Theory
International Food Security and Food Sovereignty
Approaching Global History
Eugenics in Global Perspective
International Communication and Globalization
International Studies Seminar
Honors International Studies Seminar
International Organization
International Law
Global Changemakers: Social Innovation Abroad
International Negotiation and Mediation
Intercultural Requirement9
Choose from one of two options.
Option 1
Three courses of language instruction in a single world language, including at least two courses at the 3000-level or higher taught in the target language.
Option 2
Any combination of the following:
3-hour course of language instruction in any world language at the 2003 level or higher.
Up to three Area Studies Electives listed in the undergraduate catalog as approved electives for one of the following: African and African-American Studies, Asian Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, or the European and Transatlantic Concentration in International Studies. At least one course must be at the 3000-4000 level.
Six credit hours in an approved international experience, such as a study abroad program, international internship, or international research experience. The six credit hours may not be applied to other requirements of the minor.
Total Hours15

Honors Requirements

Admission to the Fulbright Honors Program is open to majors in the international and global studies program who have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in all of their coursework.  College and Departmental Honors candidates must complete a minimum of 12 hours in honors courses and complete an honors thesis.

To complete the required thesis, honors candidates should choose a faculty thesis director as early as possible but no later than the first semester of the student's junior year. Honors candidates must meet the college's requirements for an honors degree.  Students graduating with honors typically graduate with the distinction cum laude.  Higher distinctions (magna cum laudesumma cum laude) are awarded by the Honors Council in truly exceptional cases and are based upon the whole of the candidate’s program of honors studies.

Courses

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)

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 equivalent to 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)
This course is cross-listed with HIST 3103.

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 3613. Research Methods. 3 Hours.

Focuses on critical-thinking skills and information literacy needed for the interdisciplinary areas of study that comprise international and global studies: anthropology, economics, geography, history, and political science. Focuses on thesis-development, writing skills, methodological issues, and research strategies. Prerequisite: INST 2813. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

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 3803. International Organization. 3 Hours.

Addresses how state and non-state actors try to organize the international system to help manage crucial issues such as the development and use of force, the efficiency and fairness of markets, and the realization and protection of human rights and environmental health. (Typically offered: Spring)
This course is cross-listed with PLSC 3803.

INST 3843. Economics of the Developing World. 3 Hours.

Examines theories and patterns of economic development in emerging economies, the role of the World Bank and IMF as multilateral lenders and examination of their success and failures in fostering development, and measures of poverty and inequality and their implications for economic development. Prerequisite: ECON 2143 or (ECON 2013 and ECON 2023). (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

INST 3853. Emerging Markets. 3 Hours.

Analysis of the business and economic environment in emerging countries, focusing on Latin America, South East Asia and Transition Economies. Topics include market structure and market failures, financial and legal background, current institutions and political economy issues, and current business opportunities. Prerequisite: ECON 2143 or (ECON 2013 and ECON 2023). (Typically offered: Fall)

INST 3903. Crossing Borders: Transnationalism and Intercultural Transfer. 3 Hours.

Study of Transnational Theory and the concept of Intercultural Transfer Studies. Focuses on intercultural transfers of ideas, concepts, and models for political, social, economic, and cultural advancement. (Typically offered: Irregular)

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. Special Topics in International and Global Studies. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of key global issues or aspects of international affairs. Prerequisite: INST 2813 or PLSC 2813. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

INST 4003H. Honors Special Topics in International and Global Studies. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of key global issues or aspects of international affairs. Prerequisite: INST 2813 or PLSC 2813 and honors standing. (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 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 2813. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and honors standing. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)
This course is cross-listed with GEOS 4493.

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 4793. Eugenics in Global Perspective. 3 Hours.

Exploration of Social Darwinist thought and eugenics policy as global phenomena in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. (Typically offered: Irregular)

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 4913. International Studies Seminar. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of key global issues and aspects of international affairs, culminating in a research project. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

INST 4913H. Honors International Studies Seminar. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of key global issues and aspects of international affairs, culminating in a research project. Prerequisite: Honors and junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)
This course is equivalent to INST 4913.

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 6 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to INST 493V.