INS 100S Introduction to International and Global Studies (Social Science)
INS 101H Introduction to International and Global Studies (Humanities)
World Language courses
IGS and IGS Cross-Listed Courses
INS 400: Senior Seminar/Capstone
Study Abroad/International Experience
Notes on Program Requirements:
While students are encouraged to take 20 credits of one world language, they can take 12 credits of one world language and 8 credits of another world language.
If students take more than 20 credits of language courses, additional language courses can count towards the required 24 hours of IGS and IGS-cross listed courses.
The 24-credits of IGS courses must: 1) be taken in IGS or IGS cross-listed courses that have been approved by the IGS Council, 2) include courses from at least three disciplines, and 3) include at least four courses above the 100 level. For IGS requirements, students must earn at least a C- in a course to receive credit toward the major.
Students are encouraged to study abroad for one semester or more. However, students who are unable to complete a semester or more abroad may meet the requirement through taking 8 credits or more in an international experience (i.e., travel courses, international internships or field schools).
Credits taken abroad can be applied to the IGS major, general education requirements or electives.
Students can fulfill their senior seminar capstone requirement by taking any one of the following senior research courses including: ANT 480: Senior Seminar/Capstone in Anthropology, ENG 491: Capstone Seminar in English, EPP 450: Research in Environmental Policy and Planning, GEO 450: Research in Geography, HON 199: Honors Thesis, INS 400: Senior Seminar/Capstone, and POS 440: Political Science Capstone Experience.
Total Credits for the Major: 52
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.
MINIMUM TOTAL OF CREDITS FOR THE DEGREE: 128
To help students select courses, they identify a concentration within IGS in consultation with two academic advisors, preferably by the end of their sophomore year. The focus can be on a region or a global issue provided that enough courses are offered to create a meaningful concentration.
Examples of Regional and Topical Concentrations:
- Asian Studies
- European Studies
- Francophone Studies
- Global Health and Public Policy
- International Development
- Latin American Studies
- International Business and Globalization
- Peace and Conflict Resolution
- World Literature
- World Geography and Society
- International Environmental Studies and Sustainability
- International Political Economy
IGS CROSS-LISTED COURSES
The following is a list of courses that have been approved by the IGS Council as IGS-cross listed courses. All courses listed below count towards the required 24 credits of IGS-cross listed courses. Additional courses may count as IGS-cross listed courses, particularly topics courses offered in various disciplines (e.g. courses with numbers 177, 277, or 377). For questions regarding IGS-cross listed courses contact the Director of International and Global Studies.
ANT 101S: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANT 210S: Latin America: Cultures and Contexts
ANT 225S: Andean Explorations (Travel Course to Peru)
ANT 230S: Linguistic Anthropology
ANT 235S: Culture of Capitalism
ANT 240S: Cultural Ecology
ANT 260S: Violence, Warfare and Culture
ANT 265S: Climate Change and Society
ANT 275S: Gender, Sexuality and Society
ANT 300: Food and Culture
ANT 365: Medical Anthropology
BUS 277S: Topic - Ecotourism in Greece (Travel Course)
BUS 277S: Topic - Cyprus: Ecotourism and Environmental Accountability (Travel Course)
BUS 335: International Business
BUS 336: International Management
BUS 337: International Marketing
CHI 101H: Beginning Chinese I
CHI 102H: Beginning Chinese II
CHI 201H: Intermediate Chinese
CHI 115H: Chinese Culture
ECO 260S: Global Majority
ECO 305: International Economics
ECH 477: Topic - Reggio Emilia Study Tour (Travel Course to Italy – 4 credit undergraduate)
ENG 224: Teaching English as a Second Language
ENG 292H: Human Rights Literature and Film: Global Perspectives (On-line Course)
ENG 296H: Postcolonial Literature
HON 175S: World Affairs Camden Conference
HON 340: Children and Political Violence
FRE 101H: Beginning French I
FRE 102H: Beginning French II
FRE 201H: Intermediate French
FRE 206H: Oral Communications and Culture
FRE 277: Topics in French
FRE 300: Advance French for Communication
FRE 301: French Film (in French)
FRE 302: People and Cultures of the Francophone World
FRE 303: People and Cultures of France
FRE 377: Topics in French
GEO 103S: Peoples and Environments
GEO 104S: Global Transformations
GEO 212S: Latin America: Peoples and Environments
GEO 214S: Asia: Peoples and Environments
GEO 310: Sustainable Development
GEO 320: Environment, Economy, Society
GEO 334: Political Ecology
HEA 125: Health and Wellness around the Globe
HTY 110S: Global History I
HTY 111S: Global History II
HTY 204S: Introduction to Caribbean History
HTY 209S: Slavery in the Americas
HTY 212S: Renaissance and Reformation
HTY 213S: Medieval Europe
HTY 220S: Women and Gender in Premodern Europe
HTY 224S: Cultural History of Spain (Travel Course)
HTY 247S: History of Canada
HTY 253S: Muslim World to 1600
HTY 260S: Modern Latin America
HTY 261S: History of Mexico
HTY 262S: Undeclared Wars
HTY 274S: Mediterranean World 1200-1700
HTY 310: The Revolutionary Atlantic 1750-1815
HTY 353: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
International and Global Studies
INS 280: Explorations Abroad (Numerous Travel Courses are cross-listed as INS 280)
INS 277: Topics in International and Global Studies
INS 377: Topics in International and Global Studies
INS 397: Independent Study in International and Global Studies
JPN 101H: Elementary Japanese
JPN 102H: Elementary Japanese II
JPN 201H: Intermediate Japanese
JPN 115H: Japanese Culture
POS 121S: Comparative Politics
POS 136S: World Politics
POS 204S: American Foreign Policy
POS 223S: Russian and East European Politics
POS 224S: Chinese Politics
POS 226S: Islam and Politics
POS 227S: African Politics
POS 233S: War and Peace
POS 262S: Italian Political History (Travel Course)
POS 264S: German Political History (Travel Course)
POS 266S: The Politics of Germany and Italy
POS 267S: The Politics of France and Great Britain
POS 277S: Topic - Cyprus: Ecotourism and Environmental Accountability (Travel Course)
POS 277S: Topic - Ecotourism in Greece (Travel Course)
POS 277S: Topic - Tanzania (Travel Course)
POS 322S: European Union
POS 336S: Globalization and Governance
POS 352S: Contemporary Political Theory
REL 100H: Introduction to the Study of Religions
REL 110H: Introduction to World Religions
SPA 101H: Elementary Spanish I
SPA 102H: Elementary Spanish II
SPA 201H: Intermediate Spanish
SPA 202H: Readings and Composition
SPA 206H: Oral Communication and Culture
SPA 277: Topics in Spanish
SPA 300: Advanced Spanish for Communication
SPA 301: Hispanic Film
SPA 302: People and Cultures of Latin America
SPA 303: People and Cultures of Spain
SPA 377: Topics in Spanish
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Learning Goals, Assessment, and Requirements
Students will understand and appreciate diverse perspectives, engage in a variety of ideas and methods with critical reflection. They will gain a better understanding of their own language and culture, and of the role occupied by the United States in the world.
Students will demonstrate competency in at least one language other than English.
Students will develop the capacity to craft effective research papers, using research sources appropriately, integrating multiple disciplinary methods, and using English in an effective manner.
Students will examine global issues in their complexity (including, language, culture, history, geography, economics and politics).
Students will develop strong analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills.
Students will demonstrate broad multidisciplinary knowledge and an understanding of international and global issues.
Students will demonstrate competency in a second language and cultural awareness gained through academic preparation and study abroad.
Students will understand multiple disciplinary methods, be able to identify and critique them; and use these methods in their own research.
Students will demonstrate basic knowledge in general education fields (covered in the required introductory courses), as well as specialized knowledge about content and methods in their concentration.