International Studies - INST
The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.
500-level courses require graduate standing.
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Global Transformations and the Rise of the West Since 1000
Overview of historical transformations that led to the rise of Europe and the wider West to global preeminence. Emphasizes contributions of other world cultures to this development. Same as HIST 105. 3 hours. This class may be taught in an online format. When that is the case, internet access will be required. A high-speed connection is strongly suggested. Please check the online class schedule for online sections.
The World Since 1400
Overview of historical developments that created an interconnected world. Explorations, rise of capitalism, European colonialism, nationalism and development, and post-colonialism. Same as HIST 106.
Past, and World Cultures course.
Topics in World History
Introduction to history through global events and the historical development of diverse cultural, religious, social, economic, and political institutions. Same as HIST 114. May not be repeated for credit.
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Comparative study of political institutions, political culture, and political processes in selected major countries of the world. Same as POLS 130.
Individual and Society course.
Introduction to International Relations
Political, military, and economic relations between states, international organizations and transnational actors. Problems of war, imperialism and the world economy. Prospects for global cooperation. Same as POLS 184.
Individual and Society, and World Cultures course.
Topics in International Studies
An exploration of various topics in international studies through an interdisciplinary lens, addressing issues related to world markets and development, global cultures and societies, and international security and governance. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Completion of a 100-level INST course.
Macroeconomics in the World Economy: Theory and Applications
Determinants of the level of economic activity, inflation, unemployment, international economics, impact of domestic and world economy on business decisions, applications of the theory. Same as ECON 221. Prerequisite(s): ECON 118 and ECON 119; or ECON 120 and ECON 121; and MATH 121.
Eastern and Western Philosophies of Religion
Eastern and Western philosophies of religion: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity. Same as RELS 250.
World Cultures course.
International Political Economy
Political underpinnings and ramifications of international economic relations. Foreign trade policy, multinational corporations, oil North-South relations, economic warfare. Same as POLS 283. Prerequisite(s): POLS 184 or INST 184 or consent of the instructor.
International conflict and cooperation, including war, nationalism, global inequality, and the environment. Same as POLS 284. Prerequisite(s): POLS 184 or INST 184 or consent of the instructor.
Seminar in International Studies
Seminar in international studies addressing global themes and issues. Content varies. Specific topics are announced each term. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Previously listed as LAS 301. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of the instructor.
The balance of payments; fixed and flexible exchange rates; capital flows; comparative advantage; tariffs and quotas; the costs and benefits of international trade. Same as ECON 333. Prerequisite(s): ECON 220 or ECON 221 or INST 221.
Characteristics of poor countries, past experience and its relevance, analytical approaches, the role of exposure to foreign factors, planning and other policies. Same as ECON 334. Prerequisite(s): ECON 220 or ECON 221 or INST 221.
Topics in Comparative Politics
Selected problems in comparative politics. Same as POLS 349. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): POLS 130 or INST 130 and POLS 200.
Advanced Seminar in International Studies
Advanced examination of various topics in international studies through an interdisciplinary lens, addressing specialized issues related to world markets and development, global cultures and societies, and international security. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.
This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.