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International Studies (INTST)


Courses primarily for undergraduates:

INTST 235. Introduction to International Studies.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.SS.
Overview of international studies, emphasizing cultural, geographic, economic, and political characteristics of major world areas and nations.

Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

INTST 350. Topics in International Studies.

Cr. 2-4.

INTST 430. Seminar in International Studies.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: INTST 235, junior classification or higher
Capstone seminar in international studies focused on economic development, women's issues, war and ethnic conflict, population, the environment, globalization, human rights, international trade and business and other issues. Students develop a project on a subject linked to their area of professional interest or academic specialization.

Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

INTST 446. International Issues and Challenges in Sustainable Development.

(Cross-listed with AGRON, GLOBE). Cr. 4. S. Prereq: 3-credit biology course, Sophomore or higher classification, permission of Instructor
Mullen. Interdisciplinary study and analysis of agricultural, biophysical, environmental, sociological, economical, political, and historical factors affecting sustainable development of communities and countries from art and science perspectives. International field experience with foreign language training required. A program fee is charged to students for international study abroad.

Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

INTST 490. Independent Study.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. Prereq: Permission of International Studies director and faculty supervisor
Designed to meet the needs of students who wish to study in areas other than those in which courses are offered or to integrate areas of study appropriate to special problems with international foci. No more than 3 credits of IntSt 490 may be used in the International Studies major or minor.

INTST 491. Experiences Abroad: Learning to Think Globally.

(Cross-listed with WLC). (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 2 credits. Prereq: Minimum of 3 cr. of study abroad and/or internship abroad
Students returning from study abroad gain perspective on the personal, academic, and professional impact of their time spent abroad through readings and discussions. Students will be expected to make one presentation about the culture they experienced to an audience outside of ISU. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.