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University Catalog|Office of the Registrar

Global and Area Studies (INST)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1010. Proseminar in International Studies I. 1. [(none)<>I, L] An introduction to the University as a social institution, international studies, and the International Studies Program. Students are introduced to international studies faculty and students. Emphasis is on topics, approaches, issues and problems falling within the purview of international studies. Offered S/U only.

1060. World Regional Geography. 3. [(none)<>CS, G] Covers the distributions, traits and processes of the Earth's peoples and landscapes through the perspective of regional geography, which is the study of the spatial relationships of natural environments and human societies. Identical to GEOG 1000.

1200. Non-Western Political Cultures. 3. [C2, G1<>CS, G] Gives students appreciation of non-western political cultures and how these cultures have created different political institutions and practices. Non-Western nations of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East are used as case studies. Cross listed with POLS 1200. (Offered each semester)

2000. Introduction to International Business. 3. [G1<>G] A broad survey of the field of international business which introduces basic concepts of international business activity and theory and reviews major foreign environmental forces--financial, economic and socioeconomic, physical, sociocultural, political, legal, labor, competitive and distributive--within the context of strategic management issues. Cross listed with BUSN 2000. Prerequisite: ECON 1010.

2200. Study Abroad Preparation. 1. Prepares students for long-term study in a foreign country. Helps students adapt to and understand the host country: culture, history, geography, political and economic context. Students become familiar with practical information needed for a foreign experience, principles of culture shock, ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, and fundamentals of cross-cultural communication. Offered S/U only. Identical to INST 5000.

2230. Introduction to Asian Studies. 3. [(none)<>G] South, East, and Southeast Asia are home to virtually half of humankind with the fastest growing economies, poorest nations and hundreds of ethnic groups, rich religions and languages. Introduces cultural, political, economic and environmental landscapes of this diverse region as nations and as regional interrelationships. Prerequisites: none.

2240. Introduction to African Studies. 3. [{none}<>WB] Confront African stereotypes by exploring the continent's complex history and current affairs. These realities will be reached with the help of different disciplinary perspectives, such as economics, political science, and anthropology. Equipped with the basics, students will be primed to tackle more advanced courses on Africa. Cross listed with AAST 2240. Prerequisites: WA or equivalent.

2250. Introduction to Latin American Studies. 3. Introduction to the culture, history and politics of Latin America, from the US/Mexico border to the Antarctic ice fields of Patagonia. We will consider historical events and encounters from pre-Conquest times to contemporary crises; out toolkit includes geography, anthropology, history, political economy, literature and cultural studies. Prerequisites: none.

2260. Foreign Locale. 3-6 (Max. 9). A UW course taught primarily or entirely in a foreign locale. Prerequisites: none.

2990. Topics in International Studies. 1-6 (Max. 15). Accommodates seminar series and/or course offerings including those by interdisciplinary teams and visiting faculty in international studies not covered by department courses. Prerequisite: WA

2300. World Politics in the Post-Cold War Era. 3. [G1<>(none)] Examines changes that have taken place since the end of the Cold War in perspectives of major world powers, global and regional power balances, patterns of conflict and cooperation and the structure of the world system. Focuses on what these changes portend for the future. Cross listed with POLS 2300. (Offered fall semester)

2310. Introduction to International Relations. 3. [W2<>G] Analyzes nature of international relations, emphasizing various methods of explaining and interpreting international behavior of nation-states. Illustrates contemporary problems of world politics. Cross listed with POLS 2310. (Normally offered once a year)

2350. Introduction to Global Studies. 3. [(none)<>CS, G] Turns an interdisciplinary eye on the contemporary world of consuming and global connections. Takes a broad overview of various approaches to the study of globalization, while exploring the links between consumption, civil society, social justice, and ecological integrity. Prerequisites: none.

3000 [2100]. Social Change. 3. [C2,G1,W2<>G] Studies causes, processes and consequences of structural transformations in historical and comparative perspective. Reviews and assesses forces that account for sociological changes. Explores social change globally as well as in the U.S. Cross listed with SOC 3000. Prerequisite: SOC 1000 and junior standing.

3050 [G&R 3050]. Economic Geography. 3. Economic geography is the study of the location, distribution and spatial organization of economic activities across the globe; specifically how the economic realm is intertwined with other spheres of international social life. It explores the inherent logics and mechanisms of the capitalist system, and the social and spatial inequalities that result. Cross listed with GEOG 3050.  Prerequisites: 6 hours of Social Sciences or International Studies. (Normally offered fall semester every other year)

3100. Chinese Society. 3. [C2, G1<>G] Reviews origins and consequences of Chinese revolution in comparative and cultural perspectives. Discusses influence of historical traditions and social structure on individual lives and behavioral patterns. Cross listed with SOC 3100. Prerequisite: SOC 1000.

3200. Comparative Political Cultures. 3. Histories and experiences of various societies have shaped their values, norms, beliefs, expectations and attitudes. Explore how the beliefs, values and lifestyles of various societies shape peoples' views of their place in the politics of the state and of the state's place in their daily lives.  Cross listed with POLS 3200.  Prerequisites: 9 hours of INST or POLS.

3400. Politics and Society of Turkey. 3. [(none)<>G] Examines the history of Turkey with an emphasis on its relationship with the Western world. Major topics include the Ottoman Empire; Ataurk and the founding of the Republic of Turkey; Turkey's role in the Cold War; Kurdish and other minority populations; the changing Turkish political landscape; the evolution of Islamist politics; and recent relations with the United States and European Union. Prerequisite: WA.

3420. The Anthropology of Global Issues. 3. Using anthropology's long-term, holistic and comparative approaches, the course examines key global issues, e.g., poverty, war, disease, environmental degradation, and terrorism from an anthropological perspective. Cross listed with ANTH 3420. Prerequisite: ANTH 1200.

3860. Economics of World Food and Agriculture. 3. [C2, G1<>G] Explores global food and agricultural issues with a focus on hunger, chronic malnutrition, and diets of people in developing countries. Introduces basic economic concepts pertinent to understanding and analyzing global food markets and prices and to evaluating government policies designed to reduce food insecurity, enhance diets, and promote agricultural development. Cross listed with AGEC 3860. Prerequisite: An economics principles course. (Normally offered spring semester)

4050. Development, Africa, and Culture. 3. Focuses on the complex and checkered relationships between Western-inspired development and African cultures. Striking a balance among ethnographic case studies, theoretical lenses, and practical implications, understand what Euro-American efforts at foreign development, including contemporary globalization, look like from an African perspective. Provides an understanding of African expectations of development and developers. Dual listed with INST 5050; cross listed with AAST 4050. Prerequisites: junior standing and instructor consultation.

4060. NGOs, Development, and Culture. 3. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have grown exponentially in number and are often viewed as the new and best vehicle for international development. Focuses on international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), in contexts of Western aid to post-colonial societies and the role they play in the international aid system. Understand INGOs from historical, global, and cultural perspectives. Dual listed with INST 5060; cross listed with AAST 4060. Prerequisites: junior standing and instructor consultation.

4100. Global Public Health. 3. [(none)<>G] Introduces students to the global context of public health, to principles underlying global health, and to dimensions of public health particular to international settings. It examines major themes and policies in global health and analyzes health problems and varying responses to them in different parts of the world. Dual listed with INST 5100; cross listed with HLSC 4100. Prerequisite: upper division student status.

4110. Sociology of International Development. 3 [C2, G1, W3<>WC, G] Surveys development studies and rural change, including case studies of deliberate change efforts toward industrialization. Includes peasant modes of food production, daily life in subsistence, agriculture, shifts to commercial agriculture and global economy, ethical and critical issues of induced change and different approaches to development process and outcomes. Cross listed with SOC 4110. Prerequisite: SOC 1000 or ANTH 1200; SOC 3000 recommended. (Offered once a year).

4155 [4920]. Women, War and Health. 3. [C2, G1<>CS, G] Focuses on the physical and psychological health of women and children as influenced by armed conflict. Examines the psychosocial, public health, and socioeconomic effects of living in contemporary war zones or conditions of threatened war. Key international documents that address effects upon women and children are discussed in order to evaluate feminist initiatives to prevent and mediate the consequences of war. Cross listed with WMST/NURS 4155. Prerequisite: upper-division standing, lower division social or psychological science course. (Offered every other year)

4175 [4940]. Gender, Women, and Health. 3. [G1, C2<>CS, G] Focuses on issues of gender, women and health, including the effects of gender bias in medical research and health care practices and policies. Health care issues of specific concern to women, both nationally and internationally will be examined. Cross listed with  WMST/NURS 4175. Prerequisite: upper-division standing, lower division social or psychological science course. (Offered every other year)

4200. China and Globalization. 3. The economic reforms in China have been political, cultural, and above all, global processes. Understanding these processes of economic reform tells us much about the role of government, culture, and globalization in the transition from socialism to capitalism. It also tells us a great deal about China's future role in the international community of nations. Prerequisite: POLS 1200 or HIST 2041 or SOC 3100.

4240. Global Sex Work and Trafficking. 3. [(none)<>G] Drawing upon case studies from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, this course explores the gendered intersections of power and privilege through the lens of sex work, broadly defined as the exchange of intimacy for something of value, and trafficking, defined as coerced forms of sex work. Dual listed with WMST/INST 5240. Prerequisite: 3-6 hours of WMST or INST courses.

4250. Economic Development in Asia. 3. [(none)<>G] Designed to explore key issues to the historical development of Asian countries from both comparative and international political economy perspectives. Distinctive political, social, and economic characteristics of these nations will be analyzed. Dual listed with INST 5250. Prerequisite: 9 hours of international studies of Asian-focused courses.

4255. Politics of Developing Nations. 3. An analysis of the processes of political, economic and social change in the non-Western world. Dual listed with INST 5255; cross listed with POLS 4255. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies.

4260. Democratization and Regime Change. 3. Examines the theoretical/empirical research on causes of democratic transition and consolidation, including new waves of democratization and prospects for democratization in other contexts.  Focus is given to a variety of theoretical/methodological perspectives such as the structural, strategic, social/cultural, institutional, and economic approaches. Dual listed with INST 5260; cross listed with POLS 4260. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies.

4290. Inter-American Relations. 3. [G1<>(none)] Surveys inter-American system and idea of hemispheric unity. Analyzes major issues confronting inter-American community. Cross listed with POLS 4290. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science including POLS 2310. (Normally offered every other year)

4300. The World System. 3. [G1<>(none)] Analyzes the structure of political and economic interdependence among nation-states. Reviews and assesses theoretical approaches to explaining changing structure of inequality, power, war and peace. Cross listed with POLS/SOC 4300. Prerequisite: SOC 1000 or ANTH 1100 or equivalent political science, international studies, or social science course. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4330. American Foreign Relations. 3. Analyzes American foreign policy decision-making process and selected contemporary foreign policy problems. Stresses political and institutional factors, along with analysis of policy options. Cross listed with POLS 4330. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310. (Normally offered once a year)

4340. International Organizations. 3. Encompasses development of world organizations, such as League of Nations, United Nations and its affiliate bodies. Also studies regional organizations and private international bodies. Cross listed with POLS 4340. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

4350. Culture Change. 3. Examines representative theories of change, factors involved, dynamics of modernization and applied anthropology. Identical to ANTH 4340. Prerequisite: ANTH 1200.

4360. International Peace and Conflict. 3. Why do nations go to war, engage in atrocities such as genocide, or move toward peace following conflict? Examines underlying processes behind both conflict and peace in the international system, including sources of conflict and ways conflicts might be moved toward sustainable peace. Dual listed with INST 5360; cross listed with POLS 4360. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

4370. Global Political Economy. 3. [(none)<>G] Examines the interaction of politics and the economy at the global level. Evaluates how political and economic decisions of one country or groups of countries affect institutions and life circumstances in others. Assesses the causes of consequences of globalization as rooted in political economy. Cross listed with SOC 4370. Prerequisites: SOC 1000 and junior standing or SOC 2100.

4380. International History of Human Rights. 3. Examine the modern history of human rights in the global system, with particular empahsis on developments since the Second World War. Topics include the philosophy of human rights ideas; the histories of rights and rights violations in various regions; and the resulting international responses. Dual listed with INST 5380; cross listed with HIST 4380. Prerequisites: 9 hours of HIST or INST.

4375. Transitional Justice. 3. Mechanisms provide accountability for gross human rights violations and acts of mass atrocity within  nations. Case studies are used to examine types of transitional justice interventions; tensions between demands of justice at local, national, and international levels; and transitional justice's role in post-conflict peace-building and reconciliation. Dual listed with INST 5375; cross listed with POLS 4375. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

4455. Energy Security. 3. Evaluates the geopolitical and socioeconomic issues surrounding the roots of energy insecurity and the global challenge to provide adequate, affordable, and accessible energy. Topics of study include the questions of energy nationalism, climate security, import dependence and transportation insecurities, the future of fossil fuels and alternative energies. Dual listed with INST 5455. Cross listed with POLS 4455. Prerequisites: 9 hours of INST or POLS, including INST/POLS 2310.

4485. U.S. Latino Diaspora. 3. [G1<>(none)] Combines classroom activities and a week-long stay abroad in examining the historical creation and contemporary spread of the Latino Diaspora from the Caribbean to the Yucatan and beyond. U.S. Latina/o history, multiculturalism, pan-Latino identity, assimilation, migration trends and natives responses are stressed. Cross listed with HIST/CHST 4485. Prerequisite: 9 hours of CHST, HIST, and/or INST related coursework.

4490. Ethical Trade in Latin America. 3. Examine the production of everyday products, their socio-ecological contexts, and the complicated global networks of delivery to consumers, particularly with regard to Latin America. The effectiveness and implications of the movement to make international trade more ecologically sustainable and socially just will be examined. Dual listed with INST 5490. Prerequisites: 9 hours of international studies or junior status.

4495. Indigenous Social Movements of Latin America. 3. Employs an interdisciplinary approach to understanding one of the most interesting political events of the past decades: the emergence of a transnational indigenous people's movement in Latin America. Issues explored in the course include neoliberalism and globalization; social movement theory; multiculturalism and citizenship; legal and cultural pluralism; sustainability, conservation and development. Dual listed with INST 5495. Prerequisites: 9 hours of international studies or junior status.

4540. International Marketing. 3. [G1, W3<>(none)] Approaches the topic of international marketing from a managerial perspective. Exposure to world environmental characteristics and interdependencies, as well as objectives, strategies and tactics of marketing goods and services to various countries and cultures. Cross listed with MKT 4540. Prerequisite: MKT 3210 and junior standing.

4560. Global Cities. 3. Globalization accelerates urbanization processes and creates a new type of city, the global city. This course introduces debates over global cities, urban culture, new urban landscapes, urban planning practices, and social disparity. It uses case studies on the cities around the world to explore the diversity of global city formation processes. Dual Listed with INST 5560; cross listed with GEOG 4560. Prerequisites: 9 hours of international studies or geography.

4580. Gender, Global Change, and Development. 3. Examines the global intersections of gender and public policy through its analysis of five central themes: [1] international development discourse in practice; [2] feminized labor and migration; [3] women's unequal access to resources (including land ownership and education); [4] agricultural production and sustainability; [5] health, reproduction and mothering. Dual listed with INST 5580; cross listed with WMST 4580. Prerequisite: 3-6 hours of WMST or INST courses. (Offered once a year)

4582. 20th Century U.S. Foreign Relations. 3. Studies Twentieth Century United States foreign relations with a focus on the Cold War period. Examines economic sources of policy decisions, elites and mass public opinion, as well as cultural, religious, ethnic, racial, and gender issues. Cross listed with HIST 4582; dual listed with INST 5582. Prerequisite: HIST 1221.

4590. Sustainable Business Practices. 3. A close look at what is happening in business practice today through the ‘lens' of sustainability. Business models and systems will be discussed and a framework proposed for assessing the ways in which principles of sustainability may be embedded within corporate strategy. Cross listed with MKT 4590; dual listed with INST 5590. Prerequisites: advanced business standing.

4650. Women, Gender & Migration. 3. From an international context and perspective, this course examines the gendered transformations immigrant women experience.  Gender, theories of international migration, assimilation, race, ethnicity, and identity transformation serve as categories of analysis.  From a cross-discipline comparative approach, we focus on women’s lives to examine differences and similarities to complicate notions of immigration. Cross listed with AMST/CHST/WMST 4650. Dual listed with INST 5650. Prerequisites: Junior standing and 6 hours of AMST, CHST, INST, and/or WMST coursework or instructor approval.

4680. Shanghai: Past & Present. 3. [(none)<>CS, G] Lectures, fieldtrips, and other cultural activities are all incorporated into the curriculum to help students learn about the political, economic and cultural development in 21st century China. Cross listed with SOC 4680. Prerequisites: none.

4710. Comparative Systems. 3. [G1<>(none)] The study of the origins and characteristics of modern economic systems; similarities and differences in the systems of the U.S., Great Britain, Soviet Union, Germany, India and China. Cross listed with ECON 4710. Prerequisites: ECON 3010; QA. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4881. International Social Welfare and Social Development. 3. Examines the basic framework of social welfare analysis and social development programming in the international arena, employing a multinational comparative analysis approach to explore the wide array of responses to social need across the globe. Students employ multinational comparative analyses to an area of social concern. Dual listed with INST 5881; cross listed with SOWK 4881. Prerequisite: POLS 1000; ECON 1010 recommended.

4950. Capstone in International Studies. 3. [(none)<>WC] Integrative course taught by an international studies faculty member. Students analyze in depth a topic from one of a variety of international studies approaches, organizing their research in concert with others in the class. Emphasis is on the quality of research and presentation. Prerequisite: senior standing in international studies.

4970. Internship in International Studies. 1-6 (Max. 15). Integrates practical international experience with academic knowledge. Students are expected to participate in specifically assigned tasks and observe broader activities of sponsoring organization, and reflect on experience in written assignments. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only. Dual listed with INST 5970. Available for S/U grading only. Prerequisites: 9 hours of international studies courses and consent of instructor.

4975. Readings in International Studies. 1-3 (Max. 9). Outlines special programs of readings in international studies to meet the needs of individual students. Prerequisite: 9 hours of international studies courses.

4990. Topics: ________. 1-6 (Max. 15). Accommodates seminar series and/or course offerings including those by interdisciplinary teams and visiting faculty in international studies not covered by departmental courses. Dual listed with INST 5990. Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.

5000. Study Abroad Preparation. 1. Prepares students for long-term study in a foreign country. Helps students adapt to and understand the host country: culture, history, geography, political and economic context. Students become familiar with practical information needed for a foreign experience, principles of culture shock, ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, and fundamentals of cross-cultural communication.

5050. Development, Africa, and Culture. 3. Focuses on the complex and checkered relationships between Western-inspired development and African cultures. Striking a balance among ethnographic case studies, theoretical lenses, and practical implications, understand what Euro-American efforts at foreign development, including contemporary globalization, look like from an African perspective. Provides an understanding of African expectations of development and developers. Dual listed with INST 4050; cross listed with AAST 5050. Prerequisites: junior standing and instructor consultation.

5060. NGOs, Development, and Culture. 3. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have grown exponentially in number and are often viewed as the new and best vehicle for international development. Focuses on international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), in contexts of Western aid to post-colonial societies and the role they play in the international aid system. Understand INGOs from historical, global, and cultural perspectives. Dual listed with INST 4060; cross listed with AAST 5060. Prerequisites: junior standing and instructor consultation.

5100. Global Public Health. 4. Introduces students to the global context of public health, to principles underlying global health, and to dimensions of public health particular to international settings. It examines major themes and policies in global health and analyzes health problems and varying responses to them in different parts of the world. Cross listed with HLSC 5100, dual listed with INST 4100. Prerequisite: upper division or graduate standing.

5175. Gender, Women and Health. 3. Focuses on issues of gender, women and health, including the effects of gender bias in medical research and health care practices and policies. Health care issues of specific concern to women, both nationally and internationally are examined. Dual listed with WMST/NURS 5175; cross listed with WMST/INST/NURS 4175. Prerequisite: upper-division standing, lower division social or psychological science course.

5200. Graduate Proseminar in International Studies. 3-6 (Max. 6). Introduces students to different interdisciplinary approaches -perspectives, theories, and paradigms - within International Studies  in order to explain the economic, historical, social, cultural, and political dimensions of international processes and issues. Students explore emerging trends in the global system and the most pressing challenges facing states, societies, and peoples. Prerequisites: graduate student status.

5210. Seminar in Human Security. 3-6 (Max. 6). A broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of human security within the field of international studies and global politics in order to explore the theories and processes that explain past and emerging patterns of behavior in the international system, as well as key aspects of local to global policymaking. Dual listed with POLS 5210.

5220. Graduate Seminar in Development. 3. This seminar will explore political challenges facing developing nations in the twenty-first century. The objective is to equip students from a broad range of backgrounds with a firm grounding in current development approaches and debates. Prerequisite: INST graduate standing.

5240. Global Sex Work and Trafficking. 3. Drawing upon case studies from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, this course explores the gendered intersections of power and privilege through the lens of sex work, broadly defined as the exchange of intimacy for something of value, and trafficking, defined as coerced forms of sex work. Dual listed with WMST/INST 4240. Prerequisite: 3-6 hours of WMST or INST courses.

5250. Economic Development in Asia. 3. Designed to explore key issues to the historical development of Asian countries from both comparative and international political economy perspectives. Distinctive political, social, and economic characteristics of these nations will be analyzed. Dual listed with INST 4250. Prerequisite: 9 hours of international studies of Asian-focused courses.

5255. Politics of Developing Nations. 3. An analysis of the processes of political, economic and social change in the non-Western world. Dual listed with INST 4255; cross listed with POLS 5255. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies.

5260. Democratization and Regime Change. 3. Examines the theoretical/empirical research on causes of democratic transition and consolidation, including new waves of democratization and prospects for democratization in other contexts.  Focus is given to a variety of theoretical/methodological perspectives such as the structural, strategic, social/cultural, institutional, and economic approaches. Dual listed with INST 4260; cross listed with POLS 5260. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies.

5300. The World System. 3. Analyzes structure of political and economic interdependence among nation-states. Reviews and assesses theoretical approaches to explaining changing structure of inequality, power, war and peace. Dual listed with INST 4300. Cross listed with POLS/SOC 5300. Prerequisite: SOC 1000 or ANTH 1100 or equivalent political science, international studies, or social science course.

5360. International Peace and Conflict. 3. Why do nations go to war, engage in atrocities such as genocide, or move toward peace following conflict? Examines underlying processes behind both conflict and peace in the international system, including sources of conflict and ways conflicts might be moved toward sustainable peace. Dual listed with INST 4360; cross listed with POLS 5360. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

5375. Transitional Justice. 3. Mechanisms provide accountability for gross human rights violations and acts of mass atrocity within  nations. Case studies are used to examine types of transitional justice interventions; tensions between demands of justice at local, national, and international levels; and transitional justice's role in post-conflict peace-building and reconciliation. Dual listed with INST 4375; cross listed with POLS 5375. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

5380. International History of Human Rights. 3. Examine the modern history of human rights in the global system, with particular empahsis on developments since the Second World War. Topics include the philosophy of human rights ideas; the histories of rights and rights violations in various regions; and the resulting international responses. Dual listed with INST 4380; cross listed with HIST 5380. Prerequisites: 9 hours of HIST or INST.

5400. International Social Science Research Methods. 3. Introduces students to a wide variety of interdisciplinary social science methodologies that have proven especially conducive to international research. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5455. Energy Security. 3. Evaluates the geopolitical and socioeconomic issues surrounding the roots of energy insecurity and the global challenge to provide adequate, affordable, and accessible energy. Topics of study include the questions of energy nationalism, climate security, import dependence and transportation insecurities, the future of fossil fuels and alternative energies. Dual listed with INST 4455. Cross listed with POLS 5455. Prerequisites: 9 hours of INST or POLS, including INST/POLS 2310.

5490. Ethical Trade in Latin America. 3. Examine the production of everyday products, their socio-ecological contexts, and the complicated global networks of delivery to consumers, particularly with regard to Latin America. The effectiveness and implications of the movement to make international trade more ecologically sustainable and socially just will be examined. Dual listed with INST 4490. Prerequisites: 9 hours of international studies or junior status.

5495. Indigenous Social Movements of Latin America. 3. Employs an interdisciplinary approach to understanding one of the most interesting political events of the past decades: the emergence of a transnational indigenous people's movement in Latin America. Issues explored in the course include neoliberalism and globalization; social movement theory; multiculturalism and citizenship; legal and cultural pluralism; sustainability, conservation and development. Dual listed with INST 4495. Prerequisites: 9 hours of international studies or junior status.

5560. Global Cities. 3. Globalization accelerates urbanization processes and creates a new type of city, the global city. This course introduces debates over global cities, urban culture, new urban landscapes, urban planning practices, and social disparity. It uses case studies on the cities around the world to explore the diversity of global city formation processes. Dual Listed with INST 4560; cross listed with GEOG 5560. Prerequisites: 9 hours of international studies or geography.

5580. Gender, Global Change, and Development. 3. Examines the global intersections of gender and public policy through its analysis of five central themes: [1] international development discourse in practice; [2] feminized labor and migration; [3] women's unequal access to resources (including land ownership and education); [4] agricultural production and sustainability; [5] health, reproduction and mothering. Dual listed with INST 4580; cross listed with WMST 5580. Prerequisite: 3-6 hours of WMST or INST courses. (Offered once a year)

5582. 20th Century U.S. Foreign Relations. 3. Studies Twentieth Century United States foreign relations with a focus on the Cold War period. Examines economic sources of policy decisions, elites and mass public opinion, as well as cultural, religious, ethnic racial and gender issues. Dual listed with 4582; cross listed with HIST 4582/5582. Prerequisite: HIST 1221.

5590. Sustainable Business Practices. 3. A close look at what is happening in business practice today through the ‘lens' of sustainability. Business models and systems will be discussed and a framework proposed for assessing the ways in which principles of sustainability may be embedded within corporate strategy. Cross listed with MKT 5590; dual listed with INST 4590. Prerequisite: advanced business standing.

5650. Women, Gender & Migration. 3. From an international context and perspective, this course examines the gendered transformations immigrant women experience.  Gender, theories of international migration, assimilation, race, ethnicity, and identity transformation serve as categories of analysis.  From a cross-discipline comparative approach, we focus on women’s lives to examine differences and similarities to complicate notions of immigration. Cross listed with AMST/CHST/WMST 5650. Dual listed with INST 4650. Prerequisites: Junior standing and 6 hours of AMST, CHST, INST, and/or WMST coursework or instructor approval.

5881. International Social Welfare and Social Development. 3. Examines the basic framework of social welfare analysis and social development programming in the international arena, employing a multinational comparative analysis approach to explore the wide array of responses to social need across the globe. Students employ multinational comparative analyses to an area of social concern. Dual listed with INST 4881; cross listed with SOWK 5881. Prerequisite: POLS 1000; ECON 1010 recommended.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrolled in a graduate degree program.

5970. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 24). Integrates practical international experience with academic knowledge. Students are expected to participate in specifically assigned tasks and observe broader activities of sponsoring organization, and reflect on experience in written assignments. Dual listed with INST 4970. Prerequisites: 9 hours of INST core courses and consent of instructor.

5975. Graduate Readings in International Studies. 1-3 (Max. 12). Outlines special programs of readings in international studies to meet the needs of individual students. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5990. Topics:. 1-6 (Max. 15). Accommodates seminar series and/or course offerings including those by interdisciplinary teams and visiting faculty in International Studies not covered by departmental courses. Dual listed with INST 4990. Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.

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