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Department 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)-766-6484

Email: sppais@uwyo.edu

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Global Tracks

There is no doubt that across the world, every country's pursuit of happiness is fraught with obstacles. International Studies majors see these obstacles as something more than just local issues unconnected to the world at large; International Studies majors value the global perspective and exploring how the broader global outlook can solve a region's problems. Our majors excel at identifying these core problems and resolve to fix them in creative ways. The IS Program has distilled these obstacles into four major categories we call our Global Tracks:

 

Global Tracks

  • Governance and Conflict Resolution
  • Economic Systems
  • Culture and Social Issues
  • Sustainable Development and the Environment 

 

Governance and Conflict Resolution

The GCR track explores how nations use diplomacy to solve problems with other countries and within their own country. GCR track students usually take classes relating to crime and punsiment, warfare, resource competition, and foreign relations. Here are some recent course examples:

  • HIST 1330 - World History Since 1500
  • POLS 3300 - Model Arab League
  • INST/POLS 4215 - European Union
  • INST 4255 - Politics of Developing Nations
  • CRMJ 4280 - Comparative Criminal Justice
  • POLS 4330 - American Foreign Relations
  • INST 4385/5385 - Environmental and Resource Conflict
  • INST 4445 - Drug War Geopolitics in the Americas
  • INST 4705 - Global Terrorism
  • INST 4990 - Political Geography
  • INST 4990 - Diplomacy and Negotiation

International Culture and Social Issues

The ISI track focuses on how the social structures of a nation affect its quality of citizenship. ISI track students usually take classes relating to social justice, religion and philosophy, the arts, and public programs. Here are some recent course examples:

  • HIST 1330 - World History Since 1500
  • INST 2990 - Intro to Human Geography
  • INST 3000 - Social Change
  • MUSC 3015 - Intro to World Music
  • INST 4110 - Sociology of International Development
  • POLS 4710 - Gender and Politics
  • INST 4990 - Cultural Geography
  • HIST 4990 - Topics: History of Disease
  • AAST 3933 - African Philosophy

 

Global Economic Systems

The GES track delves into the processes by which nations conduct business, generate money, and distribute wealth. GES track students usually take classes in economics, international business, markets, and finance. Here are some recent course examples:

  • AGEC 3860: World Food, Ag & Development
  • ECON 4700: Economic Development
  • ECON 3400: Energy Markets and Policy
  • GEOG 3050: Economic Geography
  • INST 4540: International Marketing
  • INST 4590: Sustainable Business Practices
  • POLS 4710: Non-Profit Management
  • SOC 3640: Social Inequality

International Development & Global Environment

The IDG track examines how nations manage natural resources and the environment. Students usually take classes in geography, agriculture, and sustainability. Here are some recent course examples:

  • AECL 1000: Agroecology
  • ATSC 1101: Weather, Climate, and Global Change
  • ATSC 2200: Severe and Unusual Weather
  • ENR 2000: Environment and Society
  • INST 4455: Energy Security
  • INST 4475: Politics of Natural Resources in Latin America
  • POLS 4385: Environment and Resource Conflict
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School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies

Department 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)-766-6484

Email: sppais@uwyo.edu

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