University Bulletin 2016-17

International Studies

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  • IS 100
    Global Issues
    3 cr

    This course introduces students to the basic structural components of the global system, including the nation-state system and the world economy, and explores the major schools of thought in such areas as security, economic prosperity and development, international law, gender and environmental studies. The course helps students understand the complex and interlinked issues facing global society, and current problems, and view the U.S. within a broader global context.

  • IS 200
    People-Nations -
    3 cr

    Variable content course focusing on particular nation or region of the world. Course offers a multi-disciplinary introduction to the people, society and politics. May be repeated for credit when content varies up to a total of 6 hours.

  • IS 290
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    Study of selected topics within a particular Area Studies Concentration. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

    Pre-requisite: IS 100 Minimum Grade of D
  • IS 390
    Sp Top-
    1 TO 3 cr

    Advanced study of selected topics within a particular concentration. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

  • IS 391
    Study Abroad -
    0 TO 15 cr

    Study of selected topics within a particular Area Studies Concentration. May be repeated.

  • IS 473
    International Law
    3 cr

    This course covers major issues, cases and topics in public and private international law. Topics covered include individuals and corporations, diplomatic relations, extraterritorial jurisdiction, human rights, economic relations, treaty system, environmental law, arbitration and adjudication, and the use of force. (Identical to CJ 473 and PSC 473.)

  • IS 475
    Internationl Political Economy
    3 cr

    An integrative course that combines material from political science, economics, international relations, and general business studies. Topics covered include public policy towards multinational corporations, issues of globalization, theoretical issues about international political economy, trade and finance, and the like. (Identical to PSC 475.)

  • IS 490
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    Advanced study of selected topics within a particular Area Studies Concentration. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

    Pre-requisite: IS 100 Minimum Grade of D
  • IS 492
    Seminar -
    3 cr

    Advanced study of selected topics in international studies from a comparative perspective. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

    Pre-requisite: IS 100 Minimum Grade of D
  • IS 494
    Directed Studies -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed research in the field of international studies. May be repeated or credit up to a total of 9 hours. Prerequisite: permission of IS Director

  • IS 495
    Senior Research Seminar
    3 cr

    The course seeks to provide an interdisciplinary and cross-regional overview of the fields and research opportunities within international studies.

  • IS 496
    Prof St Internship -
    3 TO 9 cr

    Practical learning experiences through occupational or professional work with an approved international organization, governmental agency, or international business Prerequisite: Permission of IS Director

  • IS 591
    Study Abroad
    0 cr

    Graduate level international exchange programs for University of South Alabama students.