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International Studies

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College:
Social Sciences and Professional Studies

Degree and Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts

Major - International Studies

Minor - International Studies, Asian Studies

Certificates - Asian Studies, Global Skills

Student Activities:
The International Studies program offers a diverse approach to understanding international issues and global processes. We provide a course of instruction and many academic lectures and programs on international studies.

Career Possibilities:
The International Studies program provides excellent training for persons interested in a wide variety of careers, including professional positions in private businesses, government agencies, higher education, non-governmental organizations, or any institution that operates in a global context.

Steering Committee:
The steering committee serves as the executive decision-making body for the Center for International Studies, which offers all academic programs under international studies.  Chaired by the director, the steering committee includes faculty from all colleges and is currently composed of: Simon Akindes, Madhumita Banerjee, Elizabeth Brownson, Seif Dana, Kathleen Gillogly, Gail Gonzalez, Stephen Hawk, Farida Khan, Laine Isaacson Philippa, Xun Wang, Zhemin Wang, and John Ward.

Department Overview

International Studies combines courses from various departments to create a broad, interdisciplinary program with a flexible curriculum that emphasizes the knowledge, analytical approaches, and cultural competencies needed to understand the contemporary global system. The program offers a major and a minor in International Studies; a minor and a certificate in Asian Studies; and a Certificate in Global Skills. Students can work within the options available, or work with their advisor to develop their own path of study to suit their particular interests or career goals.

Study Abroad

The International Studies program recognizes that studying abroad, working abroad or doing an internship abroad are excellent complements to the major, minor, or certificate programs and can be a rewarding and life-changing experience for any student. Incorporating study abroad into a student’s college experience enhances the value of any academic program. UW-Parkside faculty-led programs, UW-System study abroad programs, and affiliated study abroad programs, once approved, can count toward elective credits in the International Studies major. Study abroad programs can be week-, semester-, or year-long programs.

Preparation for Graduate and Professional Programs

The International Studies major provides excellent preparation for individuals interested in law, business administration, and graduate school in fields such as international relations, development studies, area/regional studies, or public policy.

Internships and Research Fellowships

The program can arrange for internships and service learning opportunities in both domestic and international contexts.  Summer research fellowships are available through the program on a competitive basis.  The center has also developed an internship to prepare students for a profession in international education through office experience in study abroad and international student services.

Program Level Outcomes

Learning Goals:

  1. Students will bring interdisciplinary frameworks to understand the world beyond their borders. (KNOWLEDGE)
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate that they have the skills to navigate cultural and national differences in diverse ways and understand that the world is interconnected. (SKILLS)
  3. Students will develop the skills and abilities to live a meaningful and ethical life and understand their worldview in relation to the worldview of others. (ATTITUDES).

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the major, International Studies students:

  1. Can identify major global issues and concepts, comparing and contrasting differences and similarities among regions/ countries (Learning Goal I).
    Components:
  • articulates processes,
  • knows global trends
  • understands global systems
  • economic, cultural, historical, and political similarities and differences
  1. Are able to collect and use data to effectively understand and interpret international issues, analyzing them using concepts and methods from different disciplines (Goals II, III)
    Components:
    Knows how to find information from:
  • international agencies,
  • governments,
  • NGOS,
  • Primary sources such as interviews
  • Academic sources
  1. Have effective written and verbal communication skills regarding global and international issues, including foreign language skills and/or intercultural knowledge (Goal II)
    Components:
  • Writing papers or communication
  • Presentations
  1. Engage in multiple international and intercultural activities and experiences, Appreciate cultural difference and tolerate cultural & national ambiguity, and Reflect on how their national and cultural identities have been shaped (Goal III)

Requirements for the International Studies Major (42 credits)

Students majoring in international studies must complete a total of 42 credits of which 12 credits are introductory or pre-requisite courses.

  1. Introductory/Foundation Courses (12 credits)
    Introductory courses are required of all majors and provide students with the introductory background knowledge for the wide range of disciplinary perspectives that comprise the international studies program. In some cases, these courses are required for upper-level work in a discipline that is related to international studies. Many of these courses also fulfill university general education requirements.

    1. Required Course (3 credits)
      INTS 100 Introduction to International Studies 3 cr
    2. Elective Courses (9 credits)
      Choose one course from three different groups:
      Many, but not all, of these courses fulfill general education requirements. Consult with your adviser to make sure that you take the appropriate range of general education courses needed. Keep in mind the prerequisites for upper-level courses you anticipate taking in the future.

      Group I    
      ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr
      ECON 121 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr
      POLS 103 Introduction to Comparative Politics  3 cr
      POLS 104 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr
           
      Group II    
      GEOG 105 Contemporary Human Geography 3 cr
      GEOG 110 Introduction to Geography-World Regions 3 cr
      GEOS 109 Fundamentals of Global Climate Change 3 cr
           
      Group III    
      HIST 118 Western Civilization I: Antiquity to 1300 3 cr
      HIST 126  World History I: Antiquity to 1450 3 cr
      HIST 127 World History II: 1300-1800  3 cr
      HIST 128 World History III: 1800 to the Present 3 cr
           
      Group IV    
      HUMA 101 Introduction to the Humanities-World Cultures to 1500 3 cr
      HUMA 102 Introduction to Humanities-World Cultures 1500-Present 3 cr
           
      Group V    
      ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 cr
      HIST/INTS 103 Introduction to Asia 3 cr
      SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr
  2. Core Courses (15 credits)
    Core courses provide the broad comparative and global perspective and theoretical background essential to an international studies major.

    1. Group I (3-4 credits)
      When choosing a methods course, be sure to consider the prerequisites for that course. This requirement must be completed prior to taking INTS 495. Note: If taking Sociology methods you must take both SOCA 295 and 300 to meet the requirement.

      Choose one course:  
      CRMJ 200 Criminal Justice Research Methods 3 cr
      ENGL 266 Literary Analysis 3 cr
      GEOG 300 Geographic Methods 3 cr
      HIST 250 Sources and Methods in History 3 cr
      POLS 200 Research Methods and Sources 4 cr
      PSYC 300 Research Methods in Psychology 3 cr
      QM 210 Business Statistics I 3 cr
           
      SOCA 295 Social Science Research Methods 2 cr
      AND    
      SOCA 300 Topics in Data Collection and Analysis 1-3 cr
    2. Group II (11-12 credits)
      Take a maximum of two courses from any one department.
      Note: the conditional options below ENGL 346 OR ENGL 347; and SOCA 379 OR ANTH 382.

      ANTH 200/
      INTS 210
      Cultural Anthropology 3 cr
           
      ANTH 382 Environmental Anthropology 3 cr
      OR    
      SOCA 379 Society and Environment 3 cr
           
      COMM 365 Intercultural Communication 3 cr
      COMM 460 Global Media 3 cr
      ECON 308 Economic Development 3 cr
      ECON/INTS 310 International Trade 3 cr
           
      ENGL 346 Pre-1800 World Literature 3 cr
      OR    
      ENGL 347 Post-1800 Modern World Literature 3 cr
           
      ENGL 358 Film Genres 3 cr
      HIST 313 Colonialism 3 cr
      MGT 446 Global Management 3 cr
      MUSI 332 World of Music 2 cr
      POLS 304 Theories of International Relations 3 cr
      POLS 331 The Politics of Developing Nations 3 cr
  3. Major Elective Course Options (12 credits)
    Elective options allow students to focus on an area of interest within the broad scope of international studies. A list of currently approved courses for each option is available from your adviser, the Center for International Studies office and the department website. Students may propose an individually designed option, subject to approval of the Center for International Studies Steering Committee.

    Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits in one of the following options. Course taken for these options must be taken from at least two different departments and must be selected in consultation with an international studies major adviser.

    Option A - Globalization and Development
    Focus on the processes of political, economic and socio-cultural change that accompany globalization and development, with an emphasis on developing nations.

    Option B - International Relations
    Focus on the major interactions among nations, including politics, trade and intercultural communication.  Also includes consideration of international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

    Option C - Comparative Cultures and Societies
    Focus on cross-cultural and comparative study of societies and cultures, including the arts, language, literature, politics and social organization.

    Option D – International Commerce
    Focus on commercial and economic relations among nations, including a business perspective as well as national economic policy.

  4. Senior Seminar (3 Credits):
    INTS 495 Senior Seminar in International Studies 3 cr

    Senior Seminar is a capstone course in which students are expected to integrate their studies, especially the selected elective option, and to carry out original research as the basis for a research paper. Senior Seminar is required of all majors in international studies. The research methods course must be completed prior to taking the Senior Seminar so that students are appropriately equipped to carry out the research required for their senior project. Consult with your adviser regarding an appropriate research methods course for your particular option or research project interest. Senior Seminar is offered in spring. Students should take it in their senior year or the spring before intended graduation (if in December).

Recommended for the International Studies Major

Study abroad or other experiential learning activity in international studies is strongly recommended.

Each student planning to major in international studies must consult regularly with an international studies faculty adviser to schedule a coherent program consonant with their interests. This is particularly important when selecting elective course options. Students are cautioned to match prerequisite classes with higher level classes within the major.

Languages

The international studies program faculty strongly encourages students to gain additional language competence beyond the introductory level required for graduation. This is critical for students who choose elective course option C (Comparative Cultures and Societies).

Experiential Learning Activities

All majors in international studies are strongly encouraged to take part in experiential learning in international studies. This may be accomplished through study abroad, participation in short-term faculty-led study tours, semester or year-long study abroad, working with international students on campus, or working/ volunteering with an international agency or non-governmental organization in the international arena.

Requirements for the International Studies Minor (18 credits)

The international studies minor consists of 18 credits. The following courses are required:

  1. Required Course (3 credits)
    INTS 100 Introduction to International Studies 3 cr
  2. Core Courses (6 credits)
    Choose six credits from two different departments from the list below.

    ANTH 200/
    INTS 210
    Cultural Anthropology 3 cr
         
    ANTH 382  Environmental Anthropology 3 cr
    OR    
    SOCA 379 Society and Environment 3 cr
         
    COMM 365 Intercultural Communication 3 cr
    COMM 460 Global Media 3 cr
    ECON 308 Economic Development 3 cr
    ECON/INTS 310 International Trade 3 cr
         
    ENGL 346 Pre-1800 World Literature 3 cr
    OR    
    ENGL 347 Post-1800 Modern World Literature 3 cr
         
    ENGL 358 Film Genres 3 cr
    HIST 313 Colonialism 3 cr
    MGT 446 Global Management 3 cr
    MUSI 332 World of Music 2 cr
    POLS 304 Theories of International Relations 3 cr
    POLS 331 The Politics of Developing Nations 3 cr
  3. Elective Course (9 credits)
    Choose three 3-credit courses, in consultation with an international studies adviser, that meet the requirements from one of the option areas listed below. A list of current approved courses for each of these options is available from your minor adviser, the Center for International Studies office and the department website.

    Option A - Globalization and Development
    Focus on the processes of political, economic, and sociocultural change that accompany globalization and development, with an emphasis on developing nations.

    Option B - International Relations
    Focus on the major interactions among nations, including politics, trade and intercultural communication. Also includes consideration of international organizations and non- governmental organizations.

    Option C - Comparative Cultures and Societies
    Focus on cross-cultural and comparative study of societies and cultures, including the arts, literature, politics and social organization.

    Option D - International Commerce
    Focus on commercial and economic relations among nations, including a business perspective as well as national economic policy.

Requirements for the Asian Studies Minor (18 credits)

The Asian studies minor consists of 9 credits of core and 9 credits of elective courses.

  1. Core Courses (9 credits)
    1. Required Courses (3 credits)
      INTS/HIST 103 Introduction to Asia 3 cr
    2. Elective Courses (6 credits)
      ANTH/INTS 228 Peoples of Southeast Asia 3 cr
      HIST 386 China Since World War II 3 cr
      HIST 388 Japan Since the Samurai Age: 1868-Present 3 cr
      SOCA 329 Social Institutions in Contemporary China 3 cr
  2. Elective Courses (9 credits)
    Choose three courses:
    HIST 384 Ancient and Imperial China 3 cr
    HIST 385 China from the Opium Wars to World War II 3 cr
    HIST 387 Japan in the Late Samurai Age: 1400–1867 3 cr
    LBST 309 Gender, Marriage, and Family in Chinese Society 3 cr
    SOCA 328 Asians in American Society 3 cr

    The courses below count as electives when they focus on Asian languages or a topic on Asia for a senior seminar project. These courses must be pre-approved by the student’s adviser as well as the administrator of the Asian studies minor in order to count toward requirements for the minor. Students should keep in mind that full-time UW-Parkside students may take Asian language classes at Carthage College for credit toward their UW-Parkside program; one course in each of the Fall/Spring semesters may be taken for a nominal registration fee. Consult the Advising and Career Center for details.

    MODL 103 Modern Language I 4 cr
    MODL 104 Modern Language II  4 cr
    INTS 495 Senior Seminar in International Studies 3 cr

Requirements for the Asian Studies Certificate (12 credits)

The Asian studies certificate consists 12 credits. The certificate is open to degree and non-degree students.

  1. Required Course (3 credits)
    INTS/HIST 103 Introduction to Asia 3 cr
  2. Elective Courses (9 credits)
    Choose three courses:  
    ECON 301 Economic Issues of South Asia 3 cr
    HIST 384 Ancient and Imperial China 3 cr
    HIST 385 China from the Opium Wars to World War II 3 cr
    HIST 386 China Since World War II 3 cr
    HIST 387 Japan in the Late Samurai Age: 1400–1867 3 cr
    HIST 388 Japan Since the Samurai Age: 1868-Present 3 cr
    LBST 309 Gender, Marriage, and Family in Chinese Society 3 cr
    ANTH/INTS 228 Peoples of Southeast Asia 3 cr
    SOCA 328 Asians in American Society 3 cr
    SOCA 329 Social Institutions in Contemporary China 3 cr

    The courses below count as electives when they focus on Asian languages or a topic on Asia for a senior seminar project. These courses must be pre-approved by the student’s adviser as well as the administrator of the Asian studies minor in order to count toward requirements for the certificate.

    INTS 495 Senior Seminar in International Studies 3 cr
    MODL 103 Modern Language I 4 cr
    MODL 104 Modern Language II 4 cr

Requirements for the Global Skills Certificate (13 credits)

The certificate in global skills is designed to assist students to understand and appreciate the impact of international affairs on their daily lives. Degree and non-degree students completing the certificate will be expected to value different cultures and political/economic systems, as well as become familiar with the numerous international connections that exist between countries through trade, diplomacy, international organizations and communication technology. Students are strongly encouraged to keep in mind that both core and options classes may have prerequisites.

  1. Required Courses (7 credits)
    INTS 100 Introduction to International Studies 3 cr
    INTS 301 Global Skills Practicum - Basic Global Skills 1 cr
    INTS 302 Global Skills Practicum - Perspectives on Globalization 1 cr
    INTS 303 Global Skills Practicum - Political and Economic Systems 1 cr
    INTS 304 Global Skills Practicum - Culture and Language 1 cr
  2. Core Course Elective (3 credits)
    Choose one:  
    ANTH 200/
    INTS 210
    Cultural Anthropology 3 cr
    ANTH 382 Environmental Anthropology 3 cr
    COMM 365 Intercultural Communication 3 cr
    COMM 460 Global Media 3 cr
    ECON 308 Economic Development 3 cr
    ECON 310/
    INTS 310
    International Trade 3 cr
    ENGL 346 Pre-1800 World Literature 3 cr
    ENGL 347 Post-1800 World Literature 3 cr
    ENGL 358 Film Genres 3 cr
    HIST 313 Colonialism 3 cr
    MGT 446 Global Management 3 cr
    MUSI 332 World of Music 2 cr
    POLS 304 Theories of International Relations 3 cr
    POLS 331 The Politics of Developing Nations 3 cr
    SOCA 379 Society and Environment 3 cr
  3. Elective Course Option (3 credits)
    Choose one course in consultation with an international studies adviser that meets the requirements for one of the options below. A list of currently approved courses for each option is available from your adviser, the Center for International Studies office and the department website.

    Option A - Globalization and Development
    Focus on the processes of political, economic and socio-cultural change that accompany globalization and development, with an emphasis on developing nations.

    Option B - International Relations
    Focus on the major interactions among nations, including politics, trade and intercultural communication.  Also includes consideration of international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

    Option C - Comparative Cultures and Societies
    Focus on cross-cultural and comparative study of societies and cultures, including the arts, language, literature, politics and social organization.

    Option D – International Commerce
    Focus on commercial and economic relations among nations, including a business perspective as well as national economic policy.

Courses in International Studies (INTS)

100 Introduction to International Studies 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall.
The course is intended as a broad introduction to the increasing international impact at the state, community and individual levels. Its objectives include developing practical orientations toward the international experience, such as language and cultural appreciation, social and political tolerance, and environmental adaptation.

     
103 Introduction to Asia 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall.
Covers the social, cultural, economic, religious, literary, and political aspects of life in Asia, including China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, and their neighboring countries. Cross-listed with HIST 103.

     
110 American Language and Culture 3 cr
 

Prereq:  Required of entering international students; consent of instructor.  Freq:  Occasionally.
Cultural and communication patterns in American society, for international students who speak English as a second language.

     
205 Orientation to Study Abroad 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces challenges - academic, social, cultural, linguistic, political and economic – of study abroad. Reviews concepts of culture shock, intercultural sensitivity, cross-cultural communication.

     
206 Study Abroad Journaling 2 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Instills self-reflection through guided written assignments while studying abroad. Demonstrates understanding of various stages and theories associated with culture shock by applying them to living and studying abroad.

     
207 Cross-Cultural Reentry from Study Abroad 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Reviews the concept of reentry shock or reverse culture shock. Examines the process of reentry, provides strategies for integrating the study abroad experiences with academics, professional goals and personal development.

     
210  Cultural Anthropology 3 cr
 

Prereq:  ANTH 100 or GEOG 105 or INTS 100. Freq: Fall.
Basic theoretical concepts and an analysis of cultural systems and social institutions in a cross-cultural frame of reference. Cross-listed with ANTH 200.

     
226 Peoples of Africa 3 cr
 

Prereq:  ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. Freq: Fall.
Surveys the societies and cultures of Africa. Discusses history, cultural variation, and contemporary social change. Cross-listed with SOCA 226.

     
228 Peoples of Southeast Asia 3 cr
 

Prereq: ANTH 100, GEOG 105 or INTS 100. Freq: Spring.
Introduces the peoples of culture of Southeast Asia, including the mainland and islands; focuses on cultures, history, socioeconomic conditionals, particularly the everyday life of people. Cross-listed with ANTH 228.

     
268 Introduction to Holocaust Studies 3 cr
 

Prereq: English 101 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines historical, philosophical and other issues surrounding the Holocaust, using texts by those who experienced the Holocaust. Cross-listed with ENGL 268/HIST 268.

     
290 Special Topics in International Studies 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Subject matter is topical. Subject varies; see current course schedule.

     
300 International Study Tours 1-6 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
Enables students to prepare for and participate in Study Abroad tours in international destinations. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

     
301 Global Skills Practicum: Basic Global Skills 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Introduces essential knowledge and cultural sensitivity needed when traveling, working or communicating on the international level. Topics include cross-cultural comparisons and political issues. Students design solutions to global challenges and link academic work to an applied setting through additional project work.

 
     
302 Global Skills Practicum: Perspectives on Globalization 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Examines various perspectives on contemporary globalization. Topics include internationalization and globalization in business, transnational communities and diaspora, changing global identities, and the shifting loci of power. Students design solutions to global challenges and link academic work to an applied setting through additional project work.

     
303 Global Skills Practicum: Political and Economic Systems 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Exposes students to the global context, the increased internationalization of economic relations, and its political ramifications.   Topics include foreign investment/trade, economic development, and democratic development. Students design solutions to global challenges and link academic work to an applied setting through additional project work.

     
304 Global Skills Practicum: Culture and Language 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Introduces students to the diversity in cultures across the world. Topics include differences in language, food, psychology, religions, family relationships and bodily expressions. Students design solutions to global challenges and link academic work to an applied setting through additional project work.

     
310 International Trade 3 cr
 

Prereq: ECON 120. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines theories of international trade, government policy toward international trade, and international trading arrangements and institutions.  Cross-listed with ECON 310, 510.

     
334 Resistance 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Freq: Yearly.
Examines the concept and genealogy of modernity as understood by Foucault and Adorno, extends the Foucauldian understanding of Power and Resistance within modern and post-modern contexts by examining the works of Deleuze, Hardt and Negri, and other. Cross- listed with POLS 334.

     
390 Special Topics in International Studies 1-3 cr
 

Prereq:  Consent of instructor.  Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in international studies are examined. Subject varies; see current course schedule.

     
400 Non-UW-Parkside Study Abroad 0 cr
 

Prereq: Enrollment in approved semester study abroad program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
This course allows students to retain their good standing at UW- Parkside while they participate in non-UW-Parkside academic study abroad programs.

     
401 Exchange Agreement Study Abroad 0 cr
 

Prereq: Enrollment in approved semester exchange agreement program. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides a placeholder allowing students to retain their good standing at UW- Parkside while participating in an exchange agreement study abroad program.

     
405  Internship in International Education Services 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior standing, major/minor in international studies, consent of instructor and program director. Freq: Spring.
The internship provides an opportunity for students to apply their international education knowledge in an experiential learning environment to gain experience in the professional world in two areas of international education: international student services and study abroad. Intended for students seeking an international experience in higher education or in other international education organizations.

     
411 International Monetary Economics 3 cr
 

Prereq: ECON 121; ECON 321 recommended. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines foreign exchange markets, international monetary arrangements and investments, theories of balance of payments and exchange rates, open economy macroeconomics.  Cross-listed with ECON 411, 611.

     
490 Special Topics in International Studies 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in international studies are examined. Subject varies; see current course schedule.

     
494 Internship in International Studies 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior or senior standing and consent of program director; Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Enables a student’s paid or unpaid employment in an international context to count towards their academic program, and gives them an opportunity to reflect on the connection between their academic learning and the workplace. Does not provide credit specifically toward the INTS major, but does count for credit toward overall degree programs.

     
495 Senior Seminar in International Studies 3 cr
 

Prereq: Completion of major or minor requirements or consent   of instructor and program director; a research methods course.  Freq: Yearly.
The senior seminar is the capstone course in the major and is required of all majors and minors. Students are expected to integrate the material studied in the major, and especially in their selected option. Students carry out an independent research project leading to a formal research paper and presentation.

     
499 Independent Study 1-4 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor and program director. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Available to qualified students under supervision of instructor. Topic must be mutually agreed upon between professor and student.

     

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