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International Studies

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INTST 105 Geography of World Affairs • 5 Cr.

Offers a geographical perspective on contemporary world problems. Students investigate economic, demographic, social, political, cultural, and environmental issues, with emphasis on interrelationships, patterns, processes, and potential solutions. Same as GEOG 105. Either INTST 105 or GEOG 105 may be taken for credit, but not both.

INTST 123 Introduction to Globalization • 5 Cr.

Globalization considers the dynamic processes and consequences of human contact over time that cross traditional economic, cultural and geographic boundaries. The course examines the ever increasing flows of goods, people, ideas, capital and services and the subsequent challenges that have emerged for humankind. Same as GEOG 123. Either GEOG 123 or INTST 123 may be taken for credit, but not both.

INTST 150 International Business • 5 Cr.

Surveys international business and trade. Students focus on the inter-relationships among technology, culture, law, and economics in the contemporary world.

INTST 194 Special Topics in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 195 Special Topics in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 196 Special Topics in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 197 Special Topics in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 198 Seminar in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

INTST 199 Individual Studies in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

INTST 200 States & Capitalism: Origin/Modern Global System • 5 Cr.

Explores the origins, development, and impact of the modern state from the 10th to mid-20th century. Students analyze the political consequences of change under capitalist, socialist, or mixed economies.

INTST 201 Introduction to International Political Economy • 5 Cr.

Examines international economics in the post-World War II era. Students investigate the post-war economic and political orders, including the crisis of the 1970's-1980's and north/south and east/west relations.

INTST 202 Cultural Interactions in An Interdependent World • 5 Cr.

Critically analyzes the relationship between culture and politics in the contemporary world, focusing on how the systems of meaning and social organization we call ?culture? impact political processes at the local, national, and international levels. Special emphasis on the interaction between ?Western? and ?non-Western? cultures.

INTST 204 Global History • 5 Cr.

Surveys comparative global history, focusing on the relationships between cultures. Students investigate global developments in religion, law, and technology as well as the rise and fall of empires and cultures. Same as HIST 120. Either INTST 204 or HIST 120 may be taken for credit, not both. May be used as a social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

INTST 227 Middle East Politics & Society • 5 Cr.

Entails an understanding of Islam as a fundamental socio-economic and political force, the European power of politics of early centuries, U.S. involvement in the region, comparative analysis of governments, political cultures, economic development, regional conflict and terrorism. Same as POLS 227. Either INTST 227 or POLS 227 may be taken for credit, not both.

INTST 294 Special Topics in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 295 Special Topics in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 296 Special Topics in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 297 Special Topics in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 298 Seminar in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

INTST 299 Individual Studies in International Studies • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.