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Note: Since this program is an interdisciplinary program, courses from other areas necessary for the degree will be found within that discipline.


+IS 101. Cultures of the World • 3 credits
Introduction to culture in general and specifically to the study of the cultures of countries where French, German, Russian and Spanish are spoken. Content varies. All material is in English.

IS 103. International Experience • 1 credit
The course provides assistance to semester study abroad students during the pre-departure, on-site, and re-entry components of their program. The learning objectives of this course can be completed in one hour. Asking students to set aside three or more credits for this module would make it more difficult for them to complete their remaining coursework while remaining within the zone for that semester.

+IS 201. Selected Works of French Literature in Translation • 3 credits
Study of selected French novelists including familiar authors such as Balzac, Hugo, Zola and Flaubert and others. Content varies. All material is in English.

+IS 204. Selected Works of Hispanic Literature in Translation • 3 credits
Selected works in translation from Spain and Latin America, as well as from the U.S., some originally written in English. Content varies. All material is in English.

+IS 210. Selected Topics in Culture and Civilization • 3 credits
Acquaints students with major developments in the history, culture and civilization of specific countries or regions of the world. Content varies. All material is in English.

IS 310. Selected Topics in Culture and Civilization
Acquaints students with major developments in the history, politics, culture and civilization of specific countries or regions of the world. Content varies

IS 400. Capstone Experience in International Studies
The student will demonstrate advanced research skills by applying the scientific method to answer a research question in political science and/or international studies. The project will include a research question, hypothesis, literature review, research design, criteria and/or model for evaluating the research question, analysis of the research question, conclusion, and suggestions for further research. The research may be either qualitative or quantitative and utilize primary and/or secondary sources. An extensive bibliography is required. Prerequisite: At least one 300-level political science course (or international studies).

+ = Applicable toward general education degree requirements
WI = Writing intensive course