INTL ST 101 — INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

3-4 credits.

Familiarizes students with the field of international studies, and performs an interdisciplinary examination of the cultural, political, economic, and social patterns that have defined the modern world.

INTL ST/​ANTHRO/​FOLKLORE/​LINGUIS  211 — GLOBAL LANGUAGE ISSUES

4 credits.

A series of modules, each showcasing one language and its culture. Each module tackles a major issue about language, such as extinction and revival, language and nationhood, how widely and deeply languages differ, language and wordview, writing systems and literacy, language discrimination and inequality.

INTL ST 212 — WISCHOLARS: WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM SEMINAR

1 credit.

Discussion of international events and topics designed specifically for WIScholars Program participants, geared toward fostering leadership skills.

INTL ST 310 — INTERNATIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY SEMINAR

1-3 credits.

A 1-3 credit class graded on a Credit / No Credit basis which addresses various international, cross-cultural and language topics of interest to the residents of the International Learning Community. Students must be residents of the International Learning Community

INTL ST 320 — CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

1-4 credits.

Topics vary. Course may be repeated but not with same content.

INTL ST 322 — WASHINGTON DC SEMESTER IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP SEMINAR

4 credits.

Washington DC internship in international affairs. Open to program participants only.

INTL ST/​POLI SCI  325 — SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND REVOLUTIONS IN LATIN AMERICA

3-4 credits.

An introduction to the major empirical and theoretical themes in the study of social movements and politics in Latin America. While it is impossible to cover every theoretical approach or Latin American case during the semester, the course should give students the tools to begin to think critically about where and why people engage in collective action. We will develop and hone these tools through thinking about Latin American cases, paying specific attention to revolutions, social movements, and riots. The course is designed in three parts. It begins by exposing students to the dominant theoretical paradigms in the study of contentious politics as well as some prominent critiques. The course then turns to empirical themes in Latin American revolutions, challenging students to use and question the theoretical tools to which they have already been exposed. The final part of the course looks to social movements in Latin America. Cases will focus on challenges to dictatorships, identity-based movements, and resistance to globalization.

INTL ST/​POLI SCI  327 — INDIAN POLITICS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

3 credits.

This course explores the socio-economic and political outcomes across India. This course will employ the major theories of comparative politics that explain political outcomes such as regime type, economic development and conflict. This course explores why some countries are democracies, while others are dictatorships; why some countries are poor, while others are rich; and why some countries experience high levels of violence, while others are peaceful. The course considers how India comports with standard theories in comparative politics and how standard theories might be revised in light of the Indian case. The course maps variation on the sub-national and regional level. The course will ultimately consider reforms proposed by the Indian state to further democratic and economic development and to reduce conflict. Students will learn about India's politics in a structured manner, and will gain an appreciation of the power and limitations of the political science method.

INTL ST/​ED POL  335 — GLOBALIZATION AND EDUCATION

3 credits.

Introduces students to the origins, development, and debates in the field of globalization and education (GE); explores educational experiences in settings around the world; and examines how GE studies and approaches can inform learning, teaching, and research practices.

INTL ST/​A A E  373 — GLOBALIZATION, POVERTY AND DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

Addresses the process of globalization -- trade, international capital flows, labor migration and remittances, and aid -- from the perspective of developing economies and the development process.

INTL ST/​A A E  374 — THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

3 credits.

This course explores the roles of markets, states, and civil institutions, using economic theory, computer simulations, and historical experience to better understand the forces that shape the wealth and well-being of nations and people around the world.

INTL ST 401 — TOPICS IN GLOBAL SECURITY

3-4 credits.

Contemporary issues in international studies in global security. Topics vary. Course may be repeated but not with the same content.

INTL ST 402 — TOPICS IN POLITICS AND POLICY IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

3-4 credits.

Contemporary issues in international studies in politics and policy. Topics vary. Course may be repeated but not with the same content.

INTL ST 403 — TOPICS IN CULTURE IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION

3-4 credits.

Contemporary issues in international studies in global culture. Topics vary. Course may be repeated but not with the same content.

INTL ST 404 — TOPICS IN GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

3-4 credits.

Contemporary issues in international studies in global environment. Topics vary. Course may be repeated but with same content.

INTL ST/​POLI SCI  423 — SOCIAL MOBILIZATION IN LATIN AMERICA

3 credits.

This course serves as an introduction to the major empirical and theoretical themes in the study of mobilization in Latin America.

INTL ST/​POLI SCI  431 — CONTENTIOUS POLITICS

3-4 credits.

Social movements, revolutions, and riots continually shape and re-shape the world around us. The course will evaluate and apply dominant theoretical approaches to understanding contention through careful attention to empirical cases throughout the world.

INTL ST/​POLI SCI  434 — THE POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

3-4 credits.

Examines the origins and development of human rights in international politics. The course discusses what human rights are, international human rights movements, the international search for justice after mass crimes, and international humanitarian intervention. Not open to students with credit for POLI SCI 317 prior to fall 2017

INTL ST/​POLI SCI  436 — POLITICAL INEQUALITY: MEASURES, CAUSES, EFFECTS AND REMEDIES

3 credits.

In this course, we will review what political inequality is, and examine how scholars have measured it, and studied its causes, effects and remedies. The course will focus on inequalities in political participation and representation.

INTL ST/​POLI SCI  439 — THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GENOCIDE

3-4 credits.

Examines the phenomenon of genocide in the modern world. The class covers the concept of genocide, theories of why genocide occurs, and particular cases in the 20th and 21st centuries. Not open to students with credit for POLI SCI 318 prior to fall 2017

INTL ST 501 — STUDY ABROAD TOPICS IN GLOBAL SECURITY

1-6 credits.

Course reserved as a course equivalency for topics courses done in conjunction with Study Abroad.

INTL ST 502 — STUDY ABROAD TOPICS IN POLITICS AND POLICY IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

1-6 credits.

Course reserved as a course equivalency for topics courses done in conjunction with Study Abroad.

INTL ST 503 — STUDY ABROAD TOPICS IN CULTURE IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION

1-6 credits.

Course reserved as a course equivalency for topics courses done in conjunction with Study Abroad.

INTL ST 504 — STUDY ABROAD TOPICS IN GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

1-6 credits.

Course reserved as a course equivalency for topics courses done in conjunction with Study Abroad.

INTL ST 520 — STUDY ABROAD TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

1-6 credits.

Course reserved as a course equivalency for topics courses done in conjunction with Study Abroad.

INTL ST 523 — INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP

1-3 credits.

Course reserved as a course equivalency for topics courses don in conjunction with study abroad.

INTL ST/​GEN&WS  535 — WOMEN'S GLOBAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS

3 credits.

This course will take a human rights approach to global women's health to provide an overview of health issues within the context of a woman's life cycle. It will pay special attention to the socio-cultural and economic factors that play a role in determining women's access to quality basic health care.

INTL ST 601 — TOPICS IN GLOBAL SECURITY

1-4 credits.

Treatment of topics in global security. Can be repeated by students but not with the same content.

INTL ST 602 — TOPICS IN POLITICS AND POLICY IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

1-4 credits.

Treatment of topics in international political economy and policy studies. Can be repeated by students but not with the same content.

INTL ST 603 — TOPICS IN CULTURE IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION

1-4 credits.

Treatment of topics in in culture in the age of globalization. Can be repeated by students but not with the same content.

INTL ST 604 — TOPICS IN GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

1-4 credits.

Treatment of topics in international relations and the environment. Can be repeated by students but not with the same content.

INTL ST 620 — TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

1-4 credits.

Treatment of topics in international studies. Can be repeated by students but not with the same content.

INTL ST 622 — WASHINGTON DC SEM IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SEMINAR

4 credits.

Seminar explores current issues in international affairs and the ways in which different organizations, businesses, corporations, NGOs and IOS seek to address them. Open to participants of the Washington DC semester in international affairs program only.

INTL ST 680 — HONORS THESIS COLLOQUIUM

2 credits.

Honors Colloquium: A forum on the challenges of research/writing interdisciplinary topics in international studies. Discussions of strategy, oral presentations, critiquing and support. The seminar spans the process from initial attempts to final revisions.

INTL ST 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

Individual study and research for International Studies majors writing theses for the honors degree.

INTL ST 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

Individual study and research for majors writing theses for the honors degree; continuation of INTL ST 681.

INTL ST 691 — SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

Individual study and research for International Studies majors writing theses.

INTL ST 692 — SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

Individual study and research for International Studies majors writing theses; continuation of INTL ST 691.

INTL ST 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-4 credits.

Graded on lettered basis; requires written cons inst.

INTL ST 720 — GLOBAL STUDIES SEMINAR

3 credits.

Provides a small graduate seminar setting for an interdisciplinary survey of major approaches to the study of globalization. It aims to familiarize students with key theories, issues, and debates, as well as methodological tools. Topics will include global economy, environment, health, culture, media, development, labor, governance, civil society, science, technology, and geography.