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. Enroll Info: None

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 worldview, writing systems and literacy, language discrimination and inequality. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

INTL ST 266 — INTRODUCTION TO THE MIDDLE EAST

3 credits.

An interdisciplinary introduction to the diverse cultures, geography, history, modern states, politics, societies, and economies of the Middle East. Since the Middle East is predominantly Muslim, there will be a special emphasis on Islam as a religion and Muslim peoples. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: Open to Fr. 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. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

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

4 credits.

Washington DC internship in international affairs. Open to program participants only. Enroll Info: Must be a participant in the Washington DC semester in international affairs program

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. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

INTL ST/​HISTORY  330 — GLOBAL HISTORY OF HUMANITARIANISM

3-4 credits.

What motivates us to try to alleviate the suffering of people in distant parts of the world? This is one of the questions that threads through this course on the global history of humanitarianism. Examine the origins of humanitarian ideas and institutions, and how various humanitarian campaigns have been shaped by geopolitical processes, including the abolition of the slave trade, the spread of missionary Christianity, European imperialism, the Cold War, neoliberalism and the emergence of new media forms. Questions include: who has benefited from various humanitarian aid campaigns throughout history? How have various humanitarian campaigns shaped, and been shaped by, patterns of global inequality? Why have some populations, and not others, been deemed worthy of the world's compassion? We will explore the worlds, perspectives and visions of humanitarians through a range of primary sources, including diary entries, political propaganda, memoirs, journalistic reportage, photography and documentary film. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

INTL ST/​HISTORY  366 — FROM FASCISM TO 1968: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN EUROPE

3-4 credits.

Investigates how everyday people shaped European history and politics, from World War I through the student uprisings of 1968. Taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, we analyze a range of major social movements in Europe, thinking in detail about what constitutes a social movement in the first place, and what determines its effectiveness. Key topics in the class include the rise and fall of Fascism; the fate of the Communist and Socialist Left in Europe; the role of youth movements as drivers of change; and the constraints imposed on political organizing by both democratic and authoritarian societies. Drawing on a range of texts, songs, and films, this course will investigate how people power has shaped the European state, and vice-versa, from 1922 through 1968. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

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. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

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. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

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. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

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. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing

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. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: 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. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: 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. Enroll Info: Concurrent enrollment in a UW-Madison Study Abroad program

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. Enroll Info: Concurrent enrollment in a UW-Madison Study Abroad program

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. Enroll Info: Concurrent enrollment in a UW-Madison Study Abroad program

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. Enroll Info: Concurrent Enrollment in a UW-Madison Study Abroad program

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. Enroll Info: Concurrent Enrollment in a UW-Madison Study Abroad program

INTL ST 523 — INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP

1-3 credits.

Course reserved as a course equivalency for topics courses don in conjunction with study abroad. Enroll Info: Concurrent enrollment in a UW-Madison 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. Enroll Info: GWS 103 or another global health course

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. Enroll Info: Requisite varies by topic

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. Enroll Info: Requisite varies by topic

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. Enroll Info: Requisite varies by topic

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. Enroll Info: Requisite varies by topic

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. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: Must be a participant in 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. Enroll Info: Only International Studies majors writing honors thesis consent of instructor

INTL ST 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

Individual study and research for International Studies majors writing theses for the honors degree. Enroll Info: International Studies majors writing honors thesis and consent of instructor

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. Enroll Info: International Studies majors writing honors thesis and consent of instructor

INTL ST 691 — SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

Individual study and research for International Studies majors writing theses. Enroll Info: International Studies majors writing honors thesis and consent of instructor

INTL ST 692 — SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

Individual study and research for International Studies majors writing theses; continuation of INTL ST 691. Enroll Info: INTL ST 691 and declared International Studies major

INTL ST 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-4 credits.

Graded on lettered basis; requires written cons inst. Enroll Info: Jr or Sr st and 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. Enroll Info: None