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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (INS)

College of Liberal Studies
Director: Eric Kraemer
245E Graff Main Hall, 608.785.8424
e-mail: ekraemer@uwlax.edu

 

www.uwlax.edu/ls/programs/intlstudies.htm

 

International Studies Minor

(All colleges) 24 credits from approved curriculum, not including courses counted toward the major. Upon declaring the minor, each student consults with the director of International Studies and prepares an individual course of study with the director approval. Each individualized plan is subject to the following requirements:

1) POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202, three credits
2) 18 credits from approved international studies course list including 6-12 credits from at least two departments selected from Category I: Global Issues (courses which focus on trans-regional zones or on issues which are trans-regional in scope); and 6-12 credits from at least two departments selected from international studies Category II, List A: National and Regional topics (courses which focus on issues which are national or regional in scope) and 
3) INS 495, three credits - capstone course
4) proficiency in a foreign language demonstrated through completion of 202 level course work or equivalent.
5) 12 credits must be at 300 level or above.

Students are encouraged to design a program with a focus that reflects their particular interests. The three emphases that follow are examples of such focus.


International Studies Minor: European Emphasis

(All colleges) 24 credits
Complete the international studies minor with the following specifications:
1) POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202, three credits.
2) 18 credits from approved international studies course lists, specifically including: six credits from at least two departments selected from Category I: Global Issues; AND 12 credits from at least two departments selected from Category II, List B: European emphasis courses on national and regional topics.
3) INS 495, 3 credits - capstone course.
4) proficiency in a European language demonstrated through completion of 202 level course work or equivalent and
5) 12 credits must be at 300 level or above.


International Studies Minor: Latin American Emphasis

(All colleges) 24 credits
Complete the International Studies minor with the following specifications:
1) POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202, three credits.
2) 18 credits from approved international studies course lists, including: six credits from at least two departments selected from Category I: Global Issues; AND 12 credits from at least two departments selected from Category II, specifically including SPA 321 and at least six credits from Category II, List C: Latin American Emphasis courses. (An additional course may come from Category II, List A.)
3) INS 495, three credits - capstone course.
4) proficiency in a Latin American language demonstrated through completion of 202 level course work or equivalent and
5) 12 credits must be at 300 level or above.


International Studies Minor: Asian Emphasis

(All colleges) 24 credits
Complete the International Studies minor with the following specifications:
1) POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202, three credits.
2) 18 credits from approved international studies course lists, including: six credits from at least two departments selected from Category I: Global Issues; AND 12 credits from at least two departments selected from Category II, List D: Asian Emphasis courses on national and regional topics. (Students are strongly recommended to take GEO 110 from Category I.)
3) INS 495, three credits - capstone course
4) proficiency in an Asian language (CHI 202, MLG 202 Japanese). Other appropriate foreign language experience demonstrated through completion of 202 level course work or equivalent may be used with approval of program director; and
5) 12 credits must be at 300 level or above.


International Studies Minor: Middle East Emphasis

(All colleges) 24 credits
Complete the International Studies minor with the following specifications:
1) POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202, three credits.
2) 18 credits from approved international studies course lists, including: six credits from at least two departments selected from Category I: Global Issues; AND 12 credits from at least two departments selected from Category II, specifically including HIS 260 and at least six credits from Category II, list E: Middle Eastern Emphasis. (An additional course may come from Category II, list A.)
3) INS 495, three credits - capstone course
4) Proficiency in Middle Eastern language (MLG 202 Arabic, MLG 202 Hebrew). Other appropriate foreign language experience demonstrated through completion of 202 level course work or equivalent may be used with approval of program director; and
5) 12 credits must be at 300 level or above.


Category I: Global Issues

Note: Check the department course listing for particular prerequisites.

ANT 266, 370, 444
ANT/SOC 307 (every 3rd semester)
ARC 200
ARC/HIS 204
ART 301, 302
BUS 405 
CST 332 
ECO 120, 306, 311, 340, 375, 440 
ENG 208, 356, 357, 434, 469 
ESC 211
FIN 440 
FRE 220
GEO 110, 200, 300, 306, 307
HED 486 
HIS 101 or 102 (may count in the minor only if not used to fulfill general education requirements) 205, 311, 330
INS 250, 251, 252 
MGT 360, 430, 431, 484
MKT 341, 445 
MLG 299
PHL 330, 401 
POL 234, 246, 330, 341, 344, 345, 351, 353, 355, 443, 446 
PSY 282, 360
SOC 315, 320, 480
THA 351
WGS 337, 373, 410


Category II: National and Regional Topics

List A: General Course List
ANT 215, 290, 320, 342, 354 
ANT/ARC/HIS 353
ARC 275, 280, 285 (summer on-line course) 295, 331, 332, 340, 350  
ARC/HIS 331, 332, 340, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 372, 374  
ART 251, 252, 332    
ENG 203, 204, 205, 206, 363, 364, 366, 434, 463, 464, 466, 467
FRE 305, 315, 320, 321, 325, 326, 351, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 450, 495 
GER 300, 301, 315, 320, 326, 351, 399, 400, 401, 403, 406, 420, 450, 491, 495
RUS 305
SPA 305, 315, 320, 321, 326, 351, 390, 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441, 450, 470, 491, 495
GEO 304, 312, 328, 331
HIS 230, 240, 250, 285, 314, 323, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 333, 334, 335, 339, 341, 342, 349
INS 225, 360
MKT 440 
MLG 491 
MUS 201, 202, 204, 301, 302, 403, 407 
PHL 205, 206, 323
POL 333, 336, 337, 338, 339, 405
SOC 480
THA 250, 251, 350, 351 

List B: European Emphasis
ANT 342
ARC 275
ARC/HIS 331, 332
ART 251, 252, 332, 341 
ENG 203, 204, 205, 206, 356, 362, 363, 364, 366, 367, 368, 462, 463, 464, 466, 467
FRE 305, 315, 320, 325, 326, 351, 404, 405, 406 
GER 300, 301, 315, 320, 326, 351, 399, 400, 401, 403, 406, 420 
RUS 305
SPA 320, 351, 402, 403, 440, 441
GEO 304
HIS 230, 240, 323, 339, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 354, 355
MKT 440 
MUS 201, 202, 301, 302, 403, 407 
PHL 205, 206, 323 
POL 338
THA 250, 251, 350

List C: Latin American Emphasis
ANT 290, 354
ANT/ARC/HIS 353 
ANT/SOC354  (every Spring semester)
ARC 280, 285
SPA 315, 321, 326, 351, 390, 420, 421, 425 
GEO 316, 317, 318
HIS 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 356, 360
MUS 204
PHL 345 
POL 339, 439

List D: Asian Emphasis
ANT 230
CHI 398 
ENG 434
ERS/SOC 280
GEO 328, 331
HIS 250, 327, 328, 334, 335
MUS 161
PHL 349
POL 234, 333
THA 351

List E: Middle East Emphasis
ARC/HIS 295
ARC/HIS 365
ARC/HIS 366
ARC/HIS 367
ARC/HIS 368
ARC/HIS 369
ARC/HIS 372
ARC/HIS 374
ARC/HIS 375
GEO 331
HIS 260
HIS 329
HIS 361
HIS 362
POL 336
POL 405

Additional courses which may be available for international studies credit. Students may obtain credit for the following courses by making application to the director of international studies. The director will determine the placement of the course into the above categories (depending upon course content) and the credit to be applied toward the minor. Please note that most of these courses have prerequisites.

ACC 450
ART 341
BUS 400
CHI 398
EFN 495
ENG 403, 481(depending on topic), 482, 494, 495
ERS 300 
ESS 395
FLG 491
FRE 351, 403, 450, 491, 495, 498, 499
GEO 470, 475, 490, 495
GER 450, 498, 499
HIS 300, 497
INS 350, 425, 426, 450
MGT 452
MKT 499
PHL 300, 494, 495
POL 499
PSY 295
SOC 300



INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (INS)


+ next to a course number indicate a GENERAL EDUCATION course


INS  225  Cr.1 - 3

Seminar in World Area Studies

An interdisciplinary examination of the geography, history, culture, and political, economic and social systems of a particular country or world area. Topics vary. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.   Offered Occasionally.


INS  226  Cr.1

Seminar Foreign Study Tour

Group travel to a selected country or world area, to provide direct contact with the geography, history, culture, and political, economic, and social systems of that region. Must be taken concurrently with a university course that includes foreign travel or foreign tour.  Pass/Fail grading. Offered Occasionally.


INS  230  Cr.3

Introduction to British Life & Civilization

An interdisciplinary survey of the geography, history, culture, and political, economic, and social systems of Great Britain. This course is taught each semester at the Wisconsin In Scotland Study Center in Edinburgh, Scotland and may be offered at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as warranted.   Offered Occasionally.


+INS  250  Cr.1

Orientation to Study Abroad

This course is required for students accepted into all semester-long study abroad programs offered under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. It is designed to provide an introduction to the various challenges (cultural, social, linguistic, academic, political, and economic) related to resident study and research in a foreign country. Students learn about stages and theories associated with culture shock, intercultural sensitivity and communication, and reverse culture shock. Students also learn how to apply these theories to their own upcoming international experience. Must complete 250, 251, and 252 to receive General Education credit.   Offered Fall, Spring.


+INS  251  Cr.1

Study Abroad Practicum:  Journaling

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the various stages and theories associated with culture shock, intercultural sensitivity and communication and reverse culture shock presented in INS 250. Through journaling students will apply an understanding of the various stages and theories associated with culture shock to their lived experiences in their host country. To accomplish this, students will complete a series of guided written assignments that deal with these specific topics. Students must complete this course while on study abroad. Must complete 250, 251, and 252 to receive General Education credit. Prerequisite: INS 250.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


+INS  252  Cr.1

Cross-Cultural Reentry From Study Abroad

This course is designed for students returning from a study abroad experience. This course will review the concept of re-entry shock discussed in INS 250, examine the process of re-entry, and provide strategies for integrating the study abroad experience with academics, professional goals and personal development. Must complete 250, 251, and 252 to receive General Education credit. Prerequisite: INS 250, INS 251.  Offered Fall, Spring.


INS  300  Cr.3 - 16

Foreign Study

Resident study for an extended term at an approved university or other institution of higher education outside the U.S. Foreign study programs are available in virtually all major fields and in more than 50 countries around the world. Admission requirements, prerequisite, and costs vary. Complete information is available from the UW-L Office of International Education. Upon satisfactory completion of course work abroad, appropriate credits are entered upon the student's permanent record.   Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.


INS  350  Cr.1 - 6

Independent Foreign Research

An individually designed, directed research project in a foreign country, dealing with a significant research problem. Open to students in any department, the course permits in-depth, independent research using foreign sources, facilities, and resource persons. Requires a high degree of motivation and the ability to work independently. Prerequisite: INS 250; junior standing; consent of the director of the Office of International Education.  Offered Occasionally.


INS  360  Cr.1 - 3

International Service Learning

Students will participate in service activities in another country as part of a faculty led study program. The activities may range from painting facilities to serving as conversational English partners. Students must engage in fifteen hours of service activity, assigned readings, and write 3-5 formal pages or equivalent per credit. Repeatable for up to 6 credits.   Offered Fall, Spring.


INS 425/525  Cr.2 - 3

Interdisciplinary Seminar International Studies

An in-depth examination of selected topics in international studies. The course is interdisciplinary and organized along thematic lines. Topics vary. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


INS 426/526  Cr.1

International Study Tour

Group travel to explore selected topics in international studies. Must be taken concurrently with university course at upper level or graduate level that includes foreign travel or foreign tour. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


INS  450  Cr.1 - 6

International Internship

An academically relevant, professional field experience in a foreign country. Students must be approved and advised by the Office of International Education. Determination of relevancy shall be made by the Office of International Education with the advice and consent of the Director of International Studies curriculum. Students are responsible for finding an appropriate faculty adviser to supervise and grade the internship. Language proficiency must be demonstrated where applicable. Students must be on their internship worksite during the semester for which they are registered for academic credit. 1 credit/35 hours of experience. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Prerequisite: junior standing and 2.75 cumulative GPA or consent of the Office of International Education and INS program.  Offered Occasionally.


INS  495  Cr.3

Directed Readings in International Studies

Supervised, directed readings on a topic in international studies which is not accommodated by other courses in the university curriculum. Students design individual plans of study in consultation with appropriate faculty. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and of the director of international studies courses.   Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.