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International Studies (INS)

College of Liberal Studies
Director: Eric Kraemer
245E Graff Main Hall, (608)785-8424
e-mail: kraemer.eric@uwlax.edu 
www.uwlax.edu/LS/intlstsindex.html
 

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, 3 credits: and

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 transregional zones or on issues which are transregional 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);

3)  INS 495, 3 credits -capstone course;

4)  proficiency in a foreign language demonstrated through completion of 202 level course work or equivalent; and

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 two emphases that follow are examples of such focus. 

International Studies Minor: European Emphasis

Complete the international studies minor with the following specifications:

1) POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202,  3 credits: and

2) 18 credits from approved international studies course lists, specifically including: 6 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

Complete the International Studies minor with the following specifications:

1)    POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202,  3 credits: and

2) 18 credits from approved international studies course lists, including: 6 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 6 credits from Category II, List C: Latin American Emphasis courses. (An additional course may come from Category II, List A.)

3) INS 495, 3 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.

Category I: Global Issues 

Note that (P) indicates prerequisite required in the department in order to enroll for this course. Check the university catalog of courses for listing or particular prerequisite. 

ACC   447 (P)

ANT   300 (P), 444

ARC   200, 204

ART   201, 434 (P)

BUS    240

CST    332 (P)

ECO    120, 306 (P), 311 (P), 340 (P), 375 (P), 441 (P)

ENG   208 (P), 342 (P), 347 (P), 469 (P)

ESS     346

FIN     440 (P), 477 (P)

FRE    220

GEO   110, 300, 306 (P), 307

HED   486 (P)

HIS     101 or 102 (may count in the minor only if not used to fulfill general education requirements), 204, 205,     311, 330

INS     250, 251 (P), 252 (P)

MGT  360 (P), 405 (P), 430 (P), 431 (P), 484 (P)

MKT  341 (P), 445 (P)

MLG  299

PHL    220 (P), 230 (P), 245 (P), 349 (P), 350 (P), 401 (P)

POL    234, 246 (P), 330 (P), 341 (P),
344 (P), 345 (P), 351 (P), 353 (P), 355 (P), 443 (P)

PSY     280 (P), 382 (P)

SOC    305 (P), 315 (P), 320 (P), 480 (P)

W-S     410 (P)

 

Category II: National and Regional Topics 

List A: General Course List

ANT   285, 342, 353, 354 (P), 355 (P)

ARC   265 (P), 275 (P), 285, 331(cross-  listed with HIS), 332 (cross-listed with HIS), 340, 350 (P), 353, 365              (cross-listed with HIS), 366 (cross-listed with HIS), 372 (cross-listed with HIS)

ART   351 (P), 352 (P), 353 (P), 354 (P)

CST    414 (P)

ENG   203 (P), 204 (P), 205 (P), 206 (P), 363 (P), 364 (P), 366 (P), 434 (P), 463 (P), 464 (P), 466 (P), 467 (P)

FRE    305, (P), 315 (P), 320 (P), 321 (P),
325 (P), 326 (P), 404 (P), 405 (P),
406 (P), 407 (P), 495 (P)

GER    301 (P), 315 (P), 326 (P), 351 (P), 400 (P), 401 (P), 403 (P), 406 (P), 420 (P), 491 (P), 495 (P)

SPA    305 (P), 315 (P), 320 (P), 326 (P), 390 (P), 401 (P), 402 (P), 403 (P),
420 (P), 421 (P), 440 (P), 441 (P)

GEO   304, 312, 316, 317, 328, 331

HIS     230, 240, 250, 314, 323, 327, 328, 329, 331 (cross-listed with ARC), 332(cross-listed with ARC), 334,     335, 337, 338, 349, 357, 365 (cross-listed with ARC), 366 (cross-listed with ARC), 372 (cross-listed                     with ARC)

INS     225, 230 (taught in Scotland)

MKT  440 (P)

MLG  491 (P)

MUS   201, 202 (P), 204, 301 (P), 302 (P), 403 (P), 407 (P)

PHL    205 (P), 206 (P), 245 (P), 323 (P)

POL    333 (P), 336 (P), 337 (P), 338 (P), 339 (P)

THA   250, 251, 350, 351

List B: European Emphasis

ANT   342

ARC   275 (P), 331, 332

ART   351 (P), 352 (P), 353 (P), 354 (P);

ENG   203 (P), 204 (P), 205 (P), 206 (P), 363 (P), 364 (P), 366 (P), 463 (P), 464 (P), 466 (P), 467 (P)

FRE    305 (P), 315 (P), 320 (P), 325 (P), 326 (P), 404 (P), 405 (P), 406 (P), 407 (P)

GER    301 (P), 315 (P), 320 (P), 326 (P), 351 (P), 400 (P), 401 (P), 403 (P), 406 (P), 420 (P)

SPA    320 (P), 401 (P), 402 (P), 403 (P), 440 (P), 441 (P)

GEO   304

HIS     230, 240, 323, 331 (cross-listed with ARC), 332 (cross-listed with ARC), 339, 346, 348, 349, 350,         351, 352, 354, 355

INS     230 (taught in Scotland)

MKT  440 (P)

MUS   201, 202 (P), 301 (P), 302 (P),   403 (P), 407 (P)

PHL    205 (P), 206 (P), 323 (P)

POL    335, 338 (P)

THA   250, 251, 350 

 

List C: Latin American Emphasis 

ANT  285, 353, 354 (P)

ARC  285

SPA   321 (P), 390 (P), 420 (P), 421 (P)

GEO  316, 317

HIS    341, 342, 344, 356

MUS  204

PHL   245 (P)

POL   339 (P) 

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

BUS    400

CHI     398

EFN    495

ENG   348403, 494, 495

ESS     395

FLG    491

FRE    351, 403, 450, 491, 495, 498, 499

GEO   470, 475, 490, 495

GER    450, 498, 499

HIS     497

INS     350, 425, 426, 450

MGT  452

MKT  499

PHL    494, 495

POL    499

PSY     295

SOC    300 

+ above a course number indicates 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. 

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. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading. 

INS     230   Cr. 3
Introduction to British Life and 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.

+
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. 

+
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. Prerequisite: INS 250. Must complete 250, 251, and 252 to receive General Education credit. 

+
INS     252   Cr. 1
Cross-Cultural Re-entry 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.  Prerequisite: INS 250 and 251. Must complete 250, 251, and 252 to receive General Education credit. 

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. 

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/senior standing, and consent of the director of the Office of International Education
. 

INS     425/525 Cr. 2-3
Interdisciplinary Seminar in 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. 

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 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. 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. Prerequisite: junior standing and 2.75 cum. GPA or consent of the Office of International Education and INS program. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.  

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. 

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