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/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.

 

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

 

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

 

+ 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 six. 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. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading. Offered occasionally.

 

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 in the Study In Scotland Study Center in Edinburgh, Scotland and may be offered at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as warranted. Offered occasionally.

 

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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.

 

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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. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

 

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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.  Prerequisites: INS 250 and 251. Must complete 250, 251, and 252 to receive General Education credit. 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. Prerequisites: INS 250; junior/senior 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 credit — maximum six. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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 six. 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. 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. One credit/35 hours of experience. Prerequisites: junior standing; 2.75 cumulative GPA or consent of the Office of International Education and INS program. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. 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 curriculum. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.