INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (INS)

International Studies Minor
(Open to students in all schools and colleges within the university) - 24 credits from approved curriculum, not including courses counted toward the major. Each student plans an individual course of study with approval of an international studies faculty adviser, subject to the following:

1) POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT 202/ HST 203

2) 18 credits of approved international studies courses including 6-12 credits from two departments selected from international studies 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: national and regional topics (courses which focus on issues which are national or regional in scope)

3) INS 495

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.

A list of approved courses for category I and category II is available from the director of international studies courses.

International Studies Minor: European Emphasis
(Open to students in all schools and colleges within the university) - 24 credits from approved international studies curriculum, not including courses counted toward the major. Each student plans an individual course of study with approval of an international studies or European studies faculty adviser, subject to the following:

1) POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT 202/ HST 203

2) six credits from two departments selected from international studies category I: global issues (courses which focus on transregional zones or on issues which are transregional in scope)

3) 12 credits from at least three departments, dealing with European topics, selected from category II

4) INS 495, three credits completed with a European topic

5) proficiency in a European language other than English, demonstrated through completion of a course at the 202 level or above, or the equivalent

6) 12 of the above credits must be at 300 level or above

An academic experience in a European country is strongly recommended.

A list of approved courses for category I and category II is available from the director of international studies courses.

International Studies Minor:
Latin American Emphasis(Open to students in all schools and colleges within the university) - 24 credits from approved international studies curri-culum, not including courses counted toward the major. Each student plans an individual course of study with approval of an inter-national studies or Latin American studies faculty adviser, subject to the following:

1) POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT 202/ HST 203

2) six credits from two departments selected from international studies category I: global issues (courses which focus on transregional zones or on issues which are transregional in scope)

3) 12 credits from at least two departments, selected from international studies category II (courses which focus on issues which are national or regional in scope), including SPA 321 and at least six other credits from category III (courses dealing with Latin American topics)

4) INS 495

5) proficiency in Spanish demonstrated through completion of SPA 202 or equivalent

6) 12 of the above credits must be at 300 level or above

A list of approved courses for category I, category II, and category III is available from the director of international studies courses.

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
A practical introduction to the cultural, social, economic, political, and academic challenges of extended resident study and research in a foreign country. Students develop research and study proposals which define their plans and objectives for foreign study. Required for students accepted into UW-L foreign study programs.

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, prerequisites, 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. Prerequisites: 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 inter-disciplinary 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 or foreign tour. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading.

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.