International Studies (INST)

INST 1800. Internship. (1 Credit)

INST 1999. Tutorial. (1 Credit)

INST 2500. Introduction to International Studies. (4 Credits)

This course uses an interdisciplinary perspective to explore the issues and questions that define the modern world and contemporary life. It asks: What political, economic, historic, cultural, environmental, and social dynamics and problems shape our world at the global, national, and local level? The goal is to prepare students for the international studies major by teaching them to think, read, research, and write analytically and critically, so they may face the challenges of today’s world. Note: Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attribute: GLBL.

INST 2800. Internship. (2 Credits)

INST 3000. International Internship. (4 Credits)

Students intern in internationally oriented organizations and businesses in the New York metropolitan area for approximately 112 hours during the semester. The instructor works with each student to find a placement that meets the student’s interests and needs. Students discuss and analyze their internship experience. They also analyze and discuss international affairs in relation to their internships. Note: Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ISAF, ISAS, ISEU, ISIN, ISLA, ISME.

INST 3100. The Global Environment. (4 Credits)

The course surveys the impact of globalization on the environment since the end of World War II, and analyzes the outlook for the future. It draws on the social sciences and humanities to study how the internationalization of culture, economics, and politics have transformed the natural and human-made environment the world over. Note: Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ASSC, ENST, ESEL, ESHC, ISIN, ISWH, LALS, LASS, PJEN, PJST.

INST 3859. Post-1945: A Global History. (4 Credits)

Students study the dramatic post-World War II transformation of the world, including the role played by economic revival, technological change, institutional innovation, and increasing interconnection between regions. They analyze why it is increasingly important to think globally, even when studying “local” issues, problems, or actions. The course especially brings into focus the fabric of the post-World War II world in order to better analyze contemporary affairs. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ISIN, ISWH, LALS, LAUH.

INST 4000. International Studies Senior Thesis Seminar. (4 Credits)

This is a capstone seminar in which students conceptualize, plan, research, and write their senior thesis under the guidance of the thesis course instructor and their faculty thesis adviser. Note: Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

INST 4620. The World of Democracy. (4 Credits)

This course studies democracies across the globe, analyzing the meaning of democracy in different theories and cultures. It then compares the political systems of different nations, asking how democratic they are. It concludes by assessing the state of democracy in the world today. Note: This course is identical to POSC 4620. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ASSC, EP4, ISAF, ISAS, ISEU, ISIN, ISLA, ISME, PJCR, PJST, VAL.

INST 4800. Internship. (4 Credits)

INST 4999. Tutorial. (4 Credits)

In consultation with the Director of the Program, students may take an approprate tutorial in their area of interest.

Attributes: GLBL, ISIN.