International Studies (IS)

IS 200  Introduction to International Studies  (3 credit hours)  

Introductory analysis of the diverse processes of globalization, and an interdisciplinary survey of the social, political, economic, and cultural patterns reflected in the interrelations between various regions of the world. Emphasis on the historical and cultural contexts of debates in current global issues. A foundation course for students preparing an International Studies major or minor.

GEP Global Knowledge, GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

IS 250  Globalizing North Carolina  (3 credit hours)  

Examines from an anthropological and historic perspective the impact of transnational and global forces on specific communities in North Carolina post World War II. Emphasis placed on studying the consequences of urban growth and economic shifts away from the agricultural and manufacturing industries and toward financial services, scientific and technological research, and the knowledge-based industries. Consequences include increased infrastructural demands, environmental issues, increased income and educational inequalities, food production, socio-cultural clashes, and migration and immigration concerns. Course requires students to visit 1 to 2 museums outside of class times.

GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives, GEP U.S. Diversity

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

IS 393  Theories of Globalization  (3 credit hours)  

This course offers an in-depth and interdisciplinary examination of various aspects of globalization including economics, human dimensions of environmental change, culture, ethics and power. The course aims to build student understanding of the relationship between theory and application in the field of international studies. This course is designed for international studies minors, as well as majors who are expected to bridge between introductory materials and capstone coursework. Restriction: Minimum of 45 credit hours complete; IS majors and minors only

Prerequisite: IS 200

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

IS 395  Special Topics in International Studies  (1-3 credit hours)  

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

IS 471/IS 571/ANT 571/ANT 471  Understanding Latino Migration  (3 credit hours)  

This collaborative, hands-on class examines what ultimately drives migration and how families, communities, and policy-makers respond to migration in ways that can keep the process going. Focusing on emigration from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, the course reviews the historical foundation for today's migration with attention to migration to North Carolina.

GEP Global Knowledge, GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives, GEP Social Sciences

Typically offered in Summer only

IS 491  Senior Seminar in International Studies  (3 credit hours)  

An intensive study of selected international issues, global dimensions and implications, leading to a major research paper.

Prerequisite: IS 393

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

IS 571/ANT 571/ANT 471/IS 471  Understanding Latino Migration  (3 credit hours)  

This collaborative, hands-on class examines what ultimately drives migration and how families, communities, and policy-makers respond to migration in ways that can keep the process going. Focusing on emigration from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, the course reviews the historical foundation for today's migration with attention to migration to North Carolina.

GEP Global Knowledge, GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives, GEP Social Sciences

Typically offered in Summer only