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    International Studies Courses

    ORIENTATION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJOR

    International and Area Studies 101, Credits: 1

    Orientation to the International Studies Major helps students make informed choices about their emphasis in the major and international travel opportunities. It introduces them to the career options available to majors upon graduation. Students will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of graduating majors, program alumni, and faculty.

    INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (GI)

    International and Area Studies 260, Credits: 3

    This course offers a broad interdisciplinary tour of contemporary Latin America drawing ideas on material from history, art, anthropology, political science and literature. The three main themes of the course are the historical roots of Latin America's cultural identities, the importance of modern social movements in confronting persistent inequalitites, and the way immigration has shaped the region.

    TRAVEL STUDY

    International and Area Studies 291, Credits: 1-4

    Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

    INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

    International and Area Studies 348, Credits: 3

    The course will explore theoretical perspectives as well as the expanding roles of international organizations in the context of global politics. Since the end of the Cold War, the United Nations and other regional organizations have played an enhanced role in global governance. It will, therefore, provide an overview of the United Nations system, a number of regional ogranizations and their contributions to the maintenance of international peace and security.

    TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

    International and Area Studies 488, Credits: 3

    An intensive study of selected topics in International Studies. Subject matter will vary depending on the department and faculty member responsible for the course. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree (for different topics only).

    TRAVEL STUDY

    International and Area Studies 491, Credits: 1-4

    Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

    INTERNSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES

    International and Area Studies 493, Credits: 1-12

    Study and work with an international unit or in some area of public affairs under the direction of a faculty supervisor. Students will have the opportunity to combine academic learning with practical experience in government and politics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in major/degree.

    SEMINAR

    International and Area Studies 494, Credits: 1-3

    An intensive study of selected topics in international studies that supplements the curriculum. Subject matter may vary depending on the needs and desires of the participants.

    SPECIAL STUDIES

    International and Area Studies 496, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

    INDEPENDENT STUDY

    International and Area Studies 498, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

    Location

    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

    Contact

    Office of the Dean
    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: marschHM12@uww.edu

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