College of Letters & Sciences

International Studies

Department Affiliates

Contact Information

Jonathan Burkham 
Program Coordinator and Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-7173
Location: Upham Hall 114

Course Descriptions

ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: INQUIRY AND WRITING IN THE MAJOR

International and Area Studies 200, Credits: 3

Introduction to International Studies is the gateway course to the major. It is a writing-intensive course that will help students develop the communication and critical analysis skills necessary to succeed in higher-level courses in their emphases. It uses a case study approach to familiarize students with several major international issues.

TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

International and Area Studies 488, Credits: 3

This is the capstone class for the major. It is an intensive study of selected topics in International Studies. Subject matter will vary depending on the department and faculty member responsible for the course. The course will help you complete the essays for the Global Engagement Certificate.

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.

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.