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International Studies

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INTST 105 GEOG OF WORLD AFFAIRS • 5 Cr.

Offers a geographical perspective on contemporary world problems. Students investigate economic, demographic, social, political, cultural, and environmental issues, with emphasis on interrelationships, patterns, processes, and potential solutions. Same as GEOG 105. Either INTST 105 or GEOG 105 may be taken for credit, but not both.

INTST 123 INTRO TO GLOBALIZATION • 5 Cr.

Globalization considers the dynamic processes and consequences of human contact over time that cross traditional economic, cultural and geographic boundaries. The course examines the ever increasing flows of goods, people, ideas, capital and services and the subsequent challenges that have emerged for humankind. Same as GEOG 123. Either GEOG 123 or INTST 123 may be taken for credit, but not both.

INTST 150 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS • 5 Cr.

Surveys international business and trade. Students focus on the inter-relationships among technology, culture, law, and economics in the contemporary world.

INTST 194 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 195 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 196 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 197 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 198 SEMINAR IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

INTST 199 INDIV STUDIES IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

INTST 200 STATES AND CAPITALISM • 5 Cr.

Explores the origins, development, and impact of the modern state from the 10th to mid-20th century. Students analyze the political consequences of change under capitalist, socialist, or mixed economies.

INTST 201 INTRO INTL POLITICL ECON • 5 Cr.

Examines international economics in the post-World War II era. Students investigate the post-war economic and political orders, including the crisis of the 1970's-1980's and north/south and east/west relations.

INTST 202 CULTURAL INTERACTIONS • 5 Cr.

Critically analyzes the relationship between culture and politics in the contemporary world, focusing on how the systems of meaning and social organization we call ?culture? impact political processes at the local, national, and international levels. Special emphasis on the interaction between ?Western? and ?non-Western? cultures.

INTST 204 GLOBAL HISTORY • 5 Cr.

Surveys comparative global history, focusing on the relationships between cultures. Students investigate global developments in religion, law, and technology as well as the rise and fall of empires and cultures. Same as HIST 120. Either INTST 204 or HIST 120 may be taken for credit, not both. May be used as a social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

INTST 227 MID EAST POLITIC/SOCIETY • 5 Cr.

Entails an understanding of Islam as a fundamental socio-economic and political force, the European power of politics of early centuries, U.S. involvement in the region, comparative analysis of governments, political cultures, economic development, regional conflict and terrorism. Same as POLS 227. Either INTST 227 or POLS 227 may be taken for credit, not both.

INTST 230 LATIN AMER POLI ECONOMY • 5 Cr.

A comparative exploration of the questions and challenges of Latin American economic and societal transformation, of the dynamic interaction between global and domestic factors, and of the regional responses and outcomes this process engenders. Prerequisite: ECON& 201 or INTST 201 or POLS 103 or SOC& 201 recommended.

INTST 261 MIDDLE EAST/ISLAMIC ERA • 5 Cr.

Examines the political, social, and cultural history of the Middle East since the 7th century. Topics include the development of Islam, the rise and decline of Islamic empires, and the impact of modernization, the Arab-Israeli confrontation, and Islamic fundamentalism. Same as HIST 261. Either INTST 261 or HIST 261 may be taken for credit, not both. May be used as a social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC. Recommended: HIST 102 or HIST 103.

INTST 280 HISTORY OF AFRICA • 5 Cr.

Examines the history of the continent from the origins of the human species to the present. Topics include the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and civilizations, the impact of the wider world from Greek and Roman times to the 20th century, and Africa's role in international affairs. Same as HIST 280. Either INTST 280 or HIST 280 may be taken for credit, not both. May be used as a social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

INTST 294 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 295 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 296 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 297 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

INTST 298 SEMINAR IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

INTST 299 INDIV STUDIES IN INTST • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.