International Studies (INST)

INST 2130  GLOBAL CHALLENGES (3 credits)

An interdisciplinary, team-taught course which examines the seven global challenges - population, resources, technology, information, economies, conflict, governance - facing the world in the 21st century. The class introduces students to a range of interdependent factors and forces that influence international affairs. This course may be taken for honors credit.

Distribution: Global Diversity General Education course and Social Science General Education course


Topical and or general analysis of selected countries and regions offered in conjunction with possible study tours in those areas under investigation. Internships and/or study abroad experiences usually form the basis for the course. Can be repeated up to 12 hours. This course may be taken for honors credit.


This course examines a topic involving a wide range of international studies theories, methods, and fields to provide international studies majors a sense of how the elements of international studies fit together to form a coherent interdiscipline. A student may take the course more than once as topics will change each semester.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENGL 1160, junior or above

INST 4990  SENIOR E-PORTFOLIO (0 credits)

This E-Portfolio course is part of International Studies' Student Outcomes effort. It is designed to help monitor the success of the program through monitoring students' performance in the program. Graduating seniors must register for and complete INST 4990 - Senior E-Portfolio in the term in which they plan to graduate.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Students must register for INST 4990 in the term in which they plan to graduate. Not open to nondegree students.