INST 222/322 International Human Rights: An Introduction
In this course, we will examine some of the basic theories that have defined the study
of human rights and then explore issues involving rights violations as they involve
mass violence, poverty, and inaccessibility to basic health care. We also investigate
international efforts to redress human rights abuses such as the workings of truth
and reconciliation commissions and international criminal courts. Offered every other
Thinking Globally: An Introduction
An examination from a global perspective of the major forces that have shaped and
continue to influence our world. The course does not attempt exhaustive coverage of
global problems, issues, and twentieth century history, but instead attempts to provide
an interpretive framework for understanding those issues and problems. Offered each
This class is a core requirement for all majors and minors in the International and
Global Studies Program.
INST 260/360 Contemporary Global Cinema
This course is designed to compare and contrast examples of global cinema as an art
form that facilitates critical thought about the attitudes, philosophies, values,
and lifestyles portrayed onscreen with particular attention paid to gender, sexuality,
race/ethnicity, and class. Students will view international films from the 21st century
and examine them as aesthetic and cultural texts. Courses taught in English; films
shown will have English subtitles. Offered occasionally.
INST 270 Special Topics
An interdisciplinary course with variable content depending on the particular aspects
of the international experience selected for study. Emphasis may be directed towards
a country, region or theme. See current Program of Classes in myiwu to determine if
this course fulfills general education requirements. Offered occasionally.
INST 370 Special Topics
An examination at the advanced level of selected international topics not covered
in international and global studies courses. Course content varies depending upon
the topic, which may be directed toward a country, region or theme. See current Program
of Classes in myiwu to determine if this course fulfills general education requirements.
INST 373 Education and International Development
Throughout the world, enhanced educational opportunity has been viewed as an important
means of improving people's lives. This assumption will be examined by analyzing educational
policies in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Specific topics that will be covered
include literacy, student protest, and the educational treatment of girls, indigenous
peoples, street children, child refugees, and child laborers. Offered in alternate
INST 397 Internship
Supervised experiential learning for students in International and Global Studies.
A substantial written project is required. Other requirements and placement to be
specified in the internship learning contract. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and consent of Director of International
and Global Studies. Offered as needed.
INST 450 Special Project
A major original research project developed and implemented in consultation with a
faculty mentor. Particularly appropriate for qualified students seeking to graduate
with Research Honors. Prerequisite: Consent of Director of International and Global Studies. Offered as
INST 488 Senior Seminar
An advanced analysis of a particular topic in international studies through a seminar
format. Each student researches and writes a substantial paper which involves a detailed
and original examination of an international issue or which focuses on a country or
region. Offered each fall.
This class is a core requirement for all majors in the International and Global Studies