International Studies
Director: Jerry Hansen
Secretary: Gloria Bradshaw (208) 496-1430

 

The International Studies minor is designed to give students a foundation for building and selecting international careers in such diverse areas as business, government, humanitarian agencies, military or civilian intelligence, law, health, education, tourism, or a variety of other careers that may require international travel, residence, or expertise.

 
Program Description



Minor in  International Studies (115)   
Requirement 1:

Take all of these Courses    
ANTH 101
ECON 111
INTST 293, 493
POLSC 170

AND
Take any of the language sequences listed below or work out a language plan with the International Studies director.
Take 2 Courses    
ARAB 101, 102
CHIN 101, 102
FR 102, 201
GER 102, 201
RUSS 101, 102
SPAN 102, 201

AND
Take 1 Course    
CHIN 345
INTST 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 348, 349, 350
RUSS 342

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 1 Course    
B 380
BIO 250
ECON 358
GEOG 120, 321
HIST 310, 325, 330, 335, 340
HS 480
HUM 201, 202, 342
POLSC 150
REL 351, 352
SOC 323
 
Course Descriptions

INTST 293 International Institutions (2:2:0)
An examination of international institutions such as the UN, NATO, EU, WTO, IMF, and ASEAN, as well as NGOs, and the roles they play in the international issues of the day.
 
INTST 340 People and Culture-Special Topics (3:0:0)
A comprehensive examination of selected peoples and cultures of the world.
 
INTST 341 People and Culture of East Asia (3:3:0)
This course looks at the history, governments, culture, religion, society, and current events of East Asian countries; including but not limited to Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
 
INTST 342 People and Culture of Russia (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Prereq: English 111
An introduction to Russian history, literature, art, music, and culture. All readings and instruction in English. Cross-listed as Russian 342
 
INTST 343 People and Culture of East Europe (3:3:0)
This course looks at the history, governments, culture, religion, society, and current events of East European countries; including but not limited to the Ukraine, the Balkans, Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Hungary.
 
INTST 344 People and Cultures of West Europe (3:3:0)
This course looks at the history, governments, culture, religion, society, and current events of West European countries; including but not limited to the Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and Scandinavia.
 
INTST 345 People and Culture of China (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: English 111
An introduction to Chinese culture, ancient and modern. All readings and instruction in English. Cross listed as CHIN 345. Offered Fall.
 
INTST 346 People and Culture of Pacific Islands (3:3:0)
A comprehensive examination of the people and culture of the Pacific Islands. Topics ranging from geographical/historical roots to modern social and economic patterns, including art, political systems, social organizations, family structure and religious practices will be studed.
 
INTST 348 People and Culture of Middle East (3:3:0)
This course looks at the history, governments, culture, religion, society, and current events of Middle Eastern countries; including but not limited to the Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Kuwait.
 
INTST 349 People and Culture of Africa (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Anthropology 101 is recommended.
A survey of subsharan African cultures including prehistoric, colonial, and tribal Africa today.
 
INTST 350 People and Culture of Latin America (3:3:0)
This course looks at the history, governments, culture, religion, society, and current events of Latin American; including but not limited to Mexico, Guatamala, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, and Columbia.
 
INTST 493 International Issues (3:3:0)
A study of international issues and challenges facing the nations of the world today, such as globalization and international trade, immigration, health and disease concerns, environment, food and water supplies, religious and ethnic conflicts, national sovereignty, terrorism, and defense.