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International Issues
INTST ISSUES
CLASS CODE: INTST 493 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: GENERAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: 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.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Explore and research how culture and religion influence people in the world and contribute to international conflicts.
2. Explore the history of American foreign policy more deeply than International Studies 293.
3. Explore and research a variety of specific international issues.
4. Study and understand that any international issue needs to be examined from several related sides, including economics, culture, domestic and international politics, security, and environment.
5. Examine and be more open to different sides of any international issue--be willing to use less ideology and more reason in their discussions.
REQUIREMENTS: Teaching methods include lecture, readings, and current events projects. Assessments come from quizzes, objective tests, and article summaries.
Regular attendance is required. All faculty give assignments, but each determines his/her own combination of text assignments, projects, and tests.
PREREQUISITES: English 111
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003