INTS International Studies

INTS   2090   Selected Topics in International Studies

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Selected Topics in International Studies.

INTS   2130   Introduction to International Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course is designed to introduce students to a complex array of interdisciplinary perspectives that define the relationships and issues of the contemporary international system. Students are exposed to economic, social, political, geographical, technological, and cultural challenges facing the contemporary world.

INTS   2132   Politics of Ethnicity

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Analyzes the politics of ethnicity and ethnic conflict.

INTS   2630   Research Methods in International Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to the types of qualitative research designs and research techniques inherent in the multidisciplinary concentrations of International Studies. Students will examine and have direct experience in data collection, analysis, and research reporting.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in INTS   2130.

INTS   3090   Selected Topics in International Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Selected Topics in International Studies.

INTS   3130   Contemporary World Cultures

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Survey and analysis of contemporary world cultures, in which selected cultural features, such as religion, political institutions, and interpersonal communications are examined across applicable cultures.

Prerequisite(s): INTS   2130.

INTS   3132   Asian Politics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the diversities across and within South, Southeast, and East Asia. It analyzes the following key themes: nationalism, colonialism, regime change, economic development, civil society and social movements, political conflict, and ethno-religious pluralism.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   3132.

INTS   3134   Middle East Politics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines political change and economic development in the Middle East in the last century, focusing on colonialism, radical Islam, oil politics, Arab nationalism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the U.S. role in the Middle East.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   3134.

INTS   3230   Global Issues

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of selected global issues and problems facing all nations, states, and peoples

Prerequisite(s): INTS   2130.

INTS   3232   Psychology of Gender

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines biological and environmental determinants of gender, as well as, the role of gender in cognitive functioning, personality, physical and mental health, interpersonal relationships, and work life.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3232.

INTS   3234   Introduction to the European Union

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will introduce students to the history, institutions, policies, and cultures of the European Union and its member states.

Cross Listing(s): EURO   3234, POLS   3234.

INTS   3236   International Relations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces students to the basic concepts of international relations, including those of war and peace, power, foreign policy, international organization, markets, demography, ecology, and the impact of information technology. Students will be provided with the necessary concepts, theories, and methods used in the discipline including quantitative analysis in order to gain a better understanding of the nature and problems of international relations.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   3236.

INTS   3239   Human Rights in International Relations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will explore the vulnerability of various political minorities to human rights abuses at the global level and provide an assessment of the roles of states, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations in human rights issues.

Prerequisite(s): POLS   1101 and POLS   2101.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   3239.

INTS   3250   The Muslim World to Tamerlane

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the rise of Islam in the seventh century and of the various Muslim socienties that arose prior to the fifteenth century from the Iberian Peninsula to South Asia.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3250, RELS   3250.

INTS   3251   The Muslim World Since Genghis Khan

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the global reach of the Islam since the thirteenth century. The focus is on how Muslim societies have dealt with the precipitous decline in their well-being since the pinnacle of influence in the seventeenth century.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3251, RELS   3251.

INTS   3333   International Public Relations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces the performance of public relations in international contexts. Consideration will be given to the political, economic, social, and historical contexts affecting public relations practices. Special emphasis will be placed on the interaction between government and public relations.

Cross Listing(s): PRCA   3333.

INTS   3338   Contemporary Europe

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the European experience since the end of World War II. Emphasizes the political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual change and continuity in the years 1945 to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3338.

INTS   3430   International Security Affairs

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an examination of an array of international security concepts and dynamics including features and aspects of both state and individual security. The course addresses applicable actors, institutions, processes, theories and prominent international issues. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify and discuss an assortment of issues pertinent to state and individual security threats and policies.

INTS   3431   Identity and Nationalism

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the theories behind nationalism and its influence on identity construction. Consideration will be given to the political, social, cultural, and historical contexts affecting the existence of the nation, and its role within the contemporary globalized world. The course also places an emphasis on the special relationship between the nation and the state.

INTS   3532   The Modern Middle East

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the major developments in the Middle East since World War I.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3532.

INTS   3533   Global Health

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an interdisciplinary understanding of how socio-structural factors, global institutions, and political interests impact health outcomes and policies at various levels of analysis. Considering various theoretical perspectives, the class surveys various health-related subjects, including nutrition, health systems, infectious disease, health technologies, and human rights.

INTS   3534   Modern Southeast Asia

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Common themes of the region from 1600, including the impact of the West, the nationalist response, and the post-WW II rise of a modern community of nations.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3534.

INTS   3536   Global Food Security

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores the histories, ideas and practices of 'food security', as well as the contemporary politics of the global food system. Topics include the relationship between food and war, agrarian modernization, agricultural trade, food as a human right, land grabbing, and food sovereignty.

INTS   3537   Colonial Latin America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A political, social,and economic survey of Latin America from its pre-Columbia era to its struggles for independence.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3537, LAST   3537.

INTS   3538   Modern Latin America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A political, social, and economic survey of Latin America from independence to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3538, LAST   3538.

INTS   3539   Cuba and the Caribbean

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course will discuss the development of the Caribbean generally before addressing contemporary policy issues in a rapidly changing Cuba. Regionalism, economic integration and international organizations will be discussed in this context as well.

INTS   3540   International Leadership

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Is there a role for leadership in international and transnational politics today? In this class, students will analyze this question by studying old and new texts on leadership and practicing leadership in an intensive field activity.

INTS   3551   Introduction to United Nations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In this course, students will be introduced to the concepts of international organizations and the part that they play today in international politics. Specifically, we will examine the United Nations, its structure and function, its failures and successes, and what the future holds for this organization.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   3551.

INTS   3571   Development and Sustainability

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Sustainable Development offers students a unique opportunity to merge theory, policy, and practice in a meaningful contemporary context that highlights interdisciplinary and holistic perspectives on the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of development. The course will address alternative and post-modern considerations for sustainability so as to provide the context for considering cases in the real world.

INTS   3572   Comparative Democratizatioin

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is intended as a broad, introductory survey of the political, social, cultural, economic, and international factors that foster the development and consolidation of democracy. The course will address the philosophical origins and normative aspects of democracy before examining the process of democratization through a historical and comparative perspective.

INTS   3573   Sustainable Ocean Policy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

INTS   4090   Sel Topics Intl Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Selected Topics in International Studies.

Cross Listing(s): EURO   4090.

INTS   4132   U.S. Foreign Policy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides basic information and understanding of the key elements and actions involved in the formulation and execution of U.S. foreign policy. Special attention is given to the impact of U.S. foreign policy on the international system.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   4132.

INTS   4133   U.S. Diplomacy: The Cold War

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the history of U.S. foreign relations from the aftermath of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4133.

INTS   4135   International Organizations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An analytical study of the organization, powers, and problems of global and regional international agencies with particular emphasis upon the European Union.

Prerequisite(s): POLS   2101 or CRJU   1100.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   4135.

INTS   4136   Politics of Industrialized Nations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on examination of the cultural, social, and political factors that contribute to the structure, function, and problems of contemporary nation-states in the Global North.

Prerequisite(s): POLS   1101 or POLS   2101.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   4136.

INTS   4137   Politics of the Global South

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In this course, students examine the cultural, social, historical and political factors which have shaped the politics and policies of nation-states in the "Global South." Special emphasis will be given to states that are found in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Prerequisite(s): POLS   2101 or CRJU   1100.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   4137.

INTS   4138   International Terrorism

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to explore the political, religious, economic, and social issues which pervade the global environment. Key issues to be addressed include different forms of terrorism, conflict resolution, and at the state level reunification issues. Emphasizes the critical, and perhaps, decisive and controlling impact which terrorist groups level on policy changes.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   4138.

INTS   4238   International Conflict

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the causes of international and civil war, including theories about alliances, power, bargaining, arms races, conventional and nuclear deterrence, nuclear weapon proliferation, and ethnicity.

INTS   4330   Rhetoric of International Relations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the discourse of international relations from a rhetorical perspective. Emphasizes the analysis and criticism of persuasive messages used in international relations from Aristotlean, Neo-Aristotlean, dramatistic and narrative rhetorical theoretical bases.

Cross Listing(s): COMS   4330.

INTS   4581   Model United Nations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Prepares students for Georgia Southern's participation in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City in the spring of each year. Students learn the structure, function and organization of the United Nations as well as in-depth knowledge of the particular country that they will be representing in New York. Emphasis is place on learning parliamentary procedure and diplomatic skills as part of the research conducted for becoming an advocate of the country being represented.

Prerequisite(s): INTS   3551 or POLS   3551. Cross Listing(s): POLS   4581.

INTS   4582   Model United Nations II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed for students in the second year of their participation on Georgia Southern University's National Model United Nations (NMUN) delegation. In addition to studying a different country and region of the world which requires students to learn the history, culture, and foreign policies of their assigned country, NMUN students also research and write on topics in different United Nations committees. Second-year delegates also take on added responsibility to plan, coordinate, and execute three Georgia Southern-sponsored Model United Nations conferences. Emphasis is placed on learning the intricacies and nuances of parliamentary procedure as it applies to both the Middle School and High School conferences conducted by Georgia Southern University.

Prerequisite(s): POLS   4581 or INTS   4581.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   4582.

INTS   4630   Seminar in International Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Advanced course focusing on major themes and issues in international relations.

Prerequisite(s): INTS   3130 or INTS   3230.

INTS   4790   Internships Abroad

3-12 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides practical experience abroad. Students are selected by departmental process.

INTS   4890   Directed Independent Study

1-12 Credit Hours.   1-12 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Concentrated study of a topic or theme of an international nature and scope.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

INTS   5195   Exchange Semester Abroad

1-18 Credit Hours.   1-18 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to facilitate student participation in approved exchange semester abroad programs offered through Georgia Southern University. Registration in this course combined with a completed Course of Study Approval Form provides permission to submit official credit awarded by an approved host institution abroad as transfer credit to Georgia Southern University.

Cross Listing(s): INTS 5195S.

INTS   5531   Modern Japan

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Japan through the Tokugawa period to its nineteenth century emergence from isolation and its growth as a world power with emphasis on traditional culture, industrialization, and post-WW II society.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   5531G, INTS 5531S, HIST   5531, HIST   5531G.

INTS   5531G   Modern Japan

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Japan through the Tokugawa period to its nineteenth century emergence from isolation and its growth as a world power with emmphasis on traditional culture, industrialization, and post-WWII society. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   5531, HIST   5531, HIST   5531G.

INTS   5532   Modern China

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Cultural change and continuities of China from 1600 to its response to the West, the rise of the Peoples' Republic, and the Post-Mao present.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   5532G, HIST   5532, HIST   5532G.

INTS   5532G   Modern China

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Cultural change and continuities of China from 1600 to its response to the West, the rise of the People's Republic, and the Post-Mao present.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   5532, HIST   5532, HIST   5532G.

INTS   5533G   Economic Rivals: U.S.-EC-Japan

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Contrasts the historical development of business in the U.S., European Community, and Japan from preindustrial times to the present, emphasizing how culture, economics, and politics have shaped business growth and international trade, creating rival capitalists. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): INTS 5533, HIST   5533, HIST   5533G.

INTS   5633   Seminar in International Politics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to familiarize students with the theories which guide the conduct and analysis of international relations. These theories are examined in both their classical and contemporary context and used to evaluate and assess international relations' phenomena, such as international conflict, international trade and finance, and international human rights.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C in POLS   2101 and POLS   2130.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   5633G, POLS   5633, POLS   5633G.

INTS   5633G   Seminar in International Politics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to familiarize students with the theories which guide the conduct and analysis of international relations. These theories are examined in both their classical and contemporary context and used to evaluate and assess international relations phenomena. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   5633, POLS   5633, POLS   5633G.

INTS   5634   Seminar in Comparative Politics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an overview of the comparative method and theory building in comparative politics focusing on the macro-structural, rational choice, cultural and statist approaches. Furthermore, it analyzes various themes within Comparative Politics: political culture, regimes and regime transitions, elections and party systems, ethnicity and nationalism, political mobilization, revolution, civil wars and insurgencies. The topical focus is substantiated with relevant case studies, case comparisons and cross-case analysis to explore the diversity of the field and political processes across the world.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in POLS 2101 and POLS 2130. Cross Listing(s): POLS   5634, POLS   5634G.

INTS   5635   Seminar in International Organizations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An analytical study of the organization, powers, and problems of global and regional international organizations.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in POLS   2101 and POLS   2130.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   5635G, POLS   5635, POLS   5635G.

INTS   5635G   Seminar in International Organizations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An analytical study of the organization, powers, and problems of global and regional international agencies with particular emphasis upon the European Union. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   5635, POLS   5635, POLS   5635G.