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Course Descriptions

Required Courses:

POL 2500/150 The World in Crisis. (3)
An introduction to current international questions. Trends in global politics leading to conflicts, and theoretical frameworks for understanding and analyzing to those conflicts.

HIST 2200/220 Key Problems in World History. . . .(3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Reading Exam or Reading 1500/150.
Significant political, social, and economic world problems related to Non-Western and Third World Cultures. (Enrichment core course.)

ECON 2030/203 Comparative Economic Systems. (3)
Prerequisite: ECON 1010/101 and 1020/102.
Emergence and development of economic ideas and systems. Similarities and differences in the economic systems of the United States, Great Britain, Russian Republic, Germany, and Communist China. Economic programs of newly emerging nations.

GEOG 1100/110 Globalization and Diversity. (3)
Geographical implications of cultural, economic, political, and environmental aspects of globalization in world regions. The persistence of diversity among the world’s people and places despite globalization processes. Additional course fee. This course satisfies the General Education Diversity requirement.

ANTH 1010/101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. (3)
Culture, society, language, and their influence on personality; emphasis on non-Western societies. (A writing emphasis and enrichment core course.)

Area Specialization Courses

International Economics and Business

ECON 2110/211 International Trade. (3)
Prerequisite: 1010/101 and 1020/102 or consent of the department.
A microeconomic analysis of the problems that arise from and in connection with the exchange of physical commodities between nations, with emphasis on classical and modern trade theories, the effects of trade restrictions, factor price equalization theory, economic integration and international investment, and problems of third world economics

ECON 2120/212 International Monetary Economics. (3)
Prerequisite: 1010/101 and 1020/102 or consent of the department.
An analysis of the macroeconomic aspects of international trade with emphasis on the balance of payments, exchange rates, international trade multipliers, transfer and capital movements, international currency markets, and the roles of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

ECON 3010/301 Economic Development. (3)
Prerequisite: 1010/101 and 1020/102 or consent of the department.
Economic planning and programs in underdeveloped countries.

ECON 3030/310 Urban Economics. (3)
Prerequisites: 1010/101 and 1020/102 or consent of the department.
Urban economic theory; location, central place, land use, and urban public finance. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)
NOTE: Special assignments or a research project in a government office or private organization. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of nine hours.

FIN 3650/ 365 International Finance. (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 2660/ 266.
The multinational environment and the nature of corporate policy and decision making. Includes the financial management of short-term funds, exchange rates and restrictions on commitment of resources, and the repatriation of capital and profits. Analysis of financial statements and funds flow in a multinational firm including problems in capital budgeting and sources of financing.

MKTG 4820/ 382 International Marketing. . . . . . . . .(3)
Prerequisite: MKTG 3110/ 276, FIN 2660/ 266, and senior standing.
Exploration of the marketing of products and services in more than one nation. Emphasis placed on marketing opportunities, market entry strategies, and the application of the marketing mix in the foreign environment.

GEOG 2230/204 Geography of the World Economy. (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101 or equivalent, or consent of the department.
Geography of local, regional, and global economic organization. Perspectives on the emergence of a global economy.

MGMT 3240/224 Operations/Production Management. (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 1500/ 214; QBA 2000/ 200; or consent of the department.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of production and operations management. Various techniques, both managerial and quantitative, are presented to cover all four stages of POM: strategic, tactical, operational, and control. Topics include forecasting; capacity, location and layout planning, linear programming, inventory management, material requirement planning, scheduling, workforce management, project management, and quality management. Credit not given for both INSY 224 and MGMT 3240/ 224.

MGMT 4850/358 International Business. (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of FIN 2660/ 266, MKTG 3110/ 276 and MGMT 3010/ 249, and satisfaction of all requirements for admission to the College of Business.
Basics of international or multinational management. Differences between conducting business in the United States and in other countries; analysis of the strategies involved. Writing emphasis course.

International Relations/Comparative Government/International Law

POL 3550/255 Comparative Government . (3)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of the department. Comparison of political systems of principal foreign governments.

POL 2600/260 African Political Development. (3)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of the department.
Political development in African nations through the pre-colonial, colonial, and post independence eras. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

POL 2650/265 Political and Economic Developments in the Caribbean. (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
An examination of the political process in the Caribbean states with special emphasis on the economic problems arising in the transition from colonial status to independence.

POL 4040/304 Contemporary International Relations. (3)
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the department.
Principles of international politics. IAI: S5 904N PLS 912

POL 3000/300 International Law. (3)
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the department.
A study of the basic principles, political nature and juridical procedures of contemporary international law, including an examination of its role in international relations.

POL 4320/332 International Organizations. (3)
Theory and practice of international organizations with a focus on the United Nations and some consideration of regional organizations as well.

CJ 4334/334 Comparative Police Systems. . . . . .(3)
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CJ1200/200, 2309/309 and 2316/316, English 1280/128, or consent of the department.
The basic structure and functions of police systems in selected foreign countries.

CJ 4368/368 Terrorism. (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CJ1200/ 200, 2309/309 and 2316/316, English 1280/128, or consent of the department.
Survey of literature on terrorism in America and abroad. Overview of theory, research, and action to confront terrorism.

CJ 4378/378 Comparative Criminal Justice. (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CJ1200/200, 2309/309 and 2316/316, English 1280/128, or consent of the department.
An analysis of the criminal justice systems of Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Consideration of basic philosophies of law and justice, arrangements for crime prevention, and law enforcement, dispute settlement structures, and methods of dealing with convicted offenders.

International History, Culture, and Society

ANTH 2110/211 Indians of Latin America. (3)
Prerequisite: ANTH 1010/101 or equivalent.
Latin American Indians, pre-Hispanic cultures. Cultural effects of contact and conquest.

ANTH 2120/212 Cultures of Africa. (3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English qualifying examination.
Overview of African cultures. Regional patterns of behavior and social structures. Recent cultural change. Writing emphasis course.(This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

ANTH 2130/250 Cultures of the Middle East and South Asia. (3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English qualifying exam
Traditional cultures of the Middle East and South Asia, including the spread of Islam and the impact of the modern world.

ANTH 3180/318 Mexican and Puerto Rican Cultures. (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Introduction to cultural development, pre-Hispanic to present. Interactions of urban Latin communities with Anglo American of six credit hours under different topics.

ANTH 3130/309 Ethnic Dynamics. (3)
Prerequisite: ANTH 1010/101.
Comparative analysis of traditional, folk, and urban cultures in selected areas.

ENG 2210/221 Introduction to African Literature. (3)
Study of selected masterpieces in African literature.

ENG 2410/241 Third World Literature . (3)
Survey of the literatures of Africa, Asia, and Latin American countries and sub regions (including Mexico, Central America, and South America). Study of major forms, trends, and authors, or cultures.

Enrichment core course.

ENG 4316/316 World Masterpieces. (3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210 and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.
Study of major forms, works, authors and characteristics of classic literatures in Greece, Rome, Africa, the Middle East, and of Continental European literatures.

GEOG 2210/202 Cultural Geography. (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101, equivalent, or consent of the department.
World cultural regions in relation to population distribution and density. Determinants and types of settlement patterns. Writing emphasis course. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

GEOG 2230/204 Geography of the World Economy. (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101 or equivalent, or consent of the department.
Geography of local, regional, and global economic organization. Perspectives on the emergence of a global economy.

GEOG 2020/253 Geography of Latin America. (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101, equivalent, or consent of the department.
Physical, cultural, and economic geography of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.

GEOG 3050/254 Geography of Asia. (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101, equivalent, or consent of the department.
Physical, regional, economic, and cultural features of Asia.

GEOG 3055/305 Geography of Japan. (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Traditions of feudalism or modern capitalism, harmony in the workplace or worker discontent, model nation or international threat: the contradictions in the development of Japan as a world power are analyzed. A geographical framework will be used to explore land, resources, people, traditions, cities, colonialism, and industrial capitalism and their influence on modern Japan.

GEOG 3060/306 Geography of Africa. (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101, equivalent, or consent of the department.
Physical, sociocultural, political, and economic geography of Africa; with a focus on Africa south of the Sahara. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

GEOG 3020/310 Geography of Caribbean America. (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101, equivalent, or consent of the department.
Economic, political, and social geography of Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

GEOG 3040/311 Geography of Europe. (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101, equivalent, or consent of the department
Economic, political, and social geography of European countries.

GEOG 3045/319 Geography of the Russian Realm . (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101, equivalent, or consent of the department.
Physical, political, social, and economic geography of Russia and its neighbors.

GEOG 4250/361 Geography of Food and Hunger. (3)
Geography, culture, and economics of food from production to consumption. Differences and disparities in access to food worldwide and locally.

GEOG 4460/362 Hazards of Globalization . (3)
Interconnection of local, regional and global systems of environment, economy and transportation. Consequences of globalization, focusing on bioinvasion by exotic species and diseases, and culture conflicts resulting from mass communication and transportation. Additional course fee.

HIST 2830/283 Slavery in World History. (3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Reading Exam or Reading 1500/150.
Cross-cultural practices in Western and non-Western history, ancient and modern. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

HIST 2930/293 Workshop in World Peace Organizations. (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Study of world peace-keeping organizations from the 19th century through a workshop approach, based on the structure of the United Nations. Individual students will participate in Model UN conferences. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours, but may apply toward the major only once. Does not count as political science elective credit for Political Science majors, or in general education. Credit not given for both POL 2930/293 and HIST 2930/293 during the same semester.

HIST 4280/328 World Civilizations 500 BC-1500 AD. (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Competition for world domination among civilizations originating in Western Europe, the Middle East, China, and India.

HIST 2300/230 The Caribbean World. (3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Reading Exam or Reading 1500/150.
The Caribbean islands from colonization to the present and Central America since independence.

HIST 4620/362 The World Since 1945 . (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Analysis of major social, political, economic, military, demographic, and cultural trends and events in the world since the end of World War II.

HIST 4810/381 History of Religion. (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Historical study of world religions, their origins and development. Includes discussion of religions originating in India (Hinduism, Janinism, Buddhism, Sikhism); the Far East (ancestor worship, Chinese Taoism, Confucianism, Japanese Shinto); and Middle East(Judaism, Christianity, Islam). Native African, Native American and Syncretic Caribbean religions are also discussed. (This course counts as a non-western course for Teacher Certification.)

HIST 4900/390 Colonialism, Nationalism and Independence in Third World . (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Political, economic and cultural changes brought about in traditional society by the imposition of Western rule, leading to the rise of nationalism and successful independence movements. India, Indochina, Kenya, and Nigeria will be used as case studies.

International Languages and Literatures
Two years of an additional two semesters of a second foreign language or equivalent; two semesters of foreign literature taught in the target language.

International Public Health

ECON 2200/220 Health Economics. (3)
Prerequisite: ECON 1020/102 or consent of the department.
An application of economic theories to the health care industry, and an empirical study of health care. Topics include market analysis of medical insurance, medical care personnel, hospitals, and other health ch issues. (A critical thinking course.)

HSC 2250/250 Health Care Ethics. (3)
Health ethics is designed to facilitate exploration of ethical theory as a framework for professional judgment and decision making. Ethical theory will be applied in examination of ethical dilemmas frequently encountered in the health professions. Credit not given for both NURS 2275/ 250 and H SC 2250/ 250.

HSC 3310/310 HIV in People of Color. (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator/Department of Nursing.
This is a survey course looking at the impact of HIV on minority populations. This course will examine psychosocial issues, access to treatment, demographics and economic issues. Special populations such as teenagers, elders and pregnant women will also be examined. Credit not given for both HSC 3310/ 310 and NURS 3310/ 310.

HSC 2375/375 Health Policy . (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Designed to introduce the student to the components and functions of health care systems. The main focus will be on the U.S. health care system, but approaches to health care in other countries will be discussed. Health care systems will be critically examined. Attention will be given to the roles of health care professional's interacting with health care systems. Credit not given for both NURS 3375/ 375 and H SC 2375/375.

GEOG 4210/270 Geography of Health and Disease. (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101 or consent of the department.
Physical and cultural factors influencing disease and the delivery of health care services.

GEOG 4270/365 Geography of Population. (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
World population patterns, characteristics, and trends. Problems of migration and over population.

International Environmental Studies

GEOG 3450/256 Conservation of Natural Resources . (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 1000/101 or consent of the department.
Location, utilization, conservation and depletion of major physical resources of importance to the United States

GEOG 4800/342 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Fundamentals of cartography; data development and acquisition; introduction to data structures and database management; spatial analysis and modeling; GIS applications areas. GIS and Society. Additional course fee.

GEOG 4460/362 Hazards of Globalization . (3)
Interconnection of local, regional and global systems of environment, economy and transportation. Consequences of globalization, focusing on bioinvasion by exotic species and diseases, and culture conflicts resulting from mass communication and transportation. Additional course fee.

BIOL 4730/373 Environmental Biology. (4)
Prerequisite: BIOL 2550/255, 3055/355, and CHEM 2500/251.
The biological consequences of overpopulation, depletion of natural resources, pollution, and environmental degradation to plants and animals, including humans. Discussion of both the theoretical and practical aspects of conservation of plants and animals. Combining theoretical concepts from ecology, genetics, evolution, and chemistry to evaluate the possible solutions to these problems.

CHEM 4365/365 Analytical Chemistry Ii / Lecture and Laboratory /8. (4)
Prerequisite: CHEM 2510/254 and CHEM 2650/265; PHYS 1510/151 or 2110/211; successful completion of English qualifying exam or consent of the department.
Molecular identification and spectrometric techniques including: NMR(both 1D and 2D) of carbon and hydrogen, IR, UV/Vis, GC-MS, AA and fluorescence. Separations by chromatography will be continued through investigation of different detectors and separation conditions for GC and HPLC. A capstone project will be required. Additional course fee. Writing Emphasis Course. Credit not given for both CHEM 4365/365 and CHEM 4366/366.

CHEM 4366/366 Analytical Chemistry andChromatography / Lecture and Laboratory /12. (5)
Prerequisite: CHEM 2510/254; PHYS 1510/151 or 2110/211; successful completion of English qualifying exam or consent of the department.
Essentials of analytical chromatography. Molecular identification and spectrometric techniques including: NMR (both 1D and 2D) of carbon and hydrogen, IR, UV/Vis, GC-MS, AA and fluorescence. Advanced chromatographic techniques including investigation of different detectors and separation conditions for GC and HPLC. A capstone project will be required. Writing Emphasis Course. Credit not given for both CHEM 4365/365 and CHEM 4366/366.

Capstone Course:

All International Studies students must complete a required senior-level capstone course entitled International Studies Seminar (IS 4000) that will cover theory and methods of international studies. This course also will involve the preparation of a seminar paper and attention to special topics in international studies.