IS Courses

The International Studies Program offers sections of INT 495 each Fall and Spring semesters. INT 200 is currently offered every Fall semester. INT 350 is offered on an occasional basis, and INT 399 may be taken only with approval of the Director of the International Studies Program

INT 200 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (3)
An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of International Studies, including the main thematic emphases and approaches that characterize the field and the International Studies major at the University of Kentucky. Emphasis is placed on the relations between people and places across the globe. Students will be exposed to a variety of theories and methods that help in understanding the challenges that face people and nations in the global milieu. Furthermore, this course explores theoretical foundations for analyzing the ways in which the world’s economies, politics, and societies change. The course will explore key global issues through different perspectives, using concepts drawn from the social sciences and the humanities. Case studies will be used selectively to allow students to develop skills in critical analysis of international phenomena and processes, and to strengthen the ability to bring an international perspective to bear on key issues. Prereq: Students are strongly encouraged to take this course in the first semester as an International Studies Major requirement.
 
INT 350 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (Subtitle required) (1-3)
Course will focus on selected topics drawn from various areas of International Studies taught by faculty members with special interests and competence. The course is variable credit and may be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credits under different subtitles.
 
INT 399 INTERNSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (1-3)
An individual community-based or field-based experience and/or internship with a corporation or government institution with a global/ international focus under the supervision of a faculty member. This course is designed for undergraduates to gain first-hand experience of preprofessional positions such as internships, cooperative education, or business related experience in an area of international expertise. INT 399 may count toward either the Thematic Concentration or World Area of the IS major, but not both. It may count for the IS minor. To take the course, the student must have approval of the program director, negotiate a learning contract with an academic supervisor, and provide the program with a report on the internship. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prereq: Approval by the International Studies Director.
 
INT 495 CAPSTONE SEMINAR FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJORS (Subtitle required) (3)
In this capstone seminar students have to write a 20-25 page research paper. Each seminar has a subtitle of a broad theme to allow students working in different world areas and thematic concentrations to work on their projects. The class works both as a seminar where students learn different theoretical and methodological approaches to a broad topic and as a space where they learn to write their own research paper. Students will be required to present their paper in a power point presentation or another type of creative project. Prereq: Senior status.
 

X
Enter your linkblue username.
Enter your linkblue password.
Secure Login

This login is SSL protected

Loading