UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

International Studies Major

International Studies Major: 36 Total Credits

Required Courses: 21 cr. Hrs

GEOG 120 Human Geography 3 cr. (prerequisite for INTS 200)
INTS 200
Introduction to International Studies 3 cr.
AGEC 250 World Food and Population 3 cr. OR
ECON 150 International Economic Issues 3 cr.
HIST 102 History of the Modern World, 1500-present, 3 cr.
POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.
INTS 480 Senior Seminar 3 cr.
INTS 300 International Studies Research and Methods (forthcoming), 3 cr.

Directed Electives: 15 cr. hrs.

Select 12 credits from one of the categories below (at least 3 credits must be at the 300 level or above), excluding Education Abroad. In addition, students must complete 3 credits from the Education Abroad category, and an additional 3 credits from any category. Credit for INTS 379, INTS 389, INTS 490, or INTS 499 can be applied to a category after consultation with the chair.

Supporting Courses:

Students complete two years of a foreign language of their choice with a minimum overall grade point average of no less than 2.0; e.g., complete any two-year language at UWRF, complete test outs equivalent to two years, or complete two years at another accredited university and transfer the credits to UWRF.

Area Studies: Asia
ART 291 Asian Art History 3 cr.
ENGL 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Film
GEOG 344 Asia and Oceania 3 cr.
HIST 201 Introduction to Asian Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 334 Modern China, 1800 to the Present 3 cr.
HIST 335 Modern Japan, 1600 to the Present 3 cr.
POLS 348 Politics of East Asia 3 cr.

Area Studies: Europe
ENGL 309 European Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 341 European Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 428 Modern British Literature: 1940-Present 3 cr.
FILM 315/ GERM 315 Classic and Modern German Film 3 cr.
FILM 316 History of French Cinema 3 cr.
GEOG 340 Europe 3 cr.
HIST 203 Survey of the Mediterranean
HIST 303 Women's History: Europe
HIST 318 Twentieth Century Europe 3 cr.
HUM 312 Arts & Ideas II: The Baroque to the Postmodern 3 cr.
POLS 346 Politics of Western Europe 3 cr.
FREN 341 French Civilization 3 cr.
FREN 342 Modern France and Francophone Cultures 3 cr.
FREN 351 Survey of French Literature to 1800 3 cr.
FREN 352 Survey of French Literature 1800 to Present 3 cr.
FREN 451 French Prose Fiction 3 cr.
FREN 452 French Poetry
FREN 453 French Drama
GERM 275 Business German 3 cr.
GERM 341 German Civilization 3 cr.
GERM 342 Modern German-Speaking Cultures 3 cr.
GERM 351 Survey of German Literature to Classicism (1800) 3 cr.
GERM 352 Survey of German Literature from Classicism (1800) to Present 3 cr.
GERM 451 German Drama and Theater 3 cr.
GERM 452 German Tale, Short Story, and Novella
GERM 453 German Poetry
SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature Siglo De Oro 3 cr.
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature 1898 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3 cr.

Area Studies: Latin America
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
HIST 202 Introduction to Latin American Civilizations 3 cr.
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature, Conquest to Independence 3 cr.
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature Independence to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Professions 3 cr.
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3 cr.

Conflict and Peace
ENGL 205 Literature of War: Culture and Ethics 3 cr.
HIST 327 World War I to World War II 3 cr.
HIST 328 World War II to the Cold War 3 cr.
HIST 330 Revolutions in Modern History 3 cr.
HIST 359 U.S. History from 1945 3 cr.
HIST 367 History of U.S. Foreign Policy 3 cr.
POLS 364 International War and Peace 3 cr.
POLS 365 American Foreign Policy 3 cr.
POLS 377 The United Nations (may be taken three times) 1 cr.

Culture
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 cr.
ART 291 Asian Art History 3 cr.
ENGL 214 Women's Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 230 International Short Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 309 Film of the New Europe 3 cr.
ENGL 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema
ENGL 341 European Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 428 Modern British Literature: 1940-Present 3 cr.
ENGL 441 Twentieth Century International Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 442/ FILM 442/ INTS 442 World Cinema 3 cr.
FILM 315/ GERM 315 Classic and Modern German Film 3 cr.
FILM 316/ FREN 316 History of French Cinema 3 cr.
FREN 341 French Civilization 3 cr.
FREN 342 Modern France and Francophone Cultures 3 cr.
FREN 351 Survey of French Literature to 1800 3 cr.
FREN 352 Survey of French Literature 1800 to Present 3 cr.
FREN 451 French Prose Fiction 3 cr.
FREN 452 French Poetry
FREN 453 French Drama
GERM 275 Business German 3 cr.
GERM 341 German Civilization 3 cr.
GERM 342 Modern German-Speaking Cultures 3 cr.
GERM 351 Survey of German Literature to Classicism (1800) 3 cr.
GERM 352 Survey of German Literature from Classicism (1800) to Present 3 cr.
GERM 451 German Drama and Theater 3 cr.
GERM 452 German Tale, Short Story, and Novella
GERM 453 German Poetry
HIST 102 History of the Modern World, 1500-Present 3 cr.
HIST 303 Women's History: Europe 3 cr.
HIST 305 Women's History: Global Perspectives 3 cr.
HUM 312 Arts & Ideas II: The Baroque to the Postmodern
JOUR 460 International Communication 3 cr.
MNGT 310 Culture and Business 3 cr.
MUS 300 World Music 3 cr.
SOCI 314/ ANTH 314 Faces of Culture 3 cr.
SOCI 316/ ANTH 316 Social and Cultural Change 3 cr.
SOCI 331/ ANTH 331 Global Perspectives on Women 3 cr.
SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature Siglo De Oro 3 cr.
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature 1898 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature, Conquest to Independence 3 cr.
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature Independence to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Professions 3 cr.
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3 cr.
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3 cr.

Development
AGEC 450 Introduction to Natural Resources Economics 3 cr.
ECON 150 International Economic Issues 3 cr. (course required for major, allowed as an elective in minor)
ECON 328 Domestic Topics in African, Asian, and Latin American Economic Development 3 cr.
ECON 329 Global Topics in African, Asian, and Latin American Economic Development 3 cr.
ECON 340 Contemporary International Trade Issues 3 cr.
ECON 342 International Finance 3 cr.
ECON 344 Comparative Economic Systems 3 cr.
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr.
ESM 377 Business Ecology 3 cr.
GEOG 220 Economic Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
HIST 330 Revolutions in Modern History 3 cr.
HIST 436 History of Colonialism and Imperialism 3 cr.
MKTG 355 International Marketing 3 cr.
MNGT 250 Global Business & Society
MNGT 355 International Business 3 cr.
MNGT 380 International Business Seminar 3 cr.
POLS 344 Politics of the Developing World 3 cr.
POLS 348 Politics of East Asia 3 cr.
POLS 369 Politics of the World Economy 3 cr.
POLS 377 The United Nations (may be taken three times) 1 cr.

Global Science and Environment
AGEC 450 Introduction to Natural Resources Economics 3 cr.
ESM 105 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3 cr.
ESM 377 Business Ecology 3 cr.
GEOG 212 Weather and Climate 3 cr.
GEOG 214 World Patterns of Plants and Animals 3 cr.
GEOG 412 Advanced Climatology 3 cr.
GEOL 202 Oceanography 2 cr.
GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 2 cr.
GEOL 327 Geomorphology & Glacial Geology 3 cr.
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.
GEOL 441 Introduction to Geophysics 3 cr.
GEOL 445 Hydrogeology 3 cr.
SOCI 338/ ANTH 338 Global Perspectives on Health and Disease 3 cr.

International Relations
GEOG 340 Europe 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asia and Oceania 3 cr.
HIST 328 World War II to the Cold War 3 cr.
HIST 330 Revolutions in Modern History 3 cr.
HIST 367 History of U.S. Foreign Policy 3 cr.
POLS 245 Comparative Politics 3 cr.
POLS 344 Politics of the Developing World 3 cr.
POLS 346 Politics of Western Europe 3 cr.
POLS 348 Politics of East Asia 3 cr.
POLS 364 International War and Peace 3 cr.
POLS 365 American Foreign Policy 3 cr.
POLS 369 Politics of the World Economy 3 cr.
POLS 377 The United Nations (may be taken three times) 1 cr.
SOCI 231/ ANTH 231 Sociology of Globalization 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Professions 3 cr.

Education Abroad

The education abroad category includes those courses approved by the INTS program committee. Any exceptions to the education abroad course list will be considered only if they are requested in writing prior to applying for the program.

INTS 365 Contemporary Europe 3 cr.
INTS 370 International Study Tour 1-3 cr.
INTS 371/ POLS 371 German-Speaking Europe 3 cr.
INTS 372/ POLS 372 The Politics of Scotland 3 cr.
INTS 377 Semester Abroad 6 cr.
MODL 376 Mexico: A Cultural Experience 3 cr.
WIS 305 Scotland: Society and Globalization 3 cr.
378 within depts. Semester Abroad Research 3-6 cr.

Interdisciplinary Program
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International Studies Program Committee:
Chair-Sooh-Rhee Ryu, Political Science; Todd Hubbs, Agricultural Economics; Rebecca Raham, Modern Language; Charles Corcoran, Accounting and Finance; Charles Rader, Geography and Mapping Sciences; Ogden Rogers, Social Work.

The primary mission of the International Studies Program is to create global awareness by providing students with the intellectual skills and substantive knowledge necessary to meet the global challenges of the 21st Century.

Program Learning Outcomes

Substantive Knowledge

By the completion of the International Studies major, graduates will be able to:

  1. identify the key agricultural, economic and business, geographic, historical, social/cultural, and political condition and trends at the global level, and the linkages to the domestic and international levels; and
  2. demonstrate first-hand experience with at least one other foreign culture and way of life.

Intellectual Skills

By the completion of the International Studies major, graduates will be able to:

  1. collect, assess the value of, and apply information to the study of international issues;
  2. evaluate critically global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective;
  3. communicate effectively in written, oral, and electronic contexts;
  4. organize and complete independent inquiry and analysis; and
  5. demonstrate an intermediate-level competency in a second language, equivalent to at least two years' of college-level work.