UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

International Studies Major

International Studies Major: 36 Total Credits

Required Courses: 21 cr.

GEOG 120 Human Geography 3 cr.
INTS 200 Introduction to International Studies 3 cr.
AGEC 250 World Food and Populations 3 cr.
HIST 102 History of the Modern World, 1500-Present, 3 cr.
POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.
INTS 300 Research Methods 3 cr.
INTS 480 Seminar in International Studies 3 cr.

Directed Electives: 15 cr.

Select 9 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.

1. International Politics and Economy

ENGL 205 Literature of War: Culture and Ethics 3 cr.
GEOG 340 Europe 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asia and Oceana 3 cr.
HIST 359 U.S. History from 1945 3 cr.
HIST 367 United States Diplomatic History 3 cr.
POLS 245 Intro to 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 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.

2. Area Studies and Geography

ART 291 The Arts of Asia
ENGL 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema
ENGL 341 European Literature 3 cr.germ
ENGL 428 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.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asia and Oceania 3 cr.
GERM 275 Business German 3 cr.
GERM 341 German Civilization to 1648 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 Theatre 3 cr.
GERM 452 German Tale, Short Story, and Novella
GERM 453 German Poetry
HIST 201 Introduction to Asian Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 202 Introduction to Latin American Civilizations 3 cr.
HIST 203 The Mediterranean: A Survey
HIST 318 Twentieth Century Europe 3 cr.
HIST 334 Modern China, 1800 to the Present 3 cr.
HIST 335 Modern Japan, 1600 to the Present 3 cr.
POLS 346 Politics of Western Europe 3 cr.
POLS 348 Politics of East Asia 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: Generation '98 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.

3. Culture, Society, and Language

ANTH 100 Cultural Anthropology 3 cr.
ART 291 The Arts of Asia 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 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema 3 cr.
ENGL 341 European Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 428 British Literature: 1940-Present 3 cr.
ENGL 441 20th Century International Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 442 World Cinema 3 cr.
FILM 315 / GERM 315 Classic and Modern German Film
FILM 316 / FREN 316 History of French Cinema 3 cr.
GERM 275 Business German 3 cr.
GERM 341 German Civilization to 1648 3 cr.
GERM 342 Modern German-Speaking Cultures 3 cr.
GERM 351 Survey of German Literature to Classicsm (1800) 3 cr.
GERM 352 Survery of German Literature Classicism (1800) to Present 3 cr.
GERM 451 German Drama and Theatre 3 cr.
GERM 452 German Tale, Short Story, and Novella 3 cr.
GERM 453 German Poetry 3 cr.
HIST 102 History of the Modern World, 1500-Present 3 cr.
JOUR 350 Mass Communication in the Global Age 3 cr.
MNGT 310 Culture and Business 3 cr.
MUS 300 World Music 3 cr.
SOCI 314 / ANTH 314 Faces of Cultures 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: Generation '98 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.

4. Global Science and Development

AGEC 450 Introduction to Natural Resource Economics 3 cr.
ECON 329 Global Topics in African, Asian, and Latin American Economic Development 3 cr.
ECON 340 Contemporary International Trade 3 cr.
ECON 342 International Finance 3 cr.
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 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 220 Economic Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
GEOG 412 Advanced Climatology 3 cr.
GEOL 115 Oceanography 3 cr.
GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 2 cr.
GEOL 327 Geomorphology 3 cr.
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.
GEOL 441 Geophysics 3 cr.
GEOL 445 Hydrogeology 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.
SOCI 338/ ANTH 338 Global Perspectives on Health and Disease 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 Politics 3 cr.
INTS 372 / POLS 372 Scottish Politics 3 cr.
INTS 377 Semester Abroad 6 cr.
WIS 305 Scotland: Society and Globalization 3 cr.
378 within depts. Semester Abroad Research 3-6 cr.

Supporting Courses:

Students complete two years of one 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.

International Studies
Interdisciplinary Program

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Faculty Committee
 

Neil Kraus, Political Science (Chair)
Rebecca Raham, Modern Language
Charles Corcoran, Accounting and Finance
Charles Rader, Geography and Geographic Information Science
Ogden Rogers, Social Work
David Trechter, Agricultural Economics

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.