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International Studies Course Catalog Description

UO College of Arts and Sciences Course Catalog Description


INTL Courses as listed in the Online UO Course Catalog

101 Introduction to International Issues (4) Survey of major political, economic, and cultural themes in international studies through in-class debates on key contemporary issues.

196 Field Studies: [Topic] (1–2R)

198 Colloquium: [Topic] (1–2R)

199 Special Studies: [Topic] (1–5R)

240 Perspectives on International Development (4) Introduction to major ideologies, theories, historical processes, and contemporary challenges in international development. Galvan.

250 Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4) Introduction to value systems of various cultures, focusing on how values relate to religion, forms of social organization, group affiliation, and patterns of conflict resolution. Carpenter.

260 Culture, Capitalism, and Globalization (4) Cultural and historical perspectives on the development of capitalism as a way of life and its relationship to contemporary global issues and imbalances. Wooten.

280 Global Environmental Issues (4) Examines root causes of environmental problems at local, regional, national, and global scales. Critically compares approaches to addressing international environmental challenges. Hindery.

323 Islam and Global Forces (4) Addresses interactions between global forces and processes in historical and modern Muslim societies and the salience of Islam in contemporary global arenas. Weiss.

340 Global Health & Development (4) [Graded only for majors] Introduction to major issues in global health, their causes and possible solutions, with a focus on the poor in developing countries. Yarris.

345 Africa Today: Issues and Concerns (4) Introduces students to current challenges facing African peoples today. Extends survey of Africa courses, and prepares students for more advanced study regarding the African continent. Wooten.

360 International Cooperation & Conflict (4) Utilizes case studies and selected themes to examine the root causes, stakeholder perspectives, and attempts to resolve international conflicts. Prereq: INTL 101. Martin.

370 International Human Rights (4) Survey course on human rights, which examines diverse perspectives on the concept, practice and implementation of human rights and human rights regimes. Braun.

399 Special Studies: [Topic] (1–5R)

401 Research: [Topic] (1–12R)

403 Thesis (1–12R)

405 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1–12R)

406 Field Studies: [Topic] (1–12R)

407/507 Seminar: [Topic] (1–5R) Special topics in international studies.

408/508 Workshop: [Topic] (1–12R)

409 Practicum: [Topic] (1–12R) Closely supervised participation in the activities of public or private organizations, institutes, and community service agencies.

410/510 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–5R) Recent topics include Africa: Development and Social Change. R when topic changes.

420/520 International Community Development (4) Introduction to communitarian theory and grass-roots development practices. Comparison across North-South divide of efforts to alleviate poverty, promote sustainability, and ensure mobilization and cohesion. Prereq: INTL 240. Galvan, Hindery.

421/521 Gender and International Development (4) Analysis of the changing roles, opportunities, and expectations of third-world women as their societies undergo social upheavals associated with the problematic effects of development. Prereq: INTL 240.Weiss.

422/522 Aid to Developing Countries (4) Examines the history and current dynamics of international bilateral and multilateral development assistance, the possibilities and constraints of aid, and other related issues. Prereq: INTL 240. Weiss.

423/523 Development and the Muslim World (4) Introduction to discourse on current development in various Muslim societies. Focuses on North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Weiss.

431/531 Cross-Cultural Communication (4) Focuses on skills and insights needed by professionals working in cross-cultural settings. Considers values, development, education, politics, and environment as central to cross-cultural understanding.

432/532 Indigenous Cultural Survival (4) Explores case studies of global indigenous peoples who are facing cultural survival issues and developing strategies and institutions to deal with this complex process.

433/533 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4) Explores the experience of childhood around the world and examines how this experience is shaped by beliefs about who and what children are and by local conditions and contingencies. Carpenter.

434/534 Language Issues for International Studies (4) Explores the influence of language on policy issues in societies around the world relative to nationalism, identity, multilingualism, education, human rights globalization, and language spread and loss. Carpenter

442/542 Development and Social Change in South Asia (4) Introduction to the vast social changes and development issues confronting the South Asian subcontinent. Weiss.

444/544 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia (4) Introduction to the region and to the complex social issues facing the peoples of Southeast Asia. Carpenter.

445/545 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa (4) Introduces theoretical and practical aspects of development and social change in sub-Saharan Africa, with focus on key issues in African development during the postcolonial era. Braun, Galvan, Wooten.

446/546 Development and Social Change in Latin America (4) Explores development challenges, debt cycles, urban growth, neoliberalism, populism, socialism, gender, the environment, U.S.–Latin American relations, ecotourism, and drug geographies in the region. Hindery.

447/547 Comparative Tribalisms (4) Situates contemporary polemics in Africa and the U.S. regarding ethnic, racial, and religious violence, culture wars, and nationalism in a comparative analytic framework. Galvan.

448/548 Bollywood’s Lens on Indian Society (4) Explores Indian Society through film, focusing on critical social issues; depicted vs. the historical reality; and ongoing transformations of social orientations and values. Weiss.

463/563 (*New Course Number formerly INTL 410/510) Population Displacement & Global Health (4) Provides a conceptual framework necessary for understanding the health problems of displaced populations (migrants, refugees, and internally-displaced persons). Yarris.

465/565 Global Reproductive Health (4)  Overview of issues in global reproductive health, including politics, economics, historical and cultural factors. Implications for international health and development programs reviewed. Offered alternate years. Yarris.

503 Thesis (1–12R) Prereq: exit project committee’s consent.

601 Research: [Topic] (1–12R)

602 Supervised College Teaching (1–5R)

605 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1–12R)

606 Field Studies: [Topic] (1–12R) Prereq: exit project committee’s consent.

607 Seminar: [Topic] (1–5R)

608 Special Topics: [Topic] (1–12R)

609 Practicum: [Topic] (1–12R) Closely supervised participation in the activities of public or private organizations, institutes, and community service agencies.

610 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–5R)

640 Gender Analysis in Development Planning (4) Explores specific ways in which gender analysis is considered in development planning. Focuses on economic empowerment, political participation, and shaping international agendas. Prereq: INTL 421/521. Weiss.

656 Research and Writing in International Studies (1) Focus on conceptualizing research topics; accessing bibliographic databases; writing grant applications, reports, and theses. Weiss.