International Studies Courses
Bill L. Smith, Director, Martin School of International Studies (338 Admin. Bldg. 83844-3177; phone 208/885-6527).
IS 195 International Studies Freshman Seminar (3 cr)
Introductory course recommended of all International Studies majors in their freshman year. Focuses on introducing interdisciplinary training in global, regional, and issue emphases through oral and written presentations. (Spring only)
IS 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
IS 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
IS 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
IS 210 Researching International Issues (3 cr)
This course permits students to further hone their disciplinary knowledge through a combination of directed study and roundtable discussions.
Prereq: IS 195
IS 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
IS 310 The United Nations (3 cr)
Overview of principle UN agencies and current UN activities; emphasis on written and oral presentations through resolution and position paper writing, negotiations, and small group discussions. (Fall only)
IS 320 Model United Nations (2 cr)
Advanced preparation for IS 310 members selected to attend the National MUN Conference in New York; emphasis on a particular country and region through study of political, social, and economic indicators, policy goals, and bloc negotiations. (Spring only)
Prereq: IS 310
IS 321 UN and Related Agencies (1 cr)
Companion course to IS 320, this course permits students to further hone their knowledge of a particular UN or related agency through a combination of directed study and roundtable discussions.
Prereq: IS 320
IS 322 International Environmental Organizations (3 cr)
Overview of principle international environmental agencies and their current activities, with an emphasis on the UN Environment Programme and the organizations which oversee major environmental treaties.
IS 325 The Contemporary Muslim World (3 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-d. Focus on the states in the Organization of the Islamic Conference, with an emphasis on framing the region, social and popular questions, economic issues, and the global stage.
IS 326 Africa Today (3 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-d. Focus on the states in Africa, with an emphasis on politics, economy and development, culture and society, and current issues.
IS 327 The Francophone World (3 cr, max 6)
Focus on important issues in Francophone history, colonization, culture, and international relations. Special attention will be paid to the role of the Organization of the Francophone World (OIF) in linking contemporary relations between member states.
IS 328 Canada Today (3 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-d. Focus on the contemporary Canada, with an emphasis on politics, economy and development, environmental issues, culture and society, and current issues.
IS 350 Sport and International Affairs (3 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-d. Exploration of the relationship between sports and politics, nationalism, economics, society and culture as they play out in the international arena.
IS 370 Africa's Calling: The Culture of Ghana (3 cr)
"Africa's Calling" is a three-week study abroad course with an emphasis on cultural and environmental awareness in Ghana. It devotes attention to drumming/dance, the country's history and geographical terrain. Through temporary residency and fieldtrips to the Volta Region and the Cape Coast, students will examine Ghana's position in the global community. Recommended Preparation: Four Spring orientation sessions, passport, visa, vaccination, and medication.
IS 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
IS 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
IS 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
IS 410 NGOs in the International System (3 cr)
A comparative analysis of nongovernmental organization types, functions, strategies, funding mechanisms, accountability, challenges, and collaborations with other international organizations.
IS 440 (s) International Organizations and International Law (3 cr)
Same as PolS 440.
IS 495 International Studies Senior Seminar (3 cr)
Capstone course required of all International Studies majors in their senior year. Focuses on incorporating interdisciplinary training in global, regional, and issue emphases through oral and written presentations. (Spring only)
Prereq: Senior standing, International Studies major or Permission
IS 497 Practicum in Instruction (2 cr)
Tutoring and/or instructional services performed by advanced students under faculty supervision. (Spring only)
IS 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)