International Studies (INST)

Courses

INST 105. Global Transformations and the Rise of the West Since 1000. 3 hours.

Overview of historical transformations that led to the rise of Europe and the wider West to global preeminence. Emphasizes contributions of other world cultures to this development. Course Information: Same as HIST 105. This class may be taught in an online format. When that is the case, internet access will be required. A high-speed connection is strongly suggested. Please check the online class schedule for online sections. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture. Past course, and World Cultures course.

INST 106. The World Since 1400. 3 hours.

Overview of historical developments that created an interconnected world. Explorations, rise of capitalism, European colonialism, nationalism and development, and post-colonialism. Course Information: Same as HIST 106. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture. Past course, and World Cultures course.

INST 114. Topics in World History. 3 hours.

Introduction to history through global events and the historical development of diverse cultural, religious, social, economic, and political institutions. Course Information: Same as HIST 114. May not be repeated for credit. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion.

INST 130. Introduction to Comparative Politics. 3 hours.

Comparative study of political institutions, political culture, and political processes in selected major countries of the world. Course Information: Same as POLS 130. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion. Individual and Society course.

INST 184. Introduction to International Relations. 3 hours.

Political, military, and economic relations between states, international organizations and transnational actors. Problems of war, imperialism and the world economy. Prospects for global cooperation. Course Information: Same as POLS 184. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion. Individual and Society course, and World Cultures course.

INST 200. Topics in International Studies. 3 hours.

An exploration of various topics in international studies through an interdisciplinary lens, addressing issues related to world markets and development, global cultures and societies, and international security and governance. Course Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Completion of a 100-level INST course.

INST 221. Macroeconomics in the World Economy: Theory and Applications. 3 hours.

Determinants of the level of economic activity, inflation, unemployment, international economics, impact of domestic and world economy on business decisions, applications of the theory. Course Information: Same as ECON 221. Prerequisite(s): ECON 118 and ECON 119; or ECON 120 and ECON 121; and MATH 121.

INST 250. Eastern and Western Philosophies of Religion. 3 hours.

Eastern and Western philosophies of religion: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity. Course Information: Same as RELS 250. World Cultures course.

INST 283. International Political Economy. 3 hours.

Political underpinnings and ramifications of international economic relations. Foreign trade policy, multinational corporations, oil North-South relations, economic warfare. Course Information: Same as POLS 283. Prerequisite(s): POLS 184 or INST 184 or consent of the instructor.

INST 284. International Security. 3 hours.

International conflict and cooperation, including war, nationalism, global inequality, and the environment. Course Information: Same as POLS 284. Prerequisite(s): POLS 184 or INST 184 or consent of the instructor.

INST 301. Seminar in International Studies. 3 hours.

Seminar in international studies addressing global themes and issues. Content varies. Specific topics are announced each term. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Previously listed as LAS 301. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of the instructor.

INST 333. International Economics. 3 hours.

The balance of payments; fixed and flexible exchange rates; capital flows; comparative advantage; tariffs and quotas; the costs and benefits of international trade. Course Information: Same as ECON 333. Prerequisite(s): ECON 220 or ECON 221 or INST 221.

INST 334. Economic Development. 3 hours.

Characteristics of poor countries, past experience and its relevance, analytical approaches, the role of exposure to foreign factors, planning and other policies. Course Information: Same as ECON 334. Prerequisite(s): ECON 220 or ECON 221 or INST 221.

INST 349. Topics in Comparative Politics. 3 hours.

Selected problems in comparative politics. Course Information: Same as POLS 349. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): POLS 130 or INST 130 and POLS 200.

INST 400. Advanced Seminar in International Studies. 3 hours.

Advanced examination of various topics in international studies through an interdisciplinary lens, addressing specialized issues related to world markets and development, global cultures and societies, and international security. Course Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.