Undergraduate Academic Programs / Departments / Courses

74 International Studies

Co-ordinator
Ann Braithwaite, Diversity and Social Justice Studies

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Students wishing to minor in International Studies must complete twenty-one semester hours according to the program described below. All courses are valued at three semester hours.
There are two mandatory courses in the International Studies program:

INT 2010 – Introduction to International Development Studies
POLS 2820 – Introduction to International Politics

Notes:
All other courses taken to fulfill an International Studies minor should come from the list of elective courses indicated below; any exception must receive the permission of the program coordinator.
No more than two International Studies cross-listed courses (not counting the two core courses noted above) can be fulfilled with courses taken from any one department or program listed below.
At least 3 of the 7 courses required for the minor must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.

It is strongly recommended that students endeavour to gain proficiency in a second language.  Recommended language courses:
FR 2520 – Le Français Des Affaires
FR 4460 – Traduction: Anglais—Français
FR 4470 – Traduction: Français—Anglais
SPAN 1010-1020 – Introductory Spanish
SPAN 2030 – Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca)

Whenever circumstances warrant it, the Modern Languages Department offers courses in languages other than French, German or Spanish. In the past introductory courses have been offered in Chinese, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mi’kmaq and Scottish Gaelic. For Japanese or other Asian languages see Asian Studies.

1010 Introduction to [A Selected Modern Language] I
1020 Introduction to [A Selected Modern Language] II

Asian Studies
AST 2010 – Introduction to West Asia
AST 2020 – Introduction to East Asia

Business
BUS 2870 – Introduction to International Business
BUS 4770 – International Marketing

Economics
EC 3310 – International Trade
EC 3320 – International Monetary Economics
EC 3410 – Economic Development Theory
EC 3420 – Economic Development Policy

Environmental Studies
ENV 3420 – Environment and Development
ENV 4410 – Environment and International Relations

History
HIST 1140 – Plague: Historical Themes
HIST 2150 – Foreign Foods: Eating in the Age of Empires
HIST 3280 – Migrations To Canada II
HIST 3760 – The History of Genocide
HIST 4150 – Canada Apologizes: Studies In Historical Apologies
HIST 4320 – Britain and the Imperial Experience
HIST 4420 – United States Foreign Policy Since World War I
HIST 4550 – War and Revolution in the 20th Century World

International Studies
INT 2020 – International Development Problems and Policies
INT 2090 – Special Topics in International Development Studies
INT 3090 – Special Topics in International Development Studies
INT 4090 – Special Topics in International Development Studies
INT 4210-4220 – Directed Studies in International Development Studies

Island Studies
IST 2010 – Introduction to Island Studies
IST 2110 – Island Tourism: The Search for Paradise

Modern Languages
FR 2520 – Le Français Des Affaires
FR 4460 – Traduction: Anglais—Français
FR 4470 – Traduction: Français—Anglais
SPAN 2010-2020 – Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 2030 – Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca)
SPAN 2110 – Latin American Studies: South America
SPAN 2120 – Latin American Studies: Mexico and the Caribbean

Music
MUS 1230 – Introduction to Music and Culture
MUS 1240 – Perspectives in Music and Culture I
MUS 2230 – Perspectives in Music and Culture II

Political Science
POLS 2210 – Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World
POLS 2310 – War and Peace
POLS 2820 – Introduction to International Politics
POLS 3430 – Comparative Politics of South Asia
POLS 3610 – Comparative Politics of Africa
POLS 3620 – Comparative Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean
POLS 3630 – Comparative Politics of the Middle East
POLS 3710 – Political Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
POLS 3720 – The Politics of Russia and Its Borderlands
POLS 3930 – International Theory
POLS 4350 – The Globalization Debate
POLS 4710 – International Organizations
POLS 4720 – International Law
POLS 4750 – International Human Rights

Religious Studies
RS 1050 – World Religions
RS 2210 – Buddhism East and West
RS 2420 – Hinduism
RS 2430 – Judaism
RS 2440 – Islam
RS 2510 – Japanese Religion and Culture
RS 2610 – Chinese Religion and Philosophy
RS 2790 – Catholicism, Christian Unity, and World Religions
RS 3220 – Religious Ethics East and West
RS 3230 – Interreligious Dialogue
RS 3520 – Mysticism In Buddhism and Christianity

Sociology/Anthropology
SAN 2120 – Peoples of South Asia
SAN 2420 – Peoples of Oceania
SAN 2510 – Peoples of Africa
SAN 3030 – International Migration, Transnationalism, and the Canadian Mosaic
SAN 3550 – Globalization
ANTH 4010 – Medical Anthropology
ANTH 4040 – Applied and Public Interest Anthropology
SAN 4420 – Social and Cultural Change

Special topics courses (usually designated by a 2090 or 3090 course number) may be counted towards the International Studies minor. Likewise, courses taken during an international exchange program may be permitted. Check with the program director concerning course eligibility.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COURSES

2010 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
This course examines important theoretical and empirical issues of international development using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of comparative development experience of developing and developed countries, various theories, policy alternatives and strategies of development, and the role of national and international organizations in international development.

2020 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND POLICIES
This course examines a set of important international development problems and policies theoretically and empirically using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of the experience of developing and developed countries in relation to the problems of poverty and income distribution, agricultural and rural development, the environment, education, health, gender, population, migration, international trade and finance, international debt and foreign aid, and multinationals and foreign direct investment. A variety of policy alternatives and strategies suggested as solutions for these problems, and the role of national and international organizations in the application of those policies and strategies are also examined.
Three semester hours

2090 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in INT (International Studies)

3090 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in INT (International Studies)

4090 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in INT (International Studies)

4210-4220 DIRECTED STUDIES

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