Courses


INST 190 Directed Study 1.00 - 4.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
 
INST 290 Directed Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
 
INST 301 Survey of Intrntl Studies 3.00 credits
Contemporary global issues and background information for all courses in International Studies. Studies the spiritual wisdom of the world's main civilizations, comparative economic systems and ideas, international politics, and the potential for international integration. Equivalent: POLS 350
 
Equivalent: POLS 350 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 302 Topic in International Studies 3.00 credits
This course number designates special topics which are offered on occasion as full semester courses by faculty members from the various disciplines which make up the International Studies program. Such courses will focus on subjects of current or special interest which are not normally a part of the regular curriculum.
 
INST 310 Third World Development 3.00 credits
Focus on political development in the Third World. After examining the making of the Third world through imperialism and colonialism, analyzes key political institutions (the state, political parties, the military), international economic context of dependency and vulnerability. Several case studies follow a common analytical framework to trace experiences with democratic and authoritarian rule and assess the underlying causes of democratic success and failure. Equivalent: POLS 359
 
Equivalent: POLS 359 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 315 Latin American Society 3.00 credits
An overview of Latin American development. Several socio-economic factors are examined. Development issues are broadly conceptualized within economic, demographic, and cultural dimensions. These variables are viewed as overlapping forces influencing development. Equivalent: SOCI 322.
 
Equivalent: SOCI 322 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 316 Latin American Literature I 3.00 credits
A study of the region's literary classics from the pre-Columbian period to the Independence in the early 19th century. Fall, alternate years. (Taught in Spanish)
 
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: SPAN 307 - OK if taken since Fall 2001
INST 317 Survey Latin-American Lit II 3.00 credits
A study of the major literary works from the Independence period through Modernism and the classic works of the 20th century contemporary period. Spring, alternate years. (Taught in Spanish.)
 
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: SPAN 308 - OK if taken since Spring 2001
INST 325 Post-Soviet Russia and China 3.00 credits
Focus on the pre-1985 Soviet political system; how Gorbachev's six-year reform program led to the unraveling of the Soviet Union; and the difficult transition to democracy and a market economy in post-Soviet Russia. Similarly, contrasts Maoist China with the uneasy mixture of economic reform and political repression coexisting in China today. Equivalent: POLS 355.
 
Equivalent: POLS 355 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 326 Global Gender Regimes 3.00 credits
Compares the lives of women around the world: their public and private roles and responsibilities, positions in government, the economy, and the private sphere. Seeks to explain women's status differences in various regions and societies by looking at the influence of culture, religion, economics, and politics. Equivalent: POLS 363 or WGST 342.
 
Equivalent: POLS 363 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 326 Global Gender Regimes 3.00 credits
Compares the lives of women around the world: their public and private roles and responsibilities, positions in government, the economy, and the private sphere. Seeks to explain women's status differences in various regions and societies by looking at the influence of culture, religion, economics, and politics. Equivalent: POLS 363 or WGST 342.
 
Equivalent: WGST 342 - OK if taken since Fall 2009
INST 330 Religions of Asia 3.00 credits
This course surveys Indian (Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh), Chinese (Confucian, Daoist), or Japanese (Shinto, Zen) religious traditions, with attention to: conceptions of ultimate reality; the human condition; liberation; human effort and faith; inner mystical experience and social ethics; sex and gender; interreligious dialogue and peace.
 
Equivalent: RELI 351 - Successful completion
INST 330 Religions of Asia 3.00 credits
This course surveys Indian (Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh), Chinese (Confucian, Daoist), or Japanese (Shinto, Zen) religious traditions, with attention to: conceptions of ultimate reality; the human condition; liberation; human effort and faith; inner mystical experience and social ethics; sex and gender; interreligious dialogue and peace.
 
Equivalent: RELI 492 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 333 Buddhism 3.00 credits
Surveys Buddhism as an Asian spirituality and world religion with a focus on skillful reading of primary source materials. We will examine the Buddha's life, teachings, diagnosis of the human condition and path toward Awakening, the expansion and development of those teachings in Buddhist communities and apply Buddhist thought to moral issues in contemporary experience ('Socially Engaged Buddhism').
 
Equivalent: RELI 353 - Successful completion
INST 333 Buddhism 3.00 credits
Surveys Buddhism as an Asian spirituality and world religion with a focus on skillful reading of primary source materials. We will examine the Buddha's life, teachings, diagnosis of the human condition and path toward Awakening, the expansion and development of those teachings in Buddhist communities and apply Buddhist thought to moral issues in contemporary experience ('Socially Engaged Buddhism').
 
Equivalent: RELI 492D - OK if taken between Spring 2001 and Summer 2014
INST 339 Contemporary French Cinema 3.00 credits
A study of French cinema as it has evolved in the last two decades. The films viewed will be used as a means to encourage reflection on the history, ideas and values that have gone into the making of modern France. The course is offered in English and French in separate sections. For students who take the English section of the course through the INST cross-listing, there is no French prerequisite. Spring. Equivalent: FREN 331.
 
Prerequisite: FREN 330 Minimum Grade: D or FREN 320 Minimum Grade: D or FREN 323 Minimum Grade: D or FREN 327 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: FREN 331 - Successful completion
INST 341 Cont Issues of Hispanic World 3.00 credits
Reading and/or discussion of social, political, economic or environmental issues of Hispanic world as presented by foreign media. (Taught in Spanish.)
 
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: SPAN 340 - OK if taken since Fall 2001
INST 342 International Relations 3.00 credits
Theory and practice of the international political system and the behavior of the nations within it.
 
Equivalent: POLS 351 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 343 Global Economic Issues 3.00 credits
This course is a presentation of a broad range of global economic issues and policies relevant to a number of disciplines including business, political science, and international studies. Topics include: why nations trade, international trade and economic growth, protectionism, discriminatory trade policies, the foreign exchange market, factor mobility, and comparative economic systems. Fall and Spring. Equivalent: ECON 311.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D or ECON 207H Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: ECON 311 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 344 International Organizations 3.00 credits
Examines why international organizations exist and whether they make a difference in solving global problems. Questions to be addressed include: Where does their power come from? Why are some designed differently than others? Why do countries use international organizations to achieve their goals? Are they effective? Practical knowledge about the major ones such as the U.N., European Union, World Trade Organization, and NGOs. Their successes and failures about specific global problems such as conflict, human rights and development. Equivalent: POLS 376.
 
Equivalent: POLS 376 - OK if taken since Spring 2010
INST 345 International Law 3.00 credits
International law with an international relations focus. How and why international treaties and other sources of international laws are created; actors who create, interpret, and enforce them. Structures for increasing compliance and their effectiveness. Variety of major international treaties and laws: war, sea, trade, and human rights. Equivalent: 371.
 
Equivalent: POLS 371 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 346 Parliamentary Government 3.00 credits
Parliamentary or Cabinet government contrasted with the American government. Focus on disciplined parties, prime ministers, civil servants, and elected politicians, written and unwritten constitutional rules, parliamentary supremacy and rights-based politics. Usually features Canada but draws examples from Great Britain, New Zealand, India, and Australia.
 
Equivalent: POLS 360 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 347 International Treaties 3.00 credits
Examines international treaties: why they exist, origins of their power, different designs, uses made of them, effectiveness. Covers such examples as NATO, NAFTA, Kyoto Protocol. Their successes and failures about specific problems. Equivalent: POLS 377.
 
Equivalent: POLS 377 - OK if taken since Fall 2011
INST 350 International Ethics 3.00 credits
The moral structure of the international community in the context of problems such as war, foreign aid, and transnational migration. Equivalent: PHIL 453.
 
Prerequisite: PHIL 301 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: PHIL 453 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 355 The politics of Eurasia 3.00 credits
We will begin by developing our understanding of democracy and then proceed to explore the political, economic and social development of several countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia over time. What explains the various fates of the countries in this region? Political culture/history? Political agency? Proximity to "the West" and diffusion of norms?
 
Equivalent: POLS 369 - OK if taken since Fall 2014
INST 356 The U.S. in the World 3.00 credits
This course will introduce you to the history of the United States in its global context. In order to situate the United States within its world, this course explores the interconnections between domestic beliefs, national policy, and international events.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 101 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 368 - OK if taken since Fall 2014
INST 360 Japanese Culture I 3.00 credits
This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental Japanese culture. Some of the areas covered by this course will be human relations at work and in school, etiquette, customs, traditions and social issues. (This course will be taught in English.) Equivalent: JPNE 350.
 
Equivalent: JPNE 350 - OK if taken since Fall 2001
INST 361 Japanese Culture II 3.00 credits
This course focuses on Japanese values, attitudes and behaviors. The students will learn strategies for communication with Japanese people. (This course will be taught in English.) Equivalent: JPNE 351.
 
Equivalent: JPNE 351 - OK if taken since Spring 2001
INST 362 Intro to Chinese Culture 3.00 credits
This course is designed thematically and aims to acquaint students with important aspects of Chinese culture. The course will help students better understand modern China, which is shaped by five thousand years of tradition and interaction with the world. Topics include: contemporary china, brief history, religion and philosophy, and art and literature. The course assumes no previous knowledge of China or the Chinese language and will be taught in English.
 
Equivalent: CHIN 350 - OK if taken since Spring 2010
INST 366 Arab-Israeli Conflict 3.00 credits
Why is there an Arab-Israeli conflict? The question is much-discussed but not very often answered. This course is a comprehensive effort to understand that question as well as the intense political debates that have evolved surrounding it. The course is interdisciplinary, touching on the historical, political, and sociological aspects of the origins and trajectory of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
 
Equivalent: POLS 373 - OK if taken since Fall 2004
INST 367 Comp Middle East Politics 3.00 credits
Shows the Middle East is more than a region fraught with violence, ethnic hatred and the struggle for control of oil by examining the modern Middle East's history and context, a diverse set of country case studies, and current issues including the role of women, Islamic fundamentalism, terrorism, and peace in Israel-Palestine.
 
Equivalent: POLS 372 - Successful completion
INST 368 Islamic Civilization 3.00 credits
This course examines the history of Islam from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the great Islamic 'gunpowder empires' of the early modern period. Specific topics covered include the Qur'an, the practices and beliefs of the faith, and an examination of the intersection between faith and culture. The course also includes an introduction to key issues related to Islam in the contemporary world.
 
Equivalent: HIST 348 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 368 Islamic Civilization 3.00 credits
This course examines the history of Islam from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the great Islamic 'gunpowder empires' of the early modern period. Specific topics covered include the Qur'an, the practices and beliefs of the faith, and an examination of the intersection between faith and culture. The course also includes an introduction to key issues related to Islam in the contemporary world.
 
Equivalent: HIST 393 - OK if taken between Fall 2001 and Sum Doc 2007
INST 368 Islamic Civilization 3.00 credits
This course examines the history of Islam from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the great Islamic 'gunpowder empires' of the early modern period. Specific topics covered include the Qur'an, the practices and beliefs of the faith, and an examination of the intersection between faith and culture. The course also includes an introduction to key issues related to Islam in the contemporary world.
 
Equivalent: RELI 354 - Successful completion
INST 368 Islamic Civilization 3.00 credits
This course examines the history of Islam from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the great Islamic 'gunpowder empires' of the early modern period. Specific topics covered include the Qur'an, the practices and beliefs of the faith, and an examination of the intersection between faith and culture. The course also includes an introduction to key issues related to Islam in the contemporary world.
 
Equivalent: RELI 492E - OK if taken between Spring 2003 and Summer 2014
INST 369 Revolutions in Mod Latin Amer 3.00 credits
This course examines the origins, emergence, process, and consequences of major Latin American social and political revolutions in the twentieth century. It will investigate a variety of types of revolutions including different urban and rural movements, as well as groups that sought radical change from high politics to the grass roots level.
 
Equivalent: HIST 382 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 369 Revolutions in Mod Latin Amer 3.00 credits
This course examines the origins, emergence, process, and consequences of major Latin American social and political revolutions in the twentieth century. It will investigate a variety of types of revolutions including different urban and rural movements, as well as groups that sought radical change from high politics to the grass roots level.
 
Equivalent: HIST 385 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 371 History of Modern Middle East 3.00 credits
The development of the Middle East from the middle of the nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Topics covered include the end of the Ottoman and Qajar Empires, the creation of the contemporary states of the Middle East at the end of World War I, and their history from 1920 through the end of the twentieth century.
 
Equivalent: HIST 349 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 371 History of Modern Middle East 3.00 credits
The development of the Middle East from the middle of the nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Topics covered include the end of the Ottoman and Qajar Empires, the creation of the contemporary states of the Middle East at the end of World War I, and their history from 1920 through the end of the twentieth century.
 
Equivalent: HIST 394 - OK if taken between Fall 2001 and Sum Doc 2007
INST 372 Colonial Latin America 3.00 credits
A survey of colonial Latin America that examines the contact, conflict, and accommodation among Europeans. Native Americans, and Africans that shaped colonial Latin America.
 
Equivalent: HIST 380 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 372 Colonial Latin America 3.00 credits
A survey of colonial Latin America that examines the contact, conflict, and accommodation among Europeans. Native Americans, and Africans that shaped colonial Latin America.
 
Equivalent: HIST 386 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 373 Modern East Asian Civilization 3.00 credits
This course is a focused integrated survey of East Asian civilization since the Late Ming period of China (c. 1600 A.D.). Using the standard interpretive categories of politics, economics, society, and culture, the course will explore the historical inter-relationships between the rise of the Manchu (Qing) Dynasty and the unification of Japan; the historical inter-relationships between East Asian societies and western commercial expansion, including overseas missions to China and Japan; the explosion of western imperialism in the nineteenth century, including the Opium War and Taiping Rebellion; Japanese imperialism in China and Korea; the historical inter-relationships between Chinese communism and Japanese militarism; East Asia in the Cold War and the pop-cultural influence on East Asia on the modern west. Students who take this course for international studies credit will be required to do an extra writing assignment that integrates the material of this course with their international studies focus. It is desired but not required that students will have taken History 112 (World Civilizations Since 1500) prior to taking this course.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 375 - OK if taken since Fall 2009
INST 373 Modern East Asian Civilization 3.00 credits
This course is a focused integrated survey of East Asian civilization since the Late Ming period of China (c. 1600 A.D.). Using the standard interpretive categories of politics, economics, society, and culture, the course will explore the historical inter-relationships between the rise of the Manchu (Qing) Dynasty and the unification of Japan; the historical inter-relationships between East Asian societies and western commercial expansion, including overseas missions to China and Japan; the explosion of western imperialism in the nineteenth century, including the Opium War and Taiping Rebellion; Japanese imperialism in China and Korea; the historical inter-relationships between Chinese communism and Japanese militarism; East Asia in the Cold War and the pop-cultural influence on East Asia on the modern west. Students who take this course for international studies credit will be required to do an extra writing assignment that integrates the material of this course with their international studies focus. It is desired but not required that students will have taken History 112 (World Civilizations Since 1500) prior to taking this course.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 381 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 374 Modern China 3.00 credits
This course explores history of China since the fall of the Ming Dynasty in 1644. Of special interest are the expansion of the Qing empire, the challenges posed by the appearance of western traders in the nineteenth century, the Opium War, the Taiping Rebellion, the decline and fall of imperial China, the revolutions of the twentieth century, Mao Zedong's attempts to create a communist society after 1949, and the growth of market socialism since the era of Deng Xiaoping.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 371 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 375 Modern Japan 3.00 credits
This course explores the history of Japan from the Tokugawa era (1603-1868) through the Meiji era and the twentieth century, examining such topics as the Edo culture, the Meiji Restoration, the rise of Japanese cultural nationalism, World War II, the Occupation, and Japan's transformation in the postwar era. In addition to the political, economic, and social changes experienced in Japan, we will also look at the phenomenal influence exercised by Japanese pop culture upon the world since the 1950's.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 372 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 375 Modern Japan 3.00 credits
This course explores the history of Japan from the Tokugawa era (1603-1868) through the Meiji era and the twentieth century, examining such topics as the Edo culture, the Meiji Restoration, the rise of Japanese cultural nationalism, World War II, the Occupation, and Japan's transformation in the postwar era. In addition to the political, economic, and social changes experienced in Japan, we will also look at the phenomenal influence exercised by Japanese pop culture upon the world since the 1950's.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 383 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 376 Russia & USSR Since 1945 3.00 credits
This course may be considered an autopsy on the Soviet empire. Its themes include: "developed" socialism under Stalin's successors; the rise and decline of the Soviet economy; the Cold War; the Soviet Union's nationalities issues; the impact of Gorbachev's reforms; and the collapse of the USSR. The course will also consider the domestic and foreign policy challenges faced by Yeltsin and Putin after 1991.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 334 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 377 Mexico 3.00 credits
A survey of Mexican history from the Aztec wars to the present.
 
Equivalent: HIST 383 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 377 Mexico 3.00 credits
A survey of Mexican history from the Aztec wars to the present.
 
Equivalent: HIST 387 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 379 Italy & Europe after WWII 3.00 credits
The transformation of Italian political institutions and society after the defeat of the Fascist government at the end of the second world war, the continuing evolution of Italy during the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, and Italy's role in post-war Europe (including NATO, the European Economic Community, and the establishment of the European Union).
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 339 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 379 Italy & Europe after WWII 3.00 credits
The transformation of Italian political institutions and society after the defeat of the Fascist government at the end of the second world war, the continuing evolution of Italy during the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, and Italy's role in post-war Europe (including NATO, the European Economic Community, and the establishment of the European Union).
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 355 - OK if taken between Fall 2003 and Sum Doc 2007
INST 380 Church &State: Making of Italy 3.00 credits
The social and political history of Italy from the Congress of Vienna (1815) to the outbreak of the first world war (1914).
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 339 - OK if taken between Spring 2007 and Sum Doc 2007
INST 381 Mafia&Pol Violence in Film&Lit 3.00 credits
Through a study of Italian film, novels and nonfiction, this course will examine the phenomenon of organized crime in Italian society. In English
 
Equivalent: ITAL 319 - OK if taken since Spring 2011
INST 383 Age of The French Revolution 3.00 credits
The political, social, intellectual, and religious history of Europe from the eighteenth century to 1815, including the Enlightenment, the fall of the ancient regime, the French Revolution, and Napoleon.
 
Prerequisite: (HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D)
Equivalent: FREN 347 - OK if taken since Fall 2011
INST 383 Age of The French Revolution 3.00 credits
The political, social, intellectual, and religious history of Europe from the eighteenth century to 1815, including the Enlightenment, the fall of the ancient regime, the French Revolution, and Napoleon.
 
Prerequisite: (HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D)
Equivalent: FREN 430F - Taken before Summer 2 2011
INST 383 Age of The French Revolution 3.00 credits
The political, social, intellectual, and religious history of Europe from the eighteenth century to 1815, including the Enlightenment, the fall of the ancient regime, the French Revolution, and Napoleon.
 
Prerequisite: (HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D)
Equivalent: HIST 321 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 383 Age of The French Revolution 3.00 credits
The political, social, intellectual, and religious history of Europe from the eighteenth century to 1815, including the Enlightenment, the fall of the ancient regime, the French Revolution, and Napoleon.
 
Prerequisite: (HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D)
Equivalent: HIST 340 - OK if taken between Fall 1996 and Sum Doc 2007
INST 384 Fnd of East Asian Civilization 3.00 credits
This course seeks to give students an understanding of the history and culture of pre-modern China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. After exploring the historical roots of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism in China, students will examine the ways in which these foundational philosophies helped form social, cultural, and political institutions in China and its neighbors. Students will also focus attention on the historical emergence of the Chinese imperial system, and its greatest pre-modern exemplars, the Qin, Han and T'ang dynasties. Not limiting the focus to China alone, students will also explore how the concept of China as the 'middle kingdom' influenced the language, religion and political developments in Japan and Korea, leading to an authentic 'macro-culture' in East Asia. The course will finish with a discussion of samurai culture and an analysis of how the Mongol conquests of Central and East Asia transformed the region, taking students to the threshold of the early modern period in Asia.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 101 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 370 - OK if taken between Spring 2007 and Sum Doc 2007
INST 384 Fnd of East Asian Civilization 3.00 credits
This course seeks to give students an understanding of the history and culture of pre-modern China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. After exploring the historical roots of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism in China, students will examine the ways in which these foundational philosophies helped form social, cultural, and political institutions in China and its neighbors. Students will also focus attention on the historical emergence of the Chinese imperial system, and its greatest pre-modern exemplars, the Qin, Han and T'ang dynasties. Not limiting the focus to China alone, students will also explore how the concept of China as the 'middle kingdom' influenced the language, religion and political developments in Japan and Korea, leading to an authentic 'macro-culture' in East Asia. The course will finish with a discussion of samurai culture and an analysis of how the Mongol conquests of Central and East Asia transformed the region, taking students to the threshold of the early modern period in Asia.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 101 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 370 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 384 Fnd of East Asian Civilization 3.00 credits
This course seeks to give students an understanding of the history and culture of pre-modern China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. After exploring the historical roots of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism in China, students will examine the ways in which these foundational philosophies helped form social, cultural, and political institutions in China and its neighbors. Students will also focus attention on the historical emergence of the Chinese imperial system, and its greatest pre-modern exemplars, the Qin, Han and T'ang dynasties. Not limiting the focus to China alone, students will also explore how the concept of China as the 'middle kingdom' influenced the language, religion and political developments in Japan and Korea, leading to an authentic 'macro-culture' in East Asia. The course will finish with a discussion of samurai culture and an analysis of how the Mongol conquests of Central and East Asia transformed the region, taking students to the threshold of the early modern period in Asia.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 101 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 389 - Taken before Spring 2007
INST 385 Latin American Politics 3.00 credits
Impressive contributions and drawbacks of the caudillo or leader in Latin American history, culture, and society, in the range of contemporary forms of government-democratic, dictatorial, revolutionary. Some treatment of U.S. foreign policy.
 
Equivalent: POLS 352 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 386 Europe in the 19th Century 3.00 credits
This course will examine the social and political history of Europe from the end of the Napoleonic era (1815) to the beginning of the First World War (1914). Special attention will be paid to those attitudes and structures which continue to play an important role in contemporary society such as industrialization, social revolutions, communism, socialism, women's movements, consumerism, racism, eugenics, nationalism, Church-State conflicts and the development of the middle class as an operative agent in government. This course will also examine how the arts both reflected these changes and acted as instruments of change within society.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 323 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 386 Europe in the 19th Century 3.00 credits
This course will examine the social and political history of Europe from the end of the Napoleonic era (1815) to the beginning of the First World War (1914). Special attention will be paid to those attitudes and structures which continue to play an important role in contemporary society such as industrialization, social revolutions, communism, socialism, women's movements, consumerism, racism, eugenics, nationalism, Church-State conflicts and the development of the middle class as an operative agent in government. This course will also examine how the arts both reflected these changes and acted as instruments of change within society.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 341 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 387 Europe, 1918-1939 3.00 credits
Europe from 1918 to 1939 including the Great War, the Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of fascism, the Great Depression, Hitler and national socialism, and the origins of World War II.
 
Prerequisite: (HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D)
Equivalent: HIST 326 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 387 Europe, 1918-1939 3.00 credits
Europe from 1918 to 1939 including the Great War, the Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of fascism, the Great Depression, Hitler and national socialism, and the origins of World War II.
 
Prerequisite: (HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D)
Equivalent: HIST 342 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 388 19th Century Germany 3.00 credits
This course examines the history of the German states from the end of the Napoleonic era to the end of the first world war. Issues to be explored include German nationalism and liberalism, the revolutions of 1848-1849, the rise of Prussia and the formation of the German Empire, and the development of political and social institutions during the imperial period.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 328 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 388 19th Century Germany 3.00 credits
This course examines the history of the German states from the end of the Napoleonic era to the end of the first world war. Issues to be explored include German nationalism and liberalism, the revolutions of 1848-1849, the rise of Prussia and the formation of the German Empire, and the development of political and social institutions during the imperial period.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 344 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 389 Politics of the Pacific Rim 3.00 credits
Focus on the role played by the East Asian capitalist development states (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore) in the accelerated economic growth of the Pacific Rim; a consideration of the Philippines as a representative of ASIAN; finally, a brief look at the likely impact of this Pacific Basin dynamism on the USA, Russia, and the P.R.C.
 
Equivalent: POLS 364 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 390 African Politics and Develpmnt 3.00 credits
This is a course on the political economy of, largely, sub-Saharan Africa. Poverty is Africa’s overriding moral, economic, and political challenge. Topics treated include: State-society relations, civil society, institutions, incentives – political and economic, concepts and experiences of development, violence and ruling practices, trade and investment, urban and rural issues, formal and informal economies, social movements and political parties, inequality and justice, accountability of power, capacity building and corruption.
 
Equivalent: POLS 365 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 391 Fascist Italy 3.00 credits
Italian history from 1918 to 1945, including an examination of social and economic conditions in post-world war Italy, rise of the Fascist Party, the role of Benito Mussolini, the nature of fascist government in Italy, Italian imperialism under Mussolini, and the part played by Italy as an ally with Hitler's Germany.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 338 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 391 Fascist Italy 3.00 credits
Italian history from 1918 to 1945, including an examination of social and economic conditions in post-world war Italy, rise of the Fascist Party, the role of Benito Mussolini, the nature of fascist government in Italy, Italian imperialism under Mussolini, and the part played by Italy as an ally with Hitler's Germany.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 350 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 392 Tyranny to Democracy 21st Cen 3.00 credits
Between 1974 and 2000 more than fifty countries in Southern Europe, Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe shifted from authoritarian to democratic systems of government. An examination of the causes and nature of these democratic transitions. Several case studies of democratic transitions in different areas of the world will be investigated in order to understand the factors responsible for the democratic trend and to ascertain which key variables best explain completed democratic transitions and democratic consolidation.
 
Equivalent: POLS 368 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 393 New Europe 3.00 credits
Studies the "new Europe" that has emerged since 1989 as integration through the European Union deepens and widens. Explores contemporary issues that European integration and globalization have fostered in the new Europe such as the resurgence of nationalism and extreme right-wing parties, the increased salience of local and regional identities, the need to build a supra-national European identity, increasing cultural diversity and the need to better manage immigration and migration, and Europe's place in the global economy and foreign affairs as it challenges American hegemony and seeks to continue to be a major player in world affairs.
 
Equivalent: POLS 367 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 394 Modern Latin America 3.00 credits
A general introduction to the history of the former colonies of Spain and Portugal in the western hemisphere. Topics include the rise of caudillos, rural developments, the emergence of liberal economic development, populism, banana republics, dictatorships, dirty wars, Marxist revolution, and contemporary predicaments.
 
Equivalent: HIST 381 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 394 Modern Latin America 3.00 credits
A general introduction to the history of the former colonies of Spain and Portugal in the western hemisphere. Topics include the rise of caudillos, rural developments, the emergence of liberal economic development, populism, banana republics, dictatorships, dirty wars, Marxist revolution, and contemporary predicaments.
 
Equivalent: HIST 388 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 395 Comparative European Politics 3.00 credits
Survey of the parties, institutions, political processes, issues and policies of the major western European industrialized nations. Special focus on England, France, and Germany, but coverage extends to the other European democracies as well.
 
Equivalent: POLS 354 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 396 Chinese Philosophy 3.00 credits
A survey of the history of Chinese philosophy focusing on the Confucian tradition and taking other traditions such as Taoism and Buddhism into account.
 
Prerequisite: PHIL 301 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: PHIL 434 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 397 Hitler's Germany 3.00 credits
German history from 1918 to 1945. The causes, characteristics, and consequences of Nazi rule.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 329 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 397 Hitler's Germany 3.00 credits
German history from 1918 to 1945. The causes, characteristics, and consequences of Nazi rule.
 
Prerequisite: HIST 102 Minimum Grade: D or HIST 112 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: HIST 345 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 398 Modern Britain 3.00 credits
British history from 1688 to the present, emphasizing the reign of Victoria, industrialization and reform imperialism, constitutional and colonial development, the conflict with Napoleon, the Irish Home Rule, the decline of liberalism and the rise of labor, the two world wars, and the postwar welfare state.
 
Equivalent: HIST 332 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
INST 398 Modern Britain 3.00 credits
British history from 1688 to the present, emphasizing the reign of Victoria, industrialization and reform imperialism, constitutional and colonial development, the conflict with Napoleon, the Irish Home Rule, the decline of liberalism and the rise of labor, the two world wars, and the postwar welfare state.
 
Equivalent: HIST 359 - Taken before Sum Doc 2007
INST 399 Area Studies Abroad 1.00 - 4.00 credits
Area study courses in politics, history, and economics taken abroad.
 
INST 406 Narrative Fiction in Span Amer 3.00 credits
The novel and short story in Spanish America during the twentieth century.
 
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
INST 410 Perspectives on Global Issues 3.00 credits
Critical analysis of vital global issues from the different perspectives of realists, idealists, and system-transformers. Exploration of competing worldviews and value systems, weighing of evidence from differing ideological, cultural, and gender perspectives. Introduces major analytical perspectives and organizing concepts fashioned by scholars to make these issues comprehensible.
 
Equivalent: POLS 366 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
INST 414 Latin American Cinema 3.00 credits
This course will focus on a series of representative Latin American films in order to explore issues of national formation and cultural identity. Emphasis will be given to the social, political, and economic factors which affect the production and reception of these films.
 
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: SPAN 416 - OK if taken since Spring 2010
INST 415 Spanish Cinema 3.00 credits
This course will provide an introduction to Spanish cinema through the study of film theory and representative films from different periods. Particular attention will be given to the historical, social, and cultural framework in the production and reception of those movies, as well as theories of authorship, gender, and national/cultural identity.
 
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
INST 416 The Italian Cinema 3.00 credits
This course aims at presenting aspects of Italian society through film. In English. Special arrangements may be made for majors in Italian Studies and minors in Italian.
 
Equivalent: ITAL 315 - OK if taken since Spring 2007
INST 480 Topic in International Studies 1.00 - 4.00 credits
Selected International Studies topics of current and special interest.
 
INST 490 Directed Reading 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Credit by arrangement for directed reading and reports on selected topics.
 
INST 492 Independent Research or Study 1.00 - 4.00 credits
 
INST 499 Senior Project 1.00 credit
Students research a topic related to their area of emphasis in International Studies, write an academic research paper, and give an oral presentation on that topic. Required of all majors in their fourth year.