Degrees & Courses

Course List

Introduction to Intl Studies
INTS  0201 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of global issues. The student will receive a variety of ideas, insights, and images of the world, and will discuss a number of topics including methodologies of global studies and career options. Required of International Studies majors and minors; open to all others.
Topics in Intl Studies
INTS  0298 3.00 Credit Hours
Topics not normally included in another course. Prerequisites are determined by the Institute of International Studies and stipulated in the course syllabus.
World Humanities
INTS  0301 3.00 Credit Hours
Transcultural study of the manifestations of the major art forms of the humanities: literature, theatre and film, painting and sculpture, music and dance. The course will stress critical exploration of the relation of the art forms to the cultures from which they emerge and comparative study of the nature and function of the art forms in traditions temporally or spatially distinct from each other, including western and eastern traditions. Required of International Studies majors; open to all others. Prerequisite: must have completed general education core in Humanities and Fine Arts.
Environment and Society
INTS  0302 3.00 Credit Hours
A global survey of the environmental disasters, both natural and man-made, that plague the world community, including earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, avalanches, atmospheric phenomena, climate modification, radiation, destruction of tropical rainforests, declining biodiversity, resource depletion, stratospheric ozone depletion, urbanization and overpopulation; discussion of global carrying capacity and limits to growth; analysis of sustainable global communities; an overview of global responses to environmental issues through economic policies, the United Nations, international treaties, and the Green political movement; and critical review of the various philosophies which underpin contemporary evaluations of the condition of the environment. Required of International Studies majors; open to all others. Prerequisite: must have completed general education core in Life and Physical Sciences. Cross-listed as GEOG 302.
Contemporary World Civs
INTS  0303 3.00 Credit Hours
A systematic and comparative introduction to the contemporary history of major world civilizations, with a special emphasis on historical developments that have influenced more than one civilization or cultural region. Required of International Studies majors; open to all others. Prerequisite: at least one non-U.S. history course.
Comparative Political Economy
INTS  0304 3.00 Credit Hours
Comparative study of alternative methods of solving the political and economic problems of production, distribution, and allocation. Required of International Studies majors; open to all others. Prerequisite: three hours of economics.
Introduction to Global Health
INTS  0306 3.00 Credit Hours
This course will introduce students to the main concepts of the global health field and the critical links between global health and social and economic development. Students will get an overview of the principles and goals of global health, the burden of disease, and key measures to improve global health. Required of International Studies majors; open to all others. Prerequisite: BIO 101 or 105 or 121 or 122 or EH 101.
Model United Nations
INTS  0308 3.00 Credit Hours
A study of the United Nations and selected issues in recent global history from the perspective of a United Nations member state. Both the nation and topics studied will be determined by the agendas of the collegiate Model United Nations conferences in which Missouri Southern participates. Although the course is designed to prepare delegates for conferences, enrollment is not limited to Model UN participants. May be repeated for a total of 9 credit hours.
What in the World is Going On?
INTS  0333 3.00 Credit Hours
In-depth study of a few current international issues and problems among the states of the world. Specific topics covered will be determined by the international agenda at the time the course is taught. Research, analysis and discussion will cover historical background, nature and motivations of parties involved, and differing explanations of the issues selected. Prerequisite: PSC 120 and PSC 321 or consent of the instructor. Cross listed as PSC 333.
Tale of 2 Cities:London&Paris
INTS  0350 3.00 Credit Hours
The course explores the society and culture of London and Paris and provides an in-depth look at the ethnic diversity, neighborhoods, urban regeneration, historical perspective, government, transportation, communications, and commerce of both global cities. The course requires a study abroad trip to London and Paris with students responsible for travel expenses. Enrollment by permission of the instructor.
Globalization & Native People
INTS  0370 3.00 Credit Hours
Globalization and Native Peoples focuses on the increasingly interconnected nature of human cultures around our planet. In this class, students will examine the socioeconomic, cultural, and political processes that work to both advance and to harm the unique lifeways of the thousands of indigenous people living as political and ethnic minorities within different nations. The course will address the complex and often negative effects of multinational corporations seeking to exploit natural resources within the traditional lands of native peoples, as well as the local ecological and health impact of various agencies. The course will also explore the role of modern media, including the Internet’s popular social network sites, in another aspect of globalization today. Finally, the opposing trends of a global monoculture vs. the active promotion or revitalization of native language, culture, beliefs, and values will be discussed. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 (or above) or INTS 201 or SOC 110 or special permission from the instructor. Cross-listed as ANTH 370.
Senior Thesis Intl Stdy (WI)
INTS  0402 3.00 Credit Hours
With a faculty supervisor, the student will explore and challenge a topic of global concern and produce a senior thesis and make an oral presentation. Prerequisite: Senior standing, permission of the Director of the Institute of International Studies, and applicable research course determined by the Director of the Institute of International Studies.
Advanced Topics Intl Studies
INTS  0498 3.00 Credit Hours
For upper-division students. Topic to be announced each time the course is offered. Prerequisites are determined by the Institute of International Studies and stipulated in the course syllabus.
Indep Study in Intl Studies
INTS  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
An independent course structured by the adviser with approval of the Director of the Institute of International Studies. Prerequisite: Must have completed 90 hours with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and have completed a minimum of 15 hours of International Studies courses. Project must be approved by adviser, by the course director, and by the Director of the Institute of International Studies prior to enrollment.