International Studies (ISTD)

ISTD 1100 - Intro to International Studies

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This is an introduction to the literature and themes of International Studies. It emphasizes intercultural awareness, cultural interaction, and problem solving in an international context. Offered every semester.

Attributes: International Studies, Middle East Studies

ISTD 1200 - Foundations of International Studies

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction to the foundations of International Studies as an interdisciplinary field; disciplinary, thematic, and area studies approaches to understanding the world; basic research skills and methods. No prerequisites.

ISTD 1930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-4 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ISTD 2800 - International Seminar & Practicum

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course combines internationally-oriented interdisciplinary seminar-style instruction with a practical international component, such as a short-term study abroad/immersion. The course will emphasize a globalization-related theme or area/regional studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. No prerequisites.

ISTD 2900 - Intercultural Seminar & Practicum

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course develops and studies “intercultural awareness, cultural interaction, and problem solving in an international context.” International Studies is the interdisciplinary analysis of global processes that shape international trends and lives of human beings throughout the world. This course gives students a chance to further develop awareness of the methods and topics of International Studies through a broad, humanistic socio-political approach that will serve as a foundation for further international studies in numerous fields offered at Saint Louis University. Seminar-style instruction and discussion will be paired with a practicum element taking advantage of the course’s unique format and structure.

Attributes: Film Studies, International Studies

ISTD 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ISTD 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ISTD 3910 - Internship

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ISTD 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ISTD 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ISTD 4910 - Internship in International Studies

Credit(s): 0-4 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course places emphasis on the integration of academic studies with professional practice oriented toward specific career goals. Students are responsible for setting up the internship under the direction of the advisor. Offered every semester.

Attributes: International Studies, International Studies-General

ISTD 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ISTD 4961 - Capstone: Globalization

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will explore the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of globalization. This interdisciplinary approach is necessitated by the fact that globalization is multidimensional phenomenon. Students will examine the meaning of globalization, its effects on national sovereignty and diversity, and strategies for countries to cope with the consequences of globalization. Prerequisites: POLS 1600 and ANTH 2200 and one of the following: POLS 1510, POLS 2600, ECON 4300, ECON 4310, ECON 4560, ECON 3850, ECON 3790.

Prerequisite(s): POLS 1600; ANTH 2200; (POLS 1510, POLS 2600, ECON 4300, ECON 4310, ECON 4560, ECON 3850, or ECON 3790)

ISTD 4970 - Independent Research

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is designed for students engaged in international field research. The goal of the course is to provide students with the research tools, practical knowledge, and organization to carry out field research outside of the United States. Permission of the instructor required.

ISTD 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)