Undergraduate Catalog

2010-11 Academic Year

International Studies

International Studies, INST

INST 2100. Introduction to International Studies. 3 hours. Introduces students to the six areas of concentration of the major—international politics and security, international business and economics, international development, regional studies, Africa and the Middle East, and peace studies. Prerequisite(s): international studies major or minor status, or consent of department.

INST 4800. International Studies Internship. 3 hours. Students seek supervised work-related internships to any of the areas of concentration in the international studies major. The internship aims at the advancement of the student’s professional field of study and career objectives. Prerequisite(s): international studies major status; junior or senior classification; minimum GPA of 3.0 and 6 upper-level hours in the student’s primary area of concentration at UNT; student must meet employer’s requirements and have consent of department internship supervisor. May be repeated for credit; up to 6 hours of internship may count towards the major. Pass/no pass only.

INST 4850. International Studies Seminar. 3 hours. Topics vary and may cover any of the six areas of concentration of the major: international politics and diplomacy, international business and economics, international development, area studies, international security, and peace and human rights issues. Students explore issues that affect our world in the 21st century. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

INST 4851. International Security. 3 hours. Examines the causes of war, the impact of the spread of nuclear weapons upon regional and world stability, transnational terrorism, and causes of world and regional instability. Prerequisite(s): senior status and international studies major with area of concentration in international security and diplomacy.

INST 4852. Critical Issues in Global Economics Senior Seminar. 3 hours. Explores contemporary global economic issues including the restrictions on trade, the relationships between exchange rates and the flows of goods, fiscal and monetary policy in open and closed economy, international debt crisis, foreign direct investment, economic regional integration, and the roles of international economic organizations. Prerequisite(s): senior status and international studies major with area of concentration in international business and economics.

INST 4853. International Studies. 3 hours. Explores competing perspectives for development and various factors which explain why some countries are more developed than others. Survey of global challenges such as environmental, foreign aid, gender empowerment, international migrants, refugees and indigenous people, the role of culture and religion in development, and corruption and public sector reform. Prerequisite(s): international studies majors whose area of concentration is international development and regional studies and senior status.

INST 4900-INST 4910. Special Problems. 1–3 hours each. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

INST 4951. Honors College Capstone Thesis. 3 hours. Major research project prepared by the student under the supervision of a faculty member and presented in standard thesis format. An oral defense is required of each student for successful completion of the thesis. Prerequisite(s): completion of at least 6 hours in honors courses; completion of at least 12 hours in the major department in which the thesis is prepared; approval of the department chair and the dean of the school or college in which the thesis is prepared; approval of the dean of the Honors College. May be substituted for HNRS 4000.

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