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International Studies Courses

All courses must be taken for a letter grade C- or better.

INTL 101. Culture and Society in International Perspective

Course Description: Analysis of the cultural and social developments of the modern era from the perspective of interaction among societies.  Particular attention is paid to the definition, representation, and the negotiation of social and cultural boundaries over time. (4 units)

Prerequisites: Completion of college writing sequence.

INTL 102. Economics, Politics, and International Change

Course Description: Examination of the domestic and international sources of economic and political change.  Topics include the rise of the nation-state, comparative economic development, authoritarian and democratic regimes, international and civil conflict, globalization and its domestic and international implications. (4 units)

Prerequisites: Completion of college writing sequence.

INTL 190. Capstone Seminar in International Studies

Course Description: Required seminar for International Studies seniors.  Readings and discussion of topics in international and comparative studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.  Emphasis on independent work and completion of a research paper. (4 units)

Prerequisites: Declared International Studies major students, with successful completion of INTL 101 and 102, and senior standing.

* The topic for each 190 varies from professor to professor.

INTL 190H. Honors Seminar in International Studies

Course Description: Required of all honors students in International Studies.  Reading and discussion of topics pertaining to international and cooperative studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.  Emphasis on research design and completion of research paper in preparation of INTL 196H. (4 units)

Prerequisites: International Studies major with 3.5 major GPA; department stamp, senior standing; completion of INTL 101 and INTL 102, consent of instructor, and completion of at least 5 disciplinary focus courses.

* Please refer to the Honors Program Requirements.

INTL 196H. International Studies Honors Program

Course Description: Open only to seniors who have completed INTL 190H.  Completion of an honors thesis under the supervision of a member of the UCSD faculty. (4 units)

Prerequisites: International Studies major with 3.5 GPA, department stamp, senior standing, completion of INTL 190H with B+ or better, and consent of instructor.

* Please refer to the Honors Program Requirements.