International Studies

IS 3060  Model United Nations                                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Director of International Studies. The course is designed to familiarize students with the United Nations system, current issues facing the international community, the range and nature of global perspectives of other countries, and the means and methods of caucusing and consensus building among international actors with different interests. The course will prepare selected students to compete in the annual National Model United Nations Conference.

IS 4091  Senior Exit Course                                                                           0 cr.
Consent of Program Only. In this course, seniors in the BAIS program will take their foreign language exit exam, turn in their internship waiver papers (if required), and complete their International Studies Portfolio.

IS 4990  Senior Honors Thesis                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of International Studies program director. Directed research leading to the writing of an International Studies Honors Thesis. The thesis project will be determined by mutual agreement between the student, a faculty member who will supervise the project, and the director of the Honors Program. The student must satisfactorily defend the thesis to a committee composed of the faculty thesis advisor, the director of the International Studies Program, and the director of the Honors Program. In order to complete the Honors Requirement of the program, the course must be repeated once for a total of 6 credit hours.

IS 4998  Internship in International Studies                                  3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  consent of the director of International Studies. An internship is a requirement for the IS degree. The internship may be either student-initiated or faculty/administrator-initiated. Internships are available in local consular offices, corporations, and non-governmental and governmental agencies, or can be arranged through our international exchange partners abroad. A 3-hour credit involves 120 hours of work during the semester or summer term. The 3-credit hour internship may be taken two times for a maximum of 6 hours of credit.  A 6-credit hour internship requires 240 hours of work during the semester or summer term, and cannot be taken more than once.

IS 4999  Honors Internship in International Studies                                       3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of the director of the International Studies. The internship requirement for the IS degree includes at least 3 but no more than 6 hours of credit. A 3-hour credit involves 120 hours of work during the semester or summer term. Students may repeat a 3-hour credit internship or do a second 3-hour credit internship at another agency with the permission of the director of International Studies. The internship may be either student-initiated or faculty/administrator initiated. Internships are available in local consular offices, corporations, and non-governmental and governmental agencies, or can be arranged through our international exchange partners abroad. A 6-hour credit internship is possible for students who work with agencies abroad or in nationally-recognized agencies in Washington, DC; New York; or other international centers. The 6-hour credit involves 240 hours of work during the semester or summer term. Whether they repeat a 3-hour credit internship or complete a single 6-hour credit internship, students may apply only 3 hours of internship credit to their concentration. In addition to meeting the requirements for IS 4998, students in IS 4999 will develop a PowerPoint presentation on their internship agency and experience to present at a BAIS internship workshop. Moreover, students in IS 4999 will write a 15 page paper, instead of the 8-10 pages required of students in 4998.