IST 300 International Internship (4)
This junior-level course provides an effective way for students to integrate theory with practice. Students will apply knowledge, foreign language and cross-cultural skills gained in the classroom by interning at international organizations and agencies in the United States and/or abroad for at least 10 weeks. Students will be required to work for a minimum of 150 hours and will fulfill the duties outlined in a learning contract developed with their on-site supervisor, their sponsoring organization and their faculty sponsor. Placements will be made based on the concentration area and career objectives of each student. Student performance will be assessed via various products (e.g. weekly journals, reflective paper, learning agreements), which will include samples of products or reports completed during the internship in both English and int eh foreign language used at the internship site.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
IST 400 Senior Seminar in International Studies (3)
This course requires International Studies majors to integrate the skills and knowledge developed in major courses. The thematic focus of the course will vary depending upon the areas of expertise of the team of instructors drawing from the departments involved, but discussions will be of interdisciplinary nature and with an international perspective. A substantial research component of the course will enable students to produce a written product of an appropriate literature survey, research proposal and research thesis, as well as a 15 minute-signed summary and discussion of the main findings.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
IST 499 Independent Study (1-3)