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IS 494 Topics in International Studies

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Hours:9 - 72 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2024

This course provides a seminar setting in which students can study and discuss regional and global issues in international studies with faculty from a variety of disciplines. Specific regions (e.g., Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America, Europe) are addressed topically. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions. This course is formerly known as SOCSC 493.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the advantages and disadvantages of a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to international studies.
  • discuss essential aspects of a key issue currently confronting the people of each of the regions of the world.
  • use interdisciplinary tools to analyze one regional problem in depth.
  • demonstrate an ability to approach new problems with appropriate questions based upon interdisciplinary research tools.