ATawasil-Intro INTS 101- F2016

ATawasil-Intro INTS 101- F2016 - Introduc)on to...

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Introduc)on to Interna)onal Studies INTS 101 Fall Semester 2016 M/W 11 am - 12:15 pm | AGSM 230 Amina Tawasil, PhD [email protected] 505.277.2586 Office: HumaniNes Bldg 416 Office Hours: Monday 3:00-4:30 pm Graduate assistant: Cassie Smith [email protected] Office: HumaniNes Bldg 330 Office Hours: Wednesday 9:30-10:30 am Course Descrip)on This course is a required gateway course for lower level students interested in InternaNonal Studies for either their major or minor concentraNon. It helps promote the aims, objecNves and philosophical raNonale of InternaNonal Studies as a field of study. Students will be introduced to the central themes of InternaNonal Studies; the study of culture and arts, the environment and society, idenNNes of the indigenous and transnaNonal groups, key actors and insNtuNons of global governance, peace and conflict, rituals and beliefs, and women and gender. This course aims to: Provide a sweeping introducNon to InternaNonal Studies, its interdisciplinary approaches, objecNves and methods; Adopt an interdisciplinary and holisNc liberal arts approach to the study of the world, while helping students recognize their place locally and globally; Help students contextualize the wide range of other courses required for their degree; Familiarize students with the tools needed to analyze global quesNons, focusing on both commonaliNes and differences in processes across Nme and space; Teach students how to strengthen an expansive perspecNve on debates about criNcal issues internaNonally, and an understanding of the mulNple viewpoints members of diverse social groups approach them; Promote students’ appreciaNon of different forms of knowledge and knowledge-producNon in order to enable interest in further research on a parNcular region of the world. Course format: lecture, group discussions, group presentaNons Course Readings The following list of books will be required. All arNcles will be uploaded on Blackboard. Introduc)on to Interna)onal and Global Studies , Second EdiNon, 2nd EdiNon Shawn Smallman and Kimberly Brown, UNC Press | Vic)ms of Progress, 6th EdiNon, John Bodley, Altamira Press | Working World: Careers in Interna)onal Educa)on, Exchange, and Development , 2nd ed. by Sherry Lee Mueller and Mark Overmann, 2014 Course Requirements 1) Par)cipa)on (10%). Students will be expected to come to class prepared for guided discussions by having completed the required assigned readings as assigned below. Because students in this course will be exploring scholarly-established approaches to social pajerns, students are expected to parNcipate with both quesNons and comments that are based on the readings (and other scholarly works, if available). Engaging commentaries only grounded on these works are welcome. Student success in this course will be based on compleNon of assigned readings before each class meeNng, as such, whether the Page of 1 6
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  • Fall '16
  • Dr. Amina Tawasil
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