International/Global Studies (IGS)

IGS 200 Introduction to International and Global Studies 3

An interdisciplinary course introducing students to terms, concepts and approaches employed in discussing, analyzing, and responding to today's international and global issues, with an emphasis on the non-Western world.

GE Marker: GN

IGS 210 Introduction to Asian Studies 3

An interdisciplinary course introducing students to the study of Asia as a region, along with the methods of investigation and transferable skills of a focused regional approach.

IGS 213 Introduction to Russian Studies 3

An interdisciplinary course introducing students to substantive concerns of Russian Studies along with the methods of investigation and transferable skills employed in it.

GE Marker: GN

IGS 223 Foundational Topics in International and Global Studies 3

An intermediate-level course concentrating on foundational topics of international or global concern. Course content may grow out of issues explored in IGS 200 or IGS 210 or IGS 213.

IGS 295 Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Pre-Departure 1

First of three courses taken in conjunction with a UNCG Study Abroad Exchange. Focus on pre-departure basics, field study techniques, and goal setting for global engagement through cultural competency.

Prerequisites: Acceptance to a UNCG Study Abroad Exchange Program.

Notes: May repeated up to three times (for three different exchange experiences) for credit when topic varies for a total of 3 s.h.. however, may apply only once toward Special Programs in Liberal Studies: IGS major concentration requirements; Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).

IGS 296 Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Field Experience 1

Second of three courses taken in conjunction with a UNCG Study Abroad Exchange. Online individual study focusing on the field experience and appropriate engagement in international, intercultural, and/or multicultural contexts.

Prerequisites: IGS 295. Acceptance to a UNCG Study Abroad Exchange Program;

Notes: May repeated up to three times (for three different exchange experiences) for credit when topic varies for a total of 3 s.h.. however, may apply only once toward Special Programs in Liberal Studies: IGS major concentration requirements; Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP); Same as SES 296, TED 296.

IGS 297 Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Re-Entry Reflections and Applications 1

Third of three courses taken in conjunction with a UNCG Study Abroad Exchange. Focus on the re-entry and re-acculturation processes and the integration of intercultural development into future contexts.

Prerequisites: IGS 296. Acceptance to a UNCG Study Abroad Exchange Program;

Notes: May repeated up to three times (for three different exchange experiences) for credit when topic varies for a total of 3 s.h.. however, may apply only once toward Special Programs in Liberal Studies: IGS major concentration requirements; Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP); Same as SES 297, TED 297.

IGS 400 Capstone Seminar in International and Global Studies 3

End-of-major interdisciplinary seminar involving advanced examinations of contemporary international and global issues, the production of a substantial research project related to the student's concentration, and intercultural competence training.

IGS 493 Honors Work 3

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; permission of IGS director; minimum 3.30 GPA and 12 s.h. in the major;

Notes: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 s.h. if the topic of study changes.

IGS 495 Individual Study 1-3

Directed program of individual study or research. Available to qualified students in collaboration with a qualified instructor and/or the IGS director.

Prerequisites: IGS 200 or IGS 210 or IGS 213. and permission of IGS director;

Notes: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h.