International Studies | Introduction to International Studies
I100 | 13578 | Baskin, F.


Introduction to International Studies (INTL -I100) provides a broad
introduction to the principal issues and modes of study that
characterize International Studies. The course emphasizes the
relational and comparative study of the manner in which individuals,
groups, localities, and nations have confronted global issues, past
and present. Students are exposed to different perspectives for
studying and making sense of the world and the manner, in which
these perspectives portray the world, interpret events and often
shape human action. Organized around the INTL thematic
concentrations, the course introduces approaches from the natural
and social sciences and the arts and humanities. Case studies from
different historical periods and parts of the world are used to
illustrate these approaches and key issues.