2006-2007 Undergraduate Calendar

International Studies  
Director John Sivell Participating Faculty Bonny Ibhawoh (History), Kojo Saffu (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), John Sivell (Applied Linguistics), David Telfer (Tourism and Environment)  
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Administrative Assistant Sylvia Barlow 905-688-5550, extension 4224 Mackenzie Chown D474 http://www.brocku.ca/intl The Centre for International Studies offers an interdisciplinary program homed in the Humanities; the program takes the form of a Minor, which can be combined with a Major of the student's choice. As well an internship option is available. Students are encouraged to consult with the Director of the Centre for International Studies in order to select optional courses within their Major with international elements that most effectively complement the courses taken in this Minor. Students of International Studies analyze the principles and mechanisms of intercultural contact and communication in transnational or national settings. They are interested in similarities and differences in customs, values and aspirations. In this way they seek to illuminate cultural, political and economic patterns by exploring the influence of diversity on relations among peoples. Because of the close connection between language and culture, development of skills in at least one second language is fundamental to the pursuit of International Studies. Normally, two credits must be taken in the same modern language. Relevant languages taught at Brock include French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish. Students wishing to study another language as part of the program should consult the Director. Language study should begin as early as possible in the program. Students already able to demonstrate proficiency in a modern language other than English may apply to the Director for permission to substitute other INTL elective courses. The program recommends that students consider gaining experience abroad, normally in year 3. INTL 3P91 is specifically designed for completion while abroad. The Office of International Services also facilitates formal exchange programs with numerous countries. See the International Study and Exchange entry for more information. Moreover, additional international exchange opportunities are offered through the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.  
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Students can obtain a Minor in International Studies within their degree in another discipline by completing the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- INTL 1F90 and 4P21
- two credits in a language other than English (strongly recommended that both be in the same language)
- one of INTL 2P12, 2P13, 2P17, 2P61, 2P62, 2P63, 2P83, 2Q96, 2P97, 2P99, 3P21, POLI 2P47
- one of INTL 3P46, 3P60, 3P61, 3P62, 3P70, 3P80, 3P90, 3P91, 3P92
 
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Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
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Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. INTL 1F90 Introduction to International Studies Today's world as understood from different cultural perspectives. Cultural similarities and differences, intercultural contact and communication, and preparation for international experience. Cultural themes in imaginative, historical and expository texts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTL 1P80 or INTL 1P95. INTL 1P80 Intercultural Contact and Communication Practical and theoretical exploration of cultural similarities and differences focussing on their impact on intercultural contact and communication. Note: offered online. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTL 1F90 or 1P95. #INTL 2P10 Latin American Culture Since Independence (also offered as SPAN 2P10 and PORT 2P10) Survey of contemporary social history; the Latin American nations through text and images. Topics include cultural hybridization and identity. Lecures, seminar, 3 hours per week Note: given in English. Spanish majors complete written assignments and exams in Spanish. #INTL 2P11 Iberian Culture (also offered as PORT 2P11 and SPAN 2P11) Social, political and cultural history of Portugal and Spain through historical and literary texts, film and other visual arts. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: given in English. Spanish majors complete written assignments and exams in Spanish. #INTL 2P12 Indian Philosophy: An Introduction to Hindu Thought (also offered as PHIL 2P12) Hindu thought beginning with the Vedic myths, through the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita to the systems of the Vedanta. Topics include Karma, reincarnation, altered states of consciousness, Maya, the problem of knowledge, the role and nature of God, the theory and practice of yoga. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #INTL 2P13 Indian Philosophy: An Introduction to Buddhist Thought (also offered as PHIL 2P13) Buddhist thought from Prince Siddhartha's enlightenment and subsequent Deer Park Sermon (the basis of Hinayana) through the Perfection of Wisdom to Madhyamika Buddhism (the Mishayana representative) to Zen (the science of the Buddha). Topics include Nirvana, non-self, one-hand clapping. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. INTL 2P14 Theories and Models of Intercultural Relations Survey and analysis of alternative theories and models of the relationship between intercultural communication and encounter and international relations. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #INTL 2P17 Introduction to Chinese Philosophy (also offered as PHIL 2P17) Confucian, Taoist and Chinese Buddhist philosophical traditions examined in conjunction with appropriate texts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #INTL 2P51 Literature of the British Empire (also offered as ENGL 2P51) Literature, both popular and canonical, which reflects the ongoing relationship between British imperialism, literary forms and cultural politics, from the 17th century to the present. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #INTL 2P52 Postcolonial Literature (also offered as ENGL 2P52) Literatures of resistance and emergence written in English in former British territories, such as those in Africa and the West Indies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #INTL 2P53 Southern African Literatures of Transition (also offered as ENGL 2P53) Literary explorations of and interventions in the political and socio-cultural transitions from white regimes to majority-rule politics. Emphasis on histories of trauma, displacement and dispossession. Lectures, seminars, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #INTL 2P61 Columbus' World, 1400-1600 (also offered as HIST 2P61) Comparison of the major civilizations of the Americas, Asia, and Europe, as well as the growing contacts among them. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Note: students minoring in International Studies or History may register prior to date specified in Registration guide. Contact the History Department. #INTL 2P62 Early Africa (also offered as HIST 2P62) Social political, cultural and economic history of Africa before and during the era of European colonialism until the end of the 19th century. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Note: students minoring in International Studies or History may register prior to date specified in Registration guide. Contact the History Department. #INTL 2P63 Modern Africa (also offered as HIST 2P63) Social, political, cultural and economic history of modern Africa. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Note: students minoring in International Studies or History may register prior to date specified in Registration guide. Contact the History Department. #INTL 2P72 Sociolinguistics (also offered as LING 2P72) Language in its social context: bilingualism and linguistic variation; social factors that interact with language; cultural implications of language learning and language behaviour. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: LING 1F94 or permission of the Chair of Applied Linguistics. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTL 3P92. #INTL 2P83 Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Contemporary World (also offered as SOCI 2P83) Anthropological perspectives on current global issues approached through geographically diverse ethnographic case studies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: one of INTL 1F90, SOCI 1F90, 1P80 (2P82), permission of the instructor. #INTL 2P97 Global Issues in Infectious Diseases (also offered as CHSC 2P97) World changes and their influence on emergence and re-emergence of infectious organisms; antimicrobials and drug resistance, immunizations, immuno-compromised host, nosocomial infections, food and water safety, infectious etiology of cancer and other chronic diseases, infection and tourism, bioterrorism. Lectures, 3 hours per week Restriction: open to BMED, CHSC, CHLH and HLSC majors until the date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite: INTL 1F90 or CHSC 1F90. #INTL 2P99 Canadian Women in a Global Context (also offered as SOCI 2P99 and WISE 2P99) Social, political, economic and cultural issues. Topics may include rights of Aboriginal women, reproductive rights and ethics, marginalization of immigrant women, activist movements, and the impact and inadequacy of government policy. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: WISE 2P90 or permission of the instructor. #INTL 3F94 International Field Course (also offered as TREN 3F94) Intensive field course in another country, in an area of study of environment interest. Restriction: permission of the instructor. Note: consult the Tourism and Environment Department prior to registration. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. Completion of this course will replace previouss assigned grade and credit obtained in ENVI 3F70 and 3F94. #INTL 3P11 International Tourism (also offered as TREN 3P11) Changes in power relations, environment, society, culture and economy through the globalization of tourism. Human rights and inequality in international tourism. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to TREN majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must hold a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: TREN 1F90 (ENVI 1P90, 1P91, RECL 1P98 or TOUR 1P98) or permission of instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in TOUR (RECL) 3P78. INTL 3P14 Applications of Theories and Models in Intercultural Relations Communication and encounters with intergroup negotiation, collaboration, peace-making, peace-keeping and conflict resolution. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #INTL 3P21 Global Conventions on Environment and Development (also offered as TREN 3P21) Attempts of the global community to set policy through processes such as the World Conservation Strategy, the Brundtland Commission, Agenda 21 and the Commission on Sustainable Development. Lectures, seminar, workshop, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to TREN majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must hold a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: TREN 1F90 (ENVI 1P90, 1P91, RECL 1P98 or TOUR 1P98) or permission of instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in TOUR (ENVI/INTL) 2P94. #INTL 3P60 The World of Genghis Khan: Inner Asia since 500 BC (also offered as HIST 3P60) History of Mongolia, Tibet and Xinjiang. Political, economic, social and cultural topics. Emphasis on the nomadic encounter with the settled world (China, Russia), including the medieval nomadic invasions, the Great Game and nationalistic policies in the 20th century. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisites: one HIST credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 and one HIST credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: seminars will include films and primary sources (in translation). HIST 2P96 recommended. Students minoring in International Studies or History may register prior to date specified in Registration guide. Contact the History Department. #INTL 3P61 Diplomacy of the Pacific Rim (also offered as HIST 3P61) History of the relations among the major powers around the Pacific Ocean focussing on China and Japan, and their interaction with the world since the 16th century. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisites: one HIST credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 and one HIST credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: HIST 2F92 recommended. Students minoring in International Studies or History may register prior to date specified in Registration guide. Contact the History Department. #INTL 3P62 Global Economic History, 1700-1980 (also offered as HIST 3P62) Cotton, china and opium: development of the world economy in an age of industrial growth. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisites: one HIST credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 and one HIST credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: students minoring in International Studies or History may register prior to date specified in Registration guide. Contact the History Department. #INTL 3P70 International Field Course (also offered as TREN 3P70) Intensive field course in another country of relevance to Tourism and Environment. Restriction: permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: INTL 1F90 (1P95), TREN 1F90 (ENVI 1P90, 1P91, RECL 1P98 or TOUR 1P98) or permission of the Chair. Note: consult the Tourism and Environment Department prior to registration. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENVI 3P70. #INTL 3P79 Nature, Development and the Politics of Knowledge (also offered as GEOG 3P79) Recent theories regarding the social construction of nature and their implications for refiguring the colonial and postcolonial history of development and for envisioning a more just world order. Analysis of the production of old and new knowledge of nature and of their translation into environmental and development policies. Lectures, seminar, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to GEOG (single or combined) and GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite: one of GEOG 2P13, TREN 2P28, 3P19, 3P21, POLI 2F20, 2F30, INTL 2P52, SOCI 2P73, 2P85, WISE 2P96, HIST 2P99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in GEOG 2Q96 (2P96). #INTL 3P80 Geography and International Development (also offered as GEOG 3P80) Analysis of international development theory, policy and practice. Development's relation to globalization, imperialism and neo-colonialism. Development solutions to environmental problems. Selected case studies from the developing world. Lectures, seminar, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to GEOG (single or combined) and GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite: INTL 1F90 (1P95), GEOG 1F90 or permission of the instructor. INTL 3P90 Text-based Research Project Supervised individual text-based research in an area of international studies not represented by other courses. Restriction: permission of the Director. INTL 3P91 International Field Research Project Supervised individual data-collection or observational research in an area of international studies. Restriction: permission of the Director. Note: may be undertaken while participating in one of the international exchange programs or an approved equivalent international academic experience. #INTL 4P11 Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism and Environment (also offered as TREN 4P11) Cultural differences in philosophy and approaches to the natural and social environments, tourism resources, natural resources, environmental policies and management. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to TREN majors with a minimum of 12.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Note: students minoring in International studies may register. Contact the Department of Tourism and Environment. #INTL 4P21 Issues in the Global System (also offered as TREN 4P21) Power relationships, economic factors, cultural patterns, globalization and extra-state phenomena such as pollution and disease. Role and possibilities for leadership, with a view to leadership developments. Seminar, 3 hours per week Restriction: minimum of 14.0 overall credits or permission of the Director.  
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INTL 3N01 Internship in Intercultural Studies Volunteer non-credit internship in an intercultural setting within Ontario. Restriction: permission of the Director. Note: offered through the Office of Co-op Services.  
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