International Studies is a platform for any student interested in furthering their understanding of the global context, discussing international issues, and getting involved in their local community. At the first meeting of the school year, students receive further information and sign a contract stating their intention to complete International Studies (IS). Students may, however, apply for International Studies at any time by contacting the IS coordinator. Contracts are kept by the IS coordinator and students are responsible for updating the contract each semester. Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements will be presented with a certificate at the graduation ceremony.
There are three components to International Studies at Champlain College: course work, extra-curricular activities, and club membership.
Students must take at least four courses with international content. When choosing the courses, students are responsible for informing the academic advisor that they are pursuing this option. Advisors and the IS coordinator can help students choose courses with international content. Only two language courses may count towards a certificate.
All students must participate in activities organized by IS throughout the year and are encouraged to help organize and run these activities. These activities include guest conferences, public screenings and discussions, and are organized around a yearly theme chosen in consultation with IS students (e.g.Global inequalities, Indigenous peoples, etc.). These activities lead up to a symposium—a day-long event with guest speakers and audience members from our campus and local communities. Students are required to participate in the symposium.
Students are required to be active members of at least one internationally-oriented club. On campus, they may join, for example, Amnesty International, the Bishop’s/Champlain Refugee-Student Sponsorship Project or the Champlain’s Fair Trade Club.
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COURSES
|320-265-LE||Geography of Tourism|
|330-255-LE||History of the United States|
|330-256-LE||20th Century History: A Hundred Years of Conflict|
|330-984-LE||The World Today|
|340-912-LE||Making of the Modern Mind|
|345-101-MQ||One World, Many Cultures|
|345-101-MQ||A Sense of Place: The Link Between Where we Live and Who we Are|
|345-102-MQ||Islamic World Views|
|345-BEK-LE||Human Rights Perspective|
|345-BEL-LE||Contempory Moral Issues|
|385-263-LE||Introduction to International Affairs|
|387-281-LE||Social Issues and Social Problems|
|387-282-LE||Marriage and the Family|
|387-416-LE||Sociology of Unequal Relations|
|401-101-LE||Fundamentals of Business|
|401-242-LE||Principles of Financial Management|
|520-BED-LE||Italy: Art & Architecture through the Ages|
|603-102-MQ||Postcolonial Literature and Theory|
|603-103-MQ||Women Canadian Writers|
|603-103-MQ||Other Solitudes: The Literature of Canada’s Cultural Minorities|
|613-BEA-LE||Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture|
NOTE: From time to time, courses are added to or deleted from this list, and individual projects in certain courses may take on an International flavour.