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Fall 2019
Nov 30,2020
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INTL 100 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

International Studies Department

INTL 127 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
An introduction to the complex political, economic, and social interactions between governments, cultures, individuals, and other forces in the world. Topics will include social change and modernization, peace and war, rich nations vs. poor, and the global environment and community. Documentary films and guest speakers will be included in the course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

INTL 130 - GLOBAL FIELD EXPERIENCE
This is a short-term study abroad course in which students will visit and learn about a country outside of the USA. Students will be introduced to the social and geographic context of the country and explore one or two global issues (such as social inequality and social justice movements, environmental challenges and sustainability, livelihoods and globalization, human rights and democratization). In the country, students will engage in service learning or community-based learning, which entails learning directly from members of the community that they are visiting.
0.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

International Studies Department

INTL 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Studies Department

INTL 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Studies Department

INTL 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

International Studies Department

INTL 204 - PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF ASIA
This course investigates Asian society and culture, especially Japan, as they relate to our lives in the United States. The course has three foci. First, we examine the notion of culture by investigating the complexity of what we consider to be "Japanese culture.” "Culture" is constructed through interactions with other “cultures” in particular political economic contexts. It is fluid and ever changing. We challenge the myth ofJapan’s homogeneity and investigate multicultural and hybrid Japan. We focus on the history and experiences of ethnic minorities in Japan, especially Zainichi Koreans and people with African descent. In this course, we learn how we imagine and construct what "Japanese culture" is through analyzing media images, popular culture, food, linguistic signs, and various discourses. Second, we explore social issues surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident of 3/11/2011 and its aftermath. We will read various articles, watch lectures from diverse viewpoints on YouTube, welcome a guest speaker, and discuss the sustainability and safety of nuclear power plants in Japan and their link to the global weapons race. Students will engage in activities to raise awareness about the issues surrounding Fukushima and beyond (midterm project). Third, we analyze the manifestations of these imaginings of culture in the United States by focusing on the linguistic landscape in our area. There will be a hands—on activity (final project) on the topic. We will study these topics through class lectures; writing discussion papers; class discussions of video clips, films we see in class, and assigned readings; listening to guest lectures; organizing activities to raise awareness about the situation in Fukushima; doing out-of-class research on the linguistic landscape; and writing mid-term and final papers. This is a General Education Program Course. This course will examine the interconnectedness of political, economic, and cultural domains and construction of cultural representations. It will provide a context through which students can learn to interpret and critically analyze world events and interactions.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

INTL 214 - ISLAM,POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
In this course we study Islam as a religion and an ideology, the political dynamics in Muslim World, Islamic governments and movements, Muslims' perceptions of and encounters with the West, and the impact of these perceptions and interactions on the international system. This course is cross-listed with POLI 214.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

INTL 230 - CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA
This course introduces students to contemporary social issues in South Asia, the countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The course will explore key social structures in South Asia: caste, family, gender and religion, then move on to examine political and economic issues, such as post- colonialism, development, democratization and conflict. Students will also learn about the South Asian diaspora and engage with the South Asian community in the New York metropolitan area. After completing the course, students should be able to understand the implications of a newspaper or academic article on South Asia. The course will prepare students who seek to participate in the Ramapo College Semester in South India program or work or study in other parts of South Asia.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

INTL 235 - CHINESE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
A brief introduction to the history and culture of China from 16th century B.C. to 1919 A.D. It will give students a grasp of major political and social events, the development of culture, literature, and art in China during this long period of 4,000 years. The course will be an indispensable guide to Chinese civilization.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

INTL 250 - CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
This course will examine the role and impact of evolving international institutions and structures on various international human rights problems and issues such as genocide, human trafficking, torture and other denials of fundamental human rights. An emphasis will be placed on examining-what strategies work to improve the protection of human rights.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Race & Ethnicity, MJ-Amer-Amer in the World, Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Values and Ethics, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, MJ-INTL-Global Issues Conc

INTL 255 - THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF NORTH AMERICA
A study of the economic integration of North America between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico. This focus on the North American Region will include the politics, economics, geography, people, and the business environment of the three countries. The proposed North American Free Trade Agreement, including the debates on U.S. approval by Congress during the Presidential campaign of 1992, will be a significant part of the course material.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Amer in the World

INTL 282 - CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
Formerly: INTL 382. This course studies political institutions, political dynamics, ethno-religious conflicts, state system, historical/colonial background, revolutionary upheavals, political economy, the impact of culture and religion on politics, and external relations of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). MENA is a geographic area covering large parts of Africa and Southwest Asia. The traditional definitions of the MENA, however, included only a handful of countries located in Southwest Asia with Egypt as the only country representing Africa. But MENA is a much larger geopolitical and cultural area. The spread of Islam, centuries of domination by Arabs, Turks, and the Persians, and the enduring impact of their cultures and languages well justify a new and more realistic definition of MENA. The new definition to which this course subscribes includes the old designation plus parts of the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the entire North Africa. However, because of time constraint, most of countries located in Central Asia and the Caucasus will fall outside the scope of this course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, MJ-INTL-Area Studies-Africa

INTL 283 - CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA
This course is designed to introduce students to the politics, culture and socio-econmic realities of contemporary Latin America. Major themes of the course include patterns of political violence, democratization, US influence, race and economic transformation. The approach includes detailed case studies of countries as well as exploration of broad trends in the region. The course is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing especially on insights from political science, anthroplogy, sociology, public health, human rights advocates, and economics.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

INTL 290 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course changes from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

INTL 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Studies Department

INTL 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Studies Department

INTL 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student Interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 8.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

International Studies Department

INTL 310 - CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
An in-depth examination of 3-4 contemporary issues in international relations. The case studies selected will vary each time the course is offered. Possible issues include: the Mid East, nuclear weapons, economical development, the global environment, and the role of the media in foreign policy. This is an advanced course designed for students with a background and interest in international relations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Amer in the World, MJ-AMER-America in the World, MJ-AMER-Advanced Cat Elective, MJ-INTL-Global Issues Conc

INTL 312 - CHINESE CINEMA: HISTORY AND POLITICS
This course will explore major social issues in traditional and contemporary China through the themes presented in the movies. It will also examine the political influence over film production. A number of films will be selected and analyzed from historical, political, and cultural perspectives in conjunction with the instructor's lectures.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, MJ-INTL-Area Studies-Asia

INTL 314 - SPANISH CINEMA
This course introduces students to the history of the Spanish film industry before the onset of the Spanish Civil War, during the Spanish Civil War and after The Spanish Civil War. A selection of Spanish films will be viewed and analyzed from their historical, sociological, and political points of view. The artistic, cultural and lexical aspects of the films will be also an important part of class discussions. We will learn why some Luis Bunuel's movies were not filmed in Spain but in Mexico. We will be acquainted with the effects of the war from 1936 until late 20th century Spain.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, MJ-INTL-Area Studies-Europe, MJ-INTL-Area Stds-Latin Amer

INTL 315 - FRENCH CINEMA
This course introduces students to the specific forms of French cinema at different periods. A selection of films, exemplifying great French directors (Carne, Gance, Renoir, Resnais, Truffaut, etc.) will be discussed in their historical, social, and artistic contexts. The language and culture aspects of these productions will also be stressed. The films will be shown with English subtitles. Both French and English may be used in class activities. Students who choose to do all their essays and papers in French may use their credits as part of the French minor.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, MJ-INTL-Area Studies-Europe

INTL 318 - ITALIAN CINEMA
The development of cinema in Italy; its rebirth after World War II; and the achievements of major directors (Visconti, Rossellini, DeSica, Fellini, Wertmuller, and others) will be studied. The films will be discussed in their historical, social, and artistic contexts. The language and cultural aspects of these productions will also be stressed. Films will be shown with English subtitles. Both Italian and English may be used in class activities. Students who choose to do all their essays and papers in Italian may use their credits as part of the Italian minor.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, MJ-INTL-Area Studies-Europe

INTL 320 - ITALIAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY
This course will provide students with an in-depth overview and analysis of the events and issues that have shaped contemporary Italy and the lives of Italians. We will examine topics such as regionalism, language, social and political cultures, the Church, feminism, resistance, organized crime, literature, cinema, the mass media, music, fashion and style and the impact global trends have had on Italian culture. American stereotypes of Italy and Italians will also be addressed. Students will be encouraged to particpate actively in classroom discussions. Upon completion of this course, students will have acquired a sufficient appreciation of modern Italian culture and an analytical framework suitable to addressing and understanding complex cultural issues in Italy with a certain depth and sophistication.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, MJ-INTL-Area Studies-Europe

INTL 325 - CUBA: REVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION
This two-week study abroad course in Cuba introduces students to the country’s history and culture by focusing on the themes of revolution and evolution. As an interdisciplinary program, the course seeks to expose students to how politics and aesthetics have undergone change under socialism, and how Cubans have negotiated their lives in an increasingly interdependent and unipolar world. Students will come to appreciate a historical event – a revolution – as a process that needs to take into account a changing scenario. The historical perspective will serve to explain the evolving nature of U.S.-Cuba relations. Additionally, students will use reflection papers, writing, photography, and various interactions with students, academics, professionals, and everyday Cubans to learn how the “real” Cuba compares and contrasts with representations of the island in U.S. popular culture and elsewhere. Assignments will guide students through multiple areas of exploration, and half way through the course they will identify their own area of investigation, which will lead towards a self-chosen final project. This course will be divided between two pre-travel meetings at Ramapo, two weeks in Cuba, and one post-travel activity at Ramapo. Prior to the trip, students will complete readings and film screenings that will help familiarize them with the topics and paces they will encounter in-country. In Cuba, ten days will be spent in Havana and four days in Santiago de Cuba. During this time, students will complete writing assignments and take digital photographs. Upon our return, they will present a final project of their choice (paper, poster display or photographic exhibition) at Ramapo. This is a cross-listed course with LLAS-325.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential Learning, Fieldwork, Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

International Studies Department

INTL 337 - HUMAN RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA
This course examines patterns of human rights abuse in Latin America over the last 40 years, as well as how to governments, non-governmental organizations, and people of the region have fought back against such abuses. This course fulfills an International Issues category General Education requirement because it provides "a context through which students learn to interpret and critically analyze recent world events, focusing on the coordination of economic, cultural, social, and political activities. Courses will examine the increasing interconnectedness of nations and peoples throughout the 20th and 21st centuries."
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

INTL 339 - U.S.- LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS
This course examines the complex relationship between the US and Latin America. Though we begin with an examination of this relationship in 19th century, the focus of the course is on the Cold War and contemporary periods. Major themes include human rights, immigration, trade and economic relations, as well as diplomatic and cultural exchanges. We will examine not only how the US influences and impacts Latin America, but also how Latin America influences and impacts the US. This course fulfills an International Issues category General Education requirement because it provides "a context through which students learn to interpret and critically analyze recent world events, focusing on the coordination of economic, cultural, social, and political activities. Courses will examine the increasing interconnectedness of nations and peoples throughout the 20th and 21st centuries."
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Amer in the World, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

INTL 388 - CO-OP/INTERNSHIP INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
An academic program in which students are placed in work positions relevant to their academic majors and career goals. The program integrates academic work on-campus with supervised off-campus work experience in both the public and private sectors. Students may take up to two Co-ops in their academic career at Ramapo College. Students must be at least a Sophomore and have a 2.0 or better average to be eligible. Transfer students must have completed at least 16 credits at Ramapo.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Co-Op

International Studies Department

INTL 390 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

International Studies Department

INTL 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Studies Department

INTL 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Studies Department

INTL 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar?s Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

International Studies Department

INTL 450 - GLOBAL ISSUES SEMINAR
This course is the capstone for International Studies majors and has three major components: thematic, professional, and research. In the thematic component students will explore from an interdisciplinary perspective the multiple dimensions of globalization and how people have responded to the expansion of a capitalist economy through various political, social, and cultural strategies. People around the world live and relate to each other in countless ways, however some systems of interaction are more visible and powerful than others. By understanding these systems and how people function within them or resist them, students will gain a better understanding of international processes work, the issues they influence, and how they may affect the lives of individuals. The course will draw from sources and theories in Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Geography, Law, Literature, Political Science, and Sociology. Students will draw from the courses they have taken for their major to undertake a research project in an area of their interest using qualitative, quantitative, or both methods. Early in the course we will discuss the methodologies and map out a plan for the research project. As the culmination of the students' experience in International Studies, the course will encourage students to explore the options available to them beyond graduation, including fellowships, graduate school, and career options. To prepare students for the next step in their professional lives, the course will have a professional development component. This course will run as a discussion seminar where all students are required to participate.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

International Studies Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

INTL 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Studies Department

INTL 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Studies Department


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