Course NumberNameDescription
IS 1000Introduction to International Studies (Core)Addresses strategies for understanding international relations, human rights, sustainable development and environmental stewardship. These and other aspects of internationalization are studied in various social, cultural, economic, historical, and political contexts. …
IS/CE 2000The Politics of Citizenship (Core)This course is designed to introduce students to citizenship as a theoretical and applied concept. It will focus on the following themes: conceptions of citizenship; conditions for active citizenship; citizenship …
IS/CE 3000Sociology of Global Issues (Core)Encourages students to make use of sociological perspectives in an effort to be critically aware of global issues and opportunities, particularly in reference to the developing world. COURSE NUMBER IS/CE …
IS 2050Macro Economics (Req’d of majors)This course is about exploring, understanding and being able to make appropriate responses regarding the underlying issues and the conditions that are required for long term self-sustained growth and socioeconomic …
IS 3583Practical Nonviolence and Peace-BuildingThis course will help students understand the various components of the process of effective advocacy and will give them an opportunity to get involved in an advocacy campaign. This is …
CA 3120Cultural Anthropology / Anthropology of ReligionHow (and why) do we learn about beliefs that are fundamentally different than our own? We will explore some of the basic tools that anthropology uses in approaching, describing, and …
Hist/IS 2/3340Counterculture PoliticsFrom flappers and feminists to skinheads and Neo-Nazis, from hippies and the peace movement to American Evangelicals and the New Christian Right: for over a century, countercultures have freely mixed …
Hist/IS 3810Intentional Community in North AmericaExamines the rich history of intentional community in North America and explores the religious, economic, cultural and utopian roots involved in the development of these communities. The course will examine …
Hist/IS 3820History of Political IdeologiesIdeologies provide us with a lens through which we make sense of who we are and of the social order that we live in. In this course, we examine the …
IS/Hist/Phil 3830Religion in the Public Sphere'What is the role of religion in political activism?  To what extent is it acceptable for people to base their politics on their religious views? What role does the separation …
IS 2113Perspectives on Southeast Asia (Travel Semester)This course is delivered in collaboration with three partner universities in Southeast Asia (SEA): Chiang Mai University (CMU), Northwest University (NWU), and the University of Malaysia – Sabah (UMS). It …
IS 2120Mass Media, Culture and Social ChangeWhat really happened with KONY 2012? Did Twitter help the Arab Spring? Can we trust what we read in the news? In this course we will reflect on the pervasive …
IS 2121Cross-cultural SociologyThis course introduces students to various aspects of cultural intelligence and sociology as they relate to cross-cultural travel generally and for the Asia study abroad term specifically. COURSE NUMBER IS …
IS 3090Field Experience (Req’d for Majors)This course gives IS students an opportunity to participate in efforts directed at addressing issues that have international significance. Students will identify, contact and coordinate work co-op, internship or volunteer …
IS 3093Humanitarian Issues in Contemporary EuropeThis course exposes International Studies students to selected issues currently present in the European Union and what measures are being taken to address them. The international context of this course …
IS/CE 3124Language, Culture, and IdentityThis course will explore the nature of and relationship between language(s) and culture(s), both in theory and through contemporary and historical case studies spanning a variety of cultures and languages, …
IS 2/3131Southeast Asian Culture through Film (Travel Semester)Film is a powerful medium for engaging and exploring our response to different cultures. This course introduces film studies as a preparation (or follow-up) for travelling to Southeast Asia, comparing …
IS 3142First Nations Voices and ThemesThis course will be centred around a series of 6-8 evening lectures, presented by First Nations speakers and/or by individuals who have significant experience or expertise in First Nations issues. …
IS 3142Education for ReconciliationThis course will be centred around a series of 6-8 evening lectures, presented by First Nations speakers and/or by individuals who have significant experience or expertise in First Nations issues. …
IS 3162Education for Reconciliation This course is designed for students who want to learn more about Indigenous history, culture and current political realities in Canada and more locally. In the aftermath of the Truth …
IS 3191Intercultural Learning OpportunityThe International Studies department will facilitate a short-term (generally 10-14 days) travel course to a cross-cultural destination. This may involve going to a developing country OR to locations within North …
IS 3192Intercultural Learning OpportunityThe International Studies department will facilitate a short-term (generally 10-14 days) travel course to a cross-cultural destination. This may involve going to a developing country OR to locations within North …
IS 3220Sustainable LivingThis course will challenge your assumptions about what is essential for living well.  It will be a very practical course in one sense - helping you to understand and reduce …
IS 3320Principles and Practices of Effective International DevelopmentThere is a great deal of humanitarian relief and development work being done by organizations and agencies from within civil society (that is, non government agencies). While many of these …
IS/Eng 3330Global Short FictionProvides an overview of fictional short stories from  various countries in Africa, the Middle East, Europe  and Asia; examines the current political, economic  and cultural context of each country and …
IS/Hist/Psy 3491Introduction to the European Union (Travel Semester)Introduces the European union, its history, present circumstances, significance, and future directions. Investigates similarities and differences between the political structures of individual nations that make up the EU and explores …
IS/RS 3511Encountering World ReligionsThis course is a part of the Asia Study Abroad term for 2nd and 3rd year students at SSU. Much of this course is based on experiential learning during religious …
CA/IS/CE 3720Qualitative Research Methods: EthnographyQualitative research allows us to understand the “why” of human behaviour. As its key tools, it uses interviews, participant observation, researcher participation, and surveys and questionnaires in order to understand …
IS/Hist 3810Intentional Community in North AmericaQualitative research allows us to understand the “why” of human behaviour. As its key tools, it uses interviews, participant observation, researcher participation, and surveys and questionnaires in order to understand …
IS 3811Contemporary Issues in Southeast Asia (Travel Semester)This course will explore contemporary issues related to Southeast Asia, particularly, poverty, education, human rights, the environment, and social development. Various perspectives will be offered on each issue and we …
IS/Eng 3832Literature and the EnvironmentThis course is designed to expose students to a wide variety of writing about the environment, drawing largely from literary traditions.  Ranging from the American transcendentalists of the early nineteenth …
IS/Hist 3820History of Political IdeologiesIdeologies provide us with a lens through which we make sense of who we are and of the social order that we live in. In this course, we examine the …
IS/ENG 3836Religion in the Public SphereThis course will explore the following questions: how do members of a displaced or exiled community and/or culture remember their story and continue their history in the face of all …
RS/IS 3882Religion, Peace, and ConflictBy drawing on sacred texts and experiences of the major world religions and the available studies on religious violence and peace, this course examines how religion can intersect with other …
IS 4080Thesis Reading and ResearchFirst term exploring the possibility of an international studies thesis. Requires an approved thesis proposal, completed chapter, detailed outline and annotated bibliography. COURSE NUMBER IS 4080 DISCIPLINE(S) International Studies
IS 4082Baccalaureate ThesisThe second term of an international studies thesis project involving the remaining chapters, overall completion and presentation. COURSE NUMBER IS 4082 DISCIPLINE(S) International Studies
IS 4084Senior Research ProjectA single term, guided research project in international studies involving the completion of an essay of 5-7000 words or equivalent. COURSE NUMBER IS 4084 DISCIPLINE(S) International Studies
IS 4090Global EngagementIt's one thing to study about global issues but another thing to get engaged in an effective way right here at home.  In this course students will discover creative ways …
IS 4472Politics, Power and IdentityThis upper level seminar course will allow students to focus on a particular theme around power and identity - for example, gender identity, feminism, indigenous identity, racial Identity, identity issues …
Eng/IS 3840Literature of Southeast Asia (Travel Semester)This course will provide an introduction to some of S.E. Asia’s contemporary authors and literature, most largely unknown to a North American audience due to the author’s origin, gender, language …
CE/IS 2000The Politics of Citizenship (CORE)Comparative Politics is designed to introduce students to the study of politics and political systems in a global context.  Richard John Neuhaus wrote, “the classical understanding of politics is that …