International Studies (ISA)

Courses

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ISA-110. Intercultural Communication. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course explores the theory and practice of communication between individuals or groups from different cultures. Topics include a basic theoretical foundation in culture and communication, cultural values, worldview, verbal/nonverbal communication, cultural identity and intercultural competence.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007.

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ISA-215. A Survey of Islam. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course covers the central beliefs and practices of Islam, one of the major world religions. It analyzes passages in the Qur'an and their often varied interpretations among the Muslim community. It studies the life of the Prophet Muhammad and highlights of Muslim history, examines the divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, explores diverse schools of Sharia (Islamic Law), and shows the large common ground Islam shares with Christianity and Judaism in its belief in one God, major prophets, stories and ethical beliefs. Finally, the course analyzes current events in Muslim countries, especially in the Middle East.

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ISA-291. Special Topics - International Studies. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an examination of selected topics or issues in International Studies. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should contact the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ISA-292. Special Topics International Studies. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an examination of selected topics or issues in International Studies. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should contact the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.