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INTS 2105. Introduction to International Studies and Cross-Cultural Learning (3-0-3) Introduction to International Studies is an interdisciplinary course which creates a conceptual framework, knowledge base and skill set for students in various disciplines seeking to understand other cultures and countries, and globalization. Students will learn about the role of culture in communication and interpersonal relationships and the process of and challenges to moving between cultures. In addition the course will explore the origins and complex nature of globalization in today's world as it integrates and repels cultures and countries across the world. This course must be completed before the student has completed 12 credit hours in the International Studies Certificate.


ITDS 2726. Introduction to Cultural Diversity (1-0-1) This course is designed to familiarize students with the cultural differences of the major racial/ethnic minority groups within the United States. Myths, stereotypes, and issues concerning minority groups will also be explored. Based upon individual experiences, guest speakers, presentations, self-exploration, and lectures, students will attain knowledge that will help them better understand and relate to these groups. (Course fee required.)


ITDS 2727. Introduction to Interpersonal Skills (1-0-1) This course is designed to introduce students to basic skills needed in the helping profession. A survey of the helping discipline, including job opportunities and work settings, will be covered. Social skill training techniques in the helping field will be demonstrated and practiced across a number of settings. Interpersonal relationship concepts, evaluative and developmental issues, and conflict resolution are components in this course. This course will review requirements and competencies for further study. (Course fee required.)


ITDS 2735. Life and Career Planning (1-0-1) This course is designed to help students consider those career choices and related factors contributing to satisfaction and happiness in life. The process of goal setting and self-management by objectives will be studied in order for the student to plan systematically for a career. (Course fee required.)


ITDS 2746. Business and Society (1-0-1) An introduction to the roles of business in historical and contemporary society, the relationship between business and governmental and not-for-profit institutions, and ways in which business interacts with virtually all professions, occupations and careers. Students will investigate moral and ethical issues relating to business and societal goals, and ways by which they might be resolved. (Course fee required.)