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.