International Studies (INS)

INS-198 American Ways (2 credits)

This course is intended to provide our international students with an extended introduction and orientation to American life and culture. In addition to addressing such important issues as visa status, health and medical care and insurance, work restrictions, social security numbers, banking, etc., the course will introduce our students to the broader social and cultural currents of American life.

Prerequisite(s): For international students, others by permit. Take concurrent with ILA-100 in fall & spring terms.

INS-298 Orientation for Independent Study Abroad (0 credits)

This Orientation for Independent Study Abroad prepares students for an independent short-term study abroad experience through one or two 2-3 hour sessions. We will address preparation for intercultural immersion and deal with practical aspects, including resources for becoming familiar with the host county, cross-cultural perception and adjustment, and health and safety practices.

INS-299 Orientation to International Study (1 credit)

This course prepares students planning to spend a semester or year abroad for the international study experience. Challenges and opportunities are considered. Through experiential and theoretical exploration, students will prepare practically and holistically for intercultural immersion.

Prerequisite(s): Other Information Fall 2018: Meets Friday 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept 28, Oct 12, Nov 2, 16, 30 & Dec 7 Pre-requisites: . Required before semester of study abroad. . Junior standing or IIC Approval . Good Academic and Financial standing. . IIC recommendation needed to register. . Completed IIC Study Abroad application due in IIC September 15, 2018. Fees: 1) $ 500 Administration Fee unless you enroll in Alverno Exchange Partner program. 2) Monthly health insurance fee (waived if program includes health insurance). 3) Depending on country, you may be required to pay a visa fee or residency permit. This will be discussed during the course. Meets March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20, May 4 & 11.

INS-299A Return From International Study (1 credit)

Having completed a semester or year of study abroad, this course will help you look at your reentry to the United States and how you might make "good sense" of what you have learned and experienced. Activities will allow you to debrief and plan for your semester back on campus.

INS-300 International Studies (0 credits)

Each of the general education courses in this series includes a travel-abroad component. Drawing on a series of detailed class discussions, the student conducts a systematic analysis of a particular topic or set of topics in the context of the culture or society under study. The course culminates in a two-week trip abroad in which she integrates and extends her learning on site. Examples of INS courses include Historic Arts of Italy, which focuses on the Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque art periods; Art and Religion in the Americas, in which the student explores the ways in which art and religion function to create a meaningful way of life for the people of the Americas; and People, Culture and Society, which is designed with a behavioral science focus that examines the interplay among behavior, culture, and social organization in contemporary societies.

INS-301 People Culture & Society (3 credits)

This course gives you the opportunity to explore the history and culture of Vietnam. While in the United States, we will study the history of the country, especially since 1880. We will also study the religions and current political system in Vietnam and learn elementary Vietnamese. We will cover the civil war that lasted from 1945 to 1975, but we will not focus on that war.

Prerequisite(s): $150.00 deposit in the Business Office required to register for this course. You will be required to sign a financial agreement when paying the deposit; it identifies dates when fees are charged to you. Pre-requisites: Open to all Alverno College students-no prerequisites Must be 18 years of age. INS-301 counts as the GEC-300 requirement. Scanned Color Copy of Passport emailed to Judeen.Schulte@alverno.edu by September 9, 2015. If your passport is due to expire before July 1, 2016, you must renew your passport before an airline ticket will be issued. Contact IIC at 414-382-6008 if you need information about how to obtain a passport.

INS-305 Arts & Cultures of Europe: Italy (3 credits)

Truly a cultural feast for the soul, this course will engage you in the art and religion and culture of Italy. We will follow Caesar's footsteps through ancient Rome, demystify the history, allegory, techniques of Renaissance art, walk along cobblestone streets into breathtaking Cathedrals, engage in hands-on art projects and learn how to prepare Italian cuisine. Through visiting and studying in three cities, this trip to Italy offers you an experience of a lifetime. Medieval-walled cities of Italy will embrace you in the birthplace of the Renaissance. Linked with the history of humanity, Rome served as a capital of an empire which dominated the Mediterranean world for centuries. It thereafter became the spiritual capital of the Christian world. Florence, the symbol of the Renaissance rose to economic and cultural power under the Medici in the 15th and 16th centuries. Assisi, a medieval city built on a hill, is the birthplace of St. Francis and closely associated with the work of the Franciscan Order that focuses of the universal message of peace and tolerance to all religions and beliefs.

Prerequisite(s): One HFA-210 completed. One Communication Level 3 ICM completed. Other information Registration: $150 deposit in the Business Office is required before registration. Cost: The estimated trip cost of $3,700 will be added to your fall tuition bill, $500 of which is non-refundable after Friday, May 18, 2018. The cost may change depending on the enrollment and the USD exchange fluctuation. Please note: the travel cost is in addition to the regular tuition for the course. You will be required to sign a financial agreement when paying the deposit; it identifies dates when fees are charged to you. The Entire trip cost is non-refundable after Wednesday, September 5, 2018 even if you drop the course and do not travel. Plan for an additional amount of $500-700 for optional expenses and free time. Class meets: Thursday 6:10-9:30 p.m. In class meeting seven times TBD Travel dates: January 13-24, 2019 Enrollment: Enrollment limited to 20 persons. While students will have first preference, family and friends of Alverno students are welcome to take the trip, without taking the course. Contact the IIC for details. Pre-requisites: (Students lacking prerequisites may contact the instructors to discuss obtaining the permission of the instructors to enroll.) . INS-305: One HFA-210; One Level 3 ICM . GEC-333: One Level 3 ICM, Analysis Level 3; Social Interaction Level 3; Developing a Global Perspective Level 2; Effective Citizenship Level 2 . Counts as AHS elective for Art Majors. Other substitutions may be possible. Check with your advisor. . Must be 18 years of age. . Scanned Color Copy of Passport emailed to Judeen.Schulte@Alverno.edu by September 5, 2018. If your passport is due to expire before October 1, 2018, you must renew your passport before an airline ticket will be issued. Contact the IIC if you need information about how to obtain a passport.

INS-308 Art & Religion of Asia (3 credits)

This course gives students the opportunity to explore the ways in which art and religion function to create a meaningful way of life for people in Asian countries. Through travel and in-class learning opportunities, students will engage in learning activities that will familiarize them with contemporary and historical artistic and religious expressions of key Asian cultures.

Prerequisite(s): Communication Level 3 ICM completed; one course in HFA-210 elective completed; Dev a Global Perspective Level 2 completed. (LA 221 completed for Weekend students) Student lacking prerequisites may take course with permission of the instructors. $150 deposit in the Business Office required before registration. Course fee/trip cost approximately $3700 will be added to student tuition bill. The cost may change depending on the enrollment and the Yuan/USD exchange. You will be required to sign a financial agreement when paying the deposit; it identifies dates when fees are charged to you. Entire course fee/trip cost is non-refundable. Students should also plan for an additional amount of $500-700 for optional expenses and free time. . This 3 credit course is equivalent to: WEC HUM 300 courses and WDC HFA 310 courses. Other substitutions may be possible. Check with your advisor. . Must be 18 years of age. . Scanned Color Copy of Passport emailed to Judeen.Schulte@Alverno.edu. If your passport is due to expire,you must renew your passport before an airline ticket will be issued. Contact the IIC if you need information about how to obtain a passport.

INS-309 Coastal Cities (3 credits)

In the Coastal Cities: Baltic Sea program, you will spend the Spring 2018 Semester studying Milwaukee as a coastal city, focusing on how its location on Lake Michigan impacts the city. To gain a broader perspective, students will explore the impact of the Baltic Sea on the cities of Gdansk, Poland, Kalmar and Malm?, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, students will study how the city and water interact environmentally, economically, physically and culturally. A series of projects and adventures will get students out exploring these cities and their waterfronts.

Prerequisite(s): Additional information: Class Day and Time: Class meetings are WEC Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Class Dates: Saturday, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 24, Apr. 7, Apr. 21, May 5, 2018 Travel dates: June 14-24, 2018 Registration and Cost: $150 deposit in the Business Office required before registration. Course fee/trip cost of approximately $ 4,100 will be added to student tuition bill, $500 confirmation cost of which is non-refundable after December 15, 2017. Entire course fee/trip cost is non-refundable as of January 31, 2018, even if you drop the course itself and do not travel. The cost will be reduced if the enrollment is 13 students or more. Students should also plan for an additional amount of $ 300 for optional expenses and free time. The exact amount of this extra spending money is dependent on your own spending habits. Also, it will depend on the conversion rate for the dollar at the time of travel. Pre-requisites: DGP Levels 1 & 2, Valuing in Decision Making Levels 1& 2, Analysis Levels 1&2 or permission of instructor. All participants in the course and trip must be 18 years of age and have, or immediately obtain, a valid passport. Scanned Color Copy of Passport emailed to Judeen.Schulte@alverno.edu by February 20, 2018. If your passport is due to expire before May 1, 2018, you must renew your passport immediately. Contact the IIC if you need information about how to obtain, or renew, a passport.

INS-397 Independent Study (8 credits)

Under the approval and direction of a faculty member, independent study is available to students.

INS-402 Short-Term Travel: China (0 credits)

INS-403 Short-Term Travel: Costa Rica (0 credits)

Prerequisite(s): This is a short-term travel course for personal enrichment travelers. Contact the IIC Office for details.

INS-404 Short-Term Travel: Costal Citi (0 credits)

Prerequisite(s): This is a short-term travel course for personal enrichment travelers. Contact the IIC Office for details.

INS-411 Short-Term Travel: Italy (0 credits)

INS-412 Short-Term Travel: Jamaica (0 credits)

INS-445 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)

This short-term travel course to Costa Rica focuses on Sustainability. As you learn and apply models for effective Intercultural Communication and study the people, history, and culture of Costa Rica, you will experience first-hand Costa Rica's nation-wide focus on sustainable practices in rainforest preservation, food production, energy and marine resources, and much more.

Prerequisite(s): Additional information: Class meetings are Thursday 6-9 p.m. Class Dates: Jan 25, Feb 8, Mar 15 & Apr 19 Travel dates: May 20-29, 2018 Registration and Cost: $150 deposit in the Business Office required before registration. Course fee/trip cost of approximately $ 3,000 will be added to student tuition bill, $500 confirmation cost of which is non-refundable after December 15, 2017. Entire course fee/trip cost is non-refundable as of January 31, 2018, even if you drop the course itself and do not travel. Enrollment limited to 15 students. Students should also plan for an additional amount of $ 50 for optional expenses and free time. The exact amount of this extra spending money is dependent on your own spending habits. Scanned Color Copy of Passport emailed to Judeen.Schulte@alverno.edu by February 20, 2018. If your passport is due to expire before May 1, 2018, you must renew your passport immediately. Contact the IIC if you need information about how to obtain, or renew, a passport. Important notes: --Attendance at on-campus classes is mandatory. --All travelers must be able to participate in physical activities such as hiking on rough terrain over a sustained period of time. --We are able to accommodate vegetarian diets; however, we may not be able to modify meals for other dietary restrictions. --Because travelers are in class during this trip, cell phones are restricted during excursions, lectures and group processing time except to take photos or make notes. --There are no single-occupancy options. Travelers will be sharing rooms with 1-5 others depending on the venue (hotel, cabana, B&B or student lodge)

INS-445C Intercultural Communication (3 credits)

This short-term travel course to Costa Rica focuses on Sustainability. As you learn and apply models for effective Intercultural Communication and study the people, history, and culture of Costa Rica, you will experience first-hand Costa Rica's nation-wide focus on sustainable practices in rainforest preservation, food production, energy and marine resources, and much more.

Prerequisite(s): Additional information: Class meetings are Thursday 6-9 p.m. Class Dates: Jan 25, Feb 8, Mar 15 & Apr 19 Travel dates: May 20-29, 2018 Registration and Cost: $150 deposit in the Business Office required before registration. Course fee/trip cost of approximately $ 3,000 will be added to student tuition bill, $500 confirmation cost of which is non-refundable after December 15, 2017. Entire course fee/trip cost is non-refundable as of January 31, 2018, even if you drop the course itself and do not travel. Enrollment limited to 15 students. Students should also plan for an additional amount of $ 50 for optional expenses and free time. The exact amount of this extra spending money is dependent on your own spending habits. Scanned Color Copy of Passport emailed to Judeen.Schulte@alverno.edu by February 20, 2018. If your passport is due to expire before May 1, 2018, you must renew your passport immediately. Contact the IIC if you need information about how to obtain, or renew, a passport. Important notes: --Attendance at on-campus classes is mandatory. --All travelers must be able to participate in physical activities such as hiking on rough terrain over a sustained period of time. --We are able to accommodate vegetarian diets; however, we may not be able to modify meals for other dietary restrictions. --Because travelers are in class during this trip, cell phones are restricted during excursions, lectures and group processing time except to take photos or make notes. --There are no single-occupancy options. Travelers will be sharing rooms with 1-5 others depending on the venue (hotel, cabana, B&B or student lodge)

INS-497 Independent Study (8 credits)

Under the approval and direction of a faculty member, independent study is available to students.

INS-498 Alverno College Exchange Prog (3 credits)

INS-498 Alverno College Exchange Program is the "placeholder" course for study with Alverno College's Exchange Partners during the fall or spring semesters. Students will usually enroll in INS-299 Orientation to International Study in the Spring semester prior to travel. Students will work with the IIC to complete the Permit to Take Courses Elsewhere and the IIC Course Equivalency form prior to travel.

Prerequisite(s): Requirements . IIC approval based on approvals from the Registrar, Financial Aid, Business Office, completion of the Educational Loan Agreement, and submission of the Statement of Evidence of Financial Support . Junior standing or IIC Approval . Good Academic and Financial standing Course Fee: Usual full-term Alverno tuition.

INS-498S Alverno College Exchange Prog (1 credit)

INS-498S Alverno College Exchange Program is the "placeholder" course for study with Alverno College's Exchange Partners during the summer or winter interim. Students enrolling in this course are expected to work with the IIC to manage enrollment and preparation for the interim program during the fall and spring prior to the summer of travel. Students will usually enroll in INS-299 Orientation to International Study in the Spring semester prior to travel. Students will work with the IIC to complete the Permit to Take Courses Elsewhere and the IIC Course Equivalency form prior to travel.

Prerequisite(s): Other information: Required if planning study during summer semester at an Alverno Partner Exchange program, requires IIC recommendation . Junior standing or IIC Approval . Good Academic and Financial standing . IIC recommendation need to register Course Fee: Visa or residency permit as your destination requires

INS-698 American Ways (0 credits)

This course is intended to provide our international students with an extended introduction and orientation to American life and culture. In addition to addressing such important issues as visa status, health and medical care and insurance, work restrictions, social security numbers, banking, etc., the course will introduce our students to the broader social and cultural currents of American life.