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): Pre-requisites: . Required before semester of study abroad. . Junior standing or IIC Approval . Good Academic and Financial standing. . IIC recommendation needed to register. 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.

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-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 by January 30, 2017. 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 2016 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): $150.00 deposit in the Business Office required to register for this course. You will sign a Short-Term Study Abroad (STSA) Agreement Form detailing costs when you register. Prerequisites: Dev Global Perspectives Levels 1 & 2 completed; Valuing Levels 1 & 2 completed; Analysis Levels 1 & 2 completed 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 Daniel.Leister@alverno.edu by February 10, 2016. If your passport is due to expire before May 1, 2016, 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-412 Short-Term Travel: Jamaica (0 credits)

INS-445 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)

Alverno has spent this academic year focusing on Sustainability. This short-term travel course to Costa Rica extends that study. 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): $150.00 deposit in the Business Office required to register for this course. You will sign a Short-Term Study Abroad (STSA) Agreement Form detailing costs when you register. The course fee/trip cost of $2800 will be added to your tuition billing. If, after December 18 you choose not to travel, you will be charged $500 trip cancelation. The entire course fee/trip cost is non-refundable after February 3, 2016. Plan for an additional amount of $50.00 for optional expenses and free time. Class meets: Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm on Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 14 & May 5 Travel dates: May 23-June 2, 2016 Important notes: --Attendance at on-campus classes is mandatory. --This experience involves several substantial hikes on rough terrain. Travelers need to be aware of and prepared to rise to the physical demands of this. --Most meals are prepared for a large group. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated. However, gluten-free or other special dietary options likely will not be available. Travelers are responsible for problem-solving around their food requirements. --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) Pre-requisites: --Communication Level 3 ICM completed. --Must be 18 years of age. --Scanned Color Copy of Pasport emailed to Daniel.Leister@alverno.edu by February 10, 2016. If your passport is due to expire before May 1, 2016, you must renew your passport immediately. Contact the IIC if you need information about how to obtain, or renew, a passport.

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-498 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.