International Studies (INS)

All INS courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to the area major field and elective requirement for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees.

All INS courses numbered 100 and above, excluding non-traditional language courses, may be used to fulfill the social sciences requirement for the Associate in Liberal Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

INS 100 Topics in International Studies (1-3)(1,0)

(1-3, 0) A multi-disciplined course designed to make students aware of Western Culture and its international heritage and the traditions that make up that heritage and to help them transcend their own cultural limits and participate in the experiences of other cultures. Western Culture will be a constant in the subject matter and will serve as the ?touchstone? against which other cultures will be compared. The non-Western Culture may vary from semester to semester as will the elements of the culture being investigated. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

INS 107 Global Persp. on World Civilizatn (3)(3,0)

The course will present worldwide problems and opportunities inherent in conditions and relationships found in the 20th century and anticipated in the 21st century. It will examine political views, world resources and needs, economic interdependence, emerging and traditional cultural forces and forces for historic change. The major emphasis of course content will be on aspects of the non-western world. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available NOTE: This course is offered concurrently as HUM 107. The student must decide whether to earn credits in International Studies (INS) or Humanities (HUM) prior to enrolling.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

INS 131 African Cultural History (3)(3,0)

A history of major cultural traditions in Africa. The emphasis will be upon the relationships between cultural traditions as found in religion and literature and the social, political and economic history of various areas of Africa and the rest of the world. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

INS 159 A History of the Vietnam Conflict (3)(3,0)

This course employs the medium of video to examine the history of conflict in Vietnam. Primary emphasis is given to America's involvement but reserve books include Southeast Asian perspectives on the conflict. Students are encouraged to develop their own answers to the many questions raised by the Vietnam conflict. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

INS 204 Introduction to Religious Studies (3)(3,0)

An introduction to a variety of religious teachings, rituals and customs found in past history and the present world. Examples for study will be drawn from both traditional and modern societies with an emphasis on discovering the nature of religion and the role it has played in cultural history worldwide. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available NOTE: This course is offered concurrently as HUM 204. The student must decide whether to earn credits in Humanities (HUM) or International Studies (INS) prior to enrolling. Please note that INS 204 does not meet ECC/IAI General Education/Humanities requirements, while HUM 204 does meet those requirements.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria.+

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

INS 206 Field Study in Foreign Cultures (1-3)(1,0)

(1-3, 0) This is a field study course in which the student will spend a period of time outside the U.S. or Canada in a context which will assure a meaningful exposure to a non-American culture. A program of study will be designed by the faculty of the International Studies Department, using preparatory readings and stated objectives together with a specific program of study for the time spent abroad. Repeatable to a total of nine credits. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (2 ) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Consent and approval of the International Studies Department

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

INS 208 Life & Work in the 21st Century (3)(3,0)

Provides an introduction to the theory as well as the practical applications of a reasoned approach to planning for the future. These approaches are practiced in industry and government and by individuals throughout the world as they seek to cope with the technological and social changes currently in progress. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available NOTE: This course is offered concurrently as HUM 208. The student must decide whether to earn credits in International Studies (INS) or Humanities (HUM) prior to enrolling.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

INS 219 Honors Seminar-International Studies (1)(1,0)

A seminar which complements a particular international studies course designed to provide the opportunity for study of the course material in greater depth, more sophisticated inquiry or methodology and/or more penetrating research. The student must qualify for honors status. Course is repeatable to three credits. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $132 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None Recommended: Honors status

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

INS 280 Non-Traditional Language I (2)(2,0)

These courses are tutorial conversational languages for students with little or no knowledge of the language. While they emphasize vocabulary, linguistic structure and conversation, written language skills will also be introduced. Courses are repeatable up to four credits. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (3 C) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

INS 281 Non-Traditional Language II (2)(2,0)

Levels II and III are beginning courses which emphasize conversational abilities but more stress is placed upon developing writing and composition skills than in Level I classes. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (3 C) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Two credits of Level I Conversational Language or equivalent

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

INS 297 Indep. Study in Internat. Studies (1-3)(1,0)

(1-3, 0) The program will be carried out by the student under the personal direction of one or more faculty members. Normally, the student registering for the course will have a topic or project in mind which he/she has discussed with faculty or other activities that will be assigned by departmental faculty who have reviewed the proposed project. Repeatable three times to 12 credits. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies