Jun 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering System

The following lists include all courses normally offered at Albion College. However, not all courses are offered every year. When possible, courses offered in alternate years are designated. For details, students should consult the Class Schedule for each semester, available online at: www.albion.edu/registrar. The College reserves the right to add or withdraw courses without prior announcement, as conditions may require.

Unless otherwise stated, 100 level courses are intended for freshmen, 200 level for sophomores, 300 and 400 level for juniors and seniors.

A list of courses which meet the core and category requirements, organized by departments, is available online at www.albion.edu/registrar.

Further information may be obtained at the Registrar’s Office in the Ferguson Student, Technology, and Administrative Services Building.

 

International Studies

  
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    INTL 130: Introduction to International Studies


    (1 Unit)
    Introduces concepts of international studies with historical examples. Students are required to observe and analyze developments within a certain region, area, country or organization throughout the semester. Yoshii.
  
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    INTL 260: An International History of the Cold War


    (1 Unit)
    Interprets the Cold War from international perspectives through analyzing the roles of proxy wars in Asia and the anti-colonial movement of the Third World, which defies the conventional analytical framework of the U.S.-Soviet conflicts. Includes study of the official documents of various governments (in English translation) and analyses of the contemporary media coverage and film analysis. Same as History 260. Yoshii.
  
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    INTL 262: Pottery and Japanese Traditions


    (1 unit)
    Explores the aesthetic traditions and history of the Japanese tea culture and pottery-making.  Emphasizes the artistic and meditative execution of tea making with wares of art for tea making and tea consumption, in addition to the study of the parcticality of tea as a vehicle for negotiation, deliberation and social interaction in Japan.  same as International Studies 262. Same as ART 262   Chytilo/Yoshii.
  
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    INTL 264: An International History of Modern Japan


    (1 Unit)
    Surveys the history of Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, with special emphasis on how cultural, military, political, and economic interactions with other countries have influenced Japan’s national policies and cultural identity over time. Topics range from historical relations with China and Korea, the influence of seventeenth century “Dutch learning,” U.S., European, and Russian imperialism in the nineteenth century, Japanese expansion into Asia during the early twentieth century, U.S.-Japan relations during and after World War II, and immigration and population in the twenty-first century. Same as History 264. Yoshii.
  
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    INTL 300: Power and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region


    (1 Unit)
    Introduces the diversity and development of the Asia-Pacific region that includes countries with traditions of Confucianism, Marxist-Leninist ideology, Western liberalism and Islam. Begins with a historical survey of the political, economic and social development of the region, followed by students’ discussions of the prospect of the Asia-Pacific region growing into something similar to the European Community. Special attention is paid to the role of the U.S., an Asia-Pacific country, in this region. Yoshii.
  
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    INTL 370: Building on International and Intercultural Experiences


    (1 Unit)
    Designed for students (including international students at Albion College) who wish to integrate their experiences studying, working or living abroad with a deepened analytical understanding of international and intercultural issues. Students familiarize themselves with the most current scholarship on international studies. Through independent research, they advance their understanding of a particular international issue of their choice and hone their abilities to articulate this issue to an audience. Yoshii.

International Studies: Special Studies

  
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    INTL 187: Selected Topics


    (1/4 Unit)
    An examination of subjects or areas not included in other studies. Staff.
  
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    INTL 188: Selected Topics


    (1/2 Unit)
    An examination of subjects or areas not included in other studies. Staff.
  
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    INTL 189: Selected Topics


    (1 Unit)
    An examination of subjects or areas not included in other studies. Staff.
  
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    INTL 287: Selected Topics


    (1/4 Unit)
    An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. May be taken more than once for credit. Staff.
  
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    INTL 288: Selected Topics


    (1/2 Unit)
    An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. May be taken more than once for credit. Staff.
  
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    INTL 289: Selected Topics


    (1 Unit)
    An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. May be taken more than once for credit. Staff.
  
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    INTL 387: Selected Topics


    (1/4 Unit)
    An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.
  
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    INTL 388: Selected Topics


    (1/2 Unit)
    An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.
  
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    INTL 389: Selected Topics


    (1 Unit)
    An examination of subjects or areas not included in other courses. Staff.
  
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    INTL 391: Internship


    (1/2 Unit)
    Offered on a credit/no credit basis. Staff.
  
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    INTL 392: Internship


    (1 Unit)
    Offered on a credit/no credit basis. Staff.
  
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    INTL 401: Seminar


    (1/2 Unit)
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor.
    Staff.
  
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    INTL 402: Seminar


    (1 Unit)
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor.
    Staff.
  
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    INTL 411: Directed Study


    (1/2 Unit)
    Staff.
  
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    INTL 412: Directed Study


    (1 Unit)
    Staff.