IAP: International Academic Programs

IAP 390: American History and Society

Overview of U.S. history from the time of European arrival on the North American continent to the present day, followed by an examination of crucial issues of American society and culture. Readings and discussions consider the social, economic, political, and cultural developments that have shaped the United States, and are crucial for the understanding of contemporary America. International students who participate in their university's Junior Year abroad program hosted and administered by IAP may take this course.

Prerequisite: Participation in the Junior Year Abroad program

3 credits

IAP 391: American Society and Culture

The interplay between social structure and culture that produces and reproduces American society is the main focus of this course. Students will consider selected social institutions such the as family, immigration, media, markets and social movements in American society. Reflections on these institutions, will employ a sociological analyses derived from documentary films/ movies as well as journal articles and book chapters.

Prerequisite: Participation in the Junior Year Abroad program

3 credits

IAP 488: Internship

May be repeated to a limit of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department

SBC:     EXP+

0-6 credits, S/U grading