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976001 Foundations in International Studies

8cp; 2 or 3hpw (in most weeks there are lectures as well as tutorials; some weeks instead of lectures there are materials for students to read and / or view independently before the tutorials); an attendance roll is kept in each tutorial class; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of and introductory-level skills in the key International Studies practice of intercultural communication based on learning about and critical reflection on different societies. The subject is taught from various disciplinary perspectives including cultural studies, history and the social sciences. The objectives are to develop effective academic presentation as well as the research and writing skills necessary to make informed arguments within International Studies to prepare students for the writing and presentation techniques used in the contemporary society (eg Contemporary Switzerland, etc.) and in-country study subjects in the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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