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GERM 105: Introduction to German (and Austrian) Culture (3 hours)
This English-language introductory course is a survey of the culture of German-speaking Europe with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social, political, and physical structures, history, and achievements of German-speaking peoples. The course considers Austria to be its textbook; readings, lectures, and excursions will center on German culture as it expresses itself throughout the region. This class is taught in English and must be taken in conjunction with another class on the study abroad program. Taught in Austria in English by Prof. Ingrid Tower.

IDST 350 Topics: Leading in Diverse and Global Contexts (LDR 460) (3 hours)
This Leadership course will explore leading in both diverse and global environments. Students will gain an appreciation for the importance of understanding global diversity, experiences, and viewpoints. This course looks at the many issues involved in leading in these dynamic contexts by examining concepts such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, identity, prejudice and privilege, worldviews, culture, the roles of government, legal formalities, and foreign language acquisition. Upon completion of this course, students will understand issues of intercultural leadership and communication and build their capacities and skills for leading in diverse and global contexts. Attention will also be given to dimensions of cross-cultural interactions in organizational behavior. Taught in Austria by Dr. Jeff Zimmerman.
Note: This Leadership course equates to "LDR 460 Leading in Diverse and Global Contexts" at Northern Kentucky University. Please speak to your academic advisor and/or campus study abroad office to determine the Leadership course equivalency at your home institution.

MGT 303 International Business (3 hours)
This course is designed to fill the growing need to assess business performance along the triple bottom line, i.e., economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Students will be introduced to the 6R model (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, redesign, and remanufacture) as a roadmap of sustainability. Opportunities for students to interact with a selection of businesses, government agencies, citizens, and non-governmental organizations in Bregenz and nearby cities in the region are planned. Through these interactions students will be able to evaluate and compare the approaches of sustainability between European and American businesses, thereby gaining a global perspective in this important issue. Taught in Austria by Dr. Anita Lee Post.

MGT 316 International Management (3 hours)
Want to experience first-hand how European firms address issues of managing a global business enterprise? Through this course, you will have a chance to observe and examine the workings of business operations on-site in Bregenz as well as nearby European cities such as Munich. You will be able to gain an understanding of the managerial challenges, technological enablers and environmental concerns of managing business in a global environment. A European perspective of international business management will be beneficial to US firms as they seek to compete in the global arena. Taught in Austria by Dr. Anita Lee Post.

PH 410 Global Perspectives on Population Health (3 hours)
An examination of health beliefs, practices, and challenges. This course will discuss the current leading health indicators in conjunction with their social determinants as they relate to the U.S. and Europe, this will include an examination of global health disparities, global health policy, and interventions. This course will integrate students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to engage critically with the subject of health deconstructing conventional views. This course is designed to encourage students to examine their personal perspectives on health and to explore different perspectives. Taught in Austria by Dr. Francoise Kazimierczuk.

PH 459 Topics: Comparing US and European Healthcare (3 hours)
A comparison of health policies and health care reform will be undertaken to examine evidence-based best practices for health care delivery and management. Students will discuss current health policy issues previously indexed and studied by the International Network Health Policy & Reform. Students will learn the history and political context related to the development of the US and the European healthcare system, special attention will be given to the ACA and current legislation to repeal. Students will learn to analyze systems to perform a comparison to discuss pertinent health problems in each country and then offer redress based on other models. Taught in Austria by Dr. Francoise Kazimierczuk.

PSY 299 Topics: Freud and Psychoanalysis (3 hours)
Psychology as an independent discipline began in the German-speaking world and perhaps one of the most notorious figures in the field of psychology is Sigmund Freud. Freud's views have permeated popular culture, are often controversial, and sometimes misunderstood. This course explores Freud's life, Freud's views, the psychoanalytic approach, and even Freud as a character in fiction. We will also study some of theories developed by Freud's students as they rejected or modified aspects of Freudian psychoanalysis, ultimately leading up to what is now called psychodynamic psychology. Along with learning about psychoanalytic theory itself, we will be paying special attention to the historical and cultural context in which it developed. Taught in Austria by Dr. Myra Beth Bundy.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Good and Evil (3 hours)
The Holocaust was a great tragedy of the modern era. One question that is still asked today is "How could people commit such atrocities?" This class explores how normal people can do terrible things. We will learn about effects of authority and the forces that drive us to obey, the urge to conform, the power of out-groups and the dehumanization of the other. We will also examine the factors that affected those who risked their lives to protect their neighbors, or complete strangers, from the Nazi regime… heroism in the worst of circumstances. We will study the conditions and components of human good, with a particular focus on understanding 8 core themes of "Good". We will finish with a better understanding of the elements of psychology that influence both good and evil. Team-taught in Austria by Dr. Matthew Winslow and Dr. Myra Beth Bundy.

PSY 355 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 hours)
How are we different and how are we the same? This is one of the big questions in psychology and it is one of the biggest questions in the area of cross-cultural psychology. Culture shapes how we see the world and how we interact with it. This course examines the impact of culture on major principles, theories, and applications of psychology, including social behavior, gender, communication, development and abnormal psychology. Through interacting with the course material, each other, and our travels throughout Austria and Europe, we will have a better understanding of ourselves and others as cultural entities. Taught in Austria by Dr. Matthew Winslow.

Please note: All courses are taught in English with the exception of GERM 102. Each student must take at least one three-credit hour course. However, students typically take two three-credit hour courses. The program fee is the same if you take one or two courses. A student cannot take more than two three-credit-hour courses. All course credit will be issued by Western Kentucky University. The WKU Registrar will transfer your grades to your home institution approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of the program. We encourage all students - long before KIIS program departure - to contact their Academic Advisor, Department Head, and/or the Study Abroad Office to determine the credit equivalencies at their home institution (that is, confirm ahead of time with your college or university how your desired KIIS courses will count towards your major and/or overall degree requirements). Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment.



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