Introduction to International Studies Through Film introduces six broad themes in International Studies through the use of film: 1) Global Inequality; 2) Industry and the Environment; 3) War; 4) The Capitalist Rise of China; 5) Global Financial Crisis; and 6) Corporate Globalization & Alternatives. We will spend two weeks on each theme, introduce key concepts, debates, facts, questions, theories, worldviews — and discuss how each film addresses these issues. This course draws upon a variety of disciplines (economics, international relations, political science, sociology) while moving beyond and adopts a pedagogical strategy that emphasizes critical analysis and thought, as well as active participation, exploration and discovery. Students will be introduced not only to major themes and issues in International Studies, but also how to make them relevant to their daily lives through film. The course lays the foundation for entrance into undergraduate degrees in AIS and will be of interest and value to all CLASS students.