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International Studies

Introduction to Country Studies

Course number and section: 
IS 101
8 hours

This course will introduce the student to the critical factors of conducting a country analysis prior to visiting that country.  It will utilize the Political / Military factors or PMESII-PT analytical model to analyze the focus country looking for issues that will affect their visit to that country.  The PMESII-PT analytical factors represent the components of that country’s Political, Military, Economic, Social, Infrastructure, Informational, along with their Physical Environment & Time factors.  This introduction presents the factor areas with recommendations to the traveler on how to begin conducting their country research. This course is designed to aid the business and pleasure traveler and help them get the most out of their travels in a safe and fulfilling manner.