The required mid-level course is for all International Studies majors. The goals of this one-credit course are to create a vibrant intellectual community of students, in which they collaboratively formulate individual interests in the field of International Studies through discussion and peer-reviews in class, and consultation with the course coordinator (International Studies Program Director) and faculty advisor assigned by the coordinator. Through these processes, the students are expected to not only develop strong camaraderie among them as the new INTL majors, but also formulate comprehensive plans for how they will pursue their interests in International Studies during their final two years at Denison. This involves charting out their courses in International Studies for the next two years-including coursework from off-campus study programs that they wish to count towards the International Studies major. By the end of the course, students submit the major proposal, in which they synthesize coursework, off-campus study (or an internship), and language training in a way that allows them to develop a coherent area of expertise within International Studies, and they will share their goals and plans with their cohort and a wider International Studies community. The proposals will be evaluated by the course coordinator, who consults with the entire International Studies Program Committee.