All faculty assigned to teach an IAH course have access to a Faculty Resources shared folder in Google Drive through MSU Google Apps. If you are a faculty who will be assigned to teach an IAH course in a future semester and would like to have access to the Faculty Resources shared folder, please email the Director of IAH (Ellen Moll,

Additional resources related to IAH teaching workshops can be accessed through the CISAH group on  

Faculty Forms

The following forms are used for scheduling IAH courses during the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters) and for the summer semester.

– Course Schedule Planning Form, Fall and Spring 

– Course Proposal Form, Academic Year

MSU Study Abroad Programs

MSU Study Abroad Programs provide IAH courses that incorporate the experiential learning experience. 

For a current list of IAH courses in MSU study abroad programs visit their Study Abroad Courses.

Guidelines for IAH Courses in Study Abroad Programs

  • All IAH courses offered through study abroad programs must be interdisciplinary and discrete in content from other course offerings. Instructors may not give credit for both an IAH course and a disciplinary course using the same syllabus (i.e., IAH courses may not be cross-listed with other departmental alpha-codes). 
  • All syllabi must be reviewed by CIS-AH each year before enrollment is opened for the course, to insure that the courses are consistent with the Guidelines for IAH Courses and MSU’s Code of Teaching Responsibility. 
  •  Language instruction cannot be counted as part of the contact hours for an IAH course. No percentage of the grade may be allotted to language learning. While some courses may include instruction in a foreign language, the language learning is complementary, not the primary focus. With this in mind, students should not be graded on their competence of a language other than the language of instruction. Discussions may be held in a language other than English, but course-based instruction of the language will not occur. 
  • All IAH courses offered through study abroad programs must include a minimum of 56 contact hours, including classroom time and experiential activities. CIS-AH recommends that such programs be at least 4 weeks in length. Experiential activities must be directed or guided. When it is not possible to direct or guide the IAH course at an experiential site, students must be given clear objectives and/or study guides. 
  • The substantial proportion of course instruction is to be delivered by the instructor of record. Portions of classroom instruction may be led by guest lecturers, provided those lectures contribute to the content of the course and the course’s learning outcomes. 
  • Instructors of record must hold a terminal degree in order to teach IAH on study abroad programs. 
  • Students taking an IAH course as part of a study abroad program must meet all prerequisites for the course. Specifically, completion of the IAH 201-210 requirement is a prerequisite for IAH 211-241 courses. Upon appeal by IAH program faculty, CIS-AH may consider waiving  prerequisite(s) on the basis of extenuating circumstances.