International Futures was originally developed as a teaching tool to enhance students’ understanding of the complex, interconnected nature of our world through the exploration of alternative futures. IFs continues to be a powerful classroom tool and is regularly used in several courses at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (JKSIS), University of Denver. You can view past syllabi from JKSIS courses here.

We encourage the free use of IFs in academic settings anywhere. Some of the other institutions where IFs has been used are the University of Arizona, University of California (UCLA), University of Connecticut, University of Hawaii, University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina, Indiana University, Ohio State, Penn State, Fairfield College, Gettysburg College, and Wheaton College. Syllabi for some of those courses can be found here. We are happy to post and share syllabi from courses using IFs. Please submit them to us.