Requirements for a Certificate in International Studies

 

To earn a certificate in international studies, you must complete a minimum of 18 credits with a GPA of 2.00 or higher.  When applicable, courses counted toward the certificate may also count toward other requirements for your degree.  You must be at least a sophomore in good standing to apply to this program.

 

The 18 credit hours necessary for this certificate must be distributed according to the following 4 categories.  Additional courses on international topics that are taught only occasionally may also qualify for credit toward the certificate; they will be listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester.  Please contact the International Studies director(s) if you have questions about which courses are eligible for credit toward the certificate. 

*Courses marked with an asterisk have prerequisites or special requirements.  Please consult your course bulletin or individual departments to be sure that you are eligible to enroll.

3 Credits 

INTL I200

Introduction to International Studies

  6 Credits  
to be chosen from the following:

*BUS D300

International Business Administration

HIST H232

The World in the 20th Century  

*ECON E430

International Economics

MUS Z105

Traditions in World Music

POLS Y109

Introduction to International Relations

POLS Y200/401

International Human Rights

POLS Y374

International Organizations

SOC S308

Introduction to Comparative Sociology

3 Credits
(at least one course) in a non-Western area:
 

ANTH E310

Introduction to Cultures of Africa

ANTH E321

People of Mexico

ANTH E330

Indians of South America

ANTH E455

Anthropology of Religion  

ANTH A479

Indian Cultures of Peru

ENG L114

Introduction to African Literature

FWAS H201

The Ancient World

HIST D410

Russian Revolutions and the Regime

HIST D426

Balkans: 1914-Present  

HIST F332

African History: Colonial Rule to Independence

HIST F342

Latin America : Evolution and Revolution

HIST F346

Modern Mexico

HIST F432

20th-Century Latin American Revolution

HIST F447

U.S.-Latin American Relations

HIST F477

US-Latin American Relations

HIST H202

Russia : 1801-Present  

HIST T335

Topics in Non-Western History  

POLS Y332           

Russian Politics  

POLS Y338

African Politics

POLS Y339           

Middle Eastern Political Systems

POLS Y340

East European Politics

REL 301

Introduction to Islam

*SOC S410

Topics in Social Organization

*SPAN S412

Latin-American Culture and Civilization

6 Credits  
additional credits (may be chosen from the list below and/or from the list of non-Western courses above):
 

ANTH E402

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

ANTH A460

European Ethnography

CMLT C340

Women in World Literature

FINA H390

International Travel

FINA H415

Art of Pre-Columbian

FOLK F111

Introduction to World Folk Music

FOLK F305

Asian Folklore

*FREN F464         

Civilisation Franšaise II  

FWAS H202

Foundations of the Modern Western World

*GER G362           

Deutsche Landeskunde  

*GER G363           

Deutsche Kulturgeschichte  

HIST A345

American Diplomatic History I

HIST A346

American Diplomatic History II

HIST B361

Europe in the 20th Century I  

HIST B378

History of Germany  

INTL I208

International Cinema

*POLS Y335         

Western European Politics  

POLS Y350

Politics of the European Union

*POLS Y367         

International Law  

POLS Y370

Workshop in International Topics

*POLS Y376         

International Political Economy  

POLS Y401

Terrorism and Tyranny

*SPAN S411

Spanish Culture and Civilization  

*WOST W301     

International Perspectives on Women

 

Foreign Language Requirement

In addition to the 18 credits stipulated above, students must demonstrate basic proficiency in a language other than English.  The proficiency may be demonstrated by placing at the third-semester level or higher on the foreign language placement test, by completing a 113 course (First-Year French, German, or Spanish in One Semester), or by completing the first two semesters of a foreign language at the college level.  Students who speak a language other than English are exempt from this requirement.