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Today's students, whatever their career path, will enter a workforce that's increasingly diverse. We need to prepare our students to respect non-American cultures and people so they gain an international outlook. The Certificate in IS is intended to provide students with a broad and deep understanding of this diverse world far beyond the General Education requirements. Students will be better suited to face the challenges and enjoy the opportunities presented by others, both in and outside the United States, who come from a variety of nations and cultures.
What is International Studies?
International Studies is a broad field that engages with various issues related to global history, culture, politics, and arts. It is an interdisciplinary field that allows students to look at specific academic fields from a multinational perspective.
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You are interested in learning more about a variety of cultures, increasing your cultural literacy, applying your global competencies to your career plans, academic major, or current workplace experiences.
To earn an undergraduate certificate in International Studies, a minimum of 12 credits is required.
|Select 3 credts from the following:||3|
|World History since 1500|
|Introduction to International Studies|
|Select 6 credits from the following list:||6|
|Introduction to International Arts|
|Aztec, Inca, Maya|
|Cultural Diversity: A Global Perspective|
|Multilingual Lives: Stories of Language and Culture Learning|
|Introduction to Art|
|Introduction to Global Health Issues|
|Myths and Mythologies|
|The Short Story|
|Environment and Society in a Changing World|
|Western Civilization I|
|Western Civilization II|
|World History to 1500|
|Women in United States History|
|History of the Holocaust 1933-1945|
|The World at War: 1939-1945|
|Vietnam in War and Peace|
|International Business Operations|
|The Study of Language|
|Introduction to World Musics|
|Comparing Politics around the Globe|
|Introduction to World Religions|
|Jewish and Christian Foundations|
|Select 3 credits of 400-level courses from the following list:||3|
|Global Health Equity|
|History of U.S. Foreign Relations|
|American Diplomacy Since 1914|
|Concepts of Health|
|Dying and Death|
|Theatre History I: Ancient to 1700|
No Prerequisites Required.
Certificate Learning Objectives
- Awareness & Knowledge: Increase awareness and content knowledge of global issues
- Ethics & Progress: Explore how to behave more ethically in a global context and how to contribute to international progress
- Impacts & Inter-dependence: Analyze the mutual impacts and interdependence of Americans and other peoples
- Perspectives & Diversity: Describe some of the different viewpoints and perspectives of the world’s peoples, to better appreciate their diversity
The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
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Sharon PA 16146