International Studies, Certificate

Program Code: INTST_UCT

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in International Studies, a minimum of 12 credits is required.

Required Courses
Select 3 credts from the following:3
Globalization Keystone/General Education Course
Global Pathways Keystone/General Education Course
World History since 1500 Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to International Studies Keystone/General Education Course
Select 6 credits from the following list:6
Introduction to International Arts Keystone/General Education Course
Aztec, Inca, Maya Keystone/General Education Course
Cultural Diversity: A Global Perspective Keystone/General Education Course
Multilingual Lives: Stories of Language and Culture Learning Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Art Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Global Health Issues
BIOL 120N
Myths and Mythologies Keystone/General Education Course
The Short Story Keystone/General Education Course
Women Writers Keystone/General Education Course
Environment and Society in a Changing World Keystone/General Education Course
Western Civilization I Keystone/General Education Course
Western Civilization II Keystone/General Education Course
World History to 1500 Keystone/General Education Course
Women in United States History Keystone/General Education Course
History of the Holocaust 1933-1945 Keystone/General Education Course
The World at War: 1939-1945 Keystone/General Education Course
Vietnam in War and Peace Keystone/General Education Course
International Business Operations
The Study of Language Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to World Musics Keystone/General Education Course
Comparing Politics around the Globe Keystone/General Education Course
International Relations Keystone/General Education Course
Cross-Cultural Psychology Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to World Religions Keystone/General Education Course
Jewish and Christian Foundations Keystone/General Education Course
Comparative Religion Keystone/General Education Course
Ibero-American Civilization Keystone/General Education Course
Ibero-American Civilization Keystone/General Education Course
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
Special Topics
International Management
Global Marketing
Concepts of Health
Dying and Death Keystone/General Education Course
Theatre History I: Ancient to 1700

No Prerequisites Required.

Certificate Learning Objectives

This co-curricular certificate is designed to provide students with a broader and deeper understanding of our diverse world, prepare them to face the challenges and enjoy the opportunities presented by people who come from backgrounds and experiences that differ from their own, and foster inclusive excellence.

  1. Increase awareness and content knowledge of global issues
  2. Describe some of the different viewpoints and perspectives of the world’s peoples, to better appreciate their diversity
  3. Analyze the mutual impacts and interdependence of Americans and other peoples
  4. Explore how to behave more ethically in a global context and how to contribute to international progress

Academic Advising

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.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

New Kensington

Andrea Adolph
Director of Academic Affairs
3550 Seventh Street Rd.
New Kensington, PA 15068
724-334-6031
aea13@psu.edu

Shenango

Philip Nash
Associate Professor, History
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146
724-983-2978
pxn4@psu.edu

Contact

New Kensington

3550 Seventh Street Rd.
New Kensington, PA 15068
724-334-6031
aea13@psu.edu

Shenango

BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM COORDINATOR & ADVISER, LETTERS, ARTS AND SCIENCES
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon PA 16146
724-983-2978
pxn4@psu.edu

https://shenango.psu.edu/academics/majors-shenango/letters-arts-sciences