International Studies, Certificate

Program Code: INTST_UCT

Program Description

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.

You Might Like This Program If...

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.

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

  • 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

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

Shenango

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

Contact

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