International Studies

Director
Ryan Saylor 
Associate Professor of Political Science

Advisory Board
Christopher Anderson, Languages
Thomas Buoye, History
Ronald Jepperson, Sociology
Michael Mosher, Political Science
Andrew Wood, History 

The certificate program in international studies addresses the needs of students with personal, academic, and career interests in other cultures; in other political and economic systems; and in the institutions and practices of international relations. The program should be of special interest to students who plan a period of study abroad and serves as an excellent preparation for advanced study.

Certificate Requirements

Students must complete 21 hours of approved course work or 18 hours if they have taken three years or more of a foreign language at the college level.

Certificate RequirementsCredit Hours
Core
Area Emphasis 12 
Total Hours Required for Certificate 21 


Comparative Core Courses

  • Anth 2043, Patterns in Culture
  • Anth 3173, Gender Across Cultures
  • Econ 3083, International Economics
  • Pol 2033, World Politics
  • Pol 2333 Intro to Comparative Politics
  • Pol 3113, Comparative Foreign Policy
  • Soc 4823, Globalization

Area Emphasis

The area of emphasis must include 12 credits, of which at least nine should be at the upper level, and no more than six from any single discipline. Options are divided by geographic region and include Europe, Asia/Africa, and Latin America/Caribbean.

Option I - Europe

  • Econ 3083, International Economics
  • Fr 3403, French Translation I
  • Fr 3423, Business French
  • Fr 3693, Cinéma et Culture
  • Fr 4113, Topics in Francophone Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Fr 4123, Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies of France
  • Fr 4143, Genres and Periods
  • Germ 3173, Masterpieces of German Literature I
  • Germ 3183, Masterpieces of German Literature II
  • Germ 3213, Genre
  • Germ 4413, Individual Authors
  • Germ 4513, Special Topics
  • Hist 2403, Modern Europe
  • Hist 2603, Russia and the West
  • Hist 2663, Russia Today
  • Hist 3463, 19th-Century Europe, 1789-1914
  • Hist 3473, 20th-Century Europe
  • Hist 4413, Emergence of Modern Russia
  • Hist 4423, Russia: Reform and Revolution
  • Hist 4443, Soviet Russia 
  • Pol 2023, European Politics
  • Pol 2033, World Politics in the 21st Century
  • Pol 2103, Global Threats to American Security
  • Pol 3113, Comparative Foreign Policy
  • Pol 4023, Russian Foreign Policy
  • Pol 4053, Politics and Culture of Russia
  • Pol 4093, American National Security Policy
  • Russ 3013, Russian Culture
  • Russ 3023, Culture of the Soviet Union
  • Russ 3033, Approaches to Russian Literature
  • Russ 3043, 20th-Century Russian Literature
  • Russ 4113, Special Topics in Russian
  • Soc   4823, Globalization
  • Span 3013, The Culture of Spain
  • Span 3033, Explication of Hispanic Literary Texts
  • Span 4033, The Theatre in Spain
  • Span 4043, Narrative Patterns and the Quijote
  • Span 4053, Poetry of Spain
  • Span 4103, The Modern Spanish Narrative
  • Span 4113, Special Topics in Spanish
  • Span 4973, Seminar in Spanish Literature

Option II - Asia/Africa

  • Anth 2043, Patterns in Culture: Cultural Anthropology
  • Anth 3443, Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
  • Anth 4093, The Anthropology of Globalization
  • Cplt  2253, African Film
  • Econ 3083, International Economics
  • Fr 4403, French Translation II
  • Hist 2613, China and Japan from Antiquity to 1800
  • Hist 2623, China and Japan since 1800
  • Hist 3663, Reform and Revolution in Modern China
  • Hist 3683, Modern Japan, 1800 to Present
  • Hist 4863, Topics in East Asian History
  • Pol 2033, World Politics in the 21st Century
  • Pol 2043, Politics and Culture of China
  • Pol 2163, International Politics in the Middle East and West Asia
  • Pol 2383, India at Home and Abroad
  • Pol 3073, Politics and Culture of India
  • Pol 3113, Comparative Foreign Policy
  • Pol 3263, African Politics
    Pol 3273, Chinese Politics
  • Pol 3353, Politics and Culture of Japan
  • Pol 4043, Women’s Movements in Asia
  • Pol 4503, Topics in International Studies
  • Soc 3113, Population and Ecology
  • Soc 4823, Globalization

Option III - Latin America/Caribbean

  • Anth 2043, Patterns in Culture: Cultural Anthropology
  • Anth 3443, Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
  • Anth 4093, The Anthropology of Globalization
  • Cplt 2513,  Colossus of the South, Brazil
  • Econ 3083, International Economics
  • Hist 2213, Latin America
  • Hist 2243, Social Revolutions in Latin America
  • Hist 2283, History of Ancient America
  • Hist 3263, Modern Latin America
  • Hist 3363, History of Latin America through Film
  • Hist 4833, Topics in Latin American History
  • Pol 2033, World Politics in the 21st Century
  • Pol 3113, Comparative Foreign Policy
  • Soc 3113, Population and Ecology
  • Soc 4823, Globalization
  • Span 3023, Latin American Cultures
  • Span 3033, Explication of Hispanic Literary Texts
  • Span 3463, Business Spanish
  • Span 4073, Poetry of Latin America
  • Span 4083, The Novel in Latin America 
  • Span 4093, Short Story of Latin America 
  • Span 4113, Special Topics in Spanish
  • Span 4983, Seminar in Latin American Literature