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2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Sep 22, 2020
 
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

International Studies Certificate - Thematic Focus


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International Studies Certificate


Director: Christopher Cook

The International Studies Certificate, which requires a minimum of 31 credits, is a multidisciplinary program that is flexibly structured to complement any major. It is designed to promote the interests of both the career-oriented student and the student whose expectations of a liberal arts education include enhancement of one’s capacity to understand and enjoy the world.

For the student who already has made a career choice such as business or journalism, the International Studies Certificate provides the opportunity to demonstrate flexibility, a breadth of perspective, and interests that are increasingly attractive to prospective employers.

As a complement to any major, the International Studies Certificate facilitates entry into such careers as the U.S. government (both domestic and foreign service), private interest groups, national and international service agencies, journalism, and international business.

The program is also excellent preparation for admission to such highly marketable specialized graduate programs as international management, international communications, foreign service, international business, and international studies. More information about placement and about the International Studies Certificate program or study abroad is available from the director of international studies.

Students focus their study by selecting one of the following certificate programs:

International Studies - General (Focus: Thematic)


Total Credits Required: 36


Tools: (3-14 credits)


Foreign Language - second year competency required


Research Methods


Core Courses from Social Sciences (15 credits)


Area Specialization (9 credits from Humanities or Social Sciences)


Specialization courses must be selected from at least two separate fields, and may be substituted partially or entirely by: study abroad and/or summer study in a specialized field at another university.

  • Thematic Areas - These and other topics may be the focus of a thematic specialization such as: Environmental studies, globalization, global warming, comparative thought, comparative literature, human rights, race and ethnicity, labor conflicts, health care, women’s issues, etc.

For details consult with the International Studies Advisor

Study Abroad: (6-12 credits) Strongly encouraged


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