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Contact Information


Email: ism@ship.edu

Dr. Mark Sachleben

Interim Director of International Studies

Dr. Jonathan Skaff 

Director of International Studies (on sabbatical 2015-2016)

CUB 221-B (717-477-1907)

Fax: (717) 477 – 4062

0ffice hours: TBA

Angela Noreika

Secretary
Dean's Office (DHC 225)
M-F 8am-4:30pm
717-477-1151 extension 3210
 aknoreika@ship.edu 

Ashley Geckle 

Graduate Office Worker
CUB 221-C (717-477-1123 extension 3879)
Office Hours: TBA

 

 

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IS Major

Requirements

International Studies B.A. (39 crs.)

General Education Requirements

Required Skills and Competencies: (All concentrations)

  • (HIS 105) Historical Foundation of Global Cultures
  • (HIS 106) Thinking Historically in a Global Age

   Cat. D (Comparative and Global Cultures/Global Political Relations concentrations)

  • (GEO 101) World Geography
  • (PLS 141) World Politics

   Cat. D (Global Business and Economics concentration)

  • (ECO 101) Principles of Macroeconomics OR (ECO 102) Principles of Microeconomics OR (ECO 113) Principles of Economics
  • (GEO 101) World Geography OR (PLS 141) World Politics

   Cat. E: (All concentrations)

  • (ANT 111) Cultural Anthropology AND/OR (GEO 140) Cultural Geography

I. Required Courses (6 crs.)

  • (INT 200) Introduction to International Studies
  • (INT 300) International Studies Seminar*

        *(HON 399) Honors Independent Study may serve as a substitute for INT 300 with an appropriate international topic, interdisciplinary research project, and permission of the director.

II. Global Perspectives 

(12 crs. of courses in one concentration. 6 credit hours should be at the 300-level or higher. Courses must be in at least 2 disciplines.)

   a. Comparative & Global Cultures Concentration

  • (ANT 150) Introduction to Archaeology
  • (ANT 211) Comparative Cultures
  • (ANT 220) Anthropology for International Studies
  • (ANT 305) Food, Drink and Culture
  • (ANT 310) Magic, Science and Religion
  • (ANT 312) Comparative Marriage & Family
  • (ANT 320) Comparative Gender Roles
  • (ANT 350) Medical Anthropology
  • (ART 231) Art History I
  • (ART 232) Art History II
  • (ART 233) Art History III
  • (ENG 240) World Literature
  • (ENG 385) Studies in Literature of the Postcolonial World
  • (GRN 480) Valuing Diversity in Later Life
  • (HCS 270) Intergroup/Intercultural Communication
  • (HIS 407) Women in Comparative Perspective
  • (INT 190) General Education Special Topics
  • (INT 280) Selected topics in International Studies
  • (INT 380) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 390) International Studies Internship
  • (MUS 261) World Music
  • (PHL 295) Comparative Religions
  • (PSY 365) Multicultural Psychology
  • (PSY 447) Multicultural Health Psychology
  • (SOC 265) Global Society
  • (SOC 421) Impact of International Migration
  • (SOC 440) Global Leadership for Global Society

   b. Global Political Relations Concentration

  • (CRJ 411) Terrorism
  • (CRJ 463) Comparative Criminal Justice
  • (HIS 304) American Diplomatic History
  • (HIS 345) Military History of the United States
  • (HIS 351) World History Since 1945
  • (HIS 359) History of Western Political Thought
  • (INT 281) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 381) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 391) International Studies Internship
  • (PHL 230) The Ethics of War and Terrorism
  • (PLS 251) Introduction to Comparative Government
  • (PLS 341) International Law and Organizations
  • (PLS 343) Global Economics and Political Conflict
  • (PLS 347) Applied Diplomacy
  • (PLS 348) Applied Diplomacy
  • (PLS 349) Applied Diplomacy
  • (PLS 356) Politics of Developing Regions
  • (PLS 357) Comparative Revolution
  • (PLS 393) Special Topics in International Politics
  • (SOC 265) Global Society
  • (SOC 365) Elites in Society
  • (SOC 440) Global Leadership for Global Society

   c. Global Business & Economics Concentration

  • (ECO 321) International Economics
  • (ECO 325) Globalization: Issues and Policies
  • (ECO 345) The Economics of Growth and Development
  •  **(FIN 425) Global Financial Management
  • (GEO 230) Economic Geography
  • (INT 282) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 382) Selected Topics in International Studies 
  • (INT 392) International Studies Internship
  • **(MGT 349) International Human Resource Administration
  • (MGT 370) International Business
  • (MGT 470) International Management
  • **(MKT 360) International Marketing
  • (SOC 440) Global Leadership for Global Society
  • (SCM 420) Global Logistics Systems

   **Students taking these courses are required to elect a Business Minor (18 crs.) in order to meet required prerequisites.


III. Foreign Language Requirement (9 crs.)

  • 9 credit hours at the 200-level and higher. Students are strongly encouraged to strengthen their qualifications for international employment by completing a modern language minor (18 crs.) or letter of completion (12 crs.).
  • Students who study a language not offered through Shippensburg University--such as Korean, Russian or Swahili--are required to earn a total of 9 credit hours.
  • Language credits must be earned at Shippensburg University or with permission of the director at another accredited institution of higher learning in the U.S. or abroad.

IV. Area Studies

(12 crs. of courses in one concentration. Courses must be in at least 2 disciplines. 2 courses should be at the 300-level or higher.)
† Only Modern Language courses that are not used to satisfy the B.A. language requirement or International Studies foreign language requirement may be counted towards the Area Studies concentration requirement. See the Undergraduate Catalog for language prerequisites.

* Requires an appropriate topic and an Exception Form signed by the Director of International Studies for approval.

   a. African & Middle Eastern Studies Concentration

(Arabic, French or another African or Middle Eastern language is required to fulfill the language requirement. Study abroad in Africa or the Middle East is highly recommended.)

  • *(ENG 385) Studies in Literature of Post-Colonial World (topic of African novel)
  • (FRN 150) French Civilisation
  • †(FRN 204) Ideas and Cultures from the French Speaking World
  • †(FRN 331) Masterpieces of Francophone Literature
  • (GEO 307) Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
  • *(GEO 415) Regional Geographic Studies 
  • *(GEO 450) Geography-Geology Field Studies
  • (HIS 339) The Central Islamic Lands
  • (HIS 344) Modern Middle East: 1500 to Present
  • (HIS 376) History of Africa South of the Sahara
  • (HIS 410) The Islamic World
  • (INT 283) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 383) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 393) International Studies Internship

   b. Asian Studies Concentration 

(An Asian language is required to fulfill the language requirement. Study abroad in Asia is highly recommended.)

  • *(ENG 385) Studies in Literature of Post-Colonial World (topic of Asian novel)
  • (GEO 313) Geography of South and Southeast Asia
  • (GEO 317) Geography of East Asia
  • *(GEO 415) Regional Geographic Studies
  • *(GEO 450) Geography-Geology Field Studies
  • (HCS 315) Asian-American Communication
  • (HIS 350) History of Modern Japan
  • (HIS 353) Modern Southeast Asia
  • (HIS 354) Traditional China
  • (HIS 355) History of Modern China
  • (HIS 381) Modern South Asia
  • (HIS 454) China and the Outside World
  • (INT 284) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 384) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 394) International Studies Internship
  • (PHL 336) Concepts in Buddhism

   c. European Studies Concentration

   (French, German, Spanish or another continental European language is required to fulfill the requirement. Study abroad in Europe is highly recommended.)

  • (ANT 351) Peoples and Cultures of Europe
  • (ENG 236) British Literature I (700-1798)
  • (ENG 237) British Literature II (1798-1945)
  • (ENG 318) Studies in English Renaissance Literature
  • (ENG 376) Studies in Medieval Literature
  • (ENG 377) Studies in Restoration/18th-century Literature
  • (ENG 380) Studies in 19th-century British Literature
  • (ENG 382) Studies in 20th-century British Literature
  • (FRN 150) French Civilization
  • †(FRN 204) Ideas and Cultures from the French Speaking World
  • †(FRN 320) French for the Professions
  • †(FRN 330) Masterpieces of French Literature
  • †(FRN 340) Genres Litteraires
  • †(FRN 380) Aspects De La Civilisation Française/Francophone
  • †(FRN 392) French Cultural Studies Immersion
  • †(FRN 400) Seminar: Advanced Studies in French Language and Literature
  • (GEO 305) Geography of Europe
  • *(GEO 415) Regional Geographic Studies
  • *(GEO 450) Geography-Geology Field Studies
  • (GER 150) German Civilization and Culture
  • (GER 151) German Cinema
  • †(GER 204) Ideas and Cultures from the German- Speaking World
  • †(GER 215) German for the Professions
  • †(GER 320) Berlin
  • †(GER 322) Readings in 19th and 20th Century German Literature
  • †(GER 400) German Seminar
  • (HIS 320) Europe in the Early and High Middle Ages: 300 to 1270
  • (HIS 321) Late Medieval Europe: 1270 to 1517
  • (HIS 325) Tsarist Russia
  • (HIS 326) History of USSR
  • (HIS 330) History of Modern Germany
  • (HIS 331) Modern France
  • (HIS 332) England 1066-Present
  • (HIS 334) Europe 1715 - 1815: Industrial and French Revolutions
  • (HIS 337) History of the Byzantine Empire 
  • (HIS 348) Rome & the Ancient World
  • (HIS 356) 19th Century Europe
  • (HIS 357) History of Holocaust
  • (HIS 359) History West Political Thought
  • (HIS 361) History of 20th Century Europe
  • (HIS 362) Europe 1450 - 1715: Renaissance and Reformation
  • (HIS 423) Issues in 20th Century Europe
  • (INT 285) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 385) Selected Topics in International Studies 
  • (INT 395) International Studies Internship
  • (MUS 320) Masterpiece of Music
  • (PLS 351) European Politics
  • (PLS 358) European Political Economy and Security
  • (PLS 359) European Identity and Political Culture 
  • (SPN 150) Spanish Civilization and Culture
  • †(SPN 204) Ideas and Cultures from the Spanish Speaking World
  • †(SPN 330) Spanish for the Professions
  • †(SPN 343) Introduction to Literary Study
  • †(SPN 360) Masterpieces of Spanish Lit.
  • †(SPN 385) Aspectos De La Civilización Hispana
  • †(SPN 400) Seminar: Advanced Studies in Spanish Language and Literature

d. Latin American & Caribbean Studies Concentration

(Spanish or another Latin American or Caribbean language is required to fulfill the language requirement. Study abroad in Latin America or the Caribbean is highly recommended.)

  • (ANT 360) Aztec and Maya Archaeology
  • (GEO 308) Geography of Latin America
  • *(GEO 415) Regional Geographic Studies
  • *(GEO 450) Geography-Geology Field Studies
  • (HIS 349) History of Latin America
  • (HIS 360) History of Mexico
  • (HIS 366) History of Brazil
  • (INT 286) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 386) Selected Topics in International Studies
  • (INT 396) International Studies Internship- Latin American & Caribbean Studies
  • (PLS 252) Costa Rica: Politics, Economy an Society
  • (PLS 347) Applied Diplomacy (topic of Model Organization of American States)
  • (PLS 348) Applied Diplomacy (topic of Model Organization of American States)
  • (PLS 349) Applied Diplomacy (topic of Model Organization of American States) 
  • (SPN 150) Spanish Civilization and Culture
  • †(SPN 204) Ideas and Cultures from the Spanish Speaking World
  • †SPN 330) Spanish for the Professions
  • †(SPN 361) Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature
  • †(SPN 385) Aspectos De La Civilización Hispana
  • †(SPN 400) Seminar: Advanced Studies in Spanish Language and Literature

V. Study Abroad or Internship Requirement

Majors are required to study abroad or engage in an off-campus internship. The study abroad or internship experience must satisfy a minimum of 3 credit hours of the major’s general education or course requirements. Students studying abroad at an approved program may take a maximum of 18 credit hours of major courses. Majors studying abroad to fulfill special academic needs may obtain exemptions from the minimum or maximum credit hour requirement with prior approval of the Director of International Studies.