International Studies


Certificate

College of Arts & Sciences/Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

The undergraduate International Studies certificate is designed to provide students from diverse academic majors and backgrounds an opportunity to participate in an international study option. Any Webster University student may elect to pursue the International Studies certificate. The certificate program is also open to individuals not currently enrolled who meet the general requirements for admission to the University. All students completing the program will receive a certificate.

The certificate program has four requirements:

  • 3-credit-hour core course (ISTL 1000);
  • foreign language competency at the intermediate level, equivalent to four semesters of university-level language study, minimum of 12 credit hours;
  • study abroad for a minimum of 3 credit hours;
  • 12 credit hours of coursework with a strong international focus, to include at least one upper-division course.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.

In cases where study abroad is not possible, the committee may be petitioned to approve an independent project or practicum in lieu of the study abroad requirement. All courses for the certificate must be completed with a C or better. . Students seeking an International Studies certificate should contact the Center for International Education for specific information.

List of Qualifying Courses for the International Studies Certificate

Please see the course schedule for a listing of courses offered each semester. This list is updated as new courses are approved.

  • ARHS 2400 Indigenous Arts of the World (3 hours)
  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 hours)
  • ANTH 2500 People and Cultures (with appropriate subtitle) (3 hours)
  • ANTH 3730 Kinship and Family (3 hours)
  • BUSN 4650 International Business (3 hours)
  • ECON 3700 Economics of Development (3 hours)
  • ECON 4600 Comparative Economic Systems (3 hours)
  • JOUR 3080 Global Journalism (3 hours)
  • JOUR 4220 Advanced Global Journalism (3 hours)
  • FLST 2060 Modern World Cinema (3 hours)
  • ENGL 2110 Perspectives:  Utopias/Dystopias (3 hours)
  • ENGL 3500 Contexts:  Arab/Israeli Literature (3 hours)
  • ENGL 4030 Literature of Latin America (3 hours)
  • FREN 3150 French Civilization (1-3 hours)
  • FREN 3250 Introduction to French Literature (1-3 hours)
  • GRMN 3250 Introduction to Literature (1-3 hours)
  • ILC 2150 Topics in Culture (1-3 hours)
  • ILC 2610 Intermediate Language Readings (1-3 hours)
  • ILC 4150 Contemporary Issues (1-3 hours)
  • SPAN 3150 Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking World (1-3 hours)
  • SPAN 3250 Introduction to Literature (1-3 hours)
  • SPAN 4250 Topics in Literature (1-3 hours)
  • HIST 1100 World Civilizations Before 1500 (3 hours)
  • HIST 2020 Topics in Modern European History (3 hours)
  • HIST 2250 History of Russia (3 hours)
  • HIST 2280 History of England (3 hours)
  • HIST 2030 Topics in Asian History (3 hours)
  • HIST 2070 Topics in Non-Western History (3 hours)
  • HIST 3150 International Affairs (3 hours)
  • HIST 4100 Advanced Studies in International Affairs (3 hours)
  • HIST 4200 Advanced Studies in European History (3 hours)
  • HIST 4400 Advanced Studies in Non-Western History (3 hours)
  • INTL 1500 The World System Since 1500 (3 hours)
  • INTL 2030 International Law (3 hours)
  • INTL 3700 International Organizations: Structure and Political Conflict (3 hours)
  • INTL 2610 Advocacy, NGOs, and Civil Society(3 hours)
  • INTL 2620 Ideological Influences in International Relations (3 hours)
  • INTL 2630 New States in World Politics(3 hours)
  • INTL 2650 The Politics of Peace (3 hours)
  • INTL 2680 International Relations Theory (3 hours)
  • INTL 2690 Multinational Corporations (3 hours)
  • POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations (3 hours)
  • POLT 1080 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 hours)
  • POLT 2250 Politics in the Industrialized World (3 hours)
  • POLT 2550 The Politics of the Developing World (3 hours)
  • POLT 3400 Comparative Politics (3 hours)
  • POLT 4100 Advanced Studies in International Politics (3-4 hours)
  • POLT 4400 Advanced Studies in Comparative Politics (3-4 hours)
  • GNST 1400 Civilization and the Arts (3 hours)
  • GNST 1600 Understanding Human Rights (3 hours)
  • MNGT 3320 Business Law:  International (3 hours)
  • MNGT 4330 International Marketing (3 hours)
  • RELG 1060 World Religions (3 hours)
  • RELG 2070 Introduction to Eastern Religions (3 hours)
  • RELG 2080 Introduction to Western Religions (3 hours)
  • RELG 2150 Existence and Meaning: Victims and Perpetrators, Genocide War & Torture (3 hours)
  • RELG 2420 Religion and Culture (3 hours)
  • RELG 3030 Topics in Religion and Society (3 hours)
  • RELG 3100 Hinduism (3 hours)
  • RELG 3120 Buddhism (3 hours)
  • RELG 3130 Religions of China and Japan (3 hours)
  • RELG 3200 Islam (3 hours)
  • RELG 3210 African Religions (3 hours)
  • RELG 4550 Advanced Study in Religion (3 hours)

International Studies Courses

(See Course Description Section for full descriptions)

  • ISTL 1000 Introduction to International Studies (1-4 hours)
  • ISTL 1050 Continuing Symposium Series (1 hours)
  • ISTL 1100 Introduction to Latin American Studies (3 hours)
  • ISTL 1492 Topics in Latin American Studies (3 hours)
  • ISTL 2450 Twentieth-Century Latin America (3 hours)
  • ISTL 2500 International Field Experience in International Studies (1-6 hours)
  • ISTL 2550 Topics in International Studies (3 hours)
  • ISTL 2600 Natural Systems and Sustainable Ecologies (3 hours)
  • ISTL 3500 Advanced Topics in International Studies (3 hours)
  • ISTL 4500 Seminar in International Studies (3 hours)
  • ISTL 4510 European Studies Overview (0-1 hours)
  • ISTL 4610 Reading Course (1-4 hours)
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