Chatham University

International Studies Curriculum

Major Requirements 
ECN 101
Principles of Macroeconomics
3 Credits
The concepts of national income and output are analyzed, and emphasis is placed on factors that influence the levels of economic activity, unemployment, and inflation, including fiscal and monetary policy and the role of international economics.
HIS 100
Introduction to World History
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to world history from the rise of civilization to the present. It establishes and compares major themes in the leading civilizations of today’s world. It investigates the development of the modern world system and interpretations of its impact on these civilizations.
POL 100
Introduction to Comparative Politics
3 Credits
Introduction to politics, policies, and political institutions outside of the United States. Includes concepts such as electoral systems, party systems, parliamentary and presidential systems, democratization, and political change in both Western and non-Western settings.
POL 104
Introduction to International Relations
3 Credits
A survey of significant patterns and trends in 20th-century world politics, modes of conducting relations among nations, instruments for promoting national interests, and current problems of economic and political interdependence.
POL 311
The Research Process
3 Credits
This seminar is essential for students who both use and produce scholarly research. It examines both the process and products of scholarship in the social sciences, including the following: choice of topic, development of research questions or hypotheses, retrieval of sources, preparation of a literature review, choice of appropriate methodology, and consideration of research results.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of the instructor.
POL 311
Research Methods
3 Credits
This seminar is essential for students who both use and produce scholarly research. It examines both the process and products of scholarship in the social sciences, including the following: choice of topic, development of research questions or hypotheses, retrieval of sources, preparation of a literature review, choice of appropriate methodology, and consideration of research results.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of the instructor.
PHI 117
Human Values and Ethics
3 Credits
A discussion-orientated critical exploration of some important value questions and conflicts. Focus is on one’s responsibility to and for oneself and on conflicts arising from interpersonal and societal relationships.
COM 405
Intercultural Values
3 Credits
This course is designed to provide the student with an adequate appreciation of the complexities involved in the process of intercultural communication and an understanding of the specific forces that shape the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of various cultural groups. It also explores the diffusion and adoption of innovations, particularly in less-developed countries.

Prerequisite(s): Not open to first-year students.
CMR 210
The Structure and Culture of Conflict
3 Credits
This is the first required course in the program leading to a minor in conflict resolution. The course introduces students to the structure and anatomy of conflict and the ways in which conflict is impacted by the culture of the parties, the neutral, or the setting The course addresses the language of conflict, conflict models, and issue framing.
IND 401
Study Away
1 Credits
No description available.
Internship cined with directed study
Internship combined with directed study
ISP 498
Tutorial
4 Credits
No description available.
ISP 499
Tutorial
4 Credits
No description available.