Chatham University

International Certificate Program (Certificate) Curriculum

Students who are majoring in other subjects may earn an international regional certificate by taking the courses required for one of the following regional concentrations. Undergraduate certificates must be earned within a degree program.

Program Requirements

+International Certificate: Africa Requirements

HIS205W Africa, Past and Present

This course is an interdisciplinary examination of the problems and promises of African development. It investigates the historical development of pre-independence society, culture, political institutions, and economic structures, and their interaction with post-independent economic problems and development strategies.

3
One (1) 200-level regional elective approved by program director
One (1) 200- or 300-level regional elective approved by program directory
Study Away Experience or internship abroad approved by program advisor (6-12)
An approved African language through the intermediate level

+International Certificate: Asia Requirements

HIS204W East Asian Studies

An exploration of East Asian geography, history, language, and culture frim Zhou Dynasty (ca. 1,000 BCE) to present times. Focus on China, Korea, Japan with reference to neighboring regions and discussion of Taiwan. Emphasis on arts, ideologies, and East Asian cultural sites in Pittsburgh area.

3
One (1) 200-level regional elective approved by program director
One (1) 200- or 300-level regional elective approved by program directory
Study Away Experience or internship abroad approved by program advisor (6-12)
An approved Asian language through the intermediate level

+International Certificate: Europe Requirements

HIS202W Modern Europe

The impact of World War I on Europe, the crisis of democracy and rise of totalitarian ideologies in the interwar period, and the decline of European influence in the world after World War II provide the focal points of the course. It then explores the slow resurgence of Europe, prospects for European unity, and revived European influence in international relations as a "third force."

3
One (1) 200-level regional elective approved by program director
One (1) 200- or 300-level regional elective approved by program directory
Study Away Experience or internship abroad approved by program advisor (6-12)
An approved European language through the intermediate level

+International Certificate: Latin America Requirements

HIS200W Revolutions in Latin America

This course surveys Latin American history from colonization through the present with an emphasis on world hisotry themes. While the legacies of the colonial period will be briefly examined, the course will focus primarily on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Global themes will include the spread of European religions among indigenous populations;reverberation of liberal revolutionary ideas in the western hemisphere; the incorporation of Latin American and its populations into the world economy; the influence of race on society; and the spread of Marxism and resulting revolutions.

3
One (1) 200-level regional elective approved by program director
One (1) 200- or 300-level regional elective approved by program directory
Study Away Experience or internship abroad approved by program advisor (6-12)
Spanish (or other approved language) through the intermediate level

+International Certificate: Middle East Requirements

One (1) 200-level regional elective approved by program director
One (1) 200- or 300-level regional elective approved by program directory
Study Away Experience or internship abroad approved by program advisor (6-12)
Arabic (or other approved Middle Eastern language) through the intermediate level