International Studies

The College offers study abroad opportunities where students can travel to places like Japan, Mexico, Israel, and Tanzania.

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Navigating the Global Community

Cultivate your ability to succeed and lead with a global outlook. You will learn skills for speaking, listening, reading and writing in foreign languages; global perspectives on various world cultures; cross-cultural understanding and communication; and critical thinking skills. Special features of our program include the option to study abroad, attend on-campus international festivals, view cinema from around the world and interact with a diverse student body. You will also have the option to take a wide range of classes about Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, international relations, ecology and global studies.

Note: Some international programs at transfer institutions require foreign language proficiency at least through the intermediate level. It is recommended that students complete, if possible, a foreign language through the intermediate level. Students should consult with the Career and Transfer Center about foreign language requirements at transfer institutions.

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Market Research Analyst – est. salary $64,817*
Historian – est. salary $64,078*
Reporter or Correspondent – est. salary $46,858*


EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.


Transfer Opportunities

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the International Studies degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits Must pass with a grade “C” or better. ENGL 101
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or
MATH 137 - Geometry for Design  or
MATH 150 - Introductory Data Analysis or
MATH 161 - Precalculus I
3 credits   Mathematics
Foreign Language 3 credits Students who wish to focus on a particular world region should consider our various “Distinction” concentrations. Consult with program supervisor for further details. Major Course
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits   Technology Competency
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation 4 credits   Natural Science

One year of foreign language study is required. Students may do so at the elementary or intermediate level. It is recommended that students study a foreign language through the intermediate level.

  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after earning their associate’s degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   ENGL 102 Info Literacy
 
3 credits   Humanities
ART 101 - Visual Communication or
ART 103 - History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance or
ART 120 Art in Africa or
MUS 103 - Introduction to Music
3 credits ART 120 may be used to fulfill requirements for Distinction with Africa/Middle East Concentration. Consult with program supervisor for further details. Directed Elective The Arts
Foreign Language 3 credits   Major Course
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 credits Taking this course will fulfill a prerequisite for 200-level courses in Anth, Geog, Psyc or Soc, required later in the major Social Science

One year of foreign language study is required. Students may do so at the elementary or intermediate level. It is recommended that students study a foreign language through the intermediate level.

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
Soc 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits   American Diversity
Biol 106 - General Biology I  or
Chem 105 - Inquiry into Chemistry
3 credits   Natural Science
Foreign Language or
Geog 103* - Introduction to Human Geography  or
Hum 120 - Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization  or
Hum 130 - Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization  or
Hum 150 - Introduction to Latin American Cultures and Civilizations  or
Hum 170 - Middle East Cultures and Civilizations  or
Hum 180 - Introduction to African Cultures and Civilizations   or
Hum 190 - Modern Africa and Asia
3 credits A 200 level course in Spanish or Hum 150 may be used to fulfill requirements for Distinction with Latin America Concentration. Consult with program supervisor for further details.

A 200 level course in Arabic, Swahili, Hebrew or French, Hum 170, 180, 190, Anth 211 or RS 175 may be used to fulfill requirements for Distinction with Africa/Middle East Concentration. Consult with program supervisor for further details.

A 200 level course in Japanese or Chinese, Hum 120, 130, 190, Anth 215 or RS 180 may be used to fulfill requirements for Distinction with Asia Concentration. Consult with program supervisor for further details.
Natural Science
Anth 112 - Cultural Anthropology 3 credits Taking this course will fulfill a prerequisite for 200-level courses in Anth, Geog, Psyc or Soc, required later in the major Social Science Global Diversity
Hist 121 - Global History I  or
Hist 122 - Global History II
3 credits   Humanities Global Diversity

One year of foreign language study is required. Students may do so at the elementary or intermediate level. It is recommended that students study a foreign language through the intermediate level.

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
Foreign - Language  or
RS 151 - World Religions or
RS 175 - Religions of the Middle East or
RS 180 - Asian Religions
3 credits A 200 level course in Spanish or Hum 150 may be used to fulfill requirements for Distinction with Latin America Concentration. Consult with program supervisor for further details.

A 200 level course in Arabic, Swahili, Hebrew or French, Hum 170, 180, 190, Anth 211 or RS 175 may be used to fulfill requirements for Distinction with Africa/Middle East Concentration. Consult with program supervisor for further details.

A 200 level course in Japanese or Chinese, Hum 120, 130, 190, Anth 215 or RS 180 may be used to fulfill requirements for Distinction with Asia Concentration. Consult with program supervisor for further details.
Foreign Language or Social Science
Global Diversity or Humanities Global Diversity
Any 200 level Anthropology, Geography, Psychology Or Sociology 3 credits   Major Course
Hum 120 - Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization or
Hum 130 - Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization or
Hum 150 - Introduction to Latin American Cultures and Civilizations or
Hum 170 - Middle East Cultures and Civilizations or
Hum 180 - Introduction to African Cultures and Civilizations or
Hum 190 - Modern Africa and Asia
3 credits Temple University requires macroeconomics for its Global Studies program. Humanities Global Diversity
Pols 112 - Introduction to International Relations 3 credits Pols 112 is recommended for students wishing to pursue international relations studies at a transfer institution. General Elective
Econ 181 - Principles of Economics-Macroeconomics 3 credits   General Elective

One year of foreign language study is required. Students may do so at the elementary or intermediate level. It is recommended that students study a foreign language through the intermediate level.

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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