University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

General International Studies

This program focuses on politics, economics, and cultures of developed democracies as well as the relationships between them, including issues such as international trade, diplomacy, and international organizations.  

Tools (3-14 credits): 

  • Foreign Language Requirement (2nd year competency required)
  • Research Methods substitution (subject to special approval)  

Core Courses  - Social Sciences (15 credits):  

  • Political and Historical Context at least 3 credits, see recommended courses)
  • Geographic and Sociocultural Context (at least 3 credits, see recommended courses)
  • Advanced/Upper-level Courses (at least 9 credits)  

Area of Specialization (9 credits from Humanities or Social Sciences):

Specialization courses must be selected from at least two separate fields, and may be substituted partially or entirely by: study abroad and/or summer study in a special-ized field at another university  

  • 6- 12 credits Study Abroad are strongly encouraged

Focus - Europe & Moden Asia:   

  • French 0212, or Spanish 0212 or equivalency   

Please see the International Studies Advisor (104 Krebs)

Recommended Courses:  

  • PS 0302, 0501, Hist 1171, 1385   
  • Geog 0100, 0210, 0810, Hist 1170, Relgst 1602, Soc 0340, 0520   
  • Econ 0501, PS 1507, 1515   

Or appropriate other courses upon advisement.   

Geographic Areas: 

  • Asia: Hist 0425, 1521, 1600   
  • Europe: Geog, 0325, Hist 1113, 1381, 1385, Phil 0213   
  • Britain: ELit 1116,1120, 1158, 1182, Hist 1300   
  • France: Fr 0380,1083   
  • Germany: Hist 1130, Ger 0455   
  • Russia/Eastern Europe: Geog, 1300, Hist 1342   
  • Southern Europe: Span 0451, 1841   

Or appropriate other courses upon advisement