General Information

The Office of International Studies and Programs (ISP) supports academic programs, seminars, and conferences designed to promote research in international studies, improve teaching of international studies, and encourage an interest in international affairs in the university and area communities.

ISP houses the E. Desmond Lee Global Ethnic Collaborative, the Karakas Family Foundation Alliance for the Advancement of Hellenic Studies, and the Endowed Professorships in African/African American Studies, Chinese Studies, Greek Studies, international education, Irish Studies, Japanese Studies, the German Culture Center and the Greek Culture Center.

Fellows

Each year a number of UMSL faculty are appointed as research Fellows.

Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

The Study Abroad section of this Bulletin contains details about campus study abroad and international exchange programs. ISP's Study Abroad staff administer those programs.

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services provides services for international students and scholars, including admissions, visa and immigration matters, credential evaluations, health insurance, tax matters, nonacademic advising, initial campus arrival, orientation, social activities, and referrals to other campus units.

Minor in African/African American Studies

Core Course (Required):
C I ST 2000Introduction to African/African American Studies3
Select at least four of the following electives:12
Cultures Of Africa (Core Course (Required))
Women In Subsaharan Africa: A Contemporary Perspective
Introduction To The Arts Of Africa
African-American History
African Civilization: From The Beginning of Humanity to The End of The Slave Trade
African Civilization II: From Colonies to Nations
African-American History: From Slavery to Civil Rights
African-American History: From Civil Rights To Black Power
African Diaspora To Abolition of the Slave Trade
African Diaspora in the Age of Migration
Musical Journal Through Africa
African Americans And The Political System
African Politics
African Diasporas: Identity Politics And Transnational Communities
Total Hours15

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

The Office of International Studies and Programs (ISP) offers a wide variety of certificates, which provide our students the opportunity to develop expertise in international subjects. These programs combine course offerings from several departments so the subject is examined from a multidisciplinary approach. While most persons who earn certificates do so in the process of completing their undergraduate degree, a certificate may be completed by non-degree seeking students.

East Asian Studies Certificate

First- and second-year Chinese, Japanese, or other appropriate Asian language 20
HIST 1041East Asian Civilization3
HIST 1042East Asian Civilization3
Select one course in three of the following areas:9
Area 1: Anthropology
Cultures Of East Asia
Special Topics In Non-Western Culture
Area 2: Art and Art History
Introduction To The Arts Of Asia
Topics In The Arts Of Asia
Area 3: Business Administration
Business In China
The Japanese Management System
Area 4: Languages and Cultural Studies-Chinese
Chinese Calligraphy and Writing in East Asia
Special Topics: Language Immersion: Chinese
Chinese Literature In Translation
Special Readings
Special Topics: Language Immersion: Chinese
Area 5: Languages and Cultural Studies-Japanese
Japanese III
Practicum in East Asian Calligraphy
Special Topics: Language Immersion: Japanese
Classical Japanese Literature In Translation
Special Readings
Special Topics: Language Immersion: Japanese
Intermediate Japanese III
Intermediate Japanese IV
Special Readings
Special Readings
Area 6: History
Modern Japan:From the Meiji Restoration to the Present
History Of Women In Comparative Cultures
Modern History Of The Asian Pacific Rim
Area 7: Music
Non-Western Music I
Area 8: Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Area 9: Political Science
East Asian Politics
Area 10: Social Work
Asians In Migration
Independent Study Course
Students seeking the certificate must complete an independent study course in which a research paper will be written focusing upon some aspect of East Asian Studies. The topic should be approved in advance by International Studies and Programs. 3
Total Hours38

Modern European Studies Certificate

Four semesters of college work or the equivalent in a modern European foreign language. 20
HIST 1032Topics In European Civilization: 1715 To The Present3
Select one course each from at least four of the following areas: 112
Anthropology
Anthropological Perspectives on Western Culture
Art and Art History
Nineteenth Century European Art
Modern Art
Topics In 17Th And 18Th Century European Art
Topics In Modern Art
Business Administration
Marketing in the European Union
English
Contemporary World Literature
English Literature After 1790
The Eighteenth-Century English Novel
The Nineteenth-Century English Novel
Literature Of The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries
Modern British Fiction
Major Works Of European Fiction
History
Europe in the Eighteenth Century:From the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Era
Europe in the Nineteenth Century: From Waterloo to World War I
Europe, 1900-1950: War And Upheaval
Europe, 1950-Present: Peace And Prosperity
Languages and Cultural Studies
French
Contemporary French Culture
French Literature and Culture After 1800
Studies in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Culture
Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture
German
Intermediate Readings In German
Introduction to German Literature
German Culture And Civilization
Topics in German Culture
German Literature and Culture II: Romanticism - Present
Special Topics In German Culture
Survey Of German Literature Part II
Modern Greek
Modern Greek Literature In Translation
Special Readings
Spanish
Special Topics In Hispanic Culture
Spanish Literature From 1939 To The Present
Poetry And Drama Of The Golden Age
Music
Music Of The Classic Period
Music Of The Romantic Period
Philosophy
Western Philosophy II: Descartes To The Present
Early Modern Philosophy
Kant And Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Twentieth Century Philosophy
The Marxist Heritage
Political Science
The Politics of European Union
Studies In Comparative Politics *
Studies In International Relations *
Comparative Public Policy And Administration *
Independent Study Course
Students seeking the certificate must complete an independent study course in which a research paper will be written focusing upon aspect of Modern European Studies. The topics should be approved in advance by International Studies and Programs.3
Total Hours38
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Students should consult International Studies and Programs advisers to determine how these courses can best be arranged to meet their interests.

Greek Studies Certificate

Greek Language
Select at least three courses from the following:9
Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek I
Ancient Greek II
Intermediate Ancient Greek Language And Culture
Greek And Latin In English Today
A Brief Introduction to Greek and Latin in English Today
Modern Greek
Modern Greek I
Modern Greek II
Intermediate Modern Greek Language And Culture
Intermediate Modern Greek Language And Culture II
Modern Greek Literature In Translation
Special Readings
Select at least three courses from the following:9
The Wonders of Greece: Introduction to Greek History and Culture
The Olympic Games: Ideals And Reality
Ancient Greek Civilization And Culture
Greek History And Culture
Anthropological Perspecitves on Western Culture (only when appropriate)
Ritual, Death And Sports: Archaeology Of Greek Mythology
Archaeological Field School (only when appropriate)
Special Study
Art And Archaeology Of The Ancient World
Greek Art And Archaeology
Special Study (only when appropriate)
Topics In Ancient Art And Archaeology (only when appropriate)
Special Study (only when appropriate)
The Ancient Empires of the Mediterranean
Greek History And Culture
Modern Greek Literature In Translation
Special Readings 1
A History Of Byzantine Music And Hymnography
Ancient Philosophy
Plato
Aristotle
Total Hours18

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Note: GRK MOD courses will count for either the language requirement or the focus area requirement but not for both.

International Business Certificate

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in some approved overseas study program focusing on international business which is approved by the College of Business Administration. 12
Select one course from Area 1 and one from Area 2:6
Area 1: Business Administration
The Law Of International Business Transactions
International Corporate Finance
Business In China
International Investments
International Management
Managing The Global Workforce
The Japanese Management System
Role Of The Global Corporation
Managing The Global Workforce
International Stretegic Management
International Marketing
Marketing in the European Union
Area 2: International Studies 1
Cultures Of East Asia
Cultures Of The Near And Middle East
Cultures Of Africa
International Economic Analysis
Economic Development
International Political Economy
International Organizations And Global Problem-Solving
Globalization and Social Change
Sociology Of Business And Work Settings
An independent study course is not required for this certificate option.
Total Hours18

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In lieu of a course from Area 2, students may substitute one course (3 credit hours) at the advanced level of a foreign language. Advanced level is defined as a course beyond the 13 credit hour introductory language sequence.

International Affairs Certificate

Satisfactory completion of the language requirements for the degree program in which a student is enrolled.
POL SCI 1800World Politics3
Select four courses from at least three of the following eleven areas:12
Area 1: Anthropology
Sex Trafficking in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Area 2: Biology
Environmental Biology
Conservation Biology
Area 3: Business Administration
Independent Study In International Business
The Law Of International Business Transactions
International Corporate Finance
Business In China
International Investments
International Logistics And Operations Management
International Management
Managing The Global Workforce
The Japanese Management System
Role Of The Global Corporation
International Business And Society
International Stretegic Management
International Marketing
Marketing in the European Union
Area 4: Communication
Intercultural Communication
Area 5: Economics
International Economic Analysis
Area 6: Geography
World Regions
Area 7: History
US Foreign Relations and Military History Since 1900
HIST 3033
African Diaspora in the Age of Migration
Europe in the Nineteenth Century: From Waterloo to World War I
Europe, 1900-1950: War And Upheaval
Europe, 1950-Present: Peace And Prosperity
Area 8: Media Studies
Introduction To Comparative International Media Systems
Global Media Systems And Trends
Area 9: Political Science
Global Issues
The Politics of European Union
Middle Eastern Politics
United States Foreign Policy
International Political Economy
International Organizations And Global Problem-Solving
Studies In War And Peace
Studies In International Relations
International Law
Area 10: Social Work
Asians In Migration
Area 11: Sociology
SOC 1241Globalization and Social Change3
Sociology Of Business And Work Settings
Independent Study Course
Students seeking the certificate must complete an independent study course in which a research paper will be written focusing upon some aspect of international affairs. The topic should be approved in advance by International Studies and Programs. 3
Total Hours21

Latin American Studies Certificate

Thirteen credit hours or the equivalent in Spanish. 13
Select one of the following:3
Latin American Civilization
Mexican Civilization
Hispanic Culture And Civilization: Spanish America
Select four courses from at least three of the following areas: 12
Area 1: Anthropology
Archaeology Of The Inca, Aztec, And Maya
Area 2: History
Mexican Civilization
Latin America: From Conquest to Independence
History Of Latin America Since 1808
Spain: From Superpower to Napoleon's Puppet
Area 3: Political Science
Political Systems Of South America
Political Systems Of Mexico, Central America And The Caribbean
Studies In Comparative Politics
Area 4: Spanish
Hispanic Culture And Civilization: Spanish America
Introduction To Hispanic Literature: Spanish America
Spanish American Literature Of The Twentieth Century
Spanish American Fiction In The Twentieth Century
Independent Study Course
Students seeking the certificate must complete an independent study course in which a research paper will be written focusing upon some aspect of Latin American Studies. The topic should be approved in advance by International Studies and Programs. 3
Total Hours31

Graduate Certificate in International Studies

A Graduate Certificate in International Studies is a program of study featuring advanced multidisciplinary course work designed for individuals, including teachers and other professionals, who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of international and cross-cultural affairs. The Certificate is sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Programs and the Departments of Economics, History,  Language and Cultural Studies, and Political Science. A broad set of course offerings is available in these and other departments, with the flexibility for students to tailor the program to their particular interests and needs. The program has been developed as a vehicle for bringing together the resources of a distinguished faculty in international studies and for providing an opportunity for further graduate learning.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this graduate certificate program, and other important information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosure website: http://umsl.edu/go/Bpv.

Applicants to the Certificate program must meet the general requirements for admission to Graduate School as explained in the graduate study section of this Bulletin. The Certificate is awarded after completion of 18 hours, including a minimum of 12 hours drawn from a list of core courses and an additional six hours selected from a wide variety of offerings in eight different disciplines. No more than 12 hours may be from any one discipline. Students may simultaneously earn a graduate degree and count credits earned in their degree program toward the Certificate when appropriate.

Requirements

Select four from the following list of core courses:12
Business Administration
International Financial Management
International Logistics And Operations Management
International Accounting
Economics
International Trade
International Monetary Analysis
History
Historical Thinking in Theory and Practice I
Political Science
Proseminar In Comparative Politics
Seminar In Comparative Politics
Proseminar In International Relations
Seminar In International Relations
Studies In International Relations
Sociology
Select two of the following:6
Economics
Special Readings
English
Major Works Of European Fiction
History
Special Readings
Languages and Cultural Studies
Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture
Spanish Literature From 1939 To The Present
Spanish American Literature Of The Twentieth Century
Spanish American Fiction In The Twentieth Century
Music
Music Of The Romantic Period
Music from 1900 to the Present
Political Science
Comparative Public Policy And Administration
International Law
Directed Readings And Research In International Relations
Total Hours18

Note: No more than 12 credit hours may be from any one discipline.

Study Abroad Programs

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is committed to broadening students' understanding of different cultures and preparing them for the global community in which we live. One of the most successful ways of achieving this global mindset is to study overseas. The opportunity to live and study in a different culture is an enriching experience, both academically and personally.

The Office of International Studies and Programs (ISP) provides UMSL students with opportunities to study at over 100 different programs in more than 45 countries around the globe. Most programs run for an academic year, semester, or summer. Two to three week-long faculty-led programs are offered during the winter intersession and summer. Through individual advising, students can find the program best suited to their personal, academic, and career goals. Internship possibilities are also available for qualified students.

Fees and Financial Aid

The cost of the program depends on the services provided and the country and city of study. For most programs, participants continue to pay UMSL fees plus airfare, room and board, and spending money. Students are usually housed in dormitories or are assisted in finding apartments. In most cases, students are able to use their UMSL financial aid toward a study abroad program. Study abroad scholarships are available for qualified applicants through ISP.

Application

Generally, applications are due in mid-February for summer, fall and academic year programs, and mid September for winter intersession and spring semester programs. Students should plan to spend at least one or two months researching a program before applying.

Participant selection is based on academic achievement, faculty recommendations, approval of the proposed course of study via the department/divisional advisory process, and for some programs, proficiency in the foreign language of instruction. Most programs are designed for undergraduate students in their junior or senior years of study; however, a limited number of programs for freshmen, sophomores, and graduate students are available.

Student Teaching Abroad

Teacher Education students may be able to student teach in Fuxin, China during the spring semester. In addition to meeting the other requirements for student teaching, students complete an application form for the site.

Courses

C I ST 3200 Study Abroad, Non UM-St. Louis Program: 1-24 semester hours

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C I ST 5200 Study Abroad Non UM-St Louis Program Grad: 1-15 semester hours

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Joel Glassman
Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Adeniyi Coker
The E. Desmond Lee Professor in African and African American Studies and Professor of Theatre
Ph.D., Temple University

Michael Cosmopoulos
The Hellenic Government-Karakas Family Foundation Professor in Greek Studies and Professor of Archaeology
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Hung-Gay Fung
The Dr. Y.S. Tsiang Professor in Chinese Studies and Professor of Finance
Ph.D., Georgia State University

Laura Miller
The Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Professor in Japanese Studies and Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

E. Wendy Saul
The Dr. Allen B. and Mrs. Helen S. Shopmaker Professor in Education in cooperation with Springboard and Professor for Education
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eamonn Wall
The Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor in Irish Studies and Professor of English
Ph.D., City University of New York