Peace Corp Prep Program
Requirements and Courses

Requirements

Students will take:

  • 4 semesters (or equivalent) of Modern Foreign Language
  • 2 courses (8 credits) in Area Studies/International/Cultural Studies
  • 2-3 courses (8-12 credits) in upper-level coursework (300-level or higher)

Students will complete at least one of the following:

  • Off campus study in an international program or in local urban education program
  • Volunteer service in a community development project
  • Management or accounting internship
  • Skilled trade work experience
  • Tutoring/teaching experience
  • Health care/health education experience

List of Possible Courses

Foreign Language Study

  • Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian

Area Studies/International/Cultural Studies

Communications

  • CM 358 International Film

Criminal Justice

  • CJ 325 Inside/Out

Cultural Anthropology

  • AN 120 Cultural Anthropology
  • AN 262 Myth, Magic and Religion
  • AN 272 Cultures, Conflict and Power
  • AN 361 Social Change: Globalization and Culture
  • AN 370 Anthropological Theory

History

  • HS 211 The Modern Middle East
  • HS 216 Modern East Asia
  • HS 218 Modern Africa/South Africa

International Studies

  • IS 101 Introduction to International Studies
  • IS 130 Modern Mediterranean World
  • US 207 Global Citizenship: Who In The World Are We?
  • IS 220 Global Environment
  • IS 225 Conflict and Inequality in Latin America
  • US 263 Postcolonialism on the Screen
  • US 266 Understanding the Age of Genocide
  • IS 320 Global Poverty and Inequality
  • IS 340 Law, Disorder and Globalization
  • IS 430 Social Life of War: Political, Cultural and Identity Process in Global Conflict

Philosophy/Religion

  • RE 114 Living Religions of the World

Political Science

  • PS 225 Politics of the Developing World
  • PS 228 Latin American Politics
  • PS 241 International Relations
  • PS 243 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • PS 280 International Model United Nations
  • PS 370 International Human Rights
  • PS 403 Culture and Conflict
  • PS 421 International Organizations
  • PS 422 Conflict Resolution in Deeply Divided Societies
  • PS 433 Conflict Transformation

Sociology

  • SO 265 Social Inequalities
  • SO 275 Introduction to Africana Studies
  • SO 286 Health and Human Rights

Sector Specific Courses

Business

  • BA 101 International Business
  • BA 232 International Environmental and Legal Issues for Business
  • BA 344 International Marketing
  • BA 363 International Organizational Behavior
  • BA 471 International Internship in Business Administration

Economics

  • EC 350 International Economics

Education

  • ED 110 Teaching and Learning
  • ED 212 Childhood and Youth Development
  • ED 216 Teaching Literacy in the 21st Century
  • ED 222 instructional techniques in Early Childhood
  • US 324 Understanding Language Learning
  • ED 423 Multilingual and Multicultural Assessment

Global Public Health

  • PBH 110 Introduction to Public Health
  • PBH 120 Global Public Health
  • PBH 250 Epidemiology: The Science of Public Health
  • PBH 320 Health Policy, Law and Bioethics

Additional courses (including ones transferred from other institutions or overseas programs) may be presented to the Peace Corps Prep Program Coordinator for possible approval.

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