Hiram College

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Summary:

Four language courses (in Spanish or French if you will work in a country that uses either of those languages); five courses chosen from the list (see specifics); three education courses (only if student wishes to teach abroad); and a co-curricular enhancement (see list). Upon completion students will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps. Completion does not guarantee placement with the Peace Corps but may increase your chances by 3x!

Coursework:

Foreign Language Study:

A minimum of FOUR courses in a single language:  (preferably French or Spanish; students may test out of this requirement)

Required Gateway Course (choose one):

  • ECON 22700: Globalization an Economic Perspective
  • HIST 13800: World History 1800-Present
  • POLS 22300 Comparative Politics
  • SOAN 15500: Introduction to Sociology
  • EVST 20100: Permaculture Basics: Beyond Sustainability

Choice of FIVE from the following list (minimum of ONE INTD course and TWO total from either BIOL, ECON, EVST, HIST, MGMT, POLS, PUBH, or SOAN)

Biology:

  • BIOL 280: Seminar: Water in Crisis
  • BIOL 380: Tropical Biome Restoration

Communication:

  • COMM 24800: Media and Multiculturalism
  • COMM 25000: Communication Between Cultures
  • COMM 35400: Intercultural Health Care Communication

Economics:

  • ECON 22700: Globalization an Economic Perspective
  • ECON 30600: Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECON 31800: International Trade and Finance
  • ECON 34100: Economic Development

English:

  • ENGL 22600: India in Fiction and Film
  • ENGL 33100: Studies in World Literature
  • ENGL 43800: Advanced Studies in World Literature: Visions of India

Literature in Translation:

  • LITR 15600: Meso-American Literature
  • LITR 16000: Japanese Literature

Ethics:

  • ETH 30100: Ethics Service and Reflection

Environmental Studies:

  • EVST 20500: Environmental Education
  • EVST 20900: Environmental Geology
  • EVST 23210: Managing for Sustainability: Organizational Ecology
  • EVST/BIOL 24100: Principles of Ecology
  • EVST 27000: Environmental Ethics
  • EVST/BIOL 27800: Ecology
  • EVST 33800: Environmental Activism and Policy
  • EVST 35500: Wetlands, Rivers, and Coastal Areas

History:

  • HIST 13000: The World Since 1945
  • HIST 12800: World History 1000-1800
  • HIST 13800: World History 1800-Present
  • HIST 20700: Modern Japan 1600-Present
  • HIST 21100: Sino-Japanese Relations
  • HIST 21300: Selling Shanghai
  • HIST 21400: Consumerism and Culture in Modern Japan
  • HIST 21700: Modern China 1842 to Present
  • HIST 21900: Japan Since 1868
  • HIST 22700: Colonization and Exploitation
  • HIST 23030: Brothel to Factory—History of Female Labor in Asia
  • HIST 24000: Environmental History
  • HIST 25650: Gender and Sexuality in East Asia
  • HIST 27000: The Civilization of China
  • HIST 27100: Qing China 1644-1911
  • HIST 27600: Locating Manchuria
  • HIST 28000: Modern East Asia
  • HIST 28000: Chosŏn Korea: 1392-1910
  • HIST 30500: Japan and Empire in East Asia

Management:

  • MGMT 22800: Comparative Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 34000: International Management
  • MGMT 36100: Multinational Marketing
  • MGMT 36400: Financing International Business Firms

Political Science:

  • POLS 20500: World Geography
  • POLS 21100: Government and Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS 22300: Comparative Politics
  • POLS 22800: International Law
  • POLS 22900: International Organization
  • POLS 23100: International Relations
  • POLS 23300: Politics of International Economic Relations
  • POLS 23400: Politics of Developing Areas
  • POLS 27400: Modern Political Philosophy
  • POLS 30600: International Relations of South Asia
  • POLS 31100: Middle East and World Politics
  • POLS 31600: Comparative Elections
  • POLS 31700: Comparative Foreign Policy
  • POLS 32000: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Political Violence
  • POLS 33200: Islam and Politics
  • POLS 33500: Towards a Global State
  • POLS 33800: Globalization
  • POLS 35100: Political Philosophy for a Dangerous World

Public Health:

  • PUBH 10100: Introduction to Public Health
  • PUBH 20100: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • PUBH 20200: Epidemiology and Health Research
  • PUBH: Determinants of Health, Disease, and Disability

Sociology:

  • SOAN 15500: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOAN 16000: Cultures of Africa
  • SOAN 20100: Social Problems
  • SOAN 20300: Cultural Anthropology
  • SOAN 21500: Human Settlements: Urbanization, Sprawl, and Transition
  • SOAN 25100: Population Patterns An Introduction to Social Demography
  • SOAN 30300: Environmental Sociology
  • SOAN 35100: Stratification and Health
  • SOAN 35900: Medical Sociology
  • SOAN 38700: Sociology of Food

Sector-Specific Courses: For those interested in teaching: THREE courses in Education, choose from:

  • EDUC 20300: Education, Culture, and Society
  • EDUC 20500: Environmental Education
  • EDUC 231: Human Growth and Development and Learning Theory (taken with EDUC 234 or 235: Lab/Field experience, a 6 hour combination)
  • EDUC 232: Developmentally Appropriate Practice Birth to Eight (taken with EDUC 233: Lab/field experience, a 6 hour combination)
  • EDUC 29000: Ethics of Collaboration
  • EDUC 38700: Pedagogy and Instruction

Co-curricular enhancements: Choose at least one of either:

  • A Study Abroad course
  • A volunteer service learning project in the community
  • A management or accounting internship (if they have a global emphasis)
  • Agriculture, forestry, construction or skilled trade work experience
  • Tutoring/teaching experience (if applicable to their desire to teach abroad); serve as an assistant in English as a Second Language courses offered by the college
  • Health care/health education experience (if they have a global emphasis)