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Certificate in International Studies


The Certificate in International Studies (CIS) allows undergraduate students to heighten their degree program with a concentration in international studies. It enhances their options for pursuing careers in the foreign service, international institutions, non-governmental international organizations, or multinational corporations. The CIS encourages a multidisciplinary approach and is housed at the Binational Center.

Requirements

Students must be undergraduate, be accepted in an established academic department, and successfully complete a minimum of twelve semester-credit hours herein listed as Approved Courses with no less than a C.

Application Process

Student applicants can turn in their completed CIS Application and a TAMIU transcript (unofficial is accepted) at the Binational Center in Student Center 118. Applications must be received by December 1st for Fall graduates, and by May 1st for Spring graduates. Click on CIS APPLICATION to start the application process. 

Approved Courses

Courses have been selected based on their global context and relevance for fostering cross-national understanding. It is not an exclusive list. Other courses such as a lower division international studies course, an international capstone seminar, or those taken under a study abroad experience can be accepted as alternatives to the ones listed below.

College of Arts and Sciences

Course Number Course Description SCH

ANTH

3304

Language, Culture, and Oral Traditions

3

ANTH

3306

Cultural Change, Crisis and Development

3

ANTH

3308

Latin American Cultures

3

ANTH

4351

Cultural Anthropology

3
ANTH 4301 Special Issues: Myth, Magic, and Religion 3

COMM

4320

Transnational Trends in Communication

3
COMM 4324 Comparative Journalism 3

ENGL

3326

Studies In World Mythology

3

ENGL

4326

Studies In World Folklore

3

ENGL

4347

Contrastive Linguistics

3

ENGL

4355

History of Literary Thought

3

GEOG

3352

Latin American Historical Geography

3

GEOG

3351

World History and Geography

3

GEOG

3353

Political Geography

3

HIST

3330

History of Latin America

3

HIST

3392

Survey of the Middle East

3

HIST

3393

History of Asia

3

HIST

3394

History of Africa

3

HIST

4391

Problems in World History

3

MATH

4385

History of Mathematics 3

PSCI

3305

Government and Politics of Europe 3

PSCI

3308

Latin American Political Systems 3

PSCI

3310

Studies Comparative Politics 3

PSCI

3340

International Law and Organizations 3

PSCI

4307

Inter American Systems 3
PSCI 4309 Mexican Politics and Government 3

PSCI

4335

International Politics 3

PSCI

4340

American Foreign Policy 3

PSCI

4350

Ethnic Politics 3

SOCI

3308

Latin American Culture 3
SOCI 4318 Globalization 3

SPAN

4371

Hispanic Culture 3

INT

4XXX

Study Abroad 3

College of Business Administration

Course Number
Course Description
SCH
ECO 3325 Latin American Economic Issues 3
ECO 4340 International Economics 3
ECO 4350 Economic Development 3
ECO 4370 Regional Economic Integration 3
ECO 4390 International Economic Policies and Strategies 3
FIN 4380 International Finance 3
MKT 4310 International Marketing 3
MKT 4390 Marketing Problems and Policies (MKT majors only) 3
BA 3320 International Business 3
BA 4390 Business Strategy 3
TIL 3311 Export/Import Ops and Practices 3
INT 4XXX Study Abroad 3

 

College of Education

Course Number
Course Description
SCH

EDBE

3322

Dual Language Assessment and Development

3

EDBE

3325

Dual Language Methods for ECE Bilingual  Instruction

3

EDBE

3326

Dual Language Methods for 4-12 Grades Bilingual Instruction

3

EDBE

3338

Teaching Math and Science in Spanish

3

EDBE

3340

Teaching Science and Health in Spanish

3

EDBE

4310

Foundations of Bilingual Education

3

EDBE

4334

Teaching Content Dual Lang ECE-4

3

EDBE

4335

Teaching Content Areas in The Dual Lang 4-8 Bilingual

3

EDBE

4336

Language Arts in Spanish

3

EDBE

4399

Issues in Bilingual  Education

3

EDHW

3341

Health Issues of Diverse Populations

3

EDRD

4303

Strategic Teaching Regarding Secondary Schools

3

EDRD

4317

Teaching English Literature from Spanish Literacy Base

3

EDDP

4324

Teaching Diverse Student Populations

3

EDDP

4399

Issues in the Education of Diverse Populations

3

INT

4XXX

Study Abroad

3

Dr. F.M. Canseco School of Nursing

Course Number
Course Description
SCH

NURS

1302

Cultural Determinants in Health Behavior

3

NURS

4340

International Health Nursing

3

NURS

4375

Issues in Trans Cultural Nursing

3

INT

4XXX

Study Abroad

3


For additional information contact us at:

Texas A&M International University
BINATIONAL CENTER
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Tel. 956-326-2834
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Email: binationalcenter@tamiu.edu
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