IKE Academic Courses Component


Below is a list of the approved courses for the Academic Courses component. If you are taking another internationally-focused course, please contact us at ike@pittstate.edu in order to see if the course may be approved.

Language Courses


Students must complete two language courses with a C or better or place into at least a second semester course.

MLL 124     French Language and Culture I
MLL 128     French Language and Culture II
MLL 221     French Language and Culture III
MLL 225     French Grammar and Conversation I

MLL 154     Spanish Language and Culture I
MLL 158     Spanish Language and Culture II
MLL 251     Spanish Language and Culture III
MLL 255     Spanish Composition and Conversation I


International Content Courses


Students must complete three courses in three different disciplines (i.e. ART, COMM, HIST) with a C or better. 

  • Anthropology
    • ANTH 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 hours)
    • ANTH 301: Food and Culture (3 hours)
  • Art
    • ART 178: Introduction to the Visual Arts (3 hours)
    • ART 288: Introduction to Art History I (3 hours)
    • ART 289: Introduction to Art History II (3 hours)
    • ART 688: History of Modern Art (3 hours)
    • ART 689: Contemporary Issues in Art (3 hours)
  • Biology
    • BIOL 330: Principles of Ecology (3 hours)
    • BIOL 665: Medical Entomology (3 hours)
  • Communication
    • COMM 405: Drama Studies (____) (3 hours)
      • International topic required
    • COMM 601: Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
  • Economics
    • ECON 440: International Economics (3 hours)
  • English
    • ENGL 220: World Masterpieces (3 hours)
    • ENGL 555: Topics in Literature (____) (3 hours)
      • International topic required
    • ENGL 556: Topics in Writing (____) (3 hours)
      OR ENGL 756: Topics in Writing (____) 
      (3 hours)
    • ENGL 560: British Genre (____) (3 hours)
    • ENGL 561: British Theme (____) (3 hours)
    • ENGL 570: International Literatures Genre (____) (3 hours)
    • ENGL 571: International Literatures Theme (____) (3 hours)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • FCS 154: Dress and Culture (3 hours)
    • FCS 455: History of Costume (3 hours)
  • Finance
    • FIN 625: International Finance (3 hours)
  • Geography
    • GEOG 106: World Regional Geography (3 hours)
    • GEOG 302: Introduction to Environmental Geography (3 hours)
    • GEOG 304: Human Geography (3 hours)
    • GEOG 307: East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea (3 hours)
    • GEOG 502: Global Environmental Change (3 hours)
    • GEOG 507: Geography of the Global Economy (3 hours)
  • General Technology
    • GT 350: Technology and Civilization (3 hours)
  • History
    • HIST 102: World History From 1500 (3 hours)
    • HIST 501: Special Topics in World History (___) (3 hours)
      • Contemporary topic required
    • HIST 505: African Civilizations (3 hours)
    • HIST 507: Modern Africa (3 hours)
    • HIST 510: Modern Middle East (3 hours)
    • HIST 522: Korean and Vietnam Wars (3 hours)
    • HIST 523: Early China (3 hours)
    • HIST 524: Early Japan (3 hours)
    • HIST 526: Japan Since 1700 (3 hours)
    • HIST 527: China Since 1700 (3 hours)
    • HIST 529: History of South Asia (3 hours)
    • HIST 531: Samurai: History, Literature, Myth (3 hours)
    • HIST 532: History of Japanese Women (3 hours)
    • HIST 533: US-East Asia Relations (3 hours)
    • HIST 534: Korea Since 1700 (3 hours)
    • HIST 546: Age of Empire (3 hours)
    • HIST 547: Radical Islam (3 hours)
    • HIST 626: U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan (3 hours)
    • HIST 646: Modern Scotland (3 hours)
    • HIST 648: Modern Britain (3 hours)
    • HIST 668: U.S. as a Superpower (3 hours)
    • HIST 700: History: Selected Subjects (____) (3 hours)
      • Contemporary, international topic required
  • Interior Design
    • IND 312: History of Design I (3 hours)
    • IND 313: History of Design II (3 hours)
  • Management and Marketing 
    • IB 330: International Business (3 hours)
    • IB 530: Cross Cultural Analysis (3 hours)
    • IB 340: International Marketing (3 hours)
    • IB 520: Emerging Markets (3 hours)
  • Modern Languages
    • All upper-division courses (300 level and above-covering topics of literature, culture, art, civilization, history, or contemporary affairs.)
  • Music
    • MUSIC 120: Music Appreciation (____) (3 hours)
  • Nursing
    • NURS 322: Professional Nursing
    • NURS 445 Transcultural Nursing
    • NURS 502 Community Nursing
  • Philosophy
    • PHIL 231: World Religions (3 hours)
  • Political Science
    • POLS 103: Comparative Politics (3 hours) (name being changed)
    • POLS 493: Directed Readings in International Studies (1-3 hours)
    • POLS 512: Environmental Politics (3 hours)
    • POLS 523: Asian Politics (3 hours)
    • POLS 524: European Politics (3 hours)
    • POLS 525: Middle Eastern Politics (3 hours)
    • POLS 526: Latin American Politics (3 hours)
    • POLS 527: African Politics (3 hours)
    • POLS 530: International Relations (3 hours)
    • POLS 572: International Studies – Selected Topics (3 hours)
    • POLS 576: Global Human Rights (3 hours)
    • POLS 587: U.S. Foreign Policy (3 hours)
    • POLS 630: International Political Economy (3 hours)
    • POLS 652: International Law (3 hours)
    • POLS 659: International Studies Internship (3 hours)
    • POLS 680: War: The Politics of Violence (3 hours)   
    • POLS 690: Study Abroad (3-6 hours)
  • Sociology
    • SOC 200: Introduction to Anthropology (3 hours)
    • SOC 534: Political Sociology (3 hours)
    • SOC 676: Global Sociology (3 hours)
  • Women and Gender Studies
    • WGS 399: Global Women's Issues (3 hours)