The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's international affairs certificate is designed for those interested in global awareness, cultural and political diversity, and economic globalization. Classes throughout the certificate program will explore topics like world politics, international law, power and wealth, and various theoretical approaches to world political order.
Program curriculum is intentionally designed to provide you with a better understanding of world politics' specializations, concepts, vocabulary and methods for graduate concentrations, helping you to define your passions and career goals. The ability to choose two electives within the certificate program gives you the ability to further customize your studies and certificate.
Upon graduation, you'll have the knowledge and skills necessary for successful employment in a global political economy, making a positive impact wherever your career takes you.
Valuable, sought-after skills. The certificate in international affairs will demonstrate your awareness of global concepts, issues, terminology, structures and perspectives — making you an extremely well-rounded and versatile professional.
Personalized studies. A portion of the international affairs certificate is made up of courses chosen by you, allowing you to customize your studies and focus on the areas that most interest you. Better understand the political landscape in a specific geographic or cultural region, explore major foreign policy issues facing the U.S. today or learn more about international and civil conflict.
Coursework within the international affairs certificate will examine themes within politics, economics and international relations. Through a combination of required and elective class topics, you will learn about becoming a constructive global citizen, connecting what you learn with your own experience as well as analyzing the principal causes of — and solutions for — global economic inequalities and underdevelopment.
What classes do international affairs students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Culture and politics
- International organization and law
- U.S. foreign policy
- International political economy
Learn more about the international affairs certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
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