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Urban Studies, M.I.S.
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Join Georgia State's urban studies master’s program for a deep dive into these urban phenomena: inclusive development, transit, economic resilience or environmental sustainability. Offering an interdisciplinary perspective on urban studies, students follow a core trajectory of shared courses and have the freedom to specialize by individually selecting from a large offer of elective courses. Students work with a faculty advisor throughout their studies and have the opportunity to join the Urban Studies student association with like minded peers. Our flexible degree structure enables students to explore the issues and concerns shaping their interest in urban studies – from gentrification, community development, and transport equity to climate change, global pandemics, and the future of the suburbs – through a variety of perspectives. MIS graduates have the ability to conduct rigorous urban research with strong policy relevance, informed by a strong commitment to realizing more equitable and inclusive forms of urban development. Join our mailing list to learn more about upcoming events, including online webinars and our annual Open House.
Urban Studies, P.h.D.
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Looking to further your interest in urban topics? Ready for that next level? The Urban Studies Institute’s PhD in Urban Studies prepares students for academic and research careers at the forefront of urban analysis.Our doctoral students work alongside top faculty in their fields and join future leaders passionate about solving urban community issues. The doctoral curriculum provides a rigorous grounding in urban theory and praxis and methodological training to analyze complex challenges emerging within urban environments and processes. Our program draws from the interdisciplinary expertise of core and affiliate faculty to enable students to build core analytical competencies and translational research skills needed to interpret, evaluate, and communicate across diverse urban domains. Students work with the support of faculty advisors to build a program of study tailored to their individual interests, objectives, and future goals. The PhD in Urban Studies emphasizes the development of fundamental research competence, flexibility in the design of special area of study, and encouragement of joint student/faculty research and teaching.
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Graduate Certificate
College of Arts & Sciences
The study of women, gender and sexualities in their multiple racial and class dimensions and cultural contexts is a growing field of inquiry in many disciplines. More and more jobs are framed with an expectation of some background in feminist analysis. As an endeavor that is interdisciplinary and transnational, the Institute for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies contributes to the education of its own graduate students and students in other departments, colleges and schools of Georgia State. This certificate program allows students to receive explicit acknowledgment of their work in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Some may simply want recognition of a strength reflected in their course of study. Others may wish to pursue employment for which a certificate is deemed an advantage.
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, M.A.
College of Arts & Sciences
The M.A. program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies has three interrelated areas of concentration: Globalization Sexuality studies Social change Our curriculum stands out for its emphasis on the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, nationalisms, ethnicity and transnationalism. We have a strong emphasis on queer theory and LGBTQ studies and the theory and practice of activism. One distinction of our program is that students may complete one of three different kinds of theses: Research Thesis: an originally researched topic that contributes to a new area of gender and sexuality studies scholarship Creative Thesis: creative project in the arts, such as a play, an art exhibit or mixed-media work Action Research Thesis: an internship with a local social justice-oriented organization or other form of community and/or activist engagement
Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, B.A.
College of Arts & Sciences
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on gender, sex, sexuality, feminism and womanism. WGSS offers a cutting-edge academic program focusing on three areas: • Globalization • Sexuality Studies • Social Change The Institute is a collective of core and affiliate faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, staff, alumni and community partners that collaborate to create meaningful research and practice. Through our multifaceted work, we examine social constructions and intersections of race, class and gender. We evaluate political and social equality, posit the creative power of art and artists, and reinforce commitment to advance human rights.
Workplace Intercultural Competence, Undergraduate Certificate
The Workplace Intercultural Competence certificate prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to provide management of diverse workplaces in a variety of settings including business, construction, agriculture, education and healthcare. Students will acquire and hone the skills required to work in a diversity-rich setting and engage in intercultural communication, including working with second-language learners.
World Language Teacher Graduate Certificate, Online
College of Education & Human Development
The Georgia State University online World Languages Teacher Graduate Certificate is essential to successful classroom teaching and student learning. Earning this online graduate certificate will not only improve your classroom practice but will also help you more effectively engage your students in learning activities that help your students develop proficiency in world languages. This online certificate is for individuals who hold a university undergraduate or graduate degree (with a GPA higher than 2.50) who are interested in being recommended for clear and renewable k-12 teaching certification by the Georgia Performance Standards Commission (GaPSC) to teach a world language (Spanish, French, German, Chinese or Korean). Students in the Department of World Languages and Cultures may apply nine credits from their program (FORL 6128 and electives FORL 8125 and FORL 8126), leaving only 9-12 more credits needed to be recommended for a renewable certificate. The curriculum integrates social justice and equity principles and is grounded in educational theory, research and best teaching practices. Students take specialized education and content courses throughout the program and gain practical experience in kindergarten through 12th grade. Faculty support teacher candidates in planning, instruction, assessment and reflection with colleagues, faculty and partner schools committed to excellence in education. This program also includes the option of pursuing a Dual Language Immersion endorsement online and on campus for individuals with an interest in teaching elementary school courses (typically math, science and social science) in the target language with additional coursework. For individuals seeking a master's degree with teaching certification, the 30-credit Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) in World Languages Education program, available online and on campus, allows program graduates to explore multidisciplinary teaching with the possibility of an endorsement (ESOL, DLI or Urban Education) or to deepen their mastery of the target language. The World Language Teacher Graduate Certificate is embedded in the 30-credit M.I.S. in World Languages Education. Thus, the M.I.S. leads to a teaching degree with a clear and renewable (T5) induction certificate in the state of Georgia with a step advance on the pay scale above the (T4) certification only. Education programs leading to professional licensure or certification (nursing, education, social work, counseling, accounting, allied health professions, etc.) may require additional approval from separate licensing boards, depending on the state. Students who live or plan to live outs ...
World Languages and Applied Intercultural Studies, M.A.
The M.A. in World Languages and Applied Intercultural Studies is designed to develop students’ career-readiness through an innovative curriculum that emphasizes world language skills, intercultural competency, and global awareness. The program leverages the unique international resources at Georgia State University as well as the cultural and historical ties of the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia. Graduates will be prepared to pursue careers in industry or as entrepreneurs, work for government agencies and non-governmental agencies (NGOs), work as activists, curators or community leaders, become interpreters or language instructors, or go on to doctoral-level education. Students in the M.A. program can concentrate in: World Languages and Applied Cultural Studies French and Francophone Studies Spanish
World Languages and Cultures, B.A.
The B.A. in World Languages and Cultures offers students a program of study that focuses on career readiness through an innovative curriculum and experiential learning opportunities. Our curriculum emphasizes intercultural competency that is required across all professions in the 21st century. With courses for developing world language proficiency, multicultural literacies, and college to career connection, the goal of the program is to cultivate the next generation of a workforce that can compete globally. Graduates will be able to pursue varied career pathways in business, government, non-profit organizations, and other enterprises with an international scope. The program offers concentrations in: Chinese French Japanese Korean Spanish Two Languages (includes Arabic and German) View Bachelor’s Catalog pages for the following concentrations: WLC B.A. (current and prospective students) French, B.A. (current students only) German, B.A. (current students only) Spanish, B.A. (current students only)
World Languages Education, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Education & Human Development
This online graduate program is for multilingual students who are seeking a master’s degree with an initial teaching certification in a world/ foreign language such as Chinese, French, German, Korean or Spanish (grades kindergarten through 12th grade). The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in World Languages Education leads to a teaching degree with a clear and renewable (T5) induction certificate in Georgia with a step advance on the pay scale above the (T4) certification only. The interdisciplinary nature of this program affords the opportunity to explore multidisciplinary teaching with the possibility to pursue an endorsement (ESOL, DLI, Urban Education) or to deepen your mastery of the target language and cultures. This program integrates principles of social justice and equity and is grounded in educational theory, research and best teaching practices. Throughout the program, students take specialized education and content courses and gain practical experience in kindergarten through 12th grade teaching. Faculty support teacher candidates in planning, instruction, assessment and reflection with colleagues, faculty and partner schools who are committed to excellence in education.
World Languages Pathway, A.A.
What Is World Languages? World Languages is the study of communication and culture. Why Study World Languages? Knowledge of World Languages connects you to the people, ideas, emotions, history and the arts of other countries. Studying World Languages is an asset in whatever career path you choose: business, government, medicine, journalism, service industries, technology, tourism and more. The process of learning languages increases analytical and critical thinking skills that enhance your value as an employee and citizen. Perimeter College offers the widest range of world language courses of any associate degree-granting college in the Southeast. Offerings include: ASL Arabic Chinese French German Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Russian Spanish * Swahili For contact information for specific languages we offer see below: For French contact Barbara Bateman at [email protected] or call 770-274-5183. For German contact Rick Robinson at [email protected] or call 770-274-5193. For information about Italian, please contact Lisa Davie at [email protected] or call 770-274-5188. For Japanese contact Harumi Kimura at [email protected] or call 770-274-5151. For Spanish contact Lisa Davieat [email protected] or call 770-274-5188. For information about our Critical Language offerings, which include Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian or Swahili click here. Scroll to the bottom of the page for contact information. For information about American Sign Language, contact [email protected] or call 678-735-7578. See the world: There’s a world of opportunities available through Perimeter College and the University System of Georgia Study Abroad programs. Japan, Morocco, Russia, France, Costa Rica, Ecuador, China, England, Germany, Chile – you decide.”. * A concentration in Spanish and French may be completed fully online. The following courses are offered online: FREN 1001, 1002, 2001, and 2002 GRMN 1001,1002, and 2002 ITAL 1001 and 1002 SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 and 2002 Students should consult with their advisors to confirm the availability of online courses and find out about any requirements or additional costs that may be associated with those courses. A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor's degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
World Languages Teacher Education, B.I.S.
College of Education & Human Development
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) concentration in World Languages Teacher Education provides students an opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge in French or Spanish language, culture and literary skills while completing requirements recommended for kindergarten through 12th-grade teaching certification to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. World language educators completing the program will be prepared to support multilingual speakers in urban environments to value diverse perspectives and language varieties and to act as responsible global citizens. This program is grounded in educational theory, research and best teaching practices, integrating principles of social justice and equity. Throughout the program, students take specialized education and content courses and gain practical experience in kindergarten through 12th-grade. Faculty support teacher candidates in planning, instruction, assessment and reflection with colleagues, faculty and partner schools who are committed to excellence in education.
World Languages with Business and Economics Pathway, A.A.
What Is World Languages? The study of World Languages enables you to communicate in languages other than English to gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures and to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. Foreign language skills enable students to communicate in a global and culturally diverse society. Why Study World Languages? Studying world languages enhances your contribution as a member of the global marketplace. Whatever career you choose, your success will depend on your ability to communicate in culturally diverse environments. The ability to speak another language is an asset in business, medical fields and service occupations. Combining a world language degree with a degree in another field expands a student’s potential for success. Perimeter College offers the widest range of world language courses of any associate degree-granting college in the Southeast. Offerings include: Arabic Chinese French German Hebrew Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Russian Spanish * Swahili Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese are offered in the traditional classroom format. Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili are offered using the Critical Languages/Self-Instructional Format. For more information on our Critical Languages Program, contact Andrea DiBenardo, Dunwoody Campus critical language coordinator, [email protected], 770-274-5184, or Dr. Victor McGlone, Clarkston Campus critical language coordinator, [email protected], 678-891-3533. See the world: There’s a world of opportunities available through Perimeter College and the University System of Georgia Study Abroad programs. Japan, Morocco, Russia, France, Costa Rica, Ecuador, China, England, Germany, Chile – you decide. * World Languages with Business and Economics with a concentration in Spanish can be completed fully online. The following courses are offered fully online: FREN 1001, 1002 and 2001 GRMN 1001 and 1002 ITAL 1001 and 1002 SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 and 2002 Students should consult with their advisors to confirm the availability of online courses and find out about any requirements or additional costs that may be associated with those courses. A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor's degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.