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M.A. Comparative and International Education

This program was phased out.

The M.A. in Comparative and International Education (CIE) guided students in the examination of educational policy and theory on an international level, taking into consideration the impact of global economic, political, sociological, and historical factors on educational systems.

A focus on interdisciplinary approaches to comparative and international education provided students a foundation for examining both educational research and policy. Graduates were prepared to work in educational research and policy organizations, government offices, ministries of education, and international development organizations.

The core included foundational courses in comparative and international education, statistics, and research. 6 credit hours of electives provide students the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of the field of comparative and international education. The 12 credits of disciplinary-focused coursework requires students to choose among the following social science disciplines: sociology/anthropology, political science/international relations, history, and economics. This disciplinary focus built a theoretical and methodological foundation in a social science, which is a valued characteristic of professionals in the field of comparative and international education. Finally, the capstone to the degree was a thesis prepared under the direction of one of the core faculty.

The M.A. in CIE was a 36 credit hour program comprised of 15 credit hours of required (core) courses, 6 credit hours of electives, 12 credit hours of disciplinary-focused courses, and 3 thesis credit hours.

CIE 400 - Comparative and International Education (REQUIRED COURSES (15 CREDITS), 3 credits
CIE 401 - Globalization & Contextualization, 3 credits
CIE 408 - Master's Thesis/Capstone, 3 credits
EDUC 471 - Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives, 3 credits
EDUC 403 - Research, 3 credits
EDUC 408 - Introduction to Statistics, 3 credits

ELECTIVE COURSES (6 CREDITS, select 2 courses from below)    
CIE 402 - Development and Evaluation of International Educational Projects, 3 credits
CIE 403 - Globalization and Curriculum Implications, 3 credits
CIE 404 - Issues and Institutions in International Educational Development, 3 credits
CIE 405 - Experiencing the United Nations: Gender and Education in International Development, 3 credits
CIE 406 - International Education Policy, 3 credits
CIE 407 - Grant Writing and Fund Raising in International Education Development, 3 credits

SELECT A DISCIPLINARY FOCUS:    
Focus 1: SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY (12 CREDITS, select 4 courses from below)    
ANTH 325 - Economic Anthropology, 4 credits
AAS 313    Keep the Change: Social Movements in Society, 4 credits
GS 322    Global Health Issues, 4 credits
SOC 323    The Child In Family and Society, 4 credits
SOC 329    Global Migration, 4 credits
SOC 341    Gender and Health, 4 credits
SOC 345    Colonialism and the Black Radical Tradition, 4 credits
SOC 351    Gender and Social Change, 4 credits
SOC 355    Sociology Of Education, 4 credits
SOC 364    Sociology of the Family, 3 or 4 credits
SOC 402    Sociology of Cyberspace, 3 credits
SOC 415    Case Studies Of Social Control, 3 credits
SOC 418    Gendered Experience of Globalization, 3 credits
SOC 419    Global Food Systems, 3 credits
SOC 420    Global Migration, 3 credits
SOC 441    Gender and Health, 3 credits
SOC 454    Urban Education: Inequality and Public Policy, 1-4 credits
SOC 465    Inequalities at Work, 3 credits
SOC 473    Social Basis Of Human Behavior, 3 credits
SOC 476    Issues In Health Policy Analysis, 3 credits
OTHER SSP 400+ AND ANTH 400+ courses with advisor approval    

Focus 2: POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (12 CREDITS, select 4 courses from below)    
POLS 413    Modern Political Philosophy, 3 credits
POLS 451    Comparative Politics Core, 3 credits
POLS 425    Nationalism,Regionalism, and Populism, 3 credits
IR 322    Poverty and Development, 4 credits
IR 323    Political Economy of Industrialization and Development, 4 credits
IR 340    4 credits
IR 344    International Politics of Oil, 4 credits
IR 345    Democratization, 4 credits
IR 346    Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas in World Politics, 4 credits
IR 347    Non-State Actors in a Globalized World, 4 credits
OTHER POL 400+ and IR 300+ courses with advisor approval    

Focus 3: ECONOMICS (12 CREDITS, select 4 courses from below)    
ECO 303    Economic Development, 3 credits
ECO 339    International Trade, 3 credits
ECO 340    International Finance, 3 credits
ECO 342    Economic Development in China, 3 credits
ECO 343    3 credits
ECO 472    3 credits
ECO 473    3 credits
OTHER ECO 400+ with advisor approval    

Focus 4: HISTORY (12 CREDITS, select 4 courses from below)    
HIST 401    Historical Research, 3 credits
HIST 404    Readings in the History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900, 3 credits
HIST 443    Readings in English History, 3 credits
HIST 444    Readings in Latin American History, 3 credits
HIST 447    Readings in European History, 3 credits
HIST 453    Research in English History, 3 credits
HIST 454    Research in Latin American History , 3 credits
HIST 457    Research in European History, 3 credits
OTHER HIST 400+ courses with advisor approval    

Official Lehigh curriculum can be found in the course catalog.