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Moravian College

PCPP Curriculum

Moravian College Will be Partnering With the Peace Corps to Launch a Peace Corps Prep Program on Campus This Fall!

Students who wish to earn a certificate for the "Peace Corps Prep Program" may do so at Moravian College. (NOTE: Students in certain large, sequential programs may find it difficult to complete LINC, their major, and the PCPP requirements in a normal 4-year time frame.) 

There is significant overlap between the PCPP requirements and LINC options.  Students in the PCPP are encouraged to pursue such double dips whenever possible.  Courses taken in fulfillment of the PCPP certificate may also be used in fulfillment of a major or minor.

In applying to the Peace Corps Prep Program, students identify one of the follow sectors in which they would like to serve:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Agriculture
  • Youth in Development
  • Community Economic Development

Students choose their coursework based on the sector in which they wish to serve.  The PCPP at Moravian College requires the following:

  • 2 terms of Spanish, Arabic, or French, regardless of level (3 or more are encouraged, as the student's schedule allows; 4 terms of study is considered ideal)
     
  • CORE COURSES:
    • IDIS/REL/SOC 165 (Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies), taken as the M3 requirement
    • EDUC 100.2 (Introduction to Education of English-Language Learners)
  • ELECTIVE COURSES:  (Choose 2 or 3)
    • HIST 111 (Modern Latin America; may be taken as the M5 requirement)
    • HIST 115 (History of Africa; may be taken as the M5 requirement)
    • HIST 119 (Arab-Islamic Civilizations; may be taken as the M5 requirement
    • HIST 129 (Mexico:  Revolution and Globalization; may be taken as the M5 requirement)
    • HIST/POSC 227 (Modern South Africa; may be taken as the M5 requirement)
    • POSC 125 (Comparative Politics, may be taken as the M5 requirement)
    • POSC 127 (East Asia and the Future)
    • POSC 245 (Politics of the Third World:  Middle Eastern Politics)
    • SOC 111 (Human Communication)
    • SOC 113 (Cultural Anthropology; may be taken as the M4)  
    • SOC 268 (Nation, Region, and Religion in India)
    • REL 115 (Major Themes in the Qur’an)
    • REL 125 (Introduction to Islam)
    • REL 123 Religions of India
    • REL/PHIL 261 (Islamic Philosophy; which may be taken as the M5 requirement)
    • World Literature, including English 240 (Post-Colonial Literature), FORL/IDIS 214 (Immigration, Exile and Internal Displacement in Latin American and Latino Literature), French 241 (Introduction to French Literature), and Spanish 241 (Introduction to Spanish Literature)
    • Other special topics or catalog courses focused on African Studies, Latin American Studies, Chinese Studies, Indian Studies, Poverty Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, and international economics.  (Students may use some of the sector courses below as one of these electives, if taken outside of the chosen sector)
  • Three additional full-unit courses aligned with the sector identified above (12 credit hours) in ONE of the following areas (please note that some of these courses have prerequisites; Economics 152, which is a prerequisite for most of the courses in management or economics, may count as one of the three in Agriculture or Community Economic Development):  
    • Education:  ANY 3 units in education, English, Math, Computer Science, Physics, Earth
    • Health:  ANY 3 courses, chosen from Biology, nursing, environmental science, health, public
    • Environmental Studies: Environmental 112, plus 2 additional courses in environmental
    • Agriculture:  Biology 119, 175, 230, 360; ENVR 110 or 112; IDIS 213 (Impact of Technology on
    • Youth in Development:  Education 130; Sociology 125, 210, 240, 245, or 366; Psychology 207, 361, 362, 370, or 371; courses in social work
    • Community Economic Development:  Choose 3 from among Economics 220, 228, 236, 240, Science, or Biology health and/or nutrition. studies, biology (especially Biology 119 or 360); Economics 240 or 241; or Management Diet and Disease); business or economics (especially Economics 240 or 241); or other agriculture courses 207, 361, 362, 370, or 371; courses in social work and 241; Art 131; Accounting (any); Computer Science (any); Management 223, 231, 327, or 330; Communications 111 or 370;
  • at least 50 hours of community, volunteer or internship experience in education, health, HIV-AIDS, economics development, environmental studies, youth development, or agriculture
  • Tutoring or teaching experience with high school, college-aged, or adult students in English, math, or science (recommended, but not required)

Other courses or course clusters may qualify or may be added at a future date. Courses taken through cross-registration at another LVAIC school may fulfill some of these requirements.   Consult with Professor Jasper, the PCPP advisor, or any member of the PCPP advisory committee (Dr. Traupman-Carr, Dr. Pam Adamshick, Dr. Carmen Ferrero, Dr. Gary Kaskowitz, or Dr. Jean DesJardin).