Certificate in Intercultural Study
Earning the certificate entails:
- Examination of differences and similarities across world cultures and societies
- An area studies or thematic concentration, and
- Reflective experiential learning through study abroad or an international internship.
Complete a brief application to study for the certificate.
Required Courses in Culture, Society and Intercultural Communication
Survey of Sociology (SOCI 101), Cultural Anthropology (SOCI 104), or Global Sociology (SOC 204) (3 credits)
Exploring Interpersonal Communication (COMM 103), Exploring Intercultural Communication (COMM 114), or Intercultural Communication (COMM 407) (3 credits)
Area Studies or Thematic Concentration
Courses in anthropology, art history, history, modern languages, literature, political science, sociology or other subjects that focus on one or more geographic areas, cultures or societies outside the United States (for example, Latin America or Africa) or a common theme (for example, conflict resolution, human rights, or women's issues). The courses must be above and beyond those required to fulfill university or school core and major requirements. No more than three credits of language study at the beginning or intermediate levels may count toward this area studies or thematic concentration. (9 credits)
Study Abroad/International Internship
Participation in an approved program of study abroad or international internship, related to the area or thematic concentration. Appropriate courses taken abroad or as an intern can count toward the area studies or thematic concentration.
Seminar in Intercultural Study (CLPRG 430)
A seminar to be completed ideally in the semester following the study abroad or the international internship, which includes review and discussion of and reflection on the international experience, and relates that experience to scholarship on intercultural engagement and understanding. Prerequisites are study abroad or an international internship plus one course on other cultures or societies. (3 credits)