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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

International Studies Certificate

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Program: Certificate
Department of International Language and Culture Studies  
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 267 ~ 260-481-6836

Program Director:  Lachlan Whalen, Department of English

A certificate in International Studies designed for students who are interested in developing greater understanding of the histories and cultures of other nations and in studying the various means used to promote and maintain normal relations among them.  The certificate can be earned and awarded independent of other degree(s).

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this certificate, students will:

  • demonstrate an appreciation of the histories and cultures of other nations and the various means used to promote and maintain relations among them.
  • understand the impact of individual decisions on the world and world events on the individual.
  • demonstrate the ability to think critically about major international issues.

Declaring this Certificate:

Program Requirements:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher is required for graduation
  • A grade of C- or higher in each course required for the certificate
  • At least 9 credits must be earned as resident credit

To earn the Certificate in International Studies, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:

Additional Courses: Credits 6

International Language Requirement: Credits 0-8

In addition to the 18 credits stipulated above, students must demonstrate basic proficiency in a language other than English.  The proficiency may be demonstrated by:

  • placing at the third-semester level or higher on the Foreign Language Placement Test
  • successfully completing the first two semesters of an international language at the college level
  • students who speak a language other than English may obtain an exemption from this requirement by contacting the Department of International Languages and Culture or the Arts & Sciences’s Director of Advising

Total: Credits 18-26

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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