International Experience Certificate

Overview

This certificate recognizes a student’s interest in the international sphere by including a mixture of required courses and either an internationally focused internship or a foreign cultural immersion experience. Students have a choice of two options. Option 1 (15 credits) emphasizes cultural immersion. Option 2 (16 credits) emphasizes a heavier academic component and an internationally focused internship in the United States.

Certificate Requirements

15-16 credit hours

Complete the following:

A study of the world's cultural regions developed through the themes of location, human environmental relationships, movement, and regions, with emphasis on the interrelatedness of culture, physical, economic, historical, and political geography in creating the dynamic cultural landscapes existing today. (Identical to INTL 200.)
An introduction to the core issues and problems that affect the entire world, including threats to security such as war and terrorism, the rise of globalization, the persistence of inequality between rich and poor countries, and the degradation of the environment. (Identical to INTL 230.)
This course will provide a foundation in the intellectual and social abilities required for international experiences. The primary goals of this course are to develop global awareness and cross-cultural competencies that will provide students with the practical skills necessary for effective off-campus study abroad and internationally-focused internships.
Supervised experiences in a non-American culture. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: upper-division international studies majors or minors, and by permission.

Complete the following:

A study of the world's cultural regions developed through the themes of location, human environmental relationships, movement, and regions, with emphasis on the interrelatedness of culture, physical, economic, historical, and political geography in creating the dynamic cultural landscapes existing today. (Identical to INTL 200.)
An introduction to the core issues and problems that affect the entire world, including threats to security such as war and terrorism, the rise of globalization, the persistence of inequality between rich and poor countries, and the degradation of the environment. (Identical to INTL 230.)
This course will provide a foundation in the intellectual and social abilities required for international experiences. The primary goals of this course are to develop global awareness and cross-cultural competencies that will provide students with the practical skills necessary for effective off-campus study abroad and internationally-focused internships.
This course covers the main issues faced by developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. Special attention is given to economic development and the impact of globalization on these nations. (PSCI 330 and INTL 330 are identical courses)
This course introduces students to causes and consequences of 'the wealth of nations.' Students will learn theories of economic growth and poverty alleviation. Topics to be covered include: globalization, education, international trade, holistic conceptions of development, and the role of institutions. (Identical to INTL 370 and SOCI 370.) Prerequisite: ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics
Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.