World Competencies Certificate

The Certificate in World Competencies will encourage students to be more informed about regions around the world. It will also hone their analytic, as well linguistic skills.

Post-Secondary Certificate - World Competencies

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 21-26, depending on the choice of language

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-20

Note: A programmatic international experience, for example, study abroad, can be applied to these requirements.

Summary

Language Requirement16-20
Cultural Studies Requirement3
Global/Regional Issues Requirement3
Activities Requirement see requirement below0
Total Hours22-26

Language Requirement

Complete four semesters of one of the following languages:16-20
Arabic
ARAB 101
Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I
ARAB 102
Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II
ARAB 201
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I
ARAB 202
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II
Chinese
CHIN 101
Elementary Chinese I
CHIN 102
Elementary Chinese II
CHIN 201
Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 202
Intermediate Chinese II
French
FRCH 101
Elementary French I
FRCH 102
Elementary French II
FRCH 201
Intermediate French I
FRCH 202
Intermediate French II
German
GRMN 101
Elementary German I
GRMN 102
Elementary German II
GRMN 201
Intermediate German I
GRMN 202
Intermediate German II
Japanese
JPNS 101
Elementary Japanese I
JPNS 102
Elementary Japanese II
JPNS 201
Intermediate Japanese I
JPNS 202
Intermediate Japanese II
Latin
LATN 101
Elementary Latin I
LATN 102
Elementary Latin II
LATN 201
Intermediate Latin I
LATN 202
Intermediate Latin II
Russian
RUSS 101
Elementary Russian I
RUSS 102
Elementary Russian II
RUSS 201
Intermediate Russian I
RUSS 202
Intermediate Russian II
Spanish
SPNS 101
Elementary Spanish I
SPNS 102
Elementary Spanish II
SPNS 201
Intermediate Spanish I
SPNS 202
Intermediate Spanish II
Total Hours16-20

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Cultural Studies Requirement

Note: The course meeting this requirement should be in the language or the area of expertise, taught either in English or the target language.

Complete one of the following courses:3
Arabic Studies
ARAB 305
The Arab World
Chinese Studies
CHIN 313L
Chinese Poetry in Translation
CHIN 380
Chinese Folktales
French Studies
FRCH 300
Intro to Literature in French
FRCH 310
Fr. Lit. Cult. Mid. Age Renass
FRCH 311
Fr. Lit. Cult. 17th 18th Cent.
FRCH 312
Fr. Lit. Cult. Long 19th Cent.
FRCH 313
Literature and Culture III: French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures of the 20th Century
FRCH 338
The French Cinema
FRCH 339
Surv African Cinema
FRCH 420
Studies in French Prose
FRCH 430
Studies in French Drama
FRCH 440
Studies in French Poetry
German Studies
GRMN 106H
Introduction to German Culture and Civilization
GRMN 311
Introduction to German Literature
GRMN 312
Introduction to German Literature: Drama/Poetry
GRMN 317L
Introduction to Multicultural Literature in Contemporary Germany
GRMN 322L
Survey of German Cinema
GRMN 340L
Nature and the Environment in German Literature and Film
GRMN 350
German Culture & Civilization
GRMN 351H
German Culture: Beginnings to Romanticism
GRMN 352H
Germ Culture: Romanticism to the Present
GRMN 431
German Literature 1760-1832
GRMN 441
19th Century German Literature
GRMN 451
20th Century German Literature to 1945
GRMN 452
20th Century German Literature Since 1945
GRMN 453
German Literature Since Unification
Japanese Studies
JPNS 301
Advanced Japanese
JPNS 302
Advanced Japanese
JPNS 311
Jpns Clasc Lit Engl Trans
JPNS 312
Jpns Lit Medieval to Mod
JPNS 371
Japanese Film and Anime
JPNS 411
Mod Jpns Wrtrs/Thinkers
JPNS 412
Intro Classical Japanese
JPNS 415
Adv Jpns for Professionals
JPNS 431
Post-War Japanese Lit
Latin/Classical Studies
CLAS 160L
Classical Mythology
CLAS 251L
The Epic
CLAS 252L
Greek Drama: Politics on Stage
HSTR 302H
Ancient Greece
HSTR 304H
Ancient Rome
Russian Studies
FILM 308
Russian Cinema and Culture
HSTR 357
Russia to 1881
HSTR 358
Russia Since 1881
RUSS 105H
Intro to Russian Culture
RUSS 306L
Evil and the Supernatural in Russian Literature
RUSS 307L
Beauty, Power and Pride in Russian Literature
RUSS 411
19th-Century Russian Authors
RUSS 412
20th-Century Russian Authors
RUSS 424
Russian Short Story
RUSS 440
Russian Poetry
Spanish/Latin American Studies
MCLG 315
Major Hispanic Authors
SPNS 301
Spanish: Oral and Written Expr
SPNS 326
Contemporary Spanish Lit
SPNS 331
Cultures and Societies of Latin America
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Global/Regional Issues Requirement

Note: Other courses may fulfill this requirement at the discretion of the certificate advisor.

Complete one of the following courses:3
ANTY 102H
Intro to South & S. East Asia
ANTY 141H
The Silk Road
ANTY 241H
Central Asian Culture and Civ
ANTY 250S
Intro to Archaeology
ANTY 251H
Foundations of Civilization
ANTY 254H
Arch Wonders of the World
ANTY 330X
Peoples and Cultures of World
ARTH 200H
Art of World Civilization I
ARTH 201H
Art of World Civilization II
BGEN 360
International Business
ENST 230H
Nature and Society
GPHY 121S
Human Geography
GPHY 141S
Geography of World Regions
GPHY 245X
The Middle East
GPHY 347
Regional Geography (Multiple Regions)
GBLD 194
Seminar
GBLD 294
Seminar
HSTR 101H
Western Civilization I
HSTR 102H
Western Civilization II
HSTR 103H
Honors Western Civilization I
HSTR 104H
Honors Western Civilization II
HSTR 230H
Colonial Latin America
HSTR 231H
Modern Latin America
HSTR 240H
East Asian Civilizations
HSTR 241H
Central Asian Cult & Civ
HSTR 262H
Islamic Civil: Classical Age
HSTR 264H
Islamic Civ: Modrn Era
HSTR 272E
Terrorism:Viol Mod Wrld
HSTR 334
Latin America: Reform & Revolution
HSTR 345H
Modern China
HSTR 368
Iran Between Two Revolutions
HSTR 386
Nationalism Modern Middle East
IRSH 249
The Irish
IRSH 345L
Literature in the Irish Lang
IRSH 360
Irish/N Irish Literature
LIT 349L
Medieval Lit
LIT 350L
Chaucer
LIT 353L
Milton
LIT 355
British Romanticism
PSCI 220S
Intro to Comparative Government
PSCI 230X
Intro to International Relations
PSCI 311
Rev & Reform Modern China
PSCI 322
Politics of Europe
PSCI 324
Climate Policies: China & U.S.
PSCI 325
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 326
Politics of Africa
PSCI 327
Politics of Mexico
PSCI 328
Politics of China
PSCI 334
International Security
PSCI 336
European Union
PSCI 337
Model United Nations
PSCI 381
State Formation
SOCI 212S
Social Issues Southeast Asia
SOCI 325
Social Stratification
SOCI 355
Population and Society
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Activities Requirement

Note: Students are required to retain documentation tracking participation/attendance of such activities, which will be signed by the MCLL chair.

Participation in eight (8) campus activities with an international focus (these activities are not for credit). Examples of such activities could include participating club events; attending campus lectures that have an international focus; volunteering for Foreign Language Day; or going to cultural events (art exhibit, theater performance) that have an international theme.