Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
    May 18, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Stand Alone Certificate in Global Languages and Cultures

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This stand-alone certificate offers students an opportunity to reflect on and build connections between their study of languages and culture, other disciplines, and various professional and/or academic paths. Students must successfully complete the following: nine hours of FREN/GRMN/SPAN 1001-2002 (at least 2001 in French, German, or Spanish); a three-hour “Global Languages and Cultures” colloquium, and one approved three-hour upper-level (3000/4000-level) elective (the International Languages and Cultures program coordinator will approve and maintain an ongoing list; all FORL/FREN/GRMN/SPAN Upper-level courses are approved). This is a fifteen-hour certificate. FORL 3000 is the only required course. There is no GPA requirement for the certificate. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will critically evaluate the role of multilingualism in intercultural competency. 
  2. Students will identify and evaluate historical and current trends related to language usage in the southeastern United States.
  3. Students will identify and evaluate professional and/or academic opportunities in the southeastern United States related to language proficiency and their personal goals.

Foundational language and culture courses (9 credit hours)

Students must take 9 credit hours in FREN/GRMN/SPAN 1001-2002. A minimum of 2001 is required in at least one of these languages. Initial course depends on language placement. Courses at lower levels may be purchased through the ILC credit by exam process

Global Languages and Cultures Colloquium (3 credit hours)

Required Global Languages and Cultures Colloquium (3 credit hours). FREN/GRMN/SPAN 2001 is a concurrent prerequisite.

Approved upper-level elective (3 credit hours)

All 3-hr 3000/4000-level courses with the FORL/FREN/GRMN/SPAN prefix are approved. Program Coordinator will approve upper-level options from other disciplines in consultation with International Languages and Cultures faculty. The upper-level elective may be taken at any point in the certificate.

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