The Global Studies Certificate is a 15 credit hour program of study offered by the Department of Foreign Languages. Students who have already fulfilled the Language Requirement and Study Abroad (below) can complete the Global Studies Certificate in a single semester. Upon successful completion of the program students will be awarded the Global Studies Certificate, and this achievement will also be recorded on their transcript.
Requirements for a Certificate in Global Studies
Students must demonstrate proficiency in English and another language at the ACTFL intermediate low level or higher by
- Passing the second semester of a second year language sequence (202)
- Achieving the appropriate score on the CLEP or OPI Exam
- Passing a course in the second language beyond the 202 level.
For students using English as their second language
- Achieving a TOEFL score of 500 (Paper-Based) or 173 (Computer-Based) or 61 (Internet-Based)
- Achieving an IELTS score of 5.5
Students can satisfy the study abroad component by
- Participating in an approved UNA faculty-led study abroad program
- Participating in the semester or year abroad program through the Magellan Exchange (or other approved program abroad)
- Earning academic credits from an accredited higher education institution abroad
Students must achieve an overall minimum 2.5 GPA in the Global Studies Certificate courses.
The course of study is as follows:
|FL 101||Introduction to Global Studies||3|
|or FL 101H||Honors Introduction to Global Studies|
|SA 498||International Business Program 1||0|
|Select three hours from the following global courses:||3|
|The Legal Environment of Business|
|Communication in a Global Age|
|International Trade and Finance 2|
|Global Perspectives through Study Abroad|
|Introduction to Latin American Studies|
or FL 204H
|Introduction to Latin American Studies (Honors)|
|Culture through Cinema|
|Special Topics in International Studies|
|International Business 3|
|Sociology of Culture 4|
|Cultural Diversity and Social Inequality 4|
|Law and Society 4|
|Global Women's Issues|
|Select three courses at the 200 level or above 5||9|
This non-credit-bearing rubric is used to record the destination country of study abroad on the academic transcript
Prerequisite: Principles of Management (MG 330)
Prerequisite: Introductory Sociology (SO 221)
In consultation with the Global Studies Certificate coordinator in the Department of Foreign Languages, and with a faculty member in the chosen field of concentration, students will select 3 courses (9 credit hours), at the 200 level or above, all of which, like the candidate courses in the Global Component above, in some way bring a global perspective to the material under study. In the capstone essay the student will specify how the three selected courses, together with the foundation and global component courses, constitute a coherent global focus.
Students must submit a capstone essay to the Global Studies Certificate Coordinator in the Department of Foreign Languages. In this essay the student will articulate how the complement of courses selected to satisfy Global Studies Certificate requirements collectively comprise a coherent global focus.