International Studies Technical Certificate

Add an international flair to your two- (or four!) year degree along with a passport stamp! Serving as a capstone to your studies, this certificate will feature an in-depth focus on world culture and history. Students are required to travel in a short-term or a one-month immersive trip, and courses taken will count toward General Education requirements.

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  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State. 
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

International Studies Technical Certificate
Type: Tech Cert
Major Code : INTC-INT
CIP: 1192401010

Program Description

The Global Citizenship Certificate enhances students' global sociocultural responsibility. Participation in the certificate program will help students to emerge as more globally competent citizens through a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of history, politics, culture, economics and modern foreign language.

Requirements

To earn the certificate, students must complete 12-13 credits from the menu of courses provided below. While some of the courses may meet General Education requirements, some of the courses may serve as electives.

In addition to the required courses, students must complete one of the options listed below while enrolled at Seminole State College of Florida:

  • One month (minimum of 4 weeks) overseas immersion experience in one country (e.g. internship abroad, documented ministry experience, study abroad program, personal travel that includes a travel log and itinerary, etc.);
    • All travel and student requirements must be pre-approved in writing by the Center for Global Engagement.
  • Participation in one faculty-led short-term study abroad program experience (students must take the course associated with this trip).
    • All travel and student requirements must be pre-approved in writing by the Center for Global Engagement.
  • Participate in pre-approved international co-curricular activity.

NOTE: Previous experience may be eligible based on review/approval from the Center for Global Engagement.

Available Courses
Choose three credits from the following list
3
This course begins with the "Reconstruction" period and examines the problems of reunifying America. The nation's industrial period gets close attention, as does the rise of American cities and their accompanying social and political problems. U.S. Imperialism and the Spanish-American War are examined. The "Progressive" period, which includes emphasis on the American Labor Movement and the demand for women's rights are included. World War I and its aftermath in the "Roaring Twenties" are analyzed. The Great Depression and World War II are detailed. The conflicts of the late twentieth century, including the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam and the American Civil Rights Movement are examined. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for A.A. degree seeking students and the Florida state civic literacy requirement per Florida Statues Section 1007.25 for all students.
This course begins with the "Reconstruction" period and examines the problems of reunifying America. The nation's industrial period gets close attention, as does the rise of American cities and their accompanying social and political problems. U.S. Imperialism and the Spanish-American War are examined. The "Progressive" period, which includes emphasis on the American Labor Movement and the demand for women's rights are included. World War I and its aftermath in the "Roaring Twenties" are analyzed. The Great Depression and World War II are detailed. The conflicts of the late twentieth century, including the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam and the American Civil Rights movement are examined. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for A.A. degree seeking students and the Florida state civic literacy requirement per Florida Statues Section 1007.25 for all students.
This course examines the history of China, Japan and Korea from 1600 to the present. It will examine the major political, cultural and religious influences during this period. It will also examine the influence of East Asia on the European and American economies and vice versa.
This course covers the period from c. 1600 to the present. Topics include the scientific revolution, the rise of absolute monarchy in Europe, the 18th-century Enlightenment and the French Revolution. The impact of Napoleon is addressed as is the Industrial Revolution and the advent of socialism, including Marxism. Cultural ideas from Romanticism to social Darwinism are analyzed. European imperialism, World War I and the rise of fascism lead to a discussion of World War II. The impact of western civilization on Asia, Africa and the Middle East are also considered. The Cold War and the modern period conclude the course. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course covers the period from c. 1600 to the present. Topics include the scientific revolution, the rise of absolute monarchy in Europe, the 18th-century Enlightenment and the French Revolution. The impact of Napoleon is addressed as is the Industrial Revolution and the advent of socialism, including Marxism. Cultural ideas from Romanticism to social Darwinism are analyzed. European imperialism, World War I and the rise of fascism lead to a discussion of World War II. The impact of western civilization on Asia, Africa and the Middle East are also considered. The Cold War and the modern period conclude the course. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course will cover the history of Latin America from 1492 to the present, emphasizing the multi-racial origins of Latin American countries, the development of political institutions, the relationship between Latin America and the U.S.A. and the response of modern Latin America to the challenges of democracy and economic development. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
Choose 3 to 4 credits from the following list
3
This course is designed to introduce the student to the Indian and Southeast Asian cultures. Emphasis will be placed on the basic myths underlying culture, their manifestation in the arts and their diffusion throughout South and Southeast Asia. Representative works in literature, mythology, philosophy and the visual arts will be studied. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
Honors Asian Humanities is designed to introduce the student to the cultures of India, Tibet and Southeast Asia. The basic myths underlying culture will be studied as well as their manifestation in the arts. The course will explore the development of Indian thought with special emphasis on early Buddhism and the development of Mahayana Buddhist schools. Representative works in literature, mythology, philosophy and the visual arts will be studied. Archeological rites in Cambodia, Burma and Thailand will be studied as examples of myth in architecture. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to introduce the student to Latin American cultures and to promote the understanding and appreciation of its cultural heritage. Ancient to modern cultures will be surveyed. Emphasis will be placed on cultural roots and myth as well as artists' commitment to social and political struggle. Representative works in the visual arts, literature and music will be studied. No knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is required. The student will be introduced to Internet resources as they pertain to appropriate thematic materials. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is an ideological study of the major religions of the world emphasizing the relationships of their major tenets to our modern society. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This is a beginning course focusing on the fundamentals of French grammar and vocabulary. Students will develop language skills by listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. In addition, the course emphasizes multi-cultural understanding of French and Francophone cultures. Lab fee required.
This course is a continuation of Elementary French I. It consists of a more advanced level of French grammar and vocabulary. Students will continue to develop language skills by listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. In addition, the course emphasizes multi-cultural understanding of French and Francophone cultures. Lab fee required.
This is a beginning course focusing on the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Students will develop language skills by listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. The course introduces students to the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Lab fee required.
This course is a continuation of SPN 1120. Emphasis is placed on more advanced Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Students will continue to develop language skills by listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. The course will continue to introduce students to the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Lab fee required.
Choose three credits from the following list
3
This course will explore the nature, characteristics and content of culture from an anthropological perspective by examining the economy, art, religion, politics, language and kinship patterns of individual human societies. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Credit for this course is also awarded to entering students with appropriate scores on the International Baccalaureate (IB) examination in Social Anthropology.
This is an introductory course covering the nature, scope and methods of economics, economic concepts and economic institutions. Emphasis is placed upon production, consumption, determination of prices, distribution of income, fiscal policy, national income determinants, money and banking and comparative economic systems. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for AA degree seeking students.
This is an introductory course covering the nature, scope and method of economics, economic concepts and institutions. Emphasis is placed upon production, consumption, determination of prices, distribution of income, fiscal policy, national income determinants, money and banking and comparative economic systems. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for AA degree seeking students.
This course is an introductory study of the human and natural resources of the major regions of the world. From each region, one or more countries are selected for study in depth. Political, cultural, economic and strategic comparisons are made. The current role of the United States in the areas studied receives particular attention. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is an introduction to major issues and theories of world politics. Topics include state and non-state actors, the nature of power, causes of war and peace, terrorism, international organizations, finance and trade, economic development, globalization, human rights and environmental concerns. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course will explore the dynamics from a variety of frames. The course will provide a cursory overview of various issues such as conflict, violence, war, non-violence and peace. The course is intended to engage students in the theory and application addressing conflict, violence, war and terrorism. Students will examine approaches to peace, alternatives to war and to peace-building through peace studies and non-violence movements. The course will adopt the frame that we must review actions of the past in order to prevent recurrences. The student will draw upon the ideology of individuals identified as great peacemakers. While exploring great peacemakers, a focus on personal non-violence, ethical approaches to war, conflict transformation or peace and movements for social change will be conducted. Students will investigate local and international conflict, social movements and non-violent approaches to peace. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is an introduction to major issues and theories of world politics. Topics include state and non-state actors, the nature of power, causes of war and peace, terrorism, international organizations, finance and trade, economic development, globalization, human rights and environmental concerns. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course includes a comparative survey of the social, political, economic and historical tenets and developments of contemporary political ideologies. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
Choose three credits from the following list
3
This is a survey course designed to introduce students to the cinematic arts of a particular national cinema and to encourage them to think globally. Emphasis will be given to internationally recognized filmmakers of foreign cinemas and their recent new directors. Students will watch and analyze numerous films. They will study the aesthetics of film language as well as the social and cultural conditions that produce the cinema. The course will encourage student understanding of the intellectual, spiritual and moral issues that unite people despite differences in time, place, language and culture. Specific film content may vary from term to term. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030 and the Humanities Area B General Education requirement.
This course will explore trends and influences in literature from World War II to the present. Contemporary literature will be examined as a reflection of the philosophy of modern life and as a reflection of the student's world. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is designed to create an awareness of the ideas, techniques and historical relationships in world literature from the Enlightenment to the present. The Enlightenment, Romanticism, the 19th Century (Realism and Naturalism) and Modernism will be studied. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
Total Credits:
12

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,480$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,120$10,666$10,010
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,030$1,000$1,030
Total$4,131$17,530$18,146$17,419.20

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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