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International Studies Technical Certificate

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

Program Description

The International Studies 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. To earn the certificate, students must complete 26 credits from the menu of courses provided below. While most of the courses will meet General Education requirements, some of the courses will serve as electives. In addition, students must satisfy the extracurricular study abroad travel requirement. This may be achieved by satisfying a combination of the following: 

  • 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.);
  • Participation in two faculty-led 10-day (or longer) short-term study abroad program experiences (students must take the course associated with this trip); 
  • Participation in one faculty-led 10-day (or longer) short-term study abroad program experience (students must take the course associated with this trip) and complete a follow-up project with the Center for Global Engagement;
  • All travel must be pre-approved in writing by the Center for Global Engagement.

Requirements

  1. Students must earn 26 credit hours from the courses listed below.  While most of the courses below will meet General Education requirements, some of the courses will serve as electives.
  2. In addition to completion of the Curricular Requirements for the International Studies Certificate, students must also complete one of the following Extracurricular Requirements while the student is enrolled at Seminole State College of Florida:
    1. Documented completion of having lived and/or studied abroad for a minimum of 30 continuous calendar days in one country.
    2. Documented completion of having lived and/or studied abroad on two separate occasions, each lasting a minimum of 10 continuous calendar days. One of these occasions must have been completed on a Seminole State College faculty-led (or other approved) program.
    3. Documented completion of having lived and/or studied abroad on one occasion for a minimum of 10 continuous calendar days on a Seminole State College faculty-led (or other approved) program AND the completion of a three-credit travel study course in conjunction with, or within two years of completion of the trip. Credit must be evaluated and approved by the original faculty member who conducted the trip and the Center for Global Engagement Internationalization Committee.
    4. Documented completion of one Seminole State College faculty-led study abroad (or other approved) trip lasting a minimum of 10 continuous calendar days AND the completion of a three-credit selected studies course of the student’s choice (Anthropology, Business, Humanities, etc.). During the selected studies course, the student will prepare a PowerPoint presentation which must be successfully presented to the Center for Global Engagement Internationalization Committee, addressing internationally focused questions/issues within the context of the discipline represented by the selected studies course: ARC 2930 Architectural Design, ANT 2930 Anthropology, ECO 2930 Economics, ETD 2930 Engineering, FOL 2930 Foreign Language, GEB 2931 Business, HIS 2930 History, HUM 2930 Humanities, IDS 2931 Interdisciplinary Studies, JOU 2930 Journalism, LIT 2930 Literature, PLA 2930 Law or THE 2930 Theatre.
Available Courses
Choose six credits from the following list
6
Choose six credits from the following list
6
Choose eight credits from the following list
8
Choose six credits from the following list
6
Choose three credits from the following list
3
Total Credits:
26
Note:

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.