International Studies Certificate
This program can be completed in three ways:
- Concurrently with a B.S. or B.A. degree program
- Post-baccalaureate program
The purpose of the certificate program is to better prepare a person to work with a more diverse work force. The program is designed to begin preparing students for potential foreign work assignments and improved multicultural relations.
The international studies certificate/minor is an interdisciplinary program. Course substitutions to meet your objectives in international studies may be approved by your academic advisor. As an example, Canadian or American courses might be approved as a substitute for students from countries other than Canada or the U.S. Also, special topics courses listed in the certificate curriculum may change with future development and additional international courses.
The listed courses may be taken throughout a student’s baccalaureate program or as a one-year, post graduate certificate. This program features opportunities for students to study in foreign countries and in classes at Lake Superior State University with international faculty.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will present and defend international perspectives when discussing concepts in business, economics, politics, history, humanity, sociology, and geography.
- Students will explore a world language and demonstrate knowledge of basic vocabulary in that language and basic use of that language.
|Select at least one course from six of the following categories: 1||32|
|1. Cultural Diversity|
|Managing Cultural Differences|
|2. Business and Economics|
|4. Political Science|
|US Foreign Policy|
|Politics of the World Economy|
|Comparative Politics of Europe|
|Middle East Politics|
|Russia Underdev St/Super Power|
|Europe in the 20th Century|
|Far East Civil 1850-Present|
|World Literature I|
|World Literature II|
|Intensive Int Japanese Lang I|
|Intensive Int Japanese Lang II|
|Culture/Society of Japan I|
|Culture/Society in Japan II|
|Japanese Art and Culture I|
|Japanese Art and Culture II|
|7. Foreign Language (Required)|
A minimum of two semesters of a modern foreign language
Category 7, Foreign Language is required.
Special Topics: Study in a foreign country may be used for up to eight credits of the Humanities and/or Foreign Language credits.
A minimum of 32 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.