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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Understanding Certificate

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Holly Hapke, Director, 237A Brewster Building

The Certificate in Global Understanding is designed to help students develop an understanding and an appreciation of the peoples, issues and ideas within the global community. Students have an opportunity to take courses with an international content, study a foreign language at the introductory level, and learn about people in other countries through both Internet contact and actual study in an international setting.

A minimum cumulate 2.5 GPA is required for admission. The student must maintain a 2.5 average in the certificate courses to receive the Certificate in Global Understanding. The certificate requires 15 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. Core - 9 s.h.

  • 6 s.h. of 1001 and 1002 courses of the same foreign language
  • (Students may receive credit either through successful completion of courses with C (2.0) or better or a language placement exam. The foreign language requirement may be waived for international students whose native language is not English, in which case six additional s.h. of approved electives are required.)

2. Elective courses - 6 s.h.

Each from a different discipline, chosen from the list of International Studies Minor courses (pp. 100-102) or other courses approved by the International Studies Executive Committee.

3. An approved academic study abroad program or internship

Of at least one summer session. (International students may substitute an equivalent period of study at ECU.)

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