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The Undergraduate Certificate in Global and Intercultural Communication will offer learners the opportunity to demonstrate expertise in global and intercultural communication. In an increasingly mobile and connected world, employees need to navigate complex international information systems, build multinational relationships, and create diverse and inclusive global businesses.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Global and Intercultural Communication will serve as a gateway for internships and careers related to advertising and marketing, international business, public relations, international journalism, foreign service, international law and negotiation, media and entertainment, and any other industry with a global focus. The certificate will also further the Communication Department's mission to guide students toward developing the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to use communication to create a more equitable and humane world.
Currently, global and intercultural communication exists as a pathway or cluster of courses from which students may choose at will. Creating a distinct global and intercultural communication certificate will help credential students and meet the needs of students from other majors who want to develop expertise in global and intercultural communication.
- This is an online and on-campus program.
Declaring This Certificate
- Students should declare interest in completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Global and Intercultural Communication by emailing Dr. ej Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Before the end of their final semester, students must send a completed certificate application to Dr. ej Yoder at email@example.com.
- The approved certificate will be mailed to the student, and recorded on their transcript, after final grades are posted for the semester.
- Students who are not already enrolled at CU Denver must also complete an online Application for Non-Degree Admission prior to registering for courses.
Additional information about the undergraduate certificate in Global and Intercultural Communication may be obtained from Dr. ej Yoder, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These program requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Global and Intercultural Communication advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
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- Students must complete a minimum of 12 COMM credit hours.
- Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division (3000-level and above) COMM credit hours.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of B (3.0) in all courses that apply to the certificate and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Courses taken using pass/fail grading cannot apply to certificate requirements.
- Students must complete all of the credit hours for the certificate with CU Denver faculty.
|Complete the following certificate requirements:||12|
|Complete the following required courses:||6|
|Dynamics of Global Communication|
|Complete one of the following elective courses: 1||3|
|Language, Culture, and Communication|
|Cultural Diversity in the Modern World|
|Communication and Diversity|
|Religion & Communication|
|Communication, China, and the US|
|Rhetoric of Global Food Policy|
|Topics in Communication|
|International Perspectives in Literature and Film|
|Contemporary World Literature|
|International Dimensions of Technology and Culture|
|Global Technology, Business & Culture|
|African History in Novels and Films|
|The Modern Middle East|
|Islam in Modern History|
|Explorers and Exploration|
|Complete one of the following Capstone courses: 2||3|
|Thesis and Project Practicum (with an approved global or intercultural communication project)|
|Global Study Topics (or an approved global study class from another unit)|
|International Studies Capstone 3|
Some courses have prerequisites in their majors; students should see their major advisors for advice on which electives could count for them. Additional interdisciplinary global and intercultural studies electives may be approved by the certificate advisor.
A global and/or intercultural communication related capstone must use experiential learning or a high impact practice. Additional capstone courses may be approved by the certificate advisor.
Only International Studies majors can apply INTS 4990 International Studies Capstone as a capstone for the certificate.
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our website.