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International Studies - International Studies
The International Studies Certificate Program recognizes the growing importance of global interdependence and diversity. It is of special interest to students planning careers in fields emphasizing backgrounds in such areas as foreign languages, regional studies, international business and economics.

Study Languages Abroad

The most effective way to learn a language is to study and live among native speakers. Clark College offers Foreign Language Immersion Programs for students who want to improve their language skills through travel and study abroad. The Clark College World Languages Abroad Program offers study abroad opportunities in French, German, Spanish and Japanese.

International Studies Certificate
For students in World Languages (French, German, Japanese or Spanish) interested in emphasizing courses with a strong international focus as they complete the distribution requirements for their Associate of Arts degree. 

To earn the Certificate (which appears as a special notation on the transcript), students must complete 25 credits in Core Courses and 15 credits in additional approved international electives. Students must complete each required core class with a grade of C or above.

Required Core Courses (25 credits)
World Language
15 credits of &200-level courses in one language (French, German, Japanese or Spanish)
15 credits
CMST   216 Intercultural Communication
5 credits
History or Political Science (choose one)
HIST   126.127 or 128
World Civilizations I, II or III
POLS   203   International Relations
5 credits


Approved International Electives (15 credits)
The International Studies Certificate Program has identified certain courses in the Clark College catalog as having a strong international component. Students must complete 15 credits from the list below. The selected courses count toward the International Studies Certificate while at the same time meeting distribution requirements for the Associate of Arts degree. Students must complete each international elective class with a grade of C or above.

African History: HIST 260 5 credits
Art History: Asian Art: ART 225 5 credits
Berlin in Film and Literature: GERM 150 3 credits
British Literature: ENGL 266 3 credits
East Asian History: HIST 221 5 credits
Economic Geography: GEOG 107 or
ECON 107
5 credits
Environmental Biology: BIOL 101 5 credits
History of Genocide: HIST 231 3 credits
History of Latin America: HIST 285 5 credits
International Economics: ECON 120 5 credits
Intro to Early or Late Philosophy: PHIL 116 or PHIL 117 5 credits
Intro to Humanities: HUM 101 5 credits
Intro to Cultural Anthropology: ANTH 206 5 credits
Intro to the Global Economy: ECON 110 5 credits
Japanese Society: JAPN 171 3 credits
Model United Nations: POLS 151, 152, 153 2 cr/each
Multicultural Health: HLTH 210 2 credits
Music History: MUSC 117 5 credits
The Economies of the Americas: ECON 112 5 credits
The Economies of the Pacific Rim: ECON 111 5 credits
The Geopolitics of Africa: POLS 221 5 credits
The Geopolitics of China, Japan
& East Asia:
POLS 222 5 credits
The Geopolitics of South and Central Asia: POLS 223 5 credits
The Geopolitics of the Middle East: POLS 220 5 credits
Topics in Non-Western Art: ART 226 1-9 credits
Women Around the World: WS 201 3 credits
Women in History-Indust. Age to Modern Times: HIST 253 3 credits
World Folk Music: MUSC 127 3 credits
World Literature: ENGL 261 or ENGL 262 3 credits
World Without War: POLS 161 3 credits

For additional information, please contact a participating World Languages faculty member in French, German, Japanese or Spanish.

Doug Mrazek  (French)           992-2165
Julian Nelson  (German)           992-2280
Michiyo Okuhara  (Japanese)   992-2455
Erika Nava  (Spanish)              992-2172
Elizabeth Ubiergo  (Spanish)    992-2977

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