World Languages - International Studies Certificate
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 that incorporate foreign languages, regional studies, international business, or economics.
International Studies Certificate
The International Studies Certificate is for students in World Languages (Japanese or Spanish) who are interested in courses with a strong international focus as they complete the distribution requirements for their Associate of Arts degree.
Core Courses (25 credits)
To earn the Certificate (which appears as a special notation on the transcript), students must complete 25 credits in Core Courses, plus 15 credits in additional approved international electives. Students must complete each required core class with a grade of C or above.
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.
Study Languages Abroad
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 Spanish and Japanese.
Additional study abroad opportunities are available through Clark College International Programs.
For additional information, please contact a participating World Languages faculty member in Japanese or Spanish.
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International Studies Academic Concentration
For students in World Languages (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 Academic Concentration (which appears as a special notation on the transcript), students must complete 5 credits of a 200 level World Language Course and 20 credits of approved international courses. Students must complete the 200 level language class with a grade of C or above.
Total Required Credits:25
- Demonstrate Awareness of other cultures.
- Demonstrate world language skills
- Describe the field of international studies.