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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.
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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 major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
- Students must complete all of the credit hours for the certificate with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- Courses may not count for more than two graduation requirements. If a COMM major seeks to earn a global and intercultural communication certificate, the student may count COMM major classes toward the certificate but not for any other purpose.
- Courses may be completed on campus or online.
|Take all of the following||6|
|COMM 4270||Intercultural Communication||3|
|COMM 4720||Dynamics of Global Communication||3|
|Take one of the following 1||3|
|ANTH 3121||Language, Culture, and Communication||3|
|ANTH 3142||Cultural Diversity in the Modern World||3|
|COMM 4430||Communication, China, and the US||3|
|COMM 4611||Rhetoric of Global Food Policy||3|
|COMM 4710||Topics in Communication||1-3|
|ENGL 3080||Global Cinema||3|
|ENGL 3798||International Perspectives in Literature and Film||3|
|ENGL 4460||Contemporary World Literature||3|
|ENGR 3600||International Dimensions of Technology and Culture||3|
|ENGR 3995||Global Technology, Business & Culture||3|
|ETST 3272||Global Media||3|
|HIST 3500||African History in Novels and Films||3|
|HIST 4461||The Modern Middle East||3|
|HIST 4462||Islam in Modern History||3|
|HIST 4621||Explorers and Exploration||3|
|Take one of the following Capstone courses 2||3|
|COMM 3939||Internship (in Global and/or Intercultural Communication) (Internship)||1-6|
|COMM 4700||Thesis and Project Practicum (with an approved global or intercultural communication project)||3|
|COMM 4995||Global Study Topics (or an approved global study class from another unit)||1-15|
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.
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our website.