1. One lower division course that introduces ideas related to cultural differences; how cultures are created, transmitted, and adapted over time; or world citizenship.
2. One upper division course that explicitly engages in a comparative study of the United States and another country, nation, or culture.
3. One upper division class that explicitly deals with the culture, history, politics, language, or other relevant topic of a non-U.S. country or countries and that is focused specifically on that country or countries or that engages a non-majority or marginalized culture (rather than in comparison with the U.S.) or a course that addresses a sub-culture within the U.S. either in a contemporary or historical context (Native Americans, racial and ethnic minority groups, etc. These courses would deal with a proscribed geographical area and/or a topic related to gender or ethnic studies that deals with the cultural identity of communities and peoples.)
4. One upper division course that deals with a global issue such as war; peace; the environment; human rights; politics, political economy, or geopolitics;
5. Capstone project (undertaken in an additional upper level course that meets the criteria of Nos. 2, 3, or 4, or on a Study Abroad program. The project will need the approval of the certificate’s oversight committee)*.
*The certificate’s governance and assessment will be administered by an oversight committee appointed by the Dean of the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.