Global Engagement, Undergraduate CertificateView Checksheet
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18
Program Code: T215
The Global Engagement undergraduate certificate is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of the global community, including international affairs and modern global issues, as well as encourage them to become active global citizens. Certificate requirements are similar to those in the currently-existing OU program, the Global Engagement Fellowship (GEF) Program. These requirements include successfully completing required coursework; gaining or demonstrating proficiency in a modern foreign language; studying or working abroad twice (at least one summer or winter term); becoming actively involved in international groups and events on campus; and maintaining an e-portfolio documenting their experiences and reflections. The certificate adds a formal designation to fellows' OU academic record showing that they completed a global education curriculum and provides them a tangible way to make their experiences more marketable to potential future employers. All GEFs who successfully complete the program requirements are eligible for the certificate, but it is also available to any degree-seeking OU student.
|IAS 2003||Understanding the Global Community||3|
|IAS 3910||International Studies Internship||3-6|
|Approved Study Abroad or international internship program||6-9|
|Complete 3 credits in a modern foreign language at the 2223 (intermediate continued) level 1||3|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
If a student has already obtained this level of proficiency in a relevant language, they may substitute additional approved IAS or study abroad coursework.