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Cross-Cultural Competency Certificate

Cross-Cultural Competency Certificate

Go Global. Enhance Global Awareness.

Elective Requirements

Approved academic courses, co-curricular activities and international experiences are as follows:

Academic Coursework: Pass Course with Approved Cross-Cultural Focus

Students must:

  • Pass two semesters of a single foreign language (not their native language), OR;
  • Pass two semesters of courses with a modern, international focus

Students will receive both academic credit and certificate points for completion of the following approved courses:

Aeronautics

  • AVF 3010: International Flight Operations
  • AVM 3303: Transportation Logistics
  • AVM 4501: Air Transportation Management
  • AVS 1201: Aviation Meteorology

Business

  • BUS 1801: Global Business Perspectives
  • BUS 3801: Cross-Cultural Management
  • BUS 3802: Global Macroeconomic Issues
  • BUS 3805: Emerging Markets Strategies
  • BUS 4219: Globalization & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • BUS 4220: International Accounting & Reporting
  • BUS 4504: Special Topics in Management: An International Experience
  • BUS 4686: International Marketing
  • BUS 4701: International Business
  • BUS 4801: International Trade
  • BUS 4802: Global Accounting & Tax
  • BUS 4803: Global Fiscal Management

Engineering

  • ENS 1001: The Whole Earth Course
  • ENS 3101: Atmospheric Environments
  • ENS 4001: The Earth System: Science, Engineering, Management, and Education
  • ENS 4009: Environmental Satellite Systems & Data
  • ENS 4010: Geographic Information Systems
  • MET 3401: Synoptic Meteorology I
  • MET 3402: Synoptic Meteorology II
  • MET 4233: Remote Sensing for Meteorology
  • MET 4310: Climatology
  • OCE 4522: Coastal Engineering Processes & Shoreline Design
  • OCE 4563: Port & Harbor Design
  • OCN 1010: Oceanography
  • OCN 2407: Meteorology
  • OCN 3101: Biological Oceanography
  • OCN 3301: Geological Oceanography
  • OCN 4106: Mitigation & Restoration of Coastal Systems
  • OCN 4204: Marine & Environmental Pollution

Psychology & Liberal Arts

  • COM 3085: Special Topics in Applied Communication
  • COM 3425: Mass Communication
  • COM 4130: Global Communication
  • HUM 1015: Mythology
  • HUM 2085: Critical Approaches to Humanities & Soc. Sciences
  • HUM 2140: World Architecture
  • HUM 2141: World Art History I
  • HUM 2142: World Art History II
  • HUM 2385: Special Topics in World History
  • HUM 3027: History & Culture of China
  • HUM 3085: Special Topics in Humanities
  • HUM 3285: Special Topics in Literature
  • HUM 3351: History of Science & Technology I
  • HUM 3352: History of Science & Technology II
  • HUM 3385: Special Topics in History
  • HUM 3521: World Religions
  • LNG 1101 Elementary French 1
  • LNG 1102 Elementary French 2
  • LNG 1201 Elementary German 1
  • LNG 1202  Elementary German 2
  • LNG 1301 Elementary Spanish 1
  • LNG 1302 Elementary Spanish 2
  • LNG 1601 Elementary Italian 1
  • LNG 1602 Elementary Italian 2
  • LNG 1701 Elem. Chinese Language & Culture 1
  • LNG 1702 Elem. Chinese Language & Culture 2
  • LNG 2101 Intermediate French 1
  • LNG 2102 Intermediate French 2
  • LNG 2201 Intermediate German 1
  • LNG 2202 Intermediate German 2
  • LNG 2301 Intermediate Spanish 1
  • LNG 2302 Intermediate Spanish 2
  • LNG 3301 Advanced Spanish 1
  • LNG 3302 Advanced Spanish 2
  • LNG 3085: Special Topics in Foreign Language Literature
  • MUS 2290: Introduction to World Music Culture
  • PSY 2444: Cross-Cultural and Ethnic Psychology
  • PSY 5120: Culture & Psychology
  • SOC 1102: Global Perspective

Science

  • BIO2955: Biology & Ecology/Coral Reefs
  • BIO 3935: Ecology of Tropical Systems
  • BIO 3940: Tropical Marine Ecology
  • BIO 4420: Pre-Columbian Ecosystems
  • BIO 4421: Neotropical Archaeology
  • BIO 4515: Ecology of Coral Reefs
  • BIO 4904: Field Biology & Evolution of the Galapagos Islands
  • ISC 3250: Systems, Governance, and Sustainability

 

Internship, Research Experience, or Practicum

Students Must:

  • Attendance and Qualifying Participation at New International Student BBQ
    Qualified Level of Attendance to International “Coffee With Friends” Series
    Qualified Level of Attendance to International Dining Series at Panther Dining Hall
    Spectator Attendance at International Festival
    Qualified Participation in American Cultural Experience Series of Events
    B. Involvement in Activities & Organizations
    Served as a Panther Prep Leader during New Student Orientation Activities
    Participation in Evans Library English Conversation Hours
    Membership in Global Buddies Program
    Served as a Member of the International Diplomat Team
    Active Volunteer at Annual International Festival
    Membership in International Student Services Organization ISSO
    Membership in a Campus International Student Organization of Your Own Cultural Background
    Membership in a Campus International Student Organization of a Culture Other than Your Own.
    Volunteer Activities with an Approved Internationally Focused Community Service Project
    Complete an internship, research experience or practicum abroad (international students only: not in their home country). Upon return, answer reflection questions and submit a letter from your supervisor or mentor confirming your completion of the experience.

 

Study Abroad

U.S. students must:

  • Participate in a Florida Tech approved study abroad program and, upon return, answer reflection questions about their experience.

International students must:

  • Answer reflection questions about their experience studying here in the U.S.
  • Can participate in a Florida Tech approved study abroad program and, upon return, answer reflection questions about their experience.

International Academic Programs (Study Abroad)

  • Oxford (HUM 2085)
  • Spain (BUS 4505)
  • Netherlands (COM 3085)
  • Galapagos (BIO 4904)
  • Peru (BIO 4421)
  • Wisdom Study Abroad Program

 

Attendance at Cross-Cultural Events

Students must:

  • Attendance and Qualifying Participation at New International Student BBQ
    Qualified Level of Attendance to International “Coffee With Friends” Series
    Qualified Level of Attendance to International Dining Series at Panther Dining Hall
    Spectator Attendance at International Festival
    Qualified Participation in American Cultural Experience Series of Events
    B. Involvement in Activities & Organizations
    Served as a Panther Prep Leader during New Student Orientation Activities
    Participation in Evans Library English Conversation Hours
    Membership in Global Buddies Program
    Served as a Member of the International Diplomat Team
    Active Volunteer at Annual International Festival
    Membership in International Student Services Organization ISSO
    Membership in a Campus International Student Organization of Your Own Cultural Background
    Membership in a Campus International Student Organization of a Culture Other than Your Own.
    Volunteer Activities with an Approved Internationally Focused Community Service Project
    Attend 8 events that expand their knowledge of, and experiencew with, ethnicities, cultures, languages, nationalities, and religions outside of their own.

Pre-approved options include:

Attendance at Events:

  • Attendance and qualifying participation at New International Student BBQ
  • Qualified level of attendance to International Coffee with Friends series
  • Qualified level of attendance to International Dining Series at Panther Dining Hall
  • Spectator attendance at International Festival
  • Qualified participation in American Cultural Experiences series of events
  • Attendance and qualified participation in Students Searching Truth (Sigma Sigma Tau) events

 

Involvement in Cross-Cultural Activities and Organizations

Students Must:

  • Attendance and Qualifying Participation at New International Student BBQ
    Qualified Level of Attendance to International “Coffee With Friends” Series
    Qualified Level of Attendance to International Dining Series at Panther Dining Hall
    Spectator Attendance at International Festival
    Qualified Participation in American Cultural Experience Series of Events
    B. Involvement in Activities & Organizations
    Served as a Panther Prep Leader during New Student Orientation Activities
    Participation in Evans Library English Conversation Hours
    Membership in Global Buddies Program
    Served as a Member of the International Diplomat Team
    Active Volunteer at Annual International Festival
    Membership in International Student Services Organization ISSO
    Membership in a Campus International Student Organization of Your Own Cultural Background
    Membership in a Campus International Student Organization of a Culture Other than Your Own.
    Volunteer Activities with an Approved Internationally Focused Community Service Project
    Actively participate for at least one semester in activities that expand their knowledge of, and experience with, ethnicities, cultures, languages, nationalities and religions outside of their own. Active participation includes holding an officer position and/or being more than just a member or participant in a club, organization or activity.

Pre-approved options include:

Involvement in Activities & Organizations

  • Served as a Panther Prep Leader/Diplomat during New Student Orientation activities
  • Participation in Evans Library English Conversation Hours
  • Membership in Global Buddies Program
  • Active volunteer at annual International Festival
  • Membership in a campus international student organization of your own cultural background
  • Membership in a campus international student organization of a culture other than your own
  • Volunteer activities with an approved internationally-focused community service project
  • Hold an officer position in Students Searching Truth (Sigma Sigma Tau)
  • Serve on the Quality Enhancement Plan Committee as a Cross-Cultural Certificate Ambassador