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    Student Outcomes and Requirements

    Student Outcomes and Requirements

    Student Outcomes

    The following are the student learning outcomes for the Global Engagement Certificate:

    1. Knowledge of other world cultures and global issues.  
    2. Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in a second language.
    3. Intercultural competence developed through studying and living abroad.
    4. Enhanced global and international knowledge through participation in campus or community-based extra-curricular experiences.
    5. Ability to reflect upon and integrate global learning experiences.

    Requirements

    Along with each student outcome is a list of required artifacts, course, or program to successfully complete the certification.

    Portfolio requirements (including courses to be included in the program)

    Outcome #1: Knowledge of other world cultures and global issues

    Course requirement: Complete four (4) courses chosen from the list of approved courses for the International Studies Major or the College of Business International Course Requirement; courses taken during study abroad will also be acceptable.

    Clarification: courses should be focused on cultures/societies/regions outside the US; courses that include some US content for comparative purposes are also acceptable.  Students may use courses from the major, minor, and/or general education (excluding the core courses).   However, only 300 or 400 level foreign language courses can be used to satisfy this requirement.

    Portfolio artifacts required:

    1. Samples of course work that demonstrate a) deep knowledge of another culture or cultures and b) awareness of global issues from multiple perspectives.   Samples should be drawn from at least three of the four courses. 
    2. Reflective essay that explains how these artifacts demonstrate enhanced knowledge of global issues and world cultures. 

    Outcome #2: Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in a second language

    Course requirement: Completion, or waiver of, the fourth semester of a single foreign language at the college level (ARABIC 252, CHINESE 252, FRENCH 252, GERMAN 252, SPANISH 252 OR JAPANESE 201) 

    Portfolio artifact required: 

    1. A reflective essay that describes and reflects upon at least two situations during the student's global learning experiences when s/he relied on her/his foreign language competency.

    Outcome #3: Intercultural competence developed through studying and living abroad

    Clarification: Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to interpret aspects of other culture with greater sophistication; to understand the worldview of another culture; and to collaborate effectively with people from another culture. 

    International experience(s) requirement: 6 or more weeks in a study abroad program or other approved international experience(s).  This requirement may be met by combining two or more shorter experiences. 

    Portfolio artifact required:

    1. A reflective essay about the international experience(s) that includes
      • One or more insights about a foreign culture gained from the immersion experience.   
      • Discussion of how the student came to understand how another culture views a significant global issue. 
      • An account of a collaboration or close interaction the student had with individuals from another culture(s), addressing how the student adapted to cultural differences. 

    Outcome #4: Enhanced global and international knowledge through participation in campus or community-based extra-curricular experiences

    Portfolio artifacts required:

    1. Reports on attendance/participation in six events or activities, which may include
      • Campus lectures, performances or presentations
      • International student organizations
      • Service activities
      • Community events

    Outcome #5: Ability to reflect upon and integrate global learning experiences

    Portfolio artifact required: 

    1. An essay, digital story, or video explaining
      • how the student's global studies and experiences have met the overall goals of the Global Engagement Certificate;
      • how the student's global learning experiences have affected his/her other areas of academic study and career goals; and
      • how the student thinks these experiences will impact future personal and professional growth.

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