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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intercultural Competence Certificate

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The Intercultural Competence Certificate for undergraduates will provide participants with multicultural competencies such as strong multicultural socio-historical knowledge and behavioral foundations enabling them to effectively connect with, and interact productively with multiple sectors of difference in the workforce. The certificate will not only expand individuals’ understandings about difference (racial/ethnic, economic class, gender, ability, sexuality) but also enable participants to design and implement cultural competence training within varied social institutions.

Upon completion of a certificate in Intercultural Competence participants will have acquired:

a. an increased sensitivity to diverse multicultural U.S. histories

b. an ability to interact respectfully and productively with diverse populations

c. a self-understanding through transformative self-reflection

d. the skills necessary to design and institutionalize cultural competent policies and practices within organizations such as businesses, schools, health services, social services, and more

The Intercultural Competence Certificate requires the completion of four courses (12 units) in American Ethnic Studies: AMETH 300; one AMETH course selected from this list, AMETH 351, AMETH 352, AMETH 353, or AMETH 354; and two other AMETH courses at any level. Certificate participants must take AMETH 300 but may substitute one of the following courses for one of the three other AMETH courses. Certificate courses can count towards the fulfillment of other College or University general education requirements, and can also count toward the major or minor in a variety of departments.

ANTH 513: Immigrant America

EDEL: Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners

DAS 475: Nonviolence Studies: Women and Peace Movements

ENGL 384: Multicultural Children’s Literature

GENAG 210: Human and Cultural Diversity in the Food and Agricultural Sciences

HIST 311: Race & US Foreign Relations

HIST 537: History of the Indians of North America

LEAD 350: Culture and Context in Leadership

MUSIC 424: Jazz in Kansas City and the Southwest

PHILO 380: Philosophy and Race

PSYCH 556: Multicultural Psychology

SOCIO 570: Race and Ethnic Relations in the USA


Students who wish to enroll in the Intercultural Competence Certificate should consult with the Head of the American Ethnic Studies Department. The Head will assist with enrollment in the certificate.

Total hours required: 12

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