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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Intercultural Training Certificate
The intercultural training certificate is an experiential academic option, and students who complete the certificate will gain a skill set that will foster their interactions and increase their comfort with different cultural groups in both their personal and professional lives. The certificate is 12 credits.
ITC Certificate Program
The official university transcript will reflect completion of the courses and contain the phrase, "completed certificate program in intercultural training." In addition, the student will receive a framable certificate from the university.
To complete the ITC certificate, students must earn a bachelor's degree, complete the three required courses and two electives, from the list of approved ITC electives. Students must achieve a grade of C (not C-) or better in all required courses to receive the ITC certificate designation. In addition, students must declare their intent to obtain the certificate prior to enrollment in ITC 490, by completing an application for secondary admission. The application is available on the ITC website at www.gvsu.edu/itc.
- ITC 100 - Introduction to Intercultural Competence Credits: 3
- ITC 490 - Practicum: Intercultural Learning Experience Credits: 2 to 6
- ITC 495 - Culminating Seminar in Intercultural Competence Credits: 3
Students take two courses from a list of approved electives - primarily from the existing curriculum in various disciplines and majors. The electives allow students to "customize" their certificates by taking courses that are related to their majors or interests. The list of potential electives is available on the ITC website (www.gvsu.edu/itc). Electives may be taken prior to or concurrent with ITC 100 or ITC 490, and before ITC 495.