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    Sep 21, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Perspectives certificate

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The global perspectives certificate is an undergraduate academic certificate designed to enable students to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to become a globally aware citizen of the world. The required course work and international experiences help students develop cross-cultural communication skills and will enhance their competitiveness to enter a professional program or the global workforce.

The global perspectives certificate is open to all majors and is administered through each school and college in collaboration with UNT-International. Students successfully completing the requirements below will file for the certificate in global perspectives in their school or college, and the certificate will be posted to their UNT transcript.

To earn a global perspectives certificate, a student must complete the following:

Language proficiency

Achieve language proficiency in one foreign language through elementary II level by completing course work or through examination.

Plus 9 advanced hours

The remaining 9 advanced hours as approved in advance by the student’s academic dean and in such areas as:

  • International relations
  • Global business, economics or resources
  • Country or region studies
  • Cultural perspectives

International experience

Acquire international experience via one or more of the following:

  • Study abroad
  • Student exchange
  • Internship
  • Volunteer service projects abroad
  • Student Teaching Abroad

Campus or community events

Participate in eight international events or activities on campus or in the community other than those related to the student’s own country. Include documentation of these activities, especially leadership contributions, along with the synthesis report.

Reflection and synthesis report/project

Prepare and present a reflection and synthesis report/project in the semester the student files for the certificate. Presentations are made in the student’s school or college or at an event hosted by UNT-International.

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