As you complete your degree, adding the International Certificate will demonstrate your commitment to knowing more about the world, and the people of the world around you. The International Certificate is available to all Dalton State students in any major and does not require any additional credit hours. Requirements include a combination of curriculum coursework, approved international activity, and your participation in the International Symposium or the annual international event hosted on campus.

Students who complete the International Certificate program requirements and graduate from Dalton State will receive a line on their transcript indicating distinction.

How do I earn the Certificate?

  1. Meet with the Director of the Center for International Education (CIE) to be assigned to an International Certificate Advisor.
  2. Enroll using the International Certificate Application and Checklist
  3. Complete one international activity: Study Abroad or Service Learning Project
  4. Attend at least 3 international events approved by an International Certificate Advisor
  5. Make a presentation on your international activity at the annual DSC International Symposium or the annual international event hosted on campus as a capstone requirement. 
  6. Complete 15 credit hours in courses with international content (see the list on following pages). A grade of C or better is required for each class.
  7. Notify your International Certificate Advisor of your completion of the Certificate requirements.
  8. Graduate from DSC

International Activity

Students must complete one or more of the following international activities. Prior to beginning an activity, a student is required to meet with his or her International Certificate Advisor for approval of the activity.

Activity Options:

Study Abroad
  1. Must be for academic credit
  2. Courses completed in the study abroad program may be used to help satisfy the 15 credit hour course requirement for the Certificate
Service Learning Project
  1. A student must complete a minimum of 60 hours of service while being enrolled in Dalton State College
  2. Service must be with an “international community”
  3. Service can be either local or abroad
  4. Student must provide written documentation from the volunteer organization verifying participation

International Events

  1. Students must attend at least three international events approved by an International Certificate advisor
  2. These events may be on campus, local, or abroad. 
  3. For each event, students must submit a one-page typed response paper about what they learned

Capstone Requirement

Annual DSC International Symposium

A presentation based on your international activity will be given to the DSC community at the annual Symposium. An International Certificate Advisor or the Director of the Center of International Education must approve presentation materials; or

Annual DSC International Event on Campus

A presentation based on your study abroad experience will be given to the DSC community at the annual international event. An International Certificate Advisor or Coordinator of the Office of International Education must approve presentation materials.

Courses with International Content

Students will choose at least 15 credits from the following list of Dalton State courses. Any courses completed in a Study Abroad program will count toward fulfillment of this requirement. The courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to fulfill the requirement. If a student thinks that a course has substantial international content but is not included in the list below, the student may ask their instructor to contact the Director of the CIE and petition for the course to count for the international Certificate.

ANTH 1103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ARTS 1100 Art Appreciation3
BIOL 1105K Environmental Studies4
BUSA 3351 International Business3
COMM 4425 Intercultural Communication3
CRJU 3350 Drugs in America3
ECON 3107 International Trade Organization3
ECON 3110 International Trade3
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical/Contem Issue3
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio Cultural Perspectives on Diversity3
EDUC 3214 Expl Socio-Cultural Perspect 3
ENGL 2111 World Literature I3
ENGL 2112 World Literature II3
ENGL 2120 British Literature I3
ENGL 2121 British Literature II3
ENGL 3210 Multi-ethical American Lit3
ENGL 3235 African-American Literary Tradition3
ENGL 3300 Medieval Literature in Translation3
ENGL 3340 Hispanic Literature in Translation3
ENGL 3350 Latino/a Literature in English3
ENGL 3360 Topics in Asian Literature3
ENGL 3400 Renaissance Literature3
ENGL 3410 Shakespeare3
ENGL 4120 Seventeenth-Century British Literature3
ENGL 4130 Eighteenth-Century British Literature3
ENGL 4140 British Romantic Literature3
ENGL 4150 British Victorian Literature3
ENGL 4160 Modern British Literature3
ENGL 4420 Literature of the Non-Western World3
ESOL 4242 Culture and Education3
FREN 1001 Elementary French I3
FREN 1002 Elementary French II3
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I3
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II3
GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography3
GRMN 1001 Elementary Germany I3
GRMN 1002 Elementary Germany II3
HIST 1111 World Civilization to 15003
HIST 1112 World Civilization since 15003
HIST 3050 The Ancient Mediterranean3
HIST 3100 History of Latin America3
HIST 3150 History of Africa3
HIST 3160 History of Diaspora3
HIST 3200 Traditional China3
HIST 3210 Modern China3
HIST 3230 History of the Middle East3
HIST 3310 Tudor-Stuart England3
HIST 3320 History of Britain from 17143
HIST 3440 Europe in the Middle Ages3
HIST 3460 Renaissance and Reformation3
HIST 3480 Europe in the 19th Century3
HIST 3490 Europe in the 20th Century3
HIST 3510 History of Japan3
HIST 3520 France: 1660–18153
HIST 3540 Modern Russia3
HIST 3940 Special Topics in World History3
HUMN 1201 Expressions of Culture I3
HUMN 1202 Expression of Culture II3
LSCM 4701 Global Strat Supply Chain Mngt3
MNGT 4612 Managing Effective Teams 3
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1110 World Music3
PHIL 1103 Introduction to World Religions3
POLS 2301 Comparative Politics3
POLS 2401 International Relations3
PSYC 3450 Cross-Cultural Psychology3
SOCI 3100 Sociology Latino Family/Culture3
SOWK 3003 Spanish for the Social Services3
SOWK 4301 Latino Family and Culture II3
SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish I3
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II3
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II w/Study Abroad3
SPAN 1100 Conversational Spanish3
SPAN 1110 Customs of International Business3
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN 2034 Spanish for Criminal Justice3
SPAN 3001 Conversation and Composition3
SPAN 3002 Intro to the Study of Literary and Nonliterary Tests3
*Revised and approved by Academic Program Committee on September 24, 2019