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 Anthropology 3
ARTS 1100 Art Appreciation 3
BIOL 1105K Environmental Studies 4
BUSA 3351 International Business 3
COMM 4425 Intercultural Communication 3
CRJU 3350 Drugs in America 3
ECON 3107 International Trade Organization 3
ECON 3110 International Trade 3
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical/Contem Issue 3
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio Cultural Perspectives on Diversity 3
EDUC 3214 Expl Socio-Cultural Perspect  3
ENGL 2111 World Literature I 3
ENGL 2112 World Literature II 3
ENGL 2120 British Literature I 3
ENGL 2121 British Literature II 3
ENGL 3210 Multi-ethical American Lit 3
ENGL 3235 African-American Literary Tradition 3
ENGL 3300 Medieval Literature in Translation 3
ENGL 3340 Hispanic Literature in Translation 3
ENGL 3350 Latino/a Literature in English 3
ENGL 3360 Topics in Asian Literature 3
ENGL 3400 Renaissance Literature 3
ENGL 3410 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 4120 Seventeenth-Century British Literature 3
ENGL 4130 Eighteenth-Century British Literature 3
ENGL 4140 British Romantic Literature 3
ENGL 4150 British Victorian Literature 3
ENGL 4160 Modern British Literature 3
ENGL 4420 Literature of the Non-Western World 3
ESOL 4242 Culture and Education 3
FREN 1001 Elementary French I 3
FREN 1002 Elementary French II 3
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II 3
GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography 3
GRMN 1001 Elementary Germany I 3
GRMN 1002 Elementary Germany II 3
HIST 1111 World Civilization to 1500 3
HIST 1112 World Civilization since 1500 3
HIST 3050 The Ancient Mediterranean 3
HIST 3100 History of Latin America 3
HIST 3150 History of Africa 3
HIST 3160 History of Diaspora 3
HIST 3200 Traditional China 3
HIST 3210 Modern China 3
HIST 3230 History of the Middle East 3
HIST 3310 Tudor-Stuart England 3
HIST 3320 History of Britain from 1714 3
HIST 3440 Europe in the Middle Ages 3
HIST 3460 Renaissance and Reformation 3
HIST 3480 Europe in the 19th Century 3
HIST 3490 Europe in the 20th Century 3
HIST 3510 History of Japan 3
HIST 3520 France: 1660–1815 3
HIST 3540 Modern Russia 3
HIST 3940 Special Topics in World History 3
HUMN 1201 Expressions of Culture I 3
HUMN 1202 Expression of Culture II 3
LSCM 4701 Global Strat Supply Chain Mngt 3
MNGT 4612 Managing Effective Teams  3
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation 3
MUSC 1110 World Music 3
PHIL 1103 Introduction to World Religions 3
POLS 2301 Comparative Politics 3
POLS 2401 International Relations 3
PSYC 3450 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
SOCI 3100 Sociology Latino Family/Culture 3
SOWK 3003 Spanish for the Social Services 3
SOWK 4301 Latino Family and Culture II 3
SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II w/Study Abroad 3
SPAN 1100 Conversational Spanish 3
SPAN 1110 Customs of International Business 3
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPAN 2034 Spanish for Criminal Justice 3
SPAN 3001 Conversation and Composition 3
SPAN 3002 Intro to the Study of Literary and Nonliterary Tests 3
*Revised and approved by Academic Program Committee on September 24, 2019