The Comparative Cultures and Conflicts certificate program offers post-baccalaureate students a program of study that will establish a global context for their careers in the civilian and military sectors.  The program will contextualize the cultural, diplomatic, military, and economic variables that influence various societies around the world and explain how these societies interact with the United States and the global community as a whole.

CCC STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

1) Analyze contemporary global patterns to show how various regions and cultures develop over time.  

2) Explain the historical causes and contexts of contemporary conflicts, both within and among states.

3) Discuss the historical context of U.S. relations and interactions with the world.

4) Compare the ways nations, groups, and individuals experience conflict.

5) Practice historical thinking as central to engaged citizenship and leadership.

6) Communicate historical knowledge and interpretation coherently in writing and in oral presentations.

CCC REQUIREMENTS

Course Requirements:  To complete the CCC program, students must complete 15 semester hours selected from the following History classes:

Courses
HY 538MODERN AMERICA3
HY 539RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY3
HY 540FOREIGN REL U.S. SINCE 19203
HY 545COMPTVE MILITARY PLCY & STRAT3
HY 572US MILITARY HISTORY SINCE 19203
HY 573US-LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS3
HY 575SECTARIANISM ISLAMIC WORLD3
HY 576BEING YOUNG MODERN MIDDLE EAST3
HY 585NAZI GERMANY AND THE HOLOCAUST3
HY 586COMMUNISM &LEGACY IN RUS/E-EUR3
HY 620STUDIES 20TH CENT AM HY3
HY 645READINGS AMERICAN MILITARY HY3
HY 690STUDIES IN MODERN EUROPE3
HY 695STUDIES IN WORLD HISTORY3
Three of the 15 semester hours may be from Political Science, selected from the following:
PSC 540REGIONAL STUDIES3
PSC 562DECISON-MAKING FORGN & SEC PLY3
PSC 564AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY3
PSC 566NATIONAL SECURITY STRGY & PLY3
PSC 570ISSUES IN SECURITY POLICY3

Portfolio Requirements:  In the final term of study, certificate candidates will prepare a Capstone Portfolio and Presentation for the Comparative Conflicts and Cultures Steering Committee, which consists of the department chair and three additional participating faculty members.  The committee will assess the portfolio and presentation.  This portfolio will feature three papers or projects prepared for three different classes completed as part of the certificate program, as well as a cover letter which specifically discusses how the papers included within the portfolio address the first five Student Learning Outcomes (see above).  It is not expected that each individual paper address all SLOs, but the portfolio as a whole must display the student’s mastery of each SLO. Students will complete a Capstone Presentation of approximately 20 minutes in length, which will discuss the papers within the portfolio and the cover letter.  Following the Presentation, the Comparative and Cultures Steering Committee will ask the student questions about the student’s broader experience within the program.