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.
Course Requirements: To complete the CCC program, students must complete 15 semester hours selected from the following History classes:
|HY 538||MODERN AMERICA||3|
|HY 539||RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY||3|
|HY 540||FOREIGN REL U.S. SINCE 1920||3|
|HY 545||COMPTVE MILITARY PLCY & STRAT||3|
|HY 572||US MILITARY HISTORY SINCE 1920||3|
|HY 573||US-LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS||3|
|HY 575||SECTARIANISM ISLAMIC WORLD||3|
|HY 645||READINGS AMERICAN MILITARY HY||3|
|HY 690||STUDIES IN MODERN EUROPE||3|
|HY 695||STUDIES IN WORLD HISTORY||3|
|Three of the 15 semester hours may be from Political Science, selected from the following:|
|PSC 540||REGIONAL STUDIES||3|
|PSC 562||DECISON-MAKING FORGN & SEC PLY||3|
|PSC 564||AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY||3|
|PSC 566||NATIONAL SECURITY STRGY & PLY||3|
|PSC 570||ISSUES IN SECURITY POLICY||3|
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.