Africana Studies Program
The Minor in African Studies is designed to introduce students to the study of African society, experience and cultures. Students pursuing the minor must obtain a grade C or better in each class. They can petition the dean to approve a course that focuses on African issues but is not found on the list of courses. However, no more than two courses can be taken from any one discipline such as English or Sociology. Students can also earn credits toward the minor by attending a study abroad program in Africa approved by the coordinator.
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A minor in Geography, the integrated study of people, places, and environments, is a great choice for language majors. The Geography minor introduces students to the study of places on Earth and their relationships with each other. Geography is more than indentifying locations or knowing about world regions; it is a unique discipline concerned with space and place, nature and society.
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International Studies Minor
The International Studies Minor seeks to increase students' knowledge of the nations, cultures, peoples and contemporary issues confronting the world through an interdisciplinary approach that includes courses in the arts, business, education, human sciences, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. The International Studies Minor develops in students a sense of global responsibility and respect for cultural diversity. Students who choose to minor in International Studies focus on a geographic region or disciplinary approach to studying the world and its peoples.
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The International Option is an academic choice offered within Georgia College's baccalaureate programs for students who seek to integrate substantive and challenging international preparation into their studies. The option includes both international study and related experiences that are integrated into a student's undergraduate major. Degree requirements are not modified but are satisfied with specialized courses and appropriate choices of elective courses. Completion of the International Option requirements as part of a baccalaureate degree program will be recognized by the designation "International Option" on a student's transcript. The International Option is open to all baccalaureate degree programs that choose to participate.
Degree requirements for the International Option can be found in the undergraduate catalog. Interested students should discuss their proposed course of study with their academic adviser and the Assistant Vice President for International Education. In order to apply for admission to the International Option and to continue to pursue it, a student must maintain an overall 3.0 G PA or better and should submit an International Option Application Form (pdf) with the required signatures to the Office of the Registrar.
International Certificate Programs
The University System of Georgia offers International Certificate Programs in the following areas:
- European Union Studies Certificate Program
- Latin American Certificate Program
- Certificate in African Studies Program
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the accompanying Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies are designed to introduce students to the study of Latin American culture, history, geography, language, politics and society. The joint minor/certificate provides an interdisciplinary coherent unit of study that certifies competency in a subject area outside the traditional major. The minor/certificate is not designed to compete with existing programs but rather to complement them. This program offers an opportunity for students to pursue an area of specialization that may not be offered by departmental curricula or may not be met in conventional majors. Students interested in the joint minor/certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies take eighteen semester hours from an approved list of courses and achieve a grade of C or better in each class. If a student knows of a course not found on this list that focuses on Latin American and Caribbean issues, he or she can petition the Latin American and Caribbean Studies coordinator to include it.
Master of Arts in Teaching - M.A.T.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree provides initial teacher preparation at the master's degree level for qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. The program is designed for college graduates whose undergraduate degrees did not include professional education preparation. Successful completion of the M.A.T. program leads to a T-5 Georgia Certification.
Students planning to complete the M.A.T. program for French or Spanish education are required to take two graduate level language content courses. Many students prefer to fulfill these requirements by completing a study abroad program. Contact the GC International Education Center if you would like to pursue this exciting option. It may also be possible to take these required courses at the GC Milledgeville campus, as the department of MLC offers graduate level French and Spanish when requested, usually in the early evening. Interested students should contact the Spanish or French language program coordinator - at the beginning of their program - to coordinate courses.
For more information on French graduate courses offered at GC, please contact the French Program Coordinator, Dr. Peggy Schaller at Peggy.Schaller@gcsu.edu or 478-445-5118.
For more information on Spanish graduate courses offered at GC, please contact the Spanish Program Coordinator, Dr. David de Posada at David.dePosada@gcsu.edu or 478-445-4504.
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