Certificate in Intercultural Communication

This certificate program is intended for students who wish to combine the study of intercultural communication with advanced foreign language study; the language options are currently Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. A competence in intercultural communication is indispensable for functioning effectively in an era of economic, social and cultural globalization. Language study together with instruction in issues of communication across cultures will help students acquire useful knowledge and skills in their careers and in their lives as citizens. Total number of credits: 19-20.  Note that all courses applied to the certificate requirements must be completed with a grade of B or better.


3 credits: MLL 305 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
4 credits: MLL 306 Intercultural Communication: Community Issues in Maryland/D.C.
4 credits: ARBC/CHIN/FREN/GERM/HEBR/JPNS/KORE/RUSS/SPAN 202 (A more advanced student may substitute a three-credit higher-level language course.)
6 credits of elective courses from language, MLL or related disciplines, to be chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor. At least 3 of the 6 elective credits will come from outside the student’s primary language of study.