The Certificate in Critical Cultural Competence is offered for undergraduate students in any major, and is administered by the School of Social Work. The Certificate in Critical Cultural Competence Program will help students to develop an appreciation for their own cultural identities and become critically self-reflective in their orientation toward differences in the cultural identities of others as defined by, for example, race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, religion and sexual orientation. The certificate provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to increase their effectiveness in relating across cultural differences and in increasingly diverse domestic and international environments.
Students establish study plans while in the foundations course and in collaboration with the certificate program coordinator. The coordinator approves the final plan and coordinates with the student's advisor in their major to shape a study plan that complements their academic program and career interests. The program coordinator schedules required courses, recommends the sequence in which course work should be taken, and keeps a record of each student's approved program and progress. When a student completes an undergraduate degree and fulfills the requirements for the Certificate in Critical Cultural Competence, the program notifies the University Registrar, who records completion of the program on the student's transcript.
Specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the Certificate in Critical Cultural Competence can be found in the UI General Catalog.