2014-15 General Catalog
Critical Cultural Competence
Web site: http://clas.uiowa.edu/socialwork/undergraduate-program/certificate-critical-cultural-competence
The Certificate in Critical Cultural Competence is administered by the School of Social Work.Back To Top
Undergraduate Program of Study
The certificate program helps students develop an appreciation for their own cultural identities. It also helps them become critically self-reflective in their orientation to differences in other people's cultural identities as defined by matters such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexual orientation.Back To Top
The Certificate in Critical Cultural Competence requires 18 s.h. of course work. The certificate program is open to current University of Iowa undergraduate students and to all individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and are not enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. Completion of the certificate is noted on the student's transcript.
Ideally, students begin the certificate during their second year of undergraduate study.
Certificate students build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they will need in order to increase their effectiveness in relating to others across cultural differences and in domestic and international environments that are increasingly diverse. Students who complete the certificate program develop:
The Certificate in Critical Cultural Competence requires the following course work.
Students begin the certificate with CCCC:2220 (208:120) Foundations of Critical Cultural Competence, which is offered spring semesters and is prerequisite to the course work that follows. They complete a minimum of three elective courses (9 s.h.) that cover at least two diversity categories; a maximum of two electives may be taken from the same department, and two of the three electives must be numbered 3000 or above. An additional experiential elective (3 s.h.) with an immersion-learning or service-learning component is required. Students complete the certificate's requirements with the capstone course, CCCC:4490 (208:190) Integrative Seminar in Critical Cultural Competence, which is offered spring semesters.
In collaboration with the certificate program's coordinator, students establish study plans while completing the foundation course. The coordinator works with the academic advisor in the student's major to ensure that the study plan complements the student's academic program and career interests. The program coordinator approves the final study plan, recommends the sequence in which course work should be taken, schedules required courses, and keeps a record of each student's approved program and progress.
For more information, contact the School of Social Work.Back To Top
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