Culture and Diversity (Certificate)
Learn how to navigate diverse organizational structures and work more effectively across cultural, national, and linguistic borders through the Culture and Diversity certificate. This certificate will provide you with skills that are crucial for success in a 21st-century globalizing world. An understanding of cultural competency, multiculturalism, and the impact of diversity on a variety of professional industries will help you to provide appropriate services to clients and stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds and different parts of the world, in addition to better understanding your own role as a responsible global citizen.
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The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Culture and Diversity requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
- GS 4010 - Global Society: Structures and Stakeholders
- GS 4020 - Culture, Identity, Power
- GS 4200 - Globalization and Global Citizenship
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Global Affairs programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.
Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.
Popular electives for students pursuing Global Affairs programs include:
- GS 4030 - Working Internationally
- GS 4040 - Managing Across Cultures
- GS 4050 - Diversity and Organizational Structure
- GS 4060 - Communication and Cultural Memory
Additional Elective courses available, please Design your custom plan for elective courses
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Careers in Culture and Diversity Certificate
Educator/Teacher, Healthcare Professional, Journalist, Public Safety Professional, Advocate, Cross-Cultural Trainer, Business Consultant, International Relations Specialist, NGO Director, Program Officer, Policy Analyst, Public Affairs Coordinator, Translator
Advocating for individuals, policies, and programs; training for cultural competency; collaborating with international business leaders, legislators, and nongovernmental stakeholders; communicating across languages and cultures; managing international teams and partners; negotiating cross-cultural business and political agreements; participating in strategic global planning and development initiatives
As the world becomes more interconnected, individuals with cross-cultural skills will be in high-demand working globally and locally. Career trends in global issues can vary greatly, but as a whole, these positions are centralized in three sectors: government, non-profit, and private business. In the business sector, the ability to effectively work across cultures and borders will be imperative to organizational success. Careers in global issues are sure to present candidates with professional opportunities for cultural and emotional growth.
Careers In Global Affairs
Translate a degree into a career.
A master's degree or graduate certificate in translation studies translates to a thriving career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 28% of translators or interpreters work within the educational field, 13% work in healthcare, and 9% are employed by the government. Translators can also explore other potential career areas, including conferences, conventions, travel guides, judiciary, localization, or literary translation. If you have second language proficiency in Spanish—you're in luck! This foreign language is in high-demand, but of course, it's not so foreign to you!
Be a global citizen!
If you strive to succeed as a global citizen and want to discuss globalization in terms of business, culture, governments, and major issues, then immerse yourself in global issues and world history. With an international studies background, job opportunities are limitless: business manager, politician, journalist, historian, or marketer for governments, institutions, non-profit organizations, or private businesses. Compete in a global market, which is becoming smaller as technology grows.
Global Affairs program graduates may hold potential job titles such as Foreign Service Officer, Historian, Political Advisor, Archivist, International Relations Specialist, Teacher, Communications Officer, Non-Profit Director, Journalist, Advocate, Translator, Diplomat, or Public Affairs Coordinator.
Enhance Your Career
As a student, you'll gain access to a range of free services offered through DU Career Services. From resume and cover letter assistance to individual career counseling and assessments, you'll have valuable career support during and after your program.
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