The Certificate in Global Cultures, Languages, and Education (GCLE) educates students about global anthropological, sociolinguistic, and language policy and planning perspectives, while providing them with tools to think critically about global language, literacy, and sociocultural contexts.
The courses pose key questions about the relationships among cultural diversity, social inequality, and language, and they provide students with skills to work globally, within and beyond schools, in the field of culture, communication, and education.
Graduates of the certificate program will develop an understanding of the fields of international educational development and change and the knowledge to engage in reflexive, culturally-sensitive and sustainable approaches to improving education development policy, practice, and outcomes.
All current UW-Madison undergraduates are eligible to complete the Certificate in Global Cultures, Languages, and Education. To declare the certificate, students should visit the School of Education's Certificate Programs page to complete the declaration form.
Students pursing the Education Studies major or the Certificate in Educational Policy Studies are not eligible to complete the Certificate in Global Cultures, Languages, and Education.
The Certificate in Global Cultures, Languages, and Education requires the following course distribution for a minimum of 12 credits. At least 6 credits must be completed in residence.
Completion of the certificate requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in certificate coursework.
Language, Culture and Schooling
Select two of the following courses (6 credits):
|ED POL 205||Language and Social Inequality||3|
|ED POL 240||Comparative Education||3|
|ED POL/ANTHRO 570||Anthropology and Education||3|
|ED POL 595||Language Politics and Education||3|
|CURRIC 312||ESL/Bilingual Issues||3|
Select one of the following Global Education courses (3 credits):
|ED POL 220||Human Rights and Education||3|
|ED POL 237||Wealth, Poverty and Inequality: Transnational Perspectives on Policy and Practice in Education||3|
|ED POL 260||Introduction to International Education Development||3|
|ED POL/INTL ST 335||Globalization and Education||3|
|ED POL 460||Immigration, Education, and Equity||3|
|ED POL 675||Introduction to Comparative and International Education||3|
|CURRIC 292||Globalizing Education||3|
|CURRIC 366||Internationalizing Educational Knowledge||3|
Select one of the following courses in anthropology or international studies (3 credits):
|ANTHRO 104||Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity||3|
|ANTHRO/FOLKLORE/INTL ST/LINGUIS 211||Global Language Issues||3|
|ANTHRO 237||Cut 'n' Mix: Music, Race, and Culture in the Caribbean||3|
|ANTHRO/AFROAMER/C&E SOC/GEOG/HISTORY/LACIS/POLI SCI/SOC/SPANISH 260||Latin America: An Introduction||3-4|
|ANTHRO/AFRICAN/AFROAMER/GEOG/HISTORY/POLI SCI/SOC 277||Africa: An Introductory Survey||4|
|ANTHRO 300||Cultural Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography||3|
|ANTHRO/LINGUIS 301||Introduction to Linguistics: Descriptive and Theoretical||3|
|ANTHRO 307||Urban Anthropology||3|
|ANTHRO/AMER IND 314||Indians of North America||3|
|ANTHRO 330||Topics in Ethnology||3-4|
|ANTHRO 340||Music, Race, And Culture in Brazil||3|
|ANTHRO/RELIG ST 343||Anthropology of Religion||3-4|
|ANTHRO 345||Family, Kin and Community in Anthropological Perspective||3|
|ANTHRO 348||Economic Anthropology||3-4|
|ANTHRO 350||Political Anthropology||3-4|
|ANTHRO 357||Introduction to the Anthropology of Japan||3-4|
|ANTHRO 358||Anthropology of China||3|
|ANTHRO 415||The Anthropological Study of Children & Youth||3|
|ANTHRO/LINGUIS 430||Language and Culture||3-4|
|ANTHRO/AMER IND/FOLKLORE 431||American Indian Folklore||3|
|ANTHRO/AMER IND/FOLKLORE/GEN&WS 437||American Indian Women||3|
|ANTHRO/GEN&WS 443||Anthropology by Women||3|
|ANTHRO 448||Anthropology of Law||3|
|ANTHRO 455||Study Abroad: Topics in Cultural Anthropology||1-6|
|ANTHRO 456||Symbolic Anthropology||3-4|
|ANTHRO 460||The Anthropology of Dance: Movement and Music in Performance||3|
|ANTHRO 477||Anthropology, Environment, and Development||3|
|ANTHRO/ED POL 570||Anthropology and Education||3|
|ANTHRO 606||Ethnicity, Nations, and Nationalism||3-4|
|ANTHRO 690||Problems in Anthropology||3-4|
|INTL ST 101||Introduction to International Studies||3-4|
|INTL ST/ANTHRO/FOLKLORE/LINGUIS 211||Global Language Issues||3|
|INTL ST/HISTORY/LACIS 242||Modern Latin America||3-4|
|INTL ST 266||Introduction to the Middle East||3|
|INTL ST/AFRICAN 302||Arabic Literature and Cinema||3|
|INTL ST 310||International Learning Community Seminar||1-3|
|INTL ST/GEOG 311||The Global Game: Soccer, Politics, and Identity||3|
|INTL ST/GEOG 315||Universal Basic Income: The Politics Behind a Global Movement||3|
|INTL ST 320||Contemporary Issues in International Studies||1-4|
|INTL ST 322||Washington DC Semester in International Affairs Internship Seminar||4|
|INTL ST/POLI SCI 325||Social Movements and Revolutions in Latin America||3-4|
|INTL ST/POLI SCI 327||Indian Politics in Comparative Perspective||3|
|INTL ST/HISTORY 330||Global History of Humanitarianism||3-4|
|INTL ST/HISTORY 332||East Asia & The U.S. Since 1899||3-4|
|INTL ST/ED POL 335||Globalization and Education||3|
|INTL ST/HISTORY 366||From Fascism to Today: Social Movements and Politics in Europe||3-4|
|INTL ST/A A E 373||Globalization, Poverty and Development||3|
|INTL ST/A A E 374||The Growth and Development of Nations in the Global Economy||3|
|INTL ST 401||Topics in Global Security||3-4|
|INTL ST 402||Topics in Politics and Policy in the Global Economy||3-4|
|INTL ST 403||Topics in Culture in the Age of Globalization||3-4|
|INTL ST/POLI SCI 423||Social Mobilization in Latin America||3|
|INTL ST/POLI SCI 431||Contentious Politics||3-4|
|INTL ST/POLI SCI 434||The Politics of Human Rights||3-4|
|INTL ST/POLI SCI 436||Political Inequality: Measures, Causes, Effects and Remedies||3|
|INTL ST/POLI SCI 439||The Comparative Study of Genocide||3-4|
|INTL ST 501||Study Abroad Topics in Global Security||1-6|
|INTL ST 502||Study Abroad Topics in Politics and Policy in the Global Economy||1-6|
|INTL ST 503||Study Abroad Topics in Culture in the Age of Globalization||1-6|
|INTL ST 504||Study Abroad Topics in Global Environment||1-6|
|INTL ST 520||Study Abroad Topics in International Studies||1-6|
|INTL ST 523||International Internship||1-3|
|INTL ST/GEN&WS 535||Women's Global Health and Human Rights||3|
|INTL ST 601||Topics in Global Security||1-4|
|INTL ST 602||Topics in Politics and Policy in the Global Economy||1-4|
|INTL ST 603||Topics in Culture in the Age of Globalization||1-4|
|INTL ST 620||Topics in International Studies||1-4|
|INTL ST 622||Washington DC Sem in International Affairs Seminar||4|
Certificate Completion Requirement
This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, and historical contexts of global language policy and linguistic and cultural practices.
- Reflect on one’s own position and the positions of others in global political, social, and institutional structures and the possibilities for growth and change for oneself and others.
- Analyze information about culture and communication from diverse perspectives.
- Formulate arguments on global topics in language, culture, and education using academic literature and theoretical frameworks, identifying and integrating diverse sources of information.
- Collaborate and communicate ideas, reflections, and research effectively with people from a range of perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds.
- Use practice to inform theory and research and theory and research to reflect on and modify practice.