The International Studies program has three elective tracks: Language, Business, and Area Studies; all of them designed to create greater sensitivity and understanding of the global community as well as to gain or improve language skills in order to communicate with greater cultural understanding. Students will gain knowledge of historical and modern influences that will help them challenge the differences that separate cultures as well as deepen understanding of the magnificence of different cultures.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution may want to confer with the transfer institution about the possibility of continuing study in a language. SLCC offers a broad range of languages; while the credit will transfer, the transfer institution may not offer continuing study in all languages.
For students already proficient in a language, it is possible to enroll in more advanced courses with instructor’s approval. Upon completion of that course with a grade of B or better, students can petition for credit for the courses bypassed. Contact the
Language and Culture Department for more information.
Career Opportunities upon Completion of Program: Students will have the opportunity to prepare for an international career in government, humanitarian agencies, the arts, education, health and human services or a variety of other careers that may require international travel, residence or expertise. The degree also prepares students for transfer to 4-year programs in international studies, language, and a variety of others.