The purpose of this certificate program is to contribute to the internationalization of the learning environment and the learning experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Saskatchewan. By participating in this certificate program undergraduate students from various academic backgrounds have the opportunity to come together with a common focus—a commitment to gaining understanding of various facets of the global village, gaining international experience, and becoming more aware and active as global citizens.

If you are interested in more information about Global Studies or how to receive credit for the certificate, please contact student-advice@artsandscience.usask.ca

Major Average

The major average in the Certificate in Global Studies includes the grades earned in:

  • All courses eligible to be used in the program.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a Certificate in Global Studies, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • IS 110
  • IS 201
  • Minimum program requirements.

See Residency for additional details.

Requirements (15-18 credit units)

  • IS 110.3
  • IS 201.3
  • IS 202.0

3 credit units Language Course or Demonstrated Language Competency

Students must either (a) complete a language course worth at least 3 credit units at the University of Saskatchewan or any other accredited post-secondary institution; or (b) demonstrate fluency or at least high functional competency in a language other than English.

Note: Students seeking credit for fluency or high functional competency in a second language must consult with the Coordinator/Administrator for the Global Studies program to discuss how they can obtain credit. Functional competency can be established through the Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) process, or through the establishment of an assessment method whereby students can demonstrate competency. Students who are successful will not receive academic credit, but this program requirement will be considered to have been met. Students using these assessment methods will be required to pay fees for evaluation.

Eligible Language courses offered at the University of Saskatchewan include (but are not limited to):

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3
  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CHIN 216.3
  • CHIN 218.3
  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 205.3
  • FREN 212.3
  • FREN 213.3
  • FREN 214.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • FREN 314.3
  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GERM 202.3
  • GERM 204.3
  • GERM 214.3
  • GERM 217.3
  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3
  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • JPNS 214.3
  • JPNS 217.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LATN 202.3
  • LATN 203.3
  • LATN 400.3
  • SNSK 114.3
  • SNSK 117.3
  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • SPAN 202.3
  • SPAN 204.3
  • SPAN 214.3
  • SPAN 217.3
  • SPAN 235.3
  • SPAN 314.3
  • SPAN 317.3
  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3
  • UKR 214.3
  • UKR 217.3

9 credit units from Clusters A, B, C, D:

Students may receive permission to count comparable courses, subject to approval by the Global Studies Program Director/Administrator.

Note: Students cannot use more than 6 credit units from any single cluster toward this requirement.

Cluster A: Global Systems and Dynamics

  • ANTH 244.3
  • ANTH 310.3
  • ANTH 339.3
  • ARCH 330.3
  • ECON 254.3
  • ECON 256.3
  • ECON 270.3
  • ECON 272.3
  • ECON 354.3
  • ECON 356.3
  • ECON 414.3
  • ENVS 201.3
  • ENVS 401.3
  • GEOG 208.3
  • GEOG 333.3
  • GEOL 206.3
  • GEOL 330.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 241.3
  • HIST 272.3
  • HIST 281.6
  • HIST 290.3
  • HIST 291.6
  • HIST 292.3
  • HIST 293.3
  • HIST 294.3
  • HIST 388.3
  • HIST 445.3
  • HIST 453.3
  • HIST 478.3
  • HIST 488.3
  • INDG 320.3
  • INDG 331.3
  • INDG 366.6
  • IS 211.3
  • IS 212.3
  • IS 401.3
  • IS 402.3
  • LAW 457.3
  • POLS 112.3
  • POLS 221.3
  • POLS 250.3
  • POLS 261.3
  • POLS 262.3
  • POLS 362.3
  • POLS 364.3
  • POLS 370.3
  • POLS 460.3
  • POLS 461.3
  • POLS 465.3
  • POLS 471.3
  • RLST 226.3
  • SOC 261.3
  • SOC 305.3
  • SOC 306.3
  • SOC 360.3
  • SOC 409.3
  • WGST 210.3
  • WGST 411.3

Cluster B: Area and Sectoral Studies

  • ANTH 226.3
  • ANTH 231.3
  • ANTH 329.3
  • ARTH 120.3
  • ARTH 121.3
  • CHEP 402.3
  • CHEP 412.3
  • CMRS 405.3
  • ECON 264.3
  • ECON 277.3
  • ECON 314.3
  • ENG 290.6
  • ENG 383.3
  • ENG 444.3
  • ENVE 432.3
  • FREN 235.3
  • GEOG 120.3
  • GEOG 125.3
  • GEOG 150.3
  • GEOG 340.3
  • GEOG 351.3
  • GEOG 352.3
  • GEOG 380.3
  • HIST 122.3
  • HIST 170.6
  • HIST 263.6
  • HIST 267.3
  • HIST 268.3
  • HIST 274.3
  • HIST 275.3
  • HIST 277.3
  • HIST 278.3
  • HIST 286.3
  • HIST 375.3
  • HIST 387.3
  • HIST 389.3
  • HIST 471.6
  • HIST 472.3
  • INDG 272.3
  • INDG 273.3
  • INDG 471.3
  • LAW 457.3
  • PHIL 226.3
  • PHIL 235.3
  • PHIL 236.3
  • PHIL 239.3
  • POLS 244.3
  • POLS 245.3
  • POLS 249.3
  • POLS 253.3
  • POLS 254.3
  • POLS 263.3
  • POLS 326.3
  • POLS 341.3
  • POLS 342.3
  • POLS 343.3
  • POLS 368.3
  • POLS 375.3
  • POLS 379.3
  • POLS 446.3
  • POLS 448.3
  • RRM 114.3
  • SOC 204.3
  • SOC 260.3
  • SOC 310.3

Cluster C: People and Cultures

  • ANTH 227.3
  • ANTH 230.3
  • ANTH 233.3
  • ANTH 235.3
  • ANTH 310.3
  • ANTH 311.3
  • ANTH 354.3
  • ARTH 261.3
  • ARTH 323.3
  • ARTH 325.3
  • ARTH 329.3
  • ARTH 358.3
  • CMRS 110.3
  • DRAM 285.3
  • DRAM 286.3
  • ENG 206.3
  • ENG 207.3
  • ENG 209.3
  • ENG 338.3
  • ENG 381.3
  • FREN 252.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • HIST 234.3
  • HIST 235.3
  • HIST 260.3
  • HIST 264.3
  • HIST 265.3
  • HIST 266.3
  • HIST 279.3
  • HIST 303.3
  • HIST 384.3
  • HIST 434.3
  • INDG 210.3
  • INDG 221.3
  • INDG 370.3
  • INDG 373.3
  • JPNS 233.3
  • LING 244.3
  • LING 247.3
  • LING 250.3
  • LING 251.3
  • LING 253.3
  • LING 346.3
  • LING 402.3
  • LING 404.3
  • NUTR 310.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 231.3
  • PHIL 237.3
  • PHIL 302.3
  • PSY 224.3
  • PSY 380.3
  • RLST 111.3
  • RLST 112.3
  • RLST 113.3
  • RLST 211.3
  • RLST 214.3
  • RLST 215.3
  • RLST 216.3
  • RLST 217.3
  • RLST 218.3
  • RLST 219.3
  • RLST 220.3
  • RLST 231.3
  • RLST 233.3
  • RLST 234.3
  • RLST 235.3
  • RLST 241.3
  • RLST 243.3
  • RLST 258.3
  • RLST 284.3
  • RLST 285.3
  • RLST 377.3
  • RRM 312.3
  • SOC 205.3
  • SOC 344.3
  • SPAN 235.3
  • SPAN 250.3
  • SPAN 251.3
  • WGST 315.3

Cluster D: Languages

Note: Courses counted in this cluster may not also be used to meet the language requirements of the Certificate in Global Studies.

Arabic

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3

Chinese

  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CHIN 216.3
  • CHIN 218.3

Cree

  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3

French

  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 205.3
  • FREN 212.3
  • FREN 213.3
  • FREN 214.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • FREN 314.3

German

  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GERM 202.3
  • GERM 204.3
  • GERM 214.3
  • GERM 217.3

Hebrew

  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3

Hindi

  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3

Latin

  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LATN 202.3
  • LATN 203.3
  • LATN 400.3

Japanese

  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • JPNS 214.3
  • JPNS 217.3

Spanish

  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • SPAN 202.3
  • SPAN 204.3
  • SPAN 214.3
  • SPAN 217.3
  • SPAN 314.3
  • SPAN 317.3
  • SPAN 325.3

Ukrainian

  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3
  • UKR 214.3
  • UKR 217.3

Other approved courses in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, and Ukrainian may be used to fulfill this requirement, with permission of the Coordinator of the program. Courses taught in English will not meet this requirement.

Important Notes

Note: Students admitted to the College of Agriculture and Bioresources may use the following courses in Cluster B, only. Students admitted to Arts & Science will not receive credit for these courses, toward this certificate, nor for other Arts & Science programs.

  • AREC 272.3
  • AREC 356.3
  • PLSC 333.3
  • PLSC 408.3

Note: Students admitted to the College of Education may use the following courses in Cluster B, only. Students admitted to Arts & Science will not receive credit for these courses, toward this certificate, nor for other Arts & Science programs.

  • ECUR 291.3
  • ECUR 362.3
  • ECUR 393.3
  • EFDT 422.3
  • EFDT 435.3
  • EFDT 436.3

Note: Students admitted to the College of Engineering may use the following courses in Cluster B, only. Students admitted to Arts & Science will not receive credit for these courses, toward this certificate, nor for other Arts & Science programs. 

  • CE 464.3

Note: Students admitted to the College of Kinesiology may use the following courses in Cluster B, only. Students admitted to Arts & Science will not receive credit for these courses, toward this certificate, nor for other Arts & Science programs.

  • KIN 223.3

Note: Students admitted to the College of Law only may use the following courses in Cluster B, only. Students admitted to Arts & Science will not receive credit for these courses, toward this certificate, nor for other Arts & Science programs.

  • LAW 304.3
  • LAW 308.3
  • LAW 402.3
  • LAW 406.3
  • LAW 432.3
  • LAW 459.3
  • LAW 480.3
  • LAW 485.3

Note: Students admitted to the College of Medicine in the Certificate in Global Health Program may use the following courses in Cluster B, only. Students admitted to Arts & Science will not receive credit for these courses, toward this certificate, nor for other Arts & Science programs.

  • CHEP 415.3
  • CHEP 403.3

Note: Students admitted to the College of Nursing in the B.S.N. program or the Post-Degree B.S.N. option may use the following courses in Cluster B, only. Students admitted to Arts & Science will not receive credit for these courses, toward this certificate, nor for other Arts & Science programs.

  • NURS 201.3
  • NURS 430.3

Note: Students admitted to Edwards Business School may use the following courses in Cluster B, only. Students admitted to Arts & Science will not receive credit for these courses, toward this certificate, nor for other Arts & Science programs.

  • COMM 306.3
  • COMM 340.3
  • COMM 456.3
  • COMM 466.3
  • COMM 485.3 (closed course)
  • COMM 495.3