Sanford Gutman, coordinator
Old Main, Room 212
Fax: (607) 753-5598
Note: This program is for international students only.
As an international student who holds a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from a university outside the United States and who has a strong command of written and spoken English, you will gain advanced perspective and a solid foundation in the lifestyles, customs and traditions found across the United States when you choose the C.A.S. in American civilization and culture at SUNY Cortland.
With the guidance of a SUNY Cortland faculty advisor, you will design your 18-credit-hour graduate program in an approved interdisciplinary concentration such as American history or government, American social and economic history, American and English literature, American literature, American education or other American institutions. A diagnostic examination may be required, and the dean of your school must approve the specific course components of your program of study.
In addition to completing any additional requirements determined by the SUNY Cortland school where you are enrolled, you may be required to sit for a comprehensive examination.
When you successfully complete the C.A.S. program, you’re well prepared to teach courses in American civilization and culture to students in your home country. You also may want to pursue work in international business that involves the United States.
You should present the following for enrollment in the program leading to the Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in American civilization and culture:
- B.A., B.S. or equivalent degree offered by a foreign university.
- Demonstrated command of written and spoken English as verified by the appropriate scores on the TOEFL Examination.
Apply for the C.A.S. in American civilization and culture.