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Level Descriptions

Levels, in the NNU Cross Cultural Requirement, correspond roughly to the degree of crosscultural immersion.

A Level 1 course, which requires five hours of interaction with individuals of another culture, indicates a much less intense and immersive experience than a Level 4 Semester Abroad.

Given that the Levels correspond with the point value of each experience, and that 4 points are required for graduation, one can understand the combinations of experiences required to fulfill the General Education requirement. For example: One Level 4 experience or two Level 2 experiences will complete the requirement.

How it works

Select the experience(s) that results in 4 points:

  • Level 4 = 4 points
  • Level 3 = 3 points
  • Level 2 = 2 points
  • Level 1 = 1 point

Level 4 Experience (4 points)

  1. Completion of CLST1004CC Intercultural Lab (modules 1-4) prior to step 2.
  2. Completion of an approved cross-cultural experience.
  3. Completion of the remaining lab modules, which includes writing a 10-page paper about the cross-cultural experience including observations, development of knowledge, attitudes, and cross-cultural skills and analysis of basic values.

Level 3 Experience (3 points)

  1. Completion of CLST1003CC Intercultural Lab (modules 1-4) prior to step 2.
  2. Completion of an approved cross-cultural experience.
  3. Completion of the remaining lab modules, which includes writing a 7-page paper about the cross-cultural experience including observations, development of knowledge, attitudes, and cross-cultural skills and analysis of basic values.

Level 2 Experience (2 points)

  1. Completion of CLST1002CC Intercultural Lab (modules 1-4) prior to step 2.
  2. Completion of an approved cross-cultural experience.
  3. Completion of the remaining lab modules, which includes writing a 5-page paper about the cross-cultural experience including observations, development of knowledge, attitudes, and cross-cultural skills and analysis of basic values.

Level 1 Experience (1 point)

  1. Completion of CLST1002CC Intercultural Lab (modules 1-4) prior to step 2.
  2. Completion of an approved cross-cultural experience.
  3. Completion of the remaining lab modules, which includes writing a 5-page paper about the cross-cultural experience including observations, development of knowledge, attitudes, and cross-cultural skills and analysis of basic values.