Global Studies, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Banner code: 2_AAT_GLBL
Financial aid: Eligible
Globalization has impacted all of our lives. Our world is changing at an ever increasing pace. The rise in international trade, technological advancement, international travel and cross-cultural conflict create new challenges and opportunities requiring a global perspective. The process of globalization has not only made our world seem smaller but has also transformed all aspects of our lives. As part of the global community, we continue to experience a growing sense of inter-connectedness that defies geographical boundaries.
The Associate in Arts in Global Studies Transfer - Area of Emphasis program at Golden West College draws on insights from across disciplines to provide students with a comprehensive study of the history and fundamental dynamics of globalization. This interdisciplinary program uses an outcomes-oriented approach so that students develop the skills and attitudes to function as global citizens.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Students will examine the continual evolution of globalization and its consequences.
- Students will compare distinctive forms of political, social, and economic organizations within the context of the historical evolution of globalization.
- Students will explain the interconnectedness of the economic, political, environmental and sociocultural forces of globalization.
- Students will develop and utilize a multi-cultural perspective with which to analyze the complexities of global issues.
- Students will propose policies and demonstrate the willingness to engage in the implementation of solutions that would affect global change.
Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements
Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
- Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
- Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
- Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.
Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.
|Required Courses – Core|
|PSCI G105||Introduction to Global Studies||3|
|PSCI G205||Global Issues||3|
|Select five courses from at least four of the following areas:||15-17|
|Area 1. Culture and Society|
|ANTH G100||Introduction To Cultural Anthropology||3|
|HIST G162||World History 2||3|
|Area 2. Geography|
|GEOG G185||Human Geography||3|
|GEOG G100||World Regional Geography||3|
|GEOG G180||Introduction To Geography: Physical Geography||3|
|Area 3. Economics|
|ECON G170||Principles of Micro Economics||3|
|ECON G175||Principles of Macro Economics||3|
|Area 4. Politics|
|PSCI G110||International Relations||3|
|PSCI G185||Comparative Politics||3|
|Area 5: Humanities|
|ENGL G160||Masterpieces of World Literature I (From Antiquity to the Mid-17th Century)||3|
|ENGL G161||Masterpieces of World Literature II (From the Mid-17th Century to the Present)||3|
|SPAN G280||Intermediate Spanish 1||4|
|SPAN G285||Intermediate Spanish 2||4|
|VIET G280||Intermediate Vietnamese 1||4|
|VIET G285||Intermediate Vietnamese 2||4|
|GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)||37-39|
|Total units that may be double counted||9-15|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)||7-17|