Global Studies, Certificate Of Achievement
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Financial aid: Not eligible
Global studies is generally a broad-based, inter-disciplinary study of processes and problems in the twenty first century. The Certificate of Achievement in Global Studies Program encourages students to become global thinkers and problem-solvers by specifically training students in the knowledge and skills that are fundamental components of global citizenship and practice. Graduates from this program will possess an increased understanding of the world’s social, political, economic and natural systems and an appreciation of the diversity of human culture which in turn will enable them to better work in the global economy, live in a multicultural society and make intelligent decisions as global citizens. Students who finish this global studies program are not only more adept at understanding the changes brought about by globalization, but also are more likely to be hired by private and public industries who seek graduates with skills such as global literacy and global competencies.
The goals of the Certificate of Achievement in Global Studies are to enhance student competency within an area of focus; provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform competently, both professionally and socially, in an international environment; and to encourage students to become knowledgeable, active participants in the global arena.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Articulate an understanding of her/his culture in global and comparative context.
- Demonstrate knowledge of global issues, processes, trends and systems.
- Interpret issues and situations from more than one perspective.
- Use diverse global perspectives and frames of reference to think critically and solve problems.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
This certificate goes through the State approval process and requires a minimum of 12 units of coursework in a particular academic or occupational area. The certificate programs normally include only those courses which have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competency since the objective of earning the career certificate is immediate employment in a specialized area. Upon successful completion of the program and completing the application, the student will receive the certificate and be recognized at the graduation ceremony. In order to earn a Certificate of Achievement all courses that apply to the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 12 units in residence at GWC is required, and 50 percent of the certificate program must be completed at GWC.
|Required Courses – Core|
|PSCI G105||Introduction to Global Studies||3|
|PSCI G205||Global Issues||3|
|Select one course of the following:||3|
|Culture and Society|
|ANTH G100||Introduction To Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH G190||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|GEOG G185||Human Geography||3|
|GEOG G100||World Regional Geography||3|
|HIST G162||World History 2||3|
|HIST G185||Western Civilization 2||3|
|SOC G100||Introduction To Sociology||3|
|Governance and Conflict|
|PEAC G100||Peace Studies Intro||3|
|PHIL G150||Political Philosophy||3|
|PSCI G150||Political Philosophy||3|
|PSCI G110||International Relations||3|
|PSCI G185||Comparative Politics||3|
|ECON G170||Principles of Micro Economics||3|
|ECON G175||Principles of Macro Economics||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|ANTH G185||Physical Anthropology||3|
|ANTH G130||Introduction To Archaeology||3|
|GEOG G180||Introduction To Geography: Physical Geography||3|
|ART G103||History of Asian Art||3|
|HIST G120||Asian Civilizations||3|
|HIST G150||History of Latin America||3|
|HIST G132||History Of Britain And Ireland I||3|
|HIST G135||History of Britain and Ireland II||3|
|PHIL G110||Philosophy Of The East||3|
|PHIL G111||Philosophy of Religion - Western||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|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|ECON G110||Contemporary Economic Issues and Problems||3|
|PEAC G110||Nonviolence and Conflict Resoulution||3|
|SOC G185||Analysis of Social Problems||3|