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Global Studies, Certificate of Achievement

Banner code: 2_CM_GLOB
Control number: 35156
Financial aid: Not eligible

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary study of world issues including climate change, terrorism, international crime, economic interdependence and disparities, universal human rights and social justice. The Certificate of Achievement (COA) in the Global Studies program encourages students to become global thinkers and problem-solvers. Students can earn this COA by choosing general education courses that have an international focus, while also earning a degree in another area of study. Students in this program of study will gain an appreciation of the diversity of human culture and perspectives. Graduates will possess an increased understanding of changes brought about by globalization as well as the interconnectedness of the world’s social, political, economic, and natural systems. This knowledge will enable them to better work in the global economy, live in a multicultural society and make intelligent decisions as global citizens; all of which are appealing to private and public industries who seek employees with these global competencies.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply their culture within a global and comparative context.
  2. Assess global issues, processes, trends and systems.
  3. Interpret issues and situations from more than one perspective. 
  4. Apply diverse global perspectives and frames of reference to think critically and solve problems.
Course Title Units
Required Courses – Core
PSCI G105Introduction to Global Studies3
PSCI G205Global Issues3
Group A
Select one course of the following:3
ANTH G100Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH G140Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
ANTH G190Introduction to Linguistics3
ANTH G200Gender, Culture, and Society3
ECON G110Economic Issues and Policy3
ECON G130Environmental Economics and Policy3
ECON G170Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON G175Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEOG G100World Regional Geography3
GEOG G185Human Geography3
PEAC G100Peace Studies Intro3
PSCI G100Introduction To Political Science3
PSCI G101Survey Of Current Issues3
PSCI G103Race, Ethnicity and Political Issues3
PSCI G110International Relations3
PSCI G185Comparative Politics3
SOC G100Introduction To Sociology3
SOC G111Introduction to Social Justice3
SOC G115Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
SOC G140Introduction to Gender3
SOC G185Analysis of Social Problems3
Group B
Select one of the following:3
ANTH G185Physical Anthropology3
BIOL G110Ecology And Field Biology3
BIOL G120Health and Disease3
GEOG G130Introduction to Weather and Climate3
GEOG G180Physical Geography3
Group C
Select one of the following:3
ART G103History of Asian Art3
ART G104Modern and Contemporary Art History3
ART G105Art History and Appreciation 1 - Prehistoric to Renaissance3
ART G106Art History and Appreciation 2 - Renaissance to Present3
ART G127Art of the Ancient Americas3
ART G128Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America3
COMM G255Intercultural Communication3
COMM G265Gender Communication3
ENGL G160Masterpieces of World Literature I (From Antiquity to the Mid-17th Century)3
ENGL G161Masterpieces of World Literature II (From the Mid-17th Century to the Present)3
HIST G120Asian Civilizations3
HIST G150History of Latin America3
HIST G161World History 13
HIST G162World History 23
HIST G180Western Civilization 13
HIST G185Western Civilization 23
MUS G101History & Appreciation Of Music3
MUS G103World Music3
PHIL G102History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL G110Philosophy Of The East3
PHIL G111Philosophy of Religion - Western3
PHIL G120Ethics3
PHIL G150Political Philosophy3
THEA G100Introduction to the Theater3
THEA G111Theater History and Literature - Classical to 18003
THEA G112Theater History and Literature - 1800 to Modern3
Total Units15

Recommended Program Sequence

These sequences are general maps for students to finish all requirements for the Certificate. There may be advisories or time requirements that students may want to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with a GWC Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Year 1:

Course Title Units
Semester 1
PSCI G105Introduction to Global Studies3
Select one of the following:3
ANTH G100Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH G140Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
ANTH G190Introduction to Linguistics3
ANTH G200Gender, Culture, and Society3
ECON G110Economic Issues and Policy3
ECON G130Environmental Economics and Policy3
ECON G170Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON G175Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEOG G100World Regional Geography3
GEOG G185Human Geography3
PEAC G100Peace Studies Intro3
PSCI G100Introduction To Political Science3
PSCI G101Survey Of Current Issues3
PSCI G103Race, Ethnicity and Political Issues3
PSCI G110International Relations3
PSCI G185Comparative Politics3
SOC G100Introduction To Sociology3
SOC G111Introduction to Social Justice3
SOC G115Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
SOC G140Introduction to Gender3
SOC G185Analysis of Social Problems3
Select one of the following:3
ANTH G185Physical Anthropology3
BIOL G110Ecology And Field Biology3
BIOL G120Health and Disease3
GEOG G130Introduction to Weather and Climate3
GEOG G180Physical Geography3
Units9
Course Title Units
Semester 2
PSCI G205Global Issues3
Select one of the following:3
ART G103History of Asian Art3
ART G104Modern and Contemporary Art History3
ART G105Art History and Appreciation 1 - Prehistoric to Renaissance3
ART G106Art History and Appreciation 2 - Renaissance to Present3
ART G127Art of the Ancient Americas3
ART G128Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America3
COMM G255Intercultural Communication3
COMM G265Gender Communication3
ENGL G160Masterpieces of World Literature I (From Antiquity to the Mid-17th Century)3
ENGL G161Masterpieces of World Literature II (From the Mid-17th Century to the Present)3
HIST G120Asian Civilizations3
HIST G150History of Latin America3
HIST G161World History 13
HIST G162World History 23
HIST G180Western Civilization 13
HIST G185Western Civilization 23
MUS G101History & Appreciation Of Music3
MUS G103World Music3
PHIL G102History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL G110Philosophy Of The East3
PHIL G111Philosophy of Religion - Western3
PHIL G120Ethics3
PHIL G150Political Philosophy3
THEA G100Introduction to the Theater3
THEA G111Theater History and Literature - Classical to 18003
THEA G112Theater History and Literature - 1800 to Modern3
Units6