The Global Studies Certificate introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of global affairs. Students will come to understand the connection between social, political, and economic forces that impact our well-being and relationships around the globe. With this increased understanding, students will be better prepared to effectively communicate with others as global citizens in our pluralistic world. This Certificate is intended to complement any professional pathway that appreciates skill and commitment to global understanding and citizenship.
By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:
- Student will demonstrate an understanding of the interdependent impact of political, social, and economic facets upon our well-being in a global world.
- Student will develop tools for engagement and effective advocacy as a global citizen.
- A minimum of 12 semester credits must be completed at ARCC. (for a certificate program)
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
- A minimum grade of C or higher must be earned in all “program requirements.”
- Completion of specific degree requirements; you must apply to graduate. Completing your degree requirements does not automatically confer your degree.
HUM 1200 Introduction to Global Studies 3 Global Course (Two Courses Required, Minimum 6 Cr.) ANTH/GEOG 1110 Introduction to Sustainability 3 ANTH 2201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 CMST 2210 Intercultural Communication 3 ENGL 2210 Global Literature 3 GEOG 1106 World Regional Geography 3 HIST 1103 Contemporary World History 3 HIST 1111 Modern World Civilizations I: 1500-1870 4 HIST 1121 Modern World Civilizations II: 1870 to the Present 4 HUM/WGST 2234 Women in Global Perspective 3 MUSC 1101 Introduction to World Music 3 PHIL 1115 Comparative World Religions 3 Area Course (Minimum of 5 Cr.) FREN 1101 Beginning French Language and Culture I 5 FREN 1102 Beginning French Language and Culture II 5 FREN 1111/HUM 1311 Introduction to French Culture 3 GEOG 1101 Geography of the United States 3 GERM 1101 Beginning German Language and Culture I 5 GERM 1102 Beginning German Language and Culture II 5 GERM 1111/HUM 1211 Introduction to German Culture 3 GERM 2201 Intermediate German Language and Culture I 4 GERM 2202 Intermediate German Language and Culture II 4 HIST 1160 History of Africa 4 HIST/WGST 2242 History of Women in Modern America 3 HIST 2280 History of Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States 4 HUM 1511 Introduction to Islam and Culture 3 HUM 1611 Arab History and Cultures 3 HUM 2231 Introduction to Africa 3 HUM 2232 Women in Western Civilization 3 HUM/WGST 2233 Women in American Culture 3 SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish Language and Culture I 5 SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish Language and Culture II 5 SPAN/HUM 1111 Spanish and Latin American Culture: Pre-Columbian Civilizations 3 SPAN/HUM 1112 Spanish and Latin American Culture: Conquest to present 3 SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I 4 SPAN 2202 Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II 4
Semester 1: 14 Credits
Min. 14 CREDITS
HUM 1200 Introduction to Global Studies 3 One course from “Global” focus 3-4 Second course from “Global” focus 3-4 Either one 5 cr. course from “Area” focus or two 3-4 Cr. courses from “Area” focus
Program Requirements 14 Total 14
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