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2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies, Certificate (103.1)

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This program is designed to provide the student with knowledge of global issues and of the dynamics of the globalization process from which those issues stem. It would be a suitable accompaniment to a wide variety of majors and an enhancement to the credentials of those transferring to a four-year institution. The program is multidisciplinary and flexible, with an appealing aspect of student self-design.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Identify, explain and compare major theories in the field of international political economy. Emphasis is placed on liberal, realist and Marxist theory.
  2. Describe theories and major actors within the international political system, explain impact of globalization on the international community and make comparisons across different types of political systems.
  3. Develop the ability to place events in an appropriate temporal and spatial context within a global scheme of historical evolution.
  4. Describe theoretical perspectives of Anthropology/Sociology, study different cultures of the world, discuss impact of globalization on different cultural societies and develop ability to appreciate cultural differences.
  5. Develop basic communicative competence in at least one foreign language understanding the role of language in shaping culture and worldview

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

Total: 9 Credits

Total: 9 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 18

1 Language Elective Any one in FRE–French, GER–German, ARA–Arabic, ITA–Italian, RUS–Russian, SPA–Spanish or FCL–Chinese or a language approved by transfer counselor.

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