2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies, AA [GLOB-AA, 60 Total Credits]


The Global Studies program is predicated on the notion that solutions to local, national, and international issues are found not within the confines of a particular field, but at the boundaries and within the union of disciplines. This implies that the program is interdisciplinary. Gaining an understanding of global social, economic, political, historical systems which are anchored in the differing philosophical and religious traditions will help the student appreciate the commonality of all human aspirations irrespective of location. The appreciation of diversity of human cultures and traditions is the core value which enables program graduates to work and succeed in our global society.

  1. Through oral and/or written arguments present logically and internally consistent arguments from a variety of sides of a contemporary global issue or event.

  2. Analyze, reformulate issues, and proffer solutions using the art of compassionate critical thinking.

  3. Through oral and/or written argument demonstrate an understanding of the interconnectedness of global events.

  4. Through oral and/or written arguments demonstrate an appreciation that people the world over face many of the same global issues despite their diverse values and traditions.

General Education Requirements (33 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Analytical Reasoning (3 Credits)

Recommended: PHIL 102.

Natural Science (6-7 Credits)

Two courses from the following, one must include a lab.

Humanities (3 Credits)

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Recommended: HIST 209.

Special Program Requirements (27 Credits)