International Business and Studies

Global Studies

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid
Global Studies
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2016 Spring
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2017 Fall
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The Academic Certificate (AC) in Global Studies is designed to provide 1) a foundation in general education courses relevant to global studies; 2) a specialization in global education for teaching faculty; 3) a foundation in global studies courses for people in government agencies or in local businesses and industries with international interests; and 4) a wide offering of global studies courses for more meaningful experiences for international travelers.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program. This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

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ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3
SOC101Introduction to Sociology (3) 3-6
Students must select six (6) credits from at least two of the following prefixes:
ASB102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
GCU121World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere 3
GCU122World Geography II: Western Hemisphere 3
HIS110World History to 1500 3
HIS111World History 1500 to Present 3
POS120World Politics 3
REL100World Religions 3
Restricted Electives
Students must select one of the following Tracks and their respective course and prefix requirements to meet the requirements for the Global Studies academic certificate.
Track 1: Sustainability and Health: Credits: 12-13
Students must select from at least two prefixes; 3 credits must be SSH111 or SUS110 or ASB226
ASB100Global Health 3
ASB222Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3
ASB223Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World 3
ASB226Human Impacts on Ancient Environments 3
BIO105Environmental Biology 4
FON100Introductory Nutrition 3
GCU102Introduction to Human Geography 3
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment 3 (concurrent enrollment in GLG111 is recommended to meet the physical science requirement)
HCR230Culture and Health 3
HES210Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness 3
IFS215Cultural Context of Health Information 3
SOC270The Sociology of Health and Illness 3
SSH111Sustainable Cities 3
SUS110Sustainable World 3
Track 2: Arts and Letters: Credits: 10-12
Students must select courses from at least two prefixes.
ARH101Pre-historic Through Gothic Art 3
ARH201Art of Asia (3) AND/OR
ARH216Pre-Colombian Art (3) AND/OR
ARH217Mexican Art History (3) AND/OR
ARH240Art and Architecture of the Islamic World (3) 3-12
ASB211:Women in Other Cultures 3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
DAH100Introduction to Dance 3
DAH201World Dance Studies 3
ENH251Mythology 3
HIS101History of Western Civilization Middle Ages to 1789 3
HIS102History of Western Civilization 1789 to present 3
HIS113Eastern Civilizations: to 1850 3
HIS114Eastern Civilization: 1850 to present 3
HUM211AAForeign Film Classics 3
HUM220History and Film 3
HUM261Asian Ideas and Values 3
IBS109Cultural Dimensions of International Trade 3
IFS210Research in a Global Society 3
MHL143Music in World Cultures 3
PSY132Psychology and Culture 3
SPH245Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest 3
World Languages: All of the following 101, 102, 201, and 202 level classes are acceptable:
CHI+++ Any CHI/Chinese course (101, 102, 201, 202) OR
FRE+++ Any FRE/French course (101, 102, 201, 202) OR
GER+++ Any GER/German course (101, 102, 201, 202) OR
JPN+++ Any JPN/Japanese course (101, 102, 201, 202)OR
SPA+++ Any SPA/Spanish course (101, 102, 201, 202)
  1. Discuss various cultures of Asia in terms of economic, political and social structures, globalization, and cultural change (ASB102)
  2. Describe the various cultural, historical, economic and political groups of Europe and the western hemisphere and their complex interrelationships. (GCU121)
  3. Describe the various cultural, historical, economic and political groups of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas and their complex interrelationships with Asia and Europe. (GCU122)
  4. Analyze the origins of "Europe" circa 1000 C.E. and explain the factors in its development. (HIS110)
  5. Describe the social, political and economic evolution that contributed to the rise and decline of imperialism and colonization. (HIS111)
  6. Discuss the historical development of interstate relations and the nation-state development, while describing relevant issues such as national security, war, economic integration, trade, environment, etc. (POS120)
  7. Describe philosophical and religious ideas within the context of world civilization. (REL100)
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