Global Citizenship Studies Associate in Arts Degree

Division: Social Sciences


The Global Citizenship Studies Associate in Arts Degree will enable students to:

  1. describe key developments in the ongoing processes of globalization, climate change, mono-culturalization, decreasing biodiversity and ongoing social injustices and inequities,
  2. analyze the concepts of global and local interdependence with reference to United Nations policies and documents,
  3. critically consider and connect political, economic, cultural and ecological challenges as discussed in contemporary news and social media venues, and
  4. examine and practice strategies for resolution.

This degree requires a total of 21 units. To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. 21 units with a grade of C or better;
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements, including the cultural diversity and reading requirements and any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and,
  3. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Core Courses (6 units):
INDS 200 C Introduction to Global Citizenship Studies3
INDS 201 CGlobal Citizenship Issues3
LIST A: Select one course from each of the four areas below (12 units):12
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Intercultural Communication3
American Ethnic Studies (formerly ETHS 100 C)3
Honors American Ethnic Studies
African-American History I3
African-American History II3
Chicana-o History I (formerly ETHS 141 C)3
Chicana-o History II3
Native American History I3
Native American History II3
Asian Pacific American History3
Cross-Cultural Psychology (formerly PSY 237 C)3
Environmental Science3
Nutrition and World Food Issues3
World Geography3
Honors World Geography
Physical Geography3
Cultural Geography3
International Economics3
Comparative Politics3
International Relations3
Multicultural Dance in the US3
Asian American Literature3
Latino-a-x Literature3
African-American Literature I3
African-American Literature II3
Survey of Arabic Literature (in translation)3
Honors Survey of Arabic Literature
Introduction to Religious Studies3
Sociology of Religion3
Diversity in American Theater3
Honors Diversity in American Theater
LIST B: Select one course from the Career Education list below (3 units):3
Community and the Justice System3
Cultural Tourism3
Renewable and Sustainable Energy3
World Culture and Cuisine (formerly International Cuisine)3
Global Media3
Introduction to Public Health (formerly KIN 280 C)3
Honors Introduction to Public Health (formerly KIN 280HC)
Health and Social Justice (formerly KIN 281 C)3
Honors Health and Social Justice (formerly KIN 281HC)
Global and Community Health (formerly KIN 285 C)3
Total Units21