Global Studies Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Division: Social Sciences

PROGRAM CODE: 1A39653

The Global Studies Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer is designed to increase knowledge and the understanding of the processes of globalization and its impacts on societies, cultures, and environments around the world. Our interrelated world requires greater connectivity and collaboration as never before. The Global Studies program provides the student with a knowledge of critical issues that affect their lives and community, as well as the affairs of other cultures, societies, and nations. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree for Transfer at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at all transfer institutions offering a Baccalaureate Degree. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "associate degree for transfer", a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college.

The AA-T is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is designated "high-unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

To earn an AA-T in Global Studies for Transfer, students must complete the following requirements:

  1. a minimum of 21 semester units or 31.5 quarter units in the major with a grade of C or better;
  2. California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements;
  3. elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable coursework;
  4. ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A P (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better, and
  5. have an overall GPA of 2.0. This degree requires a total of 21 units,
Required Core Cores (6 units):
INDS 200 C Introduction to Global Citizenship Studies3
INDS 201 CGlobal Citizenship Issues3
Select five courses from four of the following areas below (15 units):15
CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
World Civilizations II3
Honors World Civilizations II
GEOGRAPHY
World Geography3
Honors World Geography
Physical Geography3
Cultural Geography3
ECONOMICS
Principles of Economics-Macro3
Honors Principles of Economics - Macro
Principles of Economics-Micro3
Honors Principles of Economics - Micro
POLITICS
United States Government3
Honors United States Government
Political Theory3
International Relations3
Total Units21