Global Studies Associate in Arts Degree

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The Global Studies Associate in Arts Degree: As a result of completing this program, students will be able 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 4. Examine and practice strategies for resolution. This degree requires a total of 21 units in addition to other graduation requirements. 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 Courses: (6 Units)
INDS 200 C Introduction to Global Citizenship Studies3
INDS 201 CGlobal Citizenship Issues3
List A: Select 1 course from each of the 4 areas below: (12 units)12
Culture and Society Area
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Intercultural Communication3
American Ethnic Studies3
Honors American Ethnic Studies
African-American History I3
African-American History II3
Chicana-o-x History I3
Chicana-o-x History II3
Native American History I3
Native American History II3
Asian Pacific American History3
Cross-Cultural Psychology (formerly PSY 237 C)3
Biology and Geography Area
Environmental Science3
Nutrition and World Food Issues3
World Geography3
Honors World Geography
Physical Geography3
Cultural Geography3
Economics and Political Science Area
International Economics3
Contemporary Political Issues3
International Relations3
Humanities Area
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
Sociology of Religion3
Intro to Religious Studies3
Diversity in American Theatre3
Honors Diversity in Amer. Tht
List B: Select minimum 1 course from the Career education list below: (3 units)3
Community and the Justice System3
Cultural Tourism3
Renewable Sustainable Energy3
World Cuisine4.5
Global Media3
Introduction to Public Health (formerly KIN 280 C)3
Honors Introduction to Public Health (formerly KIN 280HC)
Health and Social Justice3
Honors Health and Social Just
Global and Community Health3
Total Units21

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: have a greater awareness of the impact of globalization; acknowledge the connections among and implications of local, regional and global issues; have at least one skill for entry-level employment and to initiate impactful positive change.