Global Studies - Associate in Arts for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in Global Studies for Transfer (AA-T) degree meets the lower division course requirements necessary for the California State University (CSU) system. The Global Studies program includes courses focused on the subject matter knowledge and competence needed to initiate study of Global Studies, Global Politics, International Relations, International Studies, or International Relations and Comparative Politics. Students majoring in Global Studies develop critical thinking, problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills. As Global Studies majors, students have learning opportunities that are relevant to many types of careers including work in national diplomatic service, international organizations, economic development, management of non-governmental organizations, business and commerce, or environmental preservation.
To be awarded the Associate in Arts in Global Studies for Transfer degree, students must:
(1) Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units which are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the CSU General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (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 acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a “pass/no pass” basis.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe globalization and its relationship to national, regional and cultural diversity
- Critically examine global issues from both interdisciplinary and international perspectives
- Select and employ relevant research techniques to analyze initiatives developed to address global challenges
|GLOBL 001||Introduction to Global Studies||3|
|GLOBL 002||Global Issues||3|
|LIST A: Select 5 courses from at least four of the following areas:||15|
AREA 1*: CULTURE AND SOCIETY
|Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology|
|World History from 1500|
AREA 2*: GEOGRAPHY
|Introduction to Physical Geography|
|Introduction to Cultural Geography|
|World Regions in Global Context|
AREA 3*: ECONOMICS
|Principles of Macroeconomic Theory|
|Introduction to Microeconomic Theory|
AREA 4*: POLITICS
AREA 5*: HUMANITIES
|Introduction to World Literature|
|Intermediate Spanish 1|
|Intermediate Spanish 2|
|Total Units||21 - 23|
*Consult with a counselor to determine which courses are applicable within the major at the CSU you are planning to transfer to.
A.A.-T Degree Requirements
|Major Requirements||21 - 23|
|CSU GE or IGETC Pattern for CSU||37 - 39|
|Transferable Electives||10 - 15|