• Global Studies (103.1)


    This program is designed to provide the student with knowledge of global issues and of the dynamics of the globalization process from which those issues stem. It would be a suitable accompaniment to a wide variety of majors and an enhancement to the credentials of those transferring to a four-year institution. The program is multidisciplinary and flexible, with an appealing aspect of student self-design.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Identify, explain and compare major theories in the field of international political economy. Emphasis is placed on liberal, realist and Marxist theory.
    2. Describe theories and major actors within the international political system, explain impact of globalization on the international community and make comparisons across different types of political systems.
    3. Develop the ability to place events in an appropriate temporal and spatial context within a global scheme of historical evolution.
    4. Describe theoretical perspectives of Anthropology/Sociology, study different cultures of the world, discuss impact of globalization on different cultural societies and develop ability to appreciate cultural differences.
    5. Develop basic communicative competence in at least one foreign language understanding the role of language in shaping culture and worldview.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    HIS-102 History of Western Civilization 23
    POL-206 International Relations3
     Language Elective3
    Total Credits: 9
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 18