International Studies

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Global Studies

This degree provides an understanding of international issues and the impact of globalization on developed and developing economies. It covers a number of issues, including trade, economic development, war and conflict, and foreign relations and diplomacy.

The Associate in Arts in Global Studies for Transfer (AA-T) degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. The Associate in Arts in Global Studies for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by the completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program outlined below (earning a C or better in these courses) and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education‐Breadth Requirements.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
IS 301 Introduction to Global Studies 3
IS 302 Issues in Global Studies 3
A minimum of 15 units from the following: 15
Select five courses from a minimum of four of the following areas:
CULTURE AND SOCIETY
ANTH 310 Cultural Anthropology (3)
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
ECONOMICS
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 300 Physical Geography: Exploring Earth's Environmental Systems (3)
GEOG 310 Human Geography: Exploring Earth's Cultural Landscapes (3)
GEOG 320 World Regional Geography (3)
HUMANITIES
DEAF 314 American Sign Language III (4)
DEAF 316 American Sign Language IV (4)
ENGLT 340 World Literature I (3)
ENGLT 341 World Literature II (3)
FREN 411 Intermediate French (4)
FREN 412 Intermediate French (4)
GERM 411 Intermediate German (4)
GERM 412 Intermediate German (4)
ITAL 411 Intermediate Italian (4)
ITAL 412 Intermediate Italian (4)
SPAN 411 Intermediate Spanish (4)
SPAN 412 Intermediate Spanish (4)
POLITICAL SCIENCE
POLS 302 Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 310 Introduction to International Relations (3)
Total Units: 21

The Associate in Arts in Global Studies for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate their role as a member of a global network of interdependent societies.
  • formulate a cohesive understanding of world issues and events and incorporate that knowledge into their daily life and career.
  • analyze various social-scientific perspectives that explain the causes and consequences of globalization.
  • apply various social-scientific perspectives to daily life and work environment, recognize people's socio-economic, political, and geographical background.
  • analyze local and societal issues and problems within a global context.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in International Studies

This degree provides an understanding of international issues and the impact of globalization on developed and developing economies. It covers a number of issues, including trade, economic development, war and conflict, and foreign relations and diplomacy.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ANTH 310 Cultural Anthropology (3) 3
   or ANTH 481 Honors Cultural Anthropology (3)
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present 3
POLS 310 Introduction to International Relations (3) 3
   or POLS 480 Introduction to International Relations - Honors (3)
SOC 300 Introductory Sociology (3) 3
   or SOC 480 Introductory Sociology - Honors (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
IS 301 Introduction to Global Studies (3)
IS 302 Issues in Global Studies (3)
IS 305 Introduction to Middle East Studies (3)
IS 310 Peace and Conflict (3)
IS 312 Current Global Development Issues (3)
A minimum of 8 units from the following: 8
FREN 401 Elementary French (4)
FREN 402 Elementary French (4)
FREN 411 Intermediate French (4)
FREN 412 Intermediate French (4)
GERM 401 Elementary German I (4)
GERM 402 Elementary German II (4)
GERM 411 Intermediate German (4)
GERM 412 Intermediate German (4)
ITAL 401 Elementary Italian (4)
ITAL 402 Elementary Italian (4)
ITAL 411 Intermediate Italian (4)
ITAL 412 Intermediate Italian (4)
RUSS 401 Elementary Russian (4)
RUSS 402 Elementary Russian (4)
SPAN 401 Elementary Spanish (4)
SPAN 402 Elementary Spanish (4)
SPAN 411 Intermediate Spanish (4)
SPAN 412 Intermediate Spanish (4)
Total Units: 29

The International Studies Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate his/her role as a member of a global network of interdependent societies.
  • formulate a cohesive understanding of world issues and events and incorporate that knowledge into his/her daily life and career.
  • analyze various social-scientific perspectives that explain the causes and consequences of globalization.
  • apply various social-scientific perspectives to daily life and work environment.
  • recognize people's socio-economic, political, and geographical background.
  • analyze local and societal issues and problems within a global context.

Career Information

This degree provides career opportunities with local, state, federal agencies, and in the private sector. The core courses provide students with diverse knowledge to work in a variety of fields, including international business, law, government and non-governmental service, social services, natural sciences, health fields, and education.