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Associate of Arts with an Emphasis in Global Studies

Award: Associate of Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:
Description:

The AA with Emphasis in Global Studies prepares students to become productive and engaged global citizens and leaders in their diverse communities and the world. This program fulfills all requirements for the AA degree while including courses specific to the content and methodology of Global Studies. Students will be able to analyze and evaluate dynamic local-global connections, transnational systems and institutions, and contemporary global issues. Completion of the program prepares students for transfer into four-year degree programs that require skills and knowledge for global awareness and diversity, including global studies, ethnic and culture studies, international business, international relations, political science, philosophy, anthropology, development studies, environmental studies and international law.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1110 Or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 GLOS 1500

 Introduction to Global Studies

 3.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 2.00

 General Education

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 5 course other than ANTH, GLOS or AMIS

 3.00

 *General Education MnTC Goal Area 4 course

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 4 course

 3.00-4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00-15.00

  *Please work with your advisor to select the best MnTC Goal Area 4 course. Selection should be based on transfer plans.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 CMST 2012

 Intercultural Communication or choose any CMST course that meets MnTC Goal Area 1

 3.00

 GLOS 1300

 Or

 GLOS 1190

 Race and Culture: A Global Perspective

 Or

 World Religions

 3.00

 WGSS 2212

 Gender, Health and the Environment

 3.00

 AMIS 1000

 Native America

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 *BIOL 1136

 and

 *BIOL 1137

Environmental Science

  and

 Environmental Science Lab

 4.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 3.00

 PHIL 1171

 Ethics

 3.00

 **General education: Global Studies Elective

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal  Area 8 or any course from these disciplines: AMSL, ARAB, CHIN, DAKO, FREN, JAPN, OJIB or SPAN

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose any course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ANTH 2105

 Globalization and Culture Change

 3.00

 General Education MnTC Goal Area 3

 Choose any course from MnTC 3 other than BIOL.

 Course must have a traditional lab or-lab-like experience

 4.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 1.00

 **General Education Electives

 Choose courses from any of the MnTC Goal Areas.  **Number of credits will vary dependent on what MnTC Goal Area 4 course was taken.

 6.00

 

                                    TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00

Students need to complete the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as elective credits to reach 60 credits for the A.A. with an Emphasis in Global Studies.  

* MnTC Goal Area 3:  Students must complete a minimum of two courses in two different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab-or-lab-like experience from MnTC Goal Area 3.

**To complete the A.A. with an Emphasis in Global Studies, students must complete at least two courses from two different disciplines in MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 6.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.