Program Requirements

Required Courses

All students will select 6 credits from the following:

  • ASB102: Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology (3)
  • COM263: Elements of Intercultural Communication (3)
  • ECN213: The World Economy (3)
  • GCU121: World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere (3)
  • GCU122: World Geography II: Western Hemisphere (3)
  • REL243: World Religions (3)
  • POS120: World Politics (3) 
  • PSY132: Psychology and Culture (3)

See the checksheet here.

Areas of Emphasis:

Students will choose one of the following tracks that will be the focus of their coursework, research, and experiential activities. Students are required to select 8-9 credits from courses within their selected area of emphasis.

  • Track 1: Impact of other cultures on American life Issues: immigration, communication, education, pluralism, cultural diversity, popular culture

Courses for Track 1 must be selected from the following disciplines:  AIS, ASB, CCS, COM, EDU, ENH, HIS, HUM, IGS, MCO, MHL, PSY, REL, SOC, SPH, WST

These courses must satisfy BOTH of the following General Education Requirements:

  • Awareness Area: C and Core Area: SB or HU or L
  • Track 2: Political and economic interdependence of the world Issues: nuclear proliferation, world tribunal, terrorism, outsourcing, NAFTA, war criminals, human rights

Courses for Track 2 must be selected from the following disciplines: 
ECN, IBS, POS, SBU

These courses must satisfy BOTH of the following General Education Requirements:

  • Awareness Area: G and Core Area: SB
  • Track 3: Global study of cultures, religions, and values Issues: women's rights, AIDS, family planning, religious fundamentalism, tolerance, spirituality

Courses for Track 1 must be selected from the following disciplines:  ASB, COM, DAH, ENH, GCU, HIS, HUM, IGS, MCO, MHL, PHI, PSY, REL, SOC

These courses must satisfy BOTH of the following General Education Requirements:

  • Awareness Area: G and Core Area: SB or HU or L

Foreign Languages - All of the following 201, 202, 203 or 204 level classes are also acceptable under Track 3:  ARB, FRE, GER, HEB, ITA, JPN, RUS, SPA

  • Track 4: Science, technology, and the world Issues: global warming, environmental degradation, natural disasters, nuclear waste, cyber security

Special Project (1 credit):

Students will conduct research on a global-related issue connected with their area of emphasis, and will analyze, critique, and present the results of their research through a special projects class (GLO 298).

Students choose one of the three options:

  • Traditional Research Project - Consult with your instructor before beginning your project.
  • Study Abroad - See the programs offered by MCC.
  • Model United Nations - See Brian Dille's Model UN pages.

The Special Project is intended to provide students with the opportunity to see the connection between academic studies and 'real world' issues. GLO298 is a one-credit course and tailored to meet the students' individual strengths and interests.