Academic Plan Type
Academic Certificate (AC)
Academic Plan Code
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
The Academic Certificate (AC) in Global Citizenship is an interdisciplinary program intended to assist students in understanding the interconnectedness of peoples and societies, have them develop a general knowledge of history and world events, and accept and celebrate the richness of human diversity and different cultural values and attitudes. The certificate is designed to enhance students' understanding of the world around them and current social and cultural issues such as economic and social justice, human and civil rights, endangered indigenous populations, world and regional conflicts, environmental degradation and its impact on cultures, political change, and cultural diversity.
What You’ll Learn
This certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Explain the nature of culture, political systems, economic systems, religion, and language and their impact on individuals.
- Analyze the impact of humans on the earth, including issues pertaining to social, cultural, and environmental sustainability.
- Explore diverse cultural contexts through examination of linguistics and intercultural communication.
- Apply academic studies to world current events in an experiential setting.
- Investigate current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture how multi-cultural interactions occur in the world.
- Examine how culture influences health and illness on a global level, including global health challenges and disparities from a broad social, ecological, and cultural context.
- Describe the study of music in rituals and the impact of cultures on musical styles, communication, and the arts.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|Students can select two of the following courses (6 credit hours). These courses are broad survey classes. Classes with more specificity of topics will be in the elective category. The courses must have a Global Awareness (G) general education designation.|
|ASB100||Introduction to Global Health||3|
|ASB102||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|COM263||Elements of Intercultural Communication||3|
|GCU102||Introduction to Human Geography||3|
|PSY132||Psychology and Culture||3|
|HES210||Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness||3|
|HIS102||History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present||3|
|MHL143||Music in World Cultures||3|
|SUS100||Introduction to Sustainability||3|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|In addition to the two Required Courses, students must choose 8-9 Restricted Elective credits. Students should focus their selection on the following areas of emphasis, and take their electives within these areas.|
|Specialization I: Impact of Diverse Cultures on American Life|
|Issues to be studied in this area include, but are not limited to immigration, communication, education, pluralism, cultural diversity, popular culture.|
|Courses that qualify in this area must have a Cultural Diversity [C] general education designation.|
|Specialization II: Global Study of Cultures, Religions, Economics, and Politics|
|Issues to be studied in this area include, but are not limited to, women's rights, family planning, migration, religious diversity, human rights, origin and development of civilizations.|
|Courses that qualify in this area must have a Global Awareness [G] general education designation.|
|Specialization III: Science, Technology, and the World|
|Issues to be studied in this area include, but are not limited to, climate change, sustainability, environmental degradation, use of natural resources.|
|Courses that qualify in this area must have a Natural Science [SG] or [SQ] general education designation and include the following:|
|ASM104||Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution||4|
|BIO107||Introduction to Biotechnology||4|
|CHM107||Chemistry and Society||3|
|GLG110||Geological Disasters and the Environment||3|
|GPH213||Climate and Weather||3|
This Academic Certificate is associated with
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View MCCCD's curriculum website for the Academic Certificate in Global Citizenship (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=149318).
- First Term
- 2020 Fall
- Final Term
- Total Credits
- CIPS code
- SOC codes
- 19-3041.00, 25-1067.00
- Initiating College
- Program Availability
- Occupational Area
- Not Applicable
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