Academic Certificate in Global Citizenship

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

Global Citizenship

Academic Plan Type

Academic Certificate (AC)

Academic Plan Code

6212N

Credits

15-16

MCCCD Official Curriculum Details

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society

Notes

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:

  1. Explain the nature of culture, political systems, economic systems, religion, and language and their impact on individuals.
  2. Analyze the impact of humans on the earth, including issues pertaining to social, cultural, and environmental sustainability.
  3. Explore diverse cultural contexts through examination of linguistics and intercultural communication.
  4. Apply academic studies to world current events in an experiential setting.
  5. Investigate current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture how multi-cultural interactions occur in the world.
  6. 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.
  7. Describe the study of music in rituals and the impact of cultures on musical styles, communication, and the arts.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:7
GLO298AASpecial Projects1
 
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.
 
ASB100Introduction to Global Health3
ASB102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
GCU102Introduction to Human Geography3
POS120World Politics3
PSY132Psychology and Culture3
REL100World Religions3
HES210Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness3
HIS102History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present3
MHL143Music in World Cultures3
SUS100Introduction to Sustainability3

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:8-9
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:
ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution4
BIO105Environmental Biology4
BIO107Introduction to Biotechnology4
CHM107Chemistry and Society3
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment3
GPH213Climate and Weather3

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Disclaimer

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

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).

Award Details

Major
6212N
First Term
2020 Fall
Final Term
Current
Award
AC
Total Credits
15-16
CIPS code
30.2001
SOC codes
19-3041.00, 25-1067.00
Initiating College
Program Availability
MC
Occupational Area
Not Applicable
Instructional Council
GPA
Last Updated
05/24/2020