Global Citizenship

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Contact the Program Directors

Paul R. Harasha

Residential Faculty - Sociology

480-461-7155

Shereen Lerner, Ph.D.

Program Director: Cultural Science

Residential Faculty - Anthropology

480-461-7306

Office: SC 14 - Room: 58

This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.

Global Citizenship

America is a melting pot of different peoples and cultures. The ability to understand and empathize with people who have cultural values and attitudes different than your own is a valuable asset for many different careers. Whether you want to work in human services, science, politics, history, or education – having a background that allows you to understand other people and cultures is beneficial.

This certificate is an interdisciplinary program exploring the interconnectedness of peoples and societies. Delve into global issues, history, and world events, and understand and appreciate different cultures and religions. Through a better understanding of the world, students will develop skills in critical thinking, inquiry, and discourse while becoming more informed, socially responsible, and engaged citizens in their communities, country, and world.

The Global Citizenship Certificate contains four study tracks:

  • Impact of Diverse Cultures on American Life
  • Political and Economic Interdependence of the International Community
  • Global Study of Cultures, Religions, and Values
  • Science, Technology, and the World

Available Certificate

Make it a part of your associate’s degree! The Academic Certificate of Global Citizenship works well with many degrees, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • History
  • International Business
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Economics
  • Women’s Studies
A list of available degrees and certificates offered in the Global Citizenship program
Degree / Certificate Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Global Citizenship Course List

Meet with an Advisor

The academic advisors in charge of Global Citizenship are Paul Harasha and Shereen Lerner. Schedule an appointment to learn more about the program by emailing them at paul.harasha@mesacc.edu or shereen.lerner@mesacc.edu. They will help you figure out which track of the Global Citizenship certificate is best fitted to your interests. This appointment is an integral step to begin your academic experience, so make an appointment now!