Global Studies Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
In the Global Studies program, students engage a critical, interdisciplinary approach to examine large-scale and interconnected issues facing our world. Drawing on the fields of geography, history, anthropology, economics, and politics, this program helps students develop understanding about global-local relations, the development of global ideas and actors, international challenges, global inequality, and global responsibility. The AA-T in Global Studies is designed for students planning to transfer into majors such as Global Studies, Global Politics, International Relations, International Studies, and Comparative Government. Majoring in Global Studies prepares students to work in the areas of international business, international law, government, sustainability, public health, development for social justice, education, and research, although Global Studies majors may apply their knowledge and skills in a vast range of fields.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. To earn this Global Studies AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of "C" (or "P");
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of a least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Global Studies should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|GLST 101||Introduction to Global Studies||3|
|GLST 102||Global Issues||3|
|List A - Five courses from at least four areas below: (15 units)|
|Area 1 - Culture and Society:|
|ANTHRO 102||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|or ANTHRO 102H||Cultural Anthropology - Honors|
|HIST 170||World History to 1500||3|
|HIST 171||World History Since 1500||3|
|Area 2 - Geography:|
|GEOG 102||Cultural Geography||3|
|GEOG 110||Physical Geography||3|
|GEOG 120||World Regional Geography||3|
|GEOG 130||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)||3|
|or GIS 130||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)|
|Area 3 - Economics:|
|ECON 200||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|or ECON 200H||Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors|
|ECON 201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|or ECON 201H||Principles of Microeconomics - Honors|
|Area 4 - Politics:|
|POLIT 140||Introduction to Comparative Politics||3|
|POLIT 141||Introduction to World Politics||3|
|or POLIT 141H||Introduction to World Politics - Honors|
|Area 5 - Humanities:|
|RELIG 101||Introduction to World Religions||3|
|SPAN 103||College Spanish III||4|
|or SPAN 103H||College Spanish III - Honors|
|SPAN 104||College Spanish IV||4|
|SPAN 157||Spanish for Heritage Speakers I||4|
|SPAN 158||Spanish for Heritage Speakers II||4|
|Total Units that may be Double-Counted||12|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||12-14|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of key concepts in the field of Global Studies and of key processes of globalization related to culture, economics, geography, politics, and history.
- Analyze the interconnectedness of issues facing humans around the world and evaluate global responses.