World Studies Emphasis Certification
|Choose five courses from only the following areas:||Course Title||Couse #||Credits||Prerequisites|
|AREA I: LANGUAGES||Arabic||ARB||3|
|AREA II: LITERATURE||Literature in America I||LIT203||3||pre/co-req ENG111|
|Literature in America II||LIT204||3||pre/co-req ENG111|
|Masterpieces of World Literature I||LIT211||3||pre/co-req ENG111|
|Masterpieces of World Literature II||LIT212||3||pre/co-req ENG111|
|African Literature||LIT219||3||pre/co-req ENG111|
|Latin American Literature||LIT221||3||pre/co-req ENG111|
|Immigrant Experience in Literature||LIT223||3||pre/co-req ENG111|
|Middle East Literature||LIT224||3||pre/co-req ENG111|
|AREA III: HISTORY||Western Civilization to the Renaissance||HIS101||3||ESL098 or RDG095|
|Western Civilization from the Renaissance||HIS102||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|World Civilization to 1500||HIS111||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|World Civilization from 1500||HIS112||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|US History: Colonization through the Civil War||HIS151||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|US History: Reconstruction to the Present||HIS152||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|AREA IV: SOCIOLOGY||Cultural Anthropology||SOC109||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|AREA V: GEOGRAPHY||World Regional Geography||GEO101||3|
|AREA VI: RELIGION||World Religions||REL111||3|
|AREA VII: SCIENCE||Environmental Science I/Lab||ENV105||4||ENG095 and MAT093 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
World Studies Emphasis certification is an additional credential to the Associate in Arts degree. It cannot be taken as a standalone program. Students must choose five courses from only three of the seven areas listed in the grid.
This emphasis certification enables students enrolled in Associate in Arts degree programs to obtain World Studies Emphasis certification with no additional coursework through careful selection of general education and elective courses needed to fulfill their degree requirements. World Studies Emphasis certification is an additional credential to demonstrate acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to live and work in a globally interdependent world. Students must complete five courses from the World Studies Emphasis menu. The common objective of these courses is to foster an ability to appreciate, analyze, and deal constructively with historical/contemporary experiences of diversity in the United States and other parts of the world. The menu includes courses in the areas of history, sociology, geography, science, religion, language, and literature.
Graduates who transfer to four-year colleges or universities with a major in international studies, geography, history, literature, languages, education, classics, sociology, anthropology, religion, or a regional studies program such as Middle East Studies, find World Studies Emphasis certification to be an asset. Graduates with World Studies Emphasis certification enhance their future employability because business, government, non-profit, and education leaders now seek employees with an understanding of world issues and the capacity to work in a multicultural environment.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the geographical, political, and social issues of a country or region other than their own.
- Understand the impact of historical events, culture, political structures, religion, and/or geography on world events.
- Demonstrate open-mindedness and curiosity with respect to other countries and cultures.
- View global issues from multiple perspectives