The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Global Studies major focuses on the study of globalization and global cultures and emphasizes the analysis and/or discovery of interconnected and interdependent patterns in the human experience today. The major is designed to provide a lower division foundation for students who seek to transfer to upper division programs in Global Studies or International Relations. Additionally, the major provides the foundation for lifelong learning.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
- Compare and contrast a variety of global cultures and/or geographic regions, and describe their own culture or region with greater
- explain and provide examples of global economic interconnections and interdependencies;
- compare and contrast different political systems in a global context;
- analyze interrelationships, interconnections, and influences in the history or art of different cultures, peoples, or nations;
- utilize the tools and approaches of several different disciplines to analyze global issues, connections, and interdependencies;
- demonstrate ability to use research tools to locate and evaluate information on global issues; and
- demonstrate basic oral and written proficiency in one modern language other than English.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.