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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6212N
Effective Term: 2023 Fall   

Award: AC  
Total Credits: 15-16
CIP Code: 30.2001

Instructional Council: Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs (72)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
19-3041.00 Sociologists
25-1067.00 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary

Description: 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.

Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the nature of culture, political systems, economic systems, religion, and language and their impact on individuals. (ASB102, POS120, REL100, HIS102, [C], [G])
2. Analyze the impact of humans on the earth, including issues pertaining to social, cultural, and environmental sustainability. (ASB100, GCU102, SUS100, [C], [G])
3. Explore diverse cultural contexts through examination of linguistics and intercultural communication. (ASB102, COM263, [C], [G])
4. Apply academic studies to world current events in an experiential setting. (SOC298AA, [C], [G], [SG], [SQ])
5. Investigate current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture how multi-cultural interactions occur in the world. (ASB102, COM263, PSY132, [C], [G])
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. (ASB100, HES210, [C],[G], [SG] [SQ])
8. Describe the study of music in rituals and the impact of cultures on musical styles, communication, and the arts. (MHL143, ASB102, REL100, [C], [G])
Program 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.

Required Courses
SOC298AA Special Projects 1

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.

ASB100 Introduction to Global Health 3
ASB102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
GCU102 Introduction to Human Geography 3
POS120 World Politics 3
PSY132 Psychology and Culture 3
REL100 World Religions 3
HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness 3
HIS102 History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present 3
MHL143 Music in World Cultures 3
SUS100 Introduction to Sustainability 3
Credits: 7

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 25, 2020

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.