The Global Studies Certificate provides a multi-disciplinary approach, offering the student a global perspective in understanding the issues that affect todays world. Successful completion of the certificate will give students the ability to integrate information from a variety of disciplines, to broaden their understanding of the world, and prepare them to become citizens of that world. The certificate offers students the perspectives and knowledge to better understand globalization, cultural differences, and the history, as well as the future of cross-cultural interaction. Global Studies is, therefore, the study of us, and the world we share from a variety of perspectives. This certificate complements many academic fields and any career which benefits from a global/international perspective.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(2 Courses)
Course Title Credits
GLST 101 Introduction to Global Studies
GLST 201 Global Studies Capstone
Total Credits: 4  
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Communication/Language Requirements (1 course) 3-5 Credits
Course Title Credits
CHIN 101 Beginning Chinese I
CHIN 102 Beginning Chinese II
CMST 227 Intercultural Communication
SPAN 107 Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 108 Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 207 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 208 Intermediate Spanish II
Total Credits: 3  
Goal Area 8: Global Perspective
(select 6 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
CHIN 120 Chinese Culture
CMST 250 Computer-Mediated Communication
ECON 207 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 208 Introduction to International Business/Economics
ENGL 170 Introduction to World Literature
GEOG 140 Introduction to Geography
GEOG 141 World Regional Geography
HIST 101 World History to 1500
HIST 102 World History 1500 - Present
HIST 210 East Asian History
HIST 222 Western Civilization II
MUSC 121 From Bach to Broadway
MUSC 140 Music in World Cultures
POLS 135 International Relations
POLS 295 Special Topic: Gulf War to 9/11
SOC 242 Racial and Cultural Minorities
Total Credits: 6  
General Education Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
2-4 Credits
Course Title Credits
BIOL 141 Environmental Science
BIOL 151 People, Sustainability, and the Environment
BIOL 247 International Study 1-3*
ENGL 247 International Study of Literature
ENVS 141 Environmental Science
ENVS 151 People, Sustainability, and the Environment
ENVS 247 International Travel 1-3*
ESCI 114 Natural Disasters
HIST 247 International Study
HIST 295 Topics in History 1-3*
Total Credits: 3  
Total Certificate Credits: 16  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.