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 1010 Introduction to Global Studies
GLST 2010 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 2270 Intercultural Communication
SPAN 1070 Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 1080 Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 2070 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2080 Intermediate Spanish II
Total Credits: 3  
Goal Area 8: Global Perspective
(select 6 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
ANTH 1010 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
CHIN 120 Chinese Culture
CMST 2500 Computer-Mediated Communication
ECON 2070 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2080 Introduction to International Business/Economics
ENGL 1700 World Literature
GEOG 1400 Introduction to Geography
GEOG 1410 World Regional Geography
HIST 1010 World History to 1500
HIST 1020 World History 1500 - Present
HIST 2100 East Asian History
HIST 2220 Western Civilization II
MUSC 1210 From Bach to Broadway
MUSC 1400 Music in World Cultures
POLS 1350 International Relations
POLS 295 Special Topic: Gulf War to 9/11
SOC 2420 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 1410 Environmental Science
BIOL 1510 People, Sustainability, and the Environment
BIOL 247 International Study 1-3*
ENGL 2470 International Study of Literature
ENVS 1410 Environmental Science
ENVS 1510 People, Sustainability, and the Environment
ENVS 2470 International Travel 1-3*
ESCI 1140 Natural Disasters
HIST 2470 International Study
HIST 2950 Topics in History 1-3*
Total Credits: 3  
Total Certificate Credits: 16  

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