Degrees & Certificates
Global Studies AA-T
Effective Fall 2019
The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Global Studies provides the student with the skills to navigate today’s globalized world, where people of different cultures, nations, and world views are coming into contact more than ever before. The major will help students recognize and respond to this cultural interconnectedness through courses devoted to the study of cultures and societies, economic and political systems, geography, and language. Students will develop the skills of balancing personal and cultural beliefs with different ways of thinking, understanding and working through conflict, and increasing their comfort with cross-cultural interaction in their communities, work relationships, civic life, and travel experiences. Understanding the global dimensions of societal developments and challenges will boost students’ critical thinking skills and make them valuable assets to future employers. Students completing the Associate in Arts in Transfer in Global Studies degree receive a guarantee of admission with junior status into the California State University System. CSU is required to grant priority admission for a student with this associate degree “to a CSU campus and to a program or major that is similar to their community college major or area of emphasis, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student is admitted.”
- Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State
University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
AD-Ts also require the students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not acceptable grade for courses in the major.
|GS 1 (Introduction to Global Studies) or|
|SOC 5 (Introduction to Global Studies)||3|
|GS 2 (Global Issues)||3|
|Area 1: Culture and Society|
|ANTR 3 (Cultural Anthropology)||3|
|Area 2: Geography|
|GEOG 1(Introduction to Physical Geography)||3|
|GEOG 2 (Cultural Geography)||3|
|GEOG 5 (World Regional Geography)||3|
|Area 3: Economics|
|ECON 2 (Principles of Macroeconomics)||3|
|Area 4: Politics|
|POLI 20 (Comparative Government)||3|
|POLI 30 (International Relations)||3|
|Area 5: Humanities|
|ENG 41 (World Literature: 17th Century to the Present)||3|
|FREN 2A (Intermediate French I)||4|
|FREN 2B (Intermediate French II)||4|
|SPAN 2A (Intermediate Spanish I)||4|
|SPAN 2B (Intermediate Spanish II)||4|
|Total Units in the Major||21-23|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||37-39|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.