Why Should I Major in Global Studies?
The Associate in Arts in Global Studies for Transfer (AA-T) provides the student with the skills to navigate today’s globalized world, where people of different cultures, nations, and worldviews 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.