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.
What Additional Opportunities Might I Enjoy?
- Travel Abroad
- For 2020 trips, faculty will table in the quad during International Education Week 2019: Tues., Nov. 19, from 12:30-2:30 pm and Weds., Nov. 20, from 10 am-3 pm.
- On Thurs., Jan. 30, 2020, Stanford history professor Dr. Ana Minian will deliver an evening lecture on how Mexican migrants in the 1970s and 80s "found themselves caught between the [competing] economic interests" of Mexico and the US." Dr. Minian brings their experiences to life with letters, interviews, and engaging stories of how migrants contributed to their communities on both sides of the border. Her book is Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration.
- Film screenings
- Past film screenings have included The Anthropologist (2016) and Les Intouchables (2011).
- Art exhibits
- The Art and Art History programs will be bringing local Japanese-American painter Ema Kubo from mid-November to December in the building 4000 art gallery.
- Other campus events
- International Education Week: For IEW 2019, Nov. 18-22, LPC will screen two films, The Linguists (2008) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016). In 2018, LPC screened the French film Les Intouchables (2011) and displayed LPC international students' and staff members' reflections on the benefits of international education.
- Field trips