Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Global Studies

ALLEGHENY  
Certificate (103.1)

This program is designed to provide the student with knowledge of global issues and of the dynamics of the globalization process from which those issues stem.  It would be a suitable accompaniment to a wide variety of majors and an enhancement to the credentials of those transferring to a four-year institution.  The program is multidisciplinary and flexible, with an appealing aspect of student self-design.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Identify, explain and compare major theories in the field of international political economy. Emphasis is placed on liberal, realist and Marxist theory.
  2. Describe theories and major actors within the international political system, explain impact of globalization on the international community and make comparisons across different types of political systems.
  3. Develop the ability to place events in an appropriate temporal and spatial context within a global scheme of historical evolution.
  4. Describe theoretical perspectives of Anthropology/Sociology, study different cultures of the world, discuss impact of globalization on different cultural societies and develop ability to appreciate cultural differences.
  5. Develop basic communicative competence in at least one foreign language understanding the role of language in shaping culture and worldview

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 18

First Semester

Course #Course NameCredits

HIS-102

History of Western Civilization 2

3

POL-206 

International Relations

3

 

Language Elective 1

3

 

Total Credits

9

Second Semester

POL-204

Comparative Politics

3

HIS-213

Twentieth Century World History

3

 

Restricted Elective 2

3

 

Total Credits

9

   
1Language Elective Any one in FRE–French, GER–German, ARA–Arabic,
ITA–Italian, RUS–Russian, SPA–Spanish or FCL–Chinese or a language approved
by transfer counselor.

2Restricted Electives

ANT-117

Globalization         

3

GEO-101

World Geography

 3

HIS-229

Contemporary United States History

3

PHL-111

Religions of the World        

3

SOC-111

 Racial & Ethnic Minorities

3

 

 

 

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