ADT in Global Studies

The Global Studies degree program explores world culture, development, inequality, social justice movements and environmental issues facing human populations. The program focuses on elements of modern globalization and international geography and incorporates courses from history, political sciences, environmental sciences and humanities. This program is unique and provides students a holistic and scientific approach to global awareness and prepares students to transfer to the California State University system in majors such as global studies, global politics, international relations, international studies, or international relations and comparative government.

Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University system, though not to a specific campus or major, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus.

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 

Required courses:
GEOG 103Introduction to Global Studies3
GEOG 105Global Issues3
Select five (5) courses from at least four (4) of the following areas:
Culture and Society
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Cultural Geography3
World Regional Geography3
Physical Geography3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors
Principles of Microeconomics3
Political Science
International Relations3
Introduction to World Literature: Ancient - Early Modern3
Introduction to World Literature: 1600's through Twentieth Century3
Total Units21

A.S.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Global Studies A.A.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to contextualize contemporary world issues facing human populations and develop and understanding of inequality, conflict and environmental sustainability.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge of geographic and cultural causes for the major global issues of social inequality, conflict and environmental sustainability at the individual, group, and cultural levels.
  3. Demonstrate a global awareness and appreciation of cultural and environmental diversity and evaluate strategy for global solutions and alternative energy resource development.
  4. Demonstrate tolerance and respect for alternative cultural perspectives as an approach to resolving major global issues.