Associate in Arts
Arts and Communication
Global Studies Associate in Arts is an inter-disciplinary program designed to provide a knowledge base for understanding and analyzing the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of current world problems and issues. It also provides students with the basis for further study towards an undergraduate degree in international studies, international relations, and area studies, and careers in government, international organizations, journalism, international consulting, and community development.
Graduating from the Global Studies Program qualifies the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify courses from the MTA List, which apply to the endorsement, and to select courses that will satisfy the intake requirements of the intended transfer institution.
All courses that satisfy MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. All courses comprising the 62 credits required for the degree must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Courses taken for the GLE must e completed with a "C+" or higher.
Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs, and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and an advisor at the intended transfer institution.
Program Outcomes and Full Time Plan Example - Click Here
|ANT 15402||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|COM 22903||Intercultural Communication||3|
|GEO 15202||World Geography||3|
|GLS 2510||Introduction to Global Studies||3|
|GLS 2520||Global Issues and Challenges||3|
|Complete one of the following Foreign Language options:||8|
Option A: (if native speaker of English, 8 credits of the same Foreign Language)
Option B (if non-native speaker of English, 8 credits of Advanced ESL classes):
|Writing and Reading for Academic Purposes IV||4|
|Advanced Oral Communication||4|
or ESL 2420
|English Grammar and Listening Communication Skills IV||4|
|Complete one HIS and one POL course from the following:||7|
HIS 15102, 5, 6
|World Civilizations to the Beginning of the Modern Era||4|
HIS 15202, 5, 6
|World Civilizations from the Modern Era||4|
POL 25302, 7
POL 26102, 7
|Comparative World Politics||3|
|Total Major Requirement Credits||30|
|Required Supportive Courses|
|Complete a minimum of 9 credits from the following. Some of these courses may also meet the Fine Arts/Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences requirements. Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and the transfer institution.|
|International Strategies in Homeland Security||3|
ECO 26202, 3
|Principles of Microeconomics||3|
ENG 25401, 2
|World Literature II||3|
|Introduction to Environmental Geology||4|
HIS 15105, 6
|World Civilizations to the Beginning of the Modern Era (cannot be selected for Required Supportive Courses if HIS 1520 is chosen)||4|
HIS 15205, 6
|World Civilizations from the Modern Era (cannot be selected for Required Supportive Courses if HIS 1510 is chosen)||4|
|Listening to Music: World Music||3|
POL 25302, 7
POL 26102, 7
|Comparative World Politics||3|
|Total Required Supportive Credits||9|
Satisfied. For MTA, this course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.
|Fine Arts / Humanities||2-4|
May need to complete an additional course from Fine Arts/Humanities Michigan Transfer Agreement Distribution list, if foreign language option in Major Requirements does not meet MTA criteria. A non HIS course from Required Supportive may apply (see footnotes), this course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.
Satisfied. For MTA, these courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.
|Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Arts degree. Courses must be numbered 1000 through 2999.|
|Total Credit Hours||60-66|
Course may be used to meet MTA Fine Arts/Humanities requirement.
Course may be used to meet MTA Social Science requirement.
Course may be used to meet MTA Communication requirement.
Course may be used to meet MTA lab/science requirement.
Course may be used to meet either MTA Fine Arts/Humanities or Social Sciences requirement, but not both.
If taking HIS 1510 or HIS 1520, the first course will complete the major requirement, the second course will count toward the 9 credit hours of required supportive courses.
If taking both POL 2530 and POL 2610, the first course will complete the major requirement, the second course will count toward the 9 credit hours of required supportive courses.
Special Topics courses (BIO, CHI, HIS, HUM, PHI and POL) with an obvious global theme may be chosen with approval using the College Course Substitution Process.
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.
Topics in Global Studies
|GLS 2900||Topics in Global Studies: Economic Crisis, Global Consequences||3|
|GLS 2901||Topics in Global Studies: The Global Politics of Food||3|
|GLS 2902||Topics in Global Studies: The Culture of Terrorism||3|
|GLS 2903||Topics in Global Studies: History of Science||3|
|GLS 2904||Topics in Global Studies: the Grand Tour Exploring Italy's Regional Cultural Variation||3|
|GLS 2905||Topics in Global Studies||3|
|GLS 2906||Topics in Global Studies:Capstone Course for the Global Literacy Endorsement||3|
|GLS 2907||Topics in Global Studies||3|
|GLS 2908||Topics in Global Studies||3|
|GLS 2909||Topics in Global Studies||3|
|GLS 2910||Topics in Global Studies: Revolutions & Social Networking||3|