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Global Peace Studies - Associate In Arts


Program Code: AA.40000

This degree prepares students to understand the complexity of global issues and become agents of positive change. Students will examine factors that influence peace and conflict, ecological sustainability and social and economic justice in our world. Students will broaden their knowledge base but also develop cross-cultural understanding and skills in community building, conflict mediation and solution creation that can be applied at the individual, local, and global levels. Students must take 8-12 hours within their selected Track.

Track 1: International Business (2+2 Transfer) focuses on the global business environment, including trade, finance, law, marketing, management, culture, and comparative economic systems.

Track 2: Global Environment (2+2 Transfer) focuses on factors influencing environmental transformation and exploitation, and explores solutions to environmental problems.

Track 3: Human Services/Social Justice (2+2 Transfer) focuses on obtaining the knowledge and skill to identify and meet human needs in a variety of social and cultural settings.

Track 4: International Relations (2+2 Transfer) focuses on exploring the sources of international conflict and the necessary conditions for enhancing peace and cooperation among nations.

Curriculum for the Associate in Arts degree is recommended for this program. Please check for transferability with your intended institution or see Advising and Counseling.

General Education Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition II Course ______________
OR ______________
ENG ---(3)Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG 113(3)Technical Communication ______________
LW ---1Any 1 Credit LW Course (As of fall 2007) AND ______________
LWA ---1Any 1 Credit LWA Course ______________
OR ______________
LW ---(2)Any 2 Credit LW Course (As of fall 2007) ______________
--- ---8Natural Science Electives ______________
--- ---7General Electives ______________
23Subtotal

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
IHU 120W3Introduction to Global Peace Studies OR ______________
SSI 120W(3)Introduction to Global Peace Studies ______________
IHU 240W3Leadership for Positive Change OR ______________
SSI 240W(3)Leadership for Positive Change ______________
POL 225W3World Politics ______________
--- ---8Any Foreign Language I and II ______________
17Subtotal

The following courses are STRONGLY recommended in fulfilling the Global Peace Studies AA degree General Education requirements. Many of the courses also fulfill Global Peace Studies track requirements.

Recommended Electives

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
BIO 110W4Environmental Science ______________
COM 1123Any Approved Fundamentals of Oral Communication ______________
ECN 221W4Principles of Macroeconomics ______________
PHL 213W3Introduction to Ethics ______________
PSY 211W4General Psychology OR ______________
SOC 211W(3)Principles of Sociology ______________
--- ---3/4Courses in Art, Literature, or Music ______________

In addition to the core courses, an additional 8-12 credits from the Track of your choice are required for the Associate Degree. Consult with Academic Advising for specific 2+2 or 3+1 Transfer requirements.

Track 1: International Business (2+2 or 3+1Transfer) See note below.

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ACC 2114Principles of Accounting I ______________
ACC 2124Principles of Accounting II ______________
COM 1123Any Approved Fundamentals of Oral Communication ______________
CST 133W4Computer Concepts & Competencies ______________
ECN 221W4Principles of Macroeconomics ______________
ECN 222W4Principles of Microeconomics ______________
MGT 2433Principles of Marketing ______________
MGT 2453Principles of Management ______________
MGT 251W3Business Law I ______________
MGT 2653International Business ______________
MTH 208W3Elementary Statistics ______________
MTH 1203Finite Mathematics OR ______________
MTH 122W(4)College Algebra ______________
PHL 203W3Business Ethics OR ______________
PHL 213W(3)Introduction to Ethics ______________
--- ---8Any Foreign Language III & IV ______________
8/12Subtotal

Track 2: Global Environment (2+2 Transfer) Taken in at least two subject areas. Include at least one lab course.

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
BIO 110W4Environmental Science ______________
BIO 1191Stream Ecology ______________
ENV 1053Introduction To Environmental Health & Safety ______________
ENV 130W1Pollution Prevention ______________
GEO 1114Physical Geography ______________
GEO 113W4World Cultural Geography ______________
GEO 2223Geography of Asia OR ______________
GEO 223(3)Geography of Europe OR ______________
GEO 226(3)Geography of United States and Canada ______________
8/12Subtotal

Track 3: Human Services/Social Justice (2+2 Transfer)

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
HIS 215W3Recent African-American History: Since 1850 ______________
HIS 217W3Hispanics in the U.S. ______________
HIS 225W3History of Women and Gender in the West ______________
IHU 2023Women's Studies ______________
IHU 232W3Exploring Human Nature OR ______________
SSI 232W(3)Exploring Human Nature ______________
IHU 234W4World Religions OR ______________
SSI 234W(4)World Religions ______________
IHU 280W2Exploring Diversity OR ______________
SSI 288W(2)Exploring Diversity OR ______________
IHU 281W3Exploring Diversity/With Project OR ______________
SSI 289W(3)Exploring Diversity/With Project ______________
LIT 269W3Native North American Literature ______________
LIT 278W3Modern African-American Literature ______________
LIT 285W3Women in Literature ______________
POL 220W3Minority Group Politics ______________
SOC 215W3Sociology of Minority Groups ______________
SOC 300W3Interviewing, Counseling, and the Helping Relationship OR ______________
PSY 300W(3)Interviewing, Counseling, and the Helping Relationship ______________
SPA 113W2Introduction to Hispanic Cultures ______________
8/12Subtotal

Track 4: International Relations

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
GEO 113W4World Cultural Geography ______________
GEO 255W4Third World Development OR ______________
SOC 265W(4)Third World Development ______________
HIS 112W4A Survey of Later Western Civilization ______________
IHU 234W4World Religions OR ______________
SSI 234W(4)World Religions ______________
LIT 260W3Literature and History of the Holocaust ______________
POL 221W3Comparative Government ______________
POL 2223Politics of the Middle East ______________
POL 229W3Political Terrorism ______________
SOC 231W3Cultural Anthropology ______________
8/12Subtotal



62Total Credits


Notes

1 - Track 2 courses meet Natural Science requirement in General Education Core Courses.
2 - See Section IV, Academic Policies, Graduation Requirements, Group Requirements for approved courses. You may qualify for MACRAO. Apply online or at the Registrar’s Office.
3 - To complete the “Group Requirement” graduation requirement in Humanities take the IHU version. See Section IV, Academic Policies, Graduation Requirements, Group Requirements for approved courses.
4 - Those students who use Track 2 to complete Natural Science electives will need to complete 15 hours of electives. BIO 110 is required as one of your electives for Track 2.
5 - 3+1 Transfer may require Spanish as the foreign language requirement. One full year (8 credits) are required of a foreign language for the 2+2 transfer, and two full years (16 credits) are required for the 3+1 transfer. Check with a counselor for your program.
6 - All of the courses in Track 1 must be taken to qualify for the 3+1 transfer.
7 - A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required in all courses for the degree.



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