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
|ENG ---||3||Any Approved College Composition I Course AND
|ENG ---||3||Any Approved College Composition II Course
|ENG ---||(3)||Any Approved College Composition I Course AND
|ENG 113||(3)||Technical Communication
|LW ---||1||Any 1 Credit LW Course AND
|LWA ---||1||Any 1 Credit LWA Course
|LW ---||(2)||Any 2 Credit LW Course
|--- ---||8||Natural Science Electives
|--- ---||7||General Electives
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.
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.
Track 2: Global Environment (2+2 Transfer) Taken in at least two subject areas. Include at least one lab course.
Track 3: Human Services/Social Justice (2+2 Transfer)
Track 4: International Relations
|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 MTA or 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 wih 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.|
|8 - Students taking all Tracks will need to complete MTH 118 or higher (with the exception of MTH 119) to meet MTA and AA requirements.|