Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Global Studies, Associate in Arts

Effective; Fall, 2016

The major in Global Studies will give students interdisciplinary perspectives on the interplay of local and global communities as well as prepare students to participate effectively in this global environment. The program is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor's degree in areas such as International Relations, International Studies, Global Affairs, National Security Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies.


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Locate regions of the world accurately and understand their environmental, anthropological, sociological and cultural attributes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of human culture, including the effects of the interrelationships between various cultures
  • Recognize various cultural organizations; such as political, religious, economic, or philosophical, and how they influence their native culture and other cultures
  • Discuss the impact of artistic expression within specific cultures and across cultures
  • Demonstrate at least an elementary ability to speak and understand a foreign language in both oral and written form
  • Understand the concept of globalization in its environmental, anthropological, sociological, or cultural connotations and consider the benefits and detriments attached
  • Demonstrate a self-awareness and an understanding of other's cultural values, beliefs, and communication styles and an appreciation for this diversity 

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Second Semester (16 credits)

ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
HIS 160 - World Civilizations II3
POL 200 - World Affairs3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology3
PSY 140 - General Psychology3
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry designated science course (4 credits)


Third Semester (15 credits)

COMM 102 - Communication Across Cultures3
ECO 210 - Macroeconomic Principles3
HUM 160 - Introduction to World Religions3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
SOC 215 - Experiences in Diversity3
PSY 225 - Experiences in Diversity3
Foreign Language (3 credits)

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

ART 111 - Art from the Renaissance through Contemporary Times3
BUS 101 - Introduction to International Business3
Foreign Language (3 credits)
Open Electives (6 credits)

Open Electives: See Advisor or Counselor


Total Credits: 61-62