Global Studies

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree: Global Studies (PDF)

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete:

  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.

Associate Degrees for Transfer also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AA-T in Global Studies. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit http://www.canyons.edu for more information.

Degree Student Learning Outcome:
Identify major and emerging global issues and trends, and the definition of globalization.

Program Requirements:
Units Required: 21 - 25

 Global Studies Required Courses

Courses Units

GLST-101 Introduction to Global Studies

GLST-102 Global Issues

3.0

3.0

Take five courses from the following for a minimum of fifteen units, at least one course from four of the following sections. 

Culture and Society Area

ANTHRO-103 Cultural Anthropology
OR
ANTHRO-103H Cultural Anthropology - Honors

 

3.0

3.0

Economic Area

ECON-201 Macroeconomics
OR
ECON 201H Macroeconomics - Honors

ECON-202 Microeconomics
OR
ECON-202H Microeconomics - Honors

 

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

Geography Area

GEOG-102 Human Geography

GEOG-104 World Regional Geography

 

3.0

3.0

Humanities Area

ENGL-273 World Literature I

ENGL-274 World Literature II

FRNCH-201 Intermediate French I

FRNCH-202 Intermediate French II

SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish II

 

3.0

3.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

Politics Area

POLISC-250 Comparative Government and Politics

POLISC-270 International Relations

 

3.0

3.0