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Global Studies Liberal Arts Area of Interest

Globalization is profoundly changing the world; Global Studies helps students to navigate a complex world. In a globalized world, a working understanding of different peoples and the ability to manage intercultural relationships is a critical life skill. This skill supports you in almost any career path or field of further study.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Career Opportunities

  • College educator
  • Human resources
  • Foreign service
  • Journalism/media
  • Travel and hospitality

Find employment in the following sectors:

  • Advocacy organizations
  • Communications/marketing
  • Healthcare
  • Higher education
  • International business
  • Humanitarian agencies

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Course Descriptions: Show All | Hide All

A. Choose three courses with different prefixes
CLS-130 African Cultures -OR- O 3 $603.00
CLS-141 Middle Eastern History and Culture -OR- 3 $603.00
CLS-150 Latin American History and Culture -OR- O E 3 $603.00
CLS-160 East Asian Cultures -OR- O 3 $603.00
CLS-164 Japanese History and Culture -OR- 3 $603.00
CLS-172 Russian Civilization 3 $603.00
GEO-121 World Regional Geography O 3 $603.00
HIS-119 Western Civilization III: The Modern Period O E 3 $603.00
POL-121 International Relations -OR- E 3 $603.00
POL-125 Comparative Government and Politics O 3 $603.00
REL-101 Survey of World Religions -OR- O E 3 $603.00
REL-130 Introduction to Religions of the East O 3 $603.00

B. Choose two courses from the list below
ART-203 Art History I O 3 $603.00
ART-204 Art History II O 3 $603.00
FLS-151 Elementary Spanish I 5 $1005.00
FLS-152 Elementary Spanish II E 5 $1005.00
HIS-117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval O E 3 $603.00
HIS-118 Western Civilization II: Early Modern O 3 $603.00
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics O E 3 $603.00
SOC-205 Diversity in America O E 3 $603.00
SOC-208 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 $603.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Academic/College Success Advisor

Kari Kaufman
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
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Faculty Mentor

Patrick Malloy
Grundy Hall 246
319-296-2329 ext.1433
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Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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