Global Studies Liberal Arts Emphasis

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

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Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor 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 or transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General education course.
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
Course meets 100% online.
Course meets face-to-face after 5:00pm.

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A. Choose three courses with different prefixes
CLS-130 African Cultures -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
CLS-141 Middle Eastern History and Culture -OR- 3 General education course $533.25
CLS-150 Latin American History and Culture -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
CLS-160 East Asian Cultures -OR- Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
CLS-164 Japanese History and Culture -OR- 3 General education course $533.25
CLS-172 Russian Civilization 3 General education course $533.25
GEO-121 World Regional Geography Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
HIS-119 Western Civilization III: The Modern Period Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
POL-121 International Relations -OR- Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
POL-125 Comparative Government and Politics Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
REL-101 Survey of World Religions -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
REL-130 Introduction to Religions of the East Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25

B. Choose two courses from the list below
ART-203 Art History I Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
ART-204 Art History II Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
FLS-151 Elementary Spanish I 5 General education course $888.75
FLS-152 Elementary Spanish II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 5 General education course $888.75
HIS-117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
HIS-118 Western Civilization II: Early Modern Course offered online 3 General education course $533.25
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-205 Diversity in America Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $533.25
SOC-208 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 General education course $533.25

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Mentor

Patrick Malloy
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Student Success Specialist

Val Peterson
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Administrative Assistant

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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