Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

Office: Building OC1200, 760.795.6637

Certificate

Certificate of Achievement

Global Studies

The certificate focuses on three main competencies: International Awareness, Area Studies, and Global Communication. This multi- and interdisciplinary certificate increases knowledge and understanding of the processes of globalization and their impacts on societies, cultures, and environments around the world. It provides students with a knowledge of critical issues that affect their lives and community as well as the affairs of other cultures, societies, and nations. An understanding of the world’s social, political, economic, and natural systems and their increasing interdependence, along with an appreciation of the diversity of human culture, supplies students with a strong background for working in a global economy, for living in a multicultural society, and for making intelligent decisions as global citizens.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to

  • recognize the interconnectedness of local, national, and global issues.
  • summarize uniqueness of the region studied.
  • apply communication skills when operating in a culture other than their own.
International Awareness (minimum of 4 courses from different subjects):12
Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology (Honors)
Traditional Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
International Business
Dance Cultures of the World
Cultural Geography
World Geography
World History to 1500
World History to 1500 (Honors)
World History Since 1500
World History Since 1500 (Honors)
World Literature Since 1600
A Survey of World Music
Cultural Aspects of Foods and Nutrition
Introduction to Climate Change
Introduction to Climate Change (Honors)
Introduction to International Relations
World Religions
World Religions (Honors)
Comparative Cultures
Area Studies (minimum of 1 course):3
Native American Cultures
History of Renaissance to Modern Art
Introduction to Chinese Culture
Introduction to French Culture
Introduction to German Culture
History of the Modern Middle East
History of the Modern Middle East (Honors)
Modern European History and Culture
Modern European History and Culture (Honors)
History of England
History of England (Honors)
East Asian Societies
History of the Americas Since 1830
History of the Americas Since 1830 (Honors)
Introduction to Italian Culture
Introduction to Japanese Culture
Directed Study in Japanese
The Music of Multicultural America
Eastern Religions
Hispanic Film, Literature, and Composition
Directed Study in Spanish
Global Communication (minimum of 1 course):3-4
Elementary Chinese (First Semester)
Elementary Chinese (Second Semester)
Intermediate Chinese (Third Semester)
Intercultural Communication
Elementary French (First Semester)
Elementary French (Second Semester)
Intermediate French (Third Semester)
Intermediate French (Fourth Semester)
Elementary German (First Semester)
Elementary German (Second Semester)
Intermediate German (Third Semester)
Elementary Italian (First Semester)
Elementary Italian (Second Semester)
Intermediate Italian (Third Semester)
Intermediate Italian (Fourth Semester)
Elementary Japanese (First Semester)
Elementary Japanese (Second Semester)
Intermediate Japanese (Third Semester)
Intermediate Japanese (Fourth Semester)
Elementary Spanish (First Semester)
Elementary Spanish (Second Semester)
Intermediate Spanish (Third Semester)
Intermediate Spanish (Fourth Semester)
Spanish for Native Speakers
Total Units18-19

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Courses

INTR 100: Foundation Skills for the College Experience

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 4 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Summer

This course prepares new and returning students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are necessary for academic and personal success. Students learn how to adapt to the college environment and prepare for academic achievement and lifelong learning. Topics include strategic study skills, time management, educational planning, student services, and resources to promote academic and personal success, career assessment and exploration, goal setting, computer basics, and effective use of library and learning resources. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for COUN 100, COUN 105, COUN 110, CRLP 100, or INTR 100.