Nov 19, 2018  
Catalog 2018-19 
    
Catalog 2018-19

Global Studies Certificate


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Important Information


Short Description


The Global Studies Certificate provides a broad understanding of interdisciplinary contemporary global issues and intercultural communication skills exposure and practice necessary to work in the ever-changing global economy.

Type of Credential


Credit Certificate

Program Code


369

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Coordinator:

Dr. Ann MacLellan
443-840-4202 or amaclellan@ccbcmd.edu
Catonsville Campus
Office:  BESS 215

Additional Information:

With the exception of GLBL 171-173, this program can be completed fully online.

Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) -  See Portfolio, Departmental Exam, CLEP, DSST, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.

Articulation and Transfer Agreements - While there are no program-specific agreements, see other types of agreements such as guaranteed admission, block transfer, and discounts.

 

Semester Sequence


This is a full-time suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Semester 1*


Semester 2


  • Program Requirement: World Language Level 102 3 Credit(s)
  • Program Elective: GL Course (see list of GL courses) 3 Credit(s)

Spring or Summer Short Session


  • GLBL 171-3 Global Experience 1-3 Credit(s)

Courses Needed for this Certificate:


Program Requirements:


  • GLBL 101 - Introduction to Global Studies 3 Credit(s). **
  • GLBL 171-173, 1-3 Credit(s)
  • World Language 101 3 Credit(s)**
  • World Language 102 3 Credit(s)**
  • To complete the Global Scholars program, students must take at least two consecutive semesters of one of these languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Exemption from World Language (but not from the WL 6 credits) granted for:

    1. Students already fluent in a second language (when CCBC assessment is feasible).  Requires pre-approval from certificate coordinator.
    2. Students who complete a two-language sequence with a grade of “C” or better at another accredited college or university.  If out of country, would have to be approved on a case-by-case basis by certificate coordinator.
    3. Students who completed an AP or a CLEP language exam at a level equivalent to a two-language sequence.

Program Electives:


Choose 2 of the following to equal a total of 6 credits:

  • Any course designated “GL” in the CCBC College Catalog.
  • Any course for which an instructor and a student agree to create a “Global Contract.”

For students who wish to pursue global studies beyond CCBC, courses in Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and World Languages are strongly encouraged.

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 16-18


Notes


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

 ** These courses may also be used as General Education electives for a degree-seeking student.

Program Description


The Global Studies Certificate provides a broad understanding of interdisciplinary contemporary global issues and intercultural communication skills exposure and practice necessary to work in the ever-changing global economy.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. effectively express opinions and evidence-based facts through both oral and written communication;
  2. demonstrate intercultural skills and cultural/global knowledge necessary to live productively in an intercultural work environment and community;
  3. participate in study abroad opportunities and/or local global experience; and
  4. earn a credential for current job/career enhancement and/or “stackable” credential for associate or bachelor’s work.

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