Global Studies

Certificate - Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship is an interdisciplinary certificate program intended to assist students and members of the non-student community in understanding the interconnectedness of peoples, genders, cultures, and societies and celebrating the richness of human diversity in a global context. The program complements SJSU's goals of globalizing the campus and graduating students who are globally responsible citizens. Students will examine questions of meaning and value associated with citizenship in today's increasingly connected world. Students will also develop their own understanding of personal, social, and corporate responsibility to the global community. In a rapidly changing world, it is necessary for college students to acquire the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to adapt and thrive in the enlarged and evolving global context.

Course Requirements

Requirements of the Certificate15
Lower Division Electives6
Complete two courses from:
ANTH 011. Cultural AnthropologyD13
ARTH 070B. Art History, Renaissance to ModernC13
ARTH 070C. Arts of AsiaC13
COMM 074. Fundamentals of Intercultural CommunicationE3
ENGL 040. Contemporary World FictionC23
GEOG 010. Cultural GeographyD13
GEOG 012. Global GeographyD23
GLST 001A. Introduction to Global Studies3
HIST 001A. World History to 15003
HIST 001B. World History from 15003
MUSC 019. Music in World CulturesC13
POLS 002. Introduction to Comparative PoliticsD23
POLS 004. Introduction to International RelationsD33
RELS 070. Gods, Guns, Gurus, Grails-World ReligionC23
Upper Division Electives6
Note: Students who have not satisfied the prerequisites for SJSU Studies will select the 3 courses that are not SJSU Studies Courses. Alternatively those students may wait to satisfy this requirement until completion of SJSU Studies prerequisites.
Complete two courses from:
GLST 143. Gender, Power, Intnl DevV3
GLST 156. Technology of the Modern World3
GLST 162. Contemporary Global Issues3
GLST 164. Advanced Seminar in Global Citizenship3
GLST 167. Changing Ecologies of GlobalizationR3
HIST 155. 20th Century WorldV3
Additional Requirements3
Complete one course from:
GLST 188. Special Topics in International ExperiencesV3
GLST 189. Global Experience3
Note: Students may take GLST 189 either for a volunteer or internship abroad or for working with a local community with approval of the Global Studies advisor. A semester abroad or FLP summer class may also be substituted for this requirement.

Total Units:15