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Liberal Arts Program

2016-2017

Liberal Arts Program

2016-2017

Honors Global Competencies Certificate

Description: The Honors Global Competencies Certificate of Achievement provides an interdisciplinary and systemic approach in order to prepare students for the highly diverse, technologically-rich, and multilingual global society in which we live. The Certificate offers students the opportunity to gain a global perspective through completion of coursework in intercultural competencies, communication skills, and technology skills. This certificate helps students to transfer to four-year institutions in concert with the Honors designation. It prepares students for study and work throughout the world in professional fields such as international studies, intercultural studies, language studies, international business, international law, political science, comparative literature, environmental studies, history, technology, social sciences, humanities, teaching, and more.

Program Goals: An Honors Global Competencies Certificate of Achievement offers students the opportunity to gain a global perspective in multiple areas of study to enhance their critical thinking and intercultural competencies in order to compete in today’s global economy. It is useful for those students considering careers in numerous fields, including law, politics, international affairs, education, and social service. All courses in the certificate program are UC and/or CSU transferable and emphasize areas such as intercultural issues; globalization; world philosophical, political, economic, and social systems; and international relations. The certificate program also underscores the mission of San Diego Mesa College: “To inspire and enable student success in an environment that is strengthened by diversity, is responsive to our communities, and fosters scholarship, leadership, and responsibility.”

For the San Diego Mesa College Associate Degree one of the core six Program Learning Outcomes is Global Awareness, “the ability to articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times and environments, demonstrating understanding of cultural pluralism and knowledge of global issues.” This proposal for an Honors Global Competencies Certificate of Achievement connects the college’s vision and values of diversity and the student learning outcome of Global Awareness.

There is a strong international emphasis in the certificate program. Program goals and objectives include:

  • Contemplation and assessment of the interconnectedness of cultures and nations through time.
  • Exploration of world ecologies and technologies.
  • Analysis of economic, political, and social systems.
  • Proficiency in world languages.
  • Exposure to an array of world customs, religions, and literature through campus activities and speaker series.
  • Recognition, anticipation, and management of change.
  • Providing leadership opportunities.
Award Type Units
Certificate of Performance:
Honors Global Competencies Certificate 15-17
Certificate of Achievement:
Honors Global Competencies Certificate 20

Program Emphasis: The Honors Global Competencies certificate has an international emphasis.

Career Options: The Honors Global Competencies certificate might lead to careers in the following areas: International relations, international business, politics, international law, technology professions, teaching, translating, travel and tourism, and intercultural communications, among others..

Program Learning Outcomes Students who complete the Honors Global Competencies Certificate Program will be able to:

  • Explain the interconnectedness of cultures and nations through time.
  • Explore world ecologies and technologies.
  • Analyze economic, political, and social systems.
  • Study world languages, customs, and religions.
  • Recognize, anticipate, and manage change.
Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

 

Honors Global Competencies Certificate*

The Honors Global Competencies Certificate offers you the opportunity to gain a global perspective through completion of coursework in intercultural competencies, communication skills, technology skills, and coping skills.

Courses: Units
Courses Required for the Major:
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition 3
Select 3–5 units from the following introductory or higher level foreign languages:
FREN 101 First Course in French   5
GERM 101 First Course in German 5
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
JAPN 249 First Course in Japanese 5
RUSS 155 First Course in Russian 5
SPAN 135 First Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 208 First Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 210 First Course in Vietnamese 5
Select 6 units from the following:
ANTH 102 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ARTF 110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3
ARTF 111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
COMS 180 Intercultural Communication 3
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition 3
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE – 1600 CE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 – Present 3
HUMA 101 Introduction to the Humanities I 3
HUMA 102 Introduction to the Humanities II 3
HIST 100 World History 3
HIST 101 World History II 3
MUSI 109 World Music 3
PHIL 106 Asian Philosophy 3
PHIL 125 Philosophy of Women 3
POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science 3
POLI 103 Comparative Politics 3
POLI 140 Contemporary International Politics 3
Select 3 units from the following:
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development 3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 3
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography 3
HEAL 101 Health and Life-Style 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
Total Units = 15-17

*This certificate is offered through the Honors Programs at City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges. All coursework except for foreign language must be done as an honors class or as an honors contract. *A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate of Achievement: Honors Global Competencies Certificate

The Honors Global Competencies Certificate offers students the opportunity to gain a global perspective through completion of coursework in intercultural competencies, communication skills, and technology skills.

Critical Thinking - Select 3 units required for the major:135
Courses Required for the Major: Units
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 180 Intercultural Communication 3
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition 3
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature 3
MATH 118 A Survey of Modern Mathematics 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
PHIL 100 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
PHIL 205 Critical Thinking and Writing in Philosophy 3
SOCO 201 Advanced Principles of Sociology 3
SOCO 223 Globalization and Social 3
Languages – Select 5 units from the following:
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 202 Fourth Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course In French 5
FREN 202 Fourth Course in French 5
GERM 101 First Course in German 5
GERM 102 Second Course in German 5
GERM 201 Third Course in German 5
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 202 Fourth Course in Japanese 5
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 215 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5
SPAN 216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese
or
5
AMSL 115 American Sign Language Level I
and
3
AMSL 115L American Sign Language I (Lab)
or
3
AMSL 116 American Sign Language Level II
and
3
AMSL 116L American Sign Language II (Lab) 3
Global Studies – Select a minimum of 12 units from four different disciplines:
AMSL 150 Introduction to Deaf Culture 3
ANTH 102 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 120 Archaeological Artifact Analysis 3
ANTH 200 Introduction to North American Indians 3
ANTH 215 Cultures of Latin America 3
ARCH 126 History of Ancient World Architecture 3
ARCH 127 History of World Architecture: Renaissance Through Contemporary 3
ARTF 107 Contemporary Art 3
ARTF 109 Modern Art 3
ARTF 110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3
ARTF 111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
ARTF 113 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3
ARTF 115 African Art 3
ARTF 120 Native American Art 3
ARTF 125 Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3
ARTF 191 Cultural Influences on Photography 3
BIOL 100 Natural History - Environmental Biology 3
BLAS 100 Introduction to Black Studies 3
BLAS 104 Black Psychology 3
BLAS 110 African American Art 3
BLAS 111 African Art History 3
BLAS 116 Contemporary Social Problems from a Black Perspective 3
BLAS 120 Black Music 3
BLAS 125 Dynamics of the Black Community 3
BLAS 130 The Black Family 3
BLAS 140A History of the U.S., Black Perspectives 3
BLAS 140B History of the U.S, Black Perspectives 3
BLAS 150 Black Women in Literature, Film and the Media 3
BLAS 155 African American Literature 3
BLAS 165 Sexuality and Black Culture 3
BLAS 175 Psycho-History of Racism and Sexism 3
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
BUSE 150 Human Relations in Business 3
CHIC 110A Introduction to Chicano Studies 3
CHIC 110B Introduction to Chicano Studies 3
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
CHIC 141A United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
CHIC 141B United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
CHIC 150 History of Mexico 3
CHIC 170 La Chicana 3
CHIC 190 Chicano Images in Film 3
CHIC 201 The Indigenous Tradition of Mexico and Ancient Mesoamerica 3
CHIC 210 Chicano Culture 3
CHIC 230 Chicano Art 3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
COMS 103 Oral Communication 3
COMS 160 Argumentation 3
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts 3
DRAM 112 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
DRAM 150 Cinema as Art and Communication I 3
DRAM 151 Cinema as Art and Communication II 3
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition 3
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature 3
ENGL 209 Literary Approaches to Film 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE – 1600 CE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 – Present 3
ENGL 230 Asian American Literature 3
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 104 World Regional Geography 3
HEAL 101 Health and Life-Style 3
HIST 100 World History I 3
HIST 101 World History II 3
HIST 115A History of the Americas I 3
HIST 115B History of the Americas II 3
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
HIST 123 U.S. History from the Asian Pacific American Perspective 3
HIST 130 The Modern Middle East 3
HIST 131 Latin America Before Independence 3
HIST 132 Latin America Since Independence 3
HIST 141 Women in United States History I 3
HIST 150 Native Americans in United States History 3
HIST 151 Native Americans in United States History 3
HIST 154 Ancient Egypt 3
HUMA 101 Introduction to the Humanities I 3
HUMA 102 Introduction to the Humanities II 3
HUMA 103 Introduction to the New Testament 3
HUMA 104 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
HUMA 106 World Religions 3
HUMA 201 Mythology 3
HUMA 205 Exploring Human Values Through Film 3
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
MUSI 100 Introduction to Music 3
MUSI 101 Music History I: Middle Ages to Mid 18th Century 3
MUSI 102 Music History II: Mid 18th – Early 20th Century 3
MUSI 105 Music of Our Time 3
MUSI 109 World Music 3
MUSI 125 Music, The Arts, and Humanity 3
NUTR 153 Cultural Foods 3
PERG 120 College Success and Lifelong Learning 3
PERG 130 Career–Life Planning 3
PHIL 103 Historical Introduction To Philosophy 3
PHIL 104A History Of Western Philosophy 3
PHIL 104B History Of Western Philosophy 3
PHIL 106 Asian Philosophy 3
PHIL 107 Reflections on Human Nature 3
PHIL 108 Perspectives on Human Nature and Society 3
PHIL 109 Issues in Social Philosophy 3
PHIL 110 Philosophy of Religion 3
PHIL 125 Philosophy of Women 3
PHIL 130 Philosophy of Art and Music 3
POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science 3
POLI 103 Comparative Politics 3
POLI 140 Contemporary International Politics 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
PSYC 112 Interpersonal Relations 3
PSYC 133 Psychology of Women 3
PSYC 135 Marriage and Family Relations 3
PSYC 137 Human Sexual Behavior 3
PSYC 166 Introduction to Social Psychology 3
PSYC 230 Psychology of Lifespan Development 3
PSYC 245 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems 3
ARTF 130 Pre-Columbian Art 3
BIOL 110 Introduction to Oceanography 3
BIOL 115 Marine Biology 3
CHEM 111 Chemistry in Society 3
GEOL 100 Physical Geology 3
GEOL 104 Earth Science 3
Total Units = 20

Associate of Science Degree

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.