Associate Degree in Arts, Global Studies (GLS.AA)

Program Plan

Program outcomes represent broad areas of knowledge and skills developed over the duration of the program through a wide range of courses and experiences. These learning outcomes represent what a student should be able to know, think, or do upon successful completion of their program at Oakland Community College.

  • Students will be able to discuss the aspects of a global society from multiple perspectives.
  • Students will be able to explain the relationship between the various aspects of a global society.
  • Students will be able to holistically explain the significance of living responsibly with others in a global context.
  • Students will understand the importance of sustainability in a global society.

Program Plan 2023-2024

Full Time - Fall Start

**Students should meet with an OCC counselor before attempting this plan of study**

Year 1 - Fall

Courses    Credits
  Foreign Language Requirement 4
Gen Ed MTA English Composition (see catalog) 3
HIS 1510 World Civilizations to the Beginning of the Modern Era 4
  or HIS 1520 World Civilization from the Modern Era 4
  Required Supportive Course (see list) 3

Year 1 - Winter

Courses    Credits
GLS 2510 Introduction to Global Studies 3
  Foreign Language Requirement                      4
COM 2290 Intercultural Communication 3
GEO 1520 World Geography 3

Year 1 - Summer

Courses    Credits
POL 2530 International Relations 3
  or POL 2610 Comparative World Politics 3
  Required Supportive Course (see list) 3

Year 2 - Fall

Courses    Credits
GLS 2520 Global Issues and Challenges 3
Gen Ed MTA Mathematics 4
  Required Supportive Course (see list) 3
Gen Ed MTA Natural Science (lab requirement) 4

MILESTONE: Make an appointment to meet with a Counselor to apply for graduation for this degree. 

Year 2 - Winter

Courses    Credits
ANT 15404 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
Gen Ed MTA Natural Science (non lab requirement) 3-4
Elective Any course 1000 or higher 4
Elective Any course 1000 or higher  
                                                                                                                                                                              TOTAL CREDITS  60-61

Note: To receive MTA endorsement, students must fulfill the requirements noted for each category and successfully complete at least 30 credits. All coursework used to fulfill MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher in EACH course.