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    Irvine Valley College
    Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Global Studies

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Dean: Traci Fahimi, EdD
Academic Chair: Shirin Sahani
Faculty: Joon Kil, PhD; Shirin Sahani

General Information

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance student knowledge and understanding of global processes and their implications for societies, markets, governments, cultures, and environments around the world. The program also introduces students to the study of global issues and perspectives while providing the methodological tools and techniques necessary to analyze them at multiple (local, regional, and international) levels. An understanding of the world’s social, economic, political, cultural, and natural systems and their growing interdependence will not only enable students to think globally, but prepare them to live, work, and participate in an increasingly globalized world as well.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the global studies program, students will be able to

  • Describe key developments in the ongoing process of globalization.

  • Analyze key characteristics of economic, political, cultural and ecological dimensions of globalization.

  • Evaluate the roles of states, organizations and individuals in global issues.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills, and formulate and defend an argument on global issue in a written and/or oral format.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary global issues and be able to present differing perspectives.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of global citizenship.

Potential Careers

Examples of careers for the global studies major include the following:

  • Civil service worker

  • Congressional aide

  • Consular/embassy assistant

  • Management consultant

  • Humanitarian relief worker

  • International development consultant

  • International relations specialist

  • HR for a global company

  • Journalist

  • Legal assistant

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