What is Global Studies?

Global Studies is the study of global interactions and their consequences.


What do Global Studies majors study?

At Berkeley City College, Global Studies majors study the history of globalization, geographical and cultural diversity, interdependence and inequality, global institutions, international challenges, and global citizenship.


What do Global Studies majors do?

A course of study in Global Studies can lead to transfer and work in international relations, diplomacy, international business, education, research, non-profit work, development work, journalism, advocacy, public policy and politics.


What Global Studies degree does Berkeley City College offer?

Global Studies – Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)


The Associate in Arts in Global Studies for Transfer Degree is designed for students planning to transfer into several related majors such as Global Studies, Global Politics, International Relations, International Studies, and Comparative Government. Through interdisciplinary coursework, students will gain exposure to the global scope of contemporary and historical issues. Global Studies focuses on topics such as geographical and cultural diversity, economic interdependence and inequality, global political institutions, international environmental challenges, and global citizenship. Students pursuing the AA-T in Global Studies will study the development of global ideas, organizations, and actors; global interdependence at different points in human history; diverse practices in human civilization across time and space; and interdisciplinary research methods and modes of inquiry.


Faculty Contact Information:

Charlotte Lee, Ph.D.

Social Sciences Department, Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St., Berkeley CA

Email: clee@peralta.edu

Office: BCC, Room 551


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