Global Studies ASC

Academic Subject Certificate in Global Studies

The Academic Subject Certificate in Global Studies is designed to promote cultural sensitivities and international engagement of students at Leeward Community College. The coursework builds upon the strengths of our Hawaiian and multi-ethnic communities in the Pacific.

This program correlates with the system-wide efforts to position the University of Hawai‘i as a preeminent center of international learning. The purpose of this certificate is to prepare students to meet the challenges of an interconnected and interdependent world as globally conscious and internationally engaged citizens.

Requirements

Course Credits
Core Requirements - one course from each group
Group 1  
  • ANTH 152 Culture and Humanity (3)
  • ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3)
  • GEOG 151 Geography and Contemporary Society (3)
Group 2  
  • BUSN 277 International Business Protocol (3)
  • BUSN 279 International Business Analysis (3)
  • ECON 120 Introduction to Economics (3)
  • ECON 130 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 131 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
Group 3  
  • HIST 152 World History II (3)
  • HIST 260
  • POLS 120 Introduction to World Politics (3)
  • REL 150
Group 4  
  • ART 175 Survey of Global Art I (3)
  • ART 176 Survey of Global Art II (3)
  • COM 210 Intercultural Communications (3)
  • ENG 270 Introduction to Literature: Literary History (3)
  • MUS 107 Music in World Cultures (3)
Group 5 - Hawaiian and Foreign Language  
  • CHN 101 Elem. Chinese I (4)
  • CHN 102 Elem. Chinese II (4)
  • CHN 201 Inter. Chinese I (4)
  • CHN 202 Inter. Chinese II (4)
  • FR 101 Elem. French I (4)
  • FR 102 Elem. French II (4)
  • FR 201 Inter. French I (4)
  • FR 202 Inter. French II (4)
  • HAW 101 Elem. Hawaiian I (4)
  • HAW 102 Elem. Hawaiian II (4)
  • HAW 201 Inter. Hawaiian I (4)
  • HAW 202 Inter. Hawaiian II (4)
  • JPNS 101 Elem. Japanese I (4)
  • JPNS 102 Elem. Japanese II (4)
  • JPNS 201 Inter. Japanese I (4)
  • JPNS 202 Inter. Japanese II (4)
  • KOR 101 Elem. Korean I (4)
  • KOR 102 Elem. Korean II (4)
  • KOR 201 Inter.Korean I (4)
  • KOR 202 Inter. Korean I (4)
  • SPAN 101 Elem. Spanish I (3)
  • SPAN 102 Elem. Spanish II (3)
  • SPAN 201 Inter. Spanish I (3)
  • SPAN 202 Inter. Spanish II (3)
  • FIL 101 Elem. Filipino I (4)
  • FIL 102 Elem. Filipino II (4)
  • FIL 201 Inter. Filipino I (4)
  • FIL 202 Inter. Filipino II (4)
  • ENG 100E Composition I (3) (for non-native speakers of English)
Core Credits 15-16
Elective Requirement - one course from the following list
Course must not be previously selected as one of the core requirements
  • AMST 212 Contemporary American Global Issues (3)
  • ART 172 Introduction to Western Art II (3)
  • ART 180 Introduction to Eastern Art (3)
  • ASAN 203 Philippine Culture: Survey of Philippine Cultural History (3)
  • ASAN 205 Contemporary Philippine Issues (3)
  • BIOL 124 Environment and Ecology (3)
  • ECON 131 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • ENG 270 Introduction to Literature: Literary History (3)
  • HWST 107 Hawaii: Center of the Pacific (3)
  • HWST 261 Hawaiian Literature (3)
  • HWST 270 Hawaiian Mythology (3)
  • HWST 291 Contemporary Hawaiian Issues (3)
  • HIST 231 Modern European Civilizations I (3)
  • HIST 232 Modern European Civilizations II (3)
  • HIST 242 Civilizations of Asia II (3)
  • HIST 244 Introduction to Japanese History (3)
  • HIST 251 Islamic Civilization (3)
  • HIST 284 History of the Hawaiian Islands (3)
  • HUM 220 Introduction to Japanese Culture (3)
  • HUM 225 Japanese Culture: Man & Nature (3)
  • LING 102 Introduction to the Study of Language (3)
  • PACS 108 Pacific Worlds: An Intro to Pacific Islands Studies (3)
  • PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophy: Asian Traditions (3)
  • PHIL 212 History of Western Philosophy II (3)
  • PHIL 213 History of Western Philosophy III (3)
  • REL 202 Understanding Indian Religions (3)
  • REL 204 Understanding Japanese Religions (3)
  • REL 207 Understanding Buddhism (3)
  • Study Abroad (3-4)
Elective Credits 3-4
Total Program Credits 18-20

Program Learning Outcomes

With the completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the growing interconnectedness of people and places through expanding economic, political and cultural activities.
  • Analyze the factors that promote and shape the international exchange of goods and services.
  • Critique the unique historical trajectories of different world regions and the complex political and cultural contexts of contemporary global issues.
  • Recognize the diversity of the arts and their role in advancing universal understanding.
  • Use second language skills to demonstrate cross-cultural knowledge and appreciation.