Globalization and Culture (Certificate)
Looking for an interdisciplinary certificate to prepare you for a career working on global issues? Whether your interests lie in social, political or economic issues, exploring the historical origins and current effects of globalization through a cultural lens is the foundation you need to better understand today's world.
The globalization and culture certificate program offers students the opportunity to increase their understanding of the cultural dimensions of globalization, in the context of economic, political and social changes in the world today.
This certificate program provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the phenomenon of globalization, including the historical, political, cultural and social forces that shape contemporary globalized society. It draws on courses from several colleges and academic units and emphasizes studies related to the history and culture of globalization, conflict and contact between regions of the world, and questions related to language and identity.
Graduates who have combined the certificate in globalization and culture with their major program of study may be more marketable to employers. They often decide to pursue employment in education, political analysis, the military, tourism and hospitality or marketing.
At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Additional Program Fee: No
- Second Language Requirement: No
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
The certificate requires a minimum of 18 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be completed at the upper-division level. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.
Core Course (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
- SGS 360: Cultural Aspects of Globalization (3)
- SLC 425: Globalization: From Colonialism to Climate Change (HU & G) (3)
Culture Course Elective (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
- ITA 350: Food and Culture: The Mediterranean Lifestyle in Italy (3)
- RUS 323: Russian Literature and Revolution: The Twentieth Century ((L or HU) & G) (3)
- SLC 120 / CHI 120: Introduction to Chinese Culture (L or HU) (3)
- SLC 321 / KOR 321: Modern Korean Literature (HU) (3)
- SLC 331 / ARB 331: Arabic/Islamic Culture and Literature (HU & H & G) (3)
- SLC 333 / CHI 333 / HST 383: China (SB & H) (3)
- SLC 347 / ENG 347 / HEB 347 / JST 347: Modern Israeli Literature in Translation (HU & G) (3)
- SLC 348 / HEB 348 / JST 348: Israeli Society and Culture (HU & G) (3)
- SLC 414: French and Italian Popular Culture ((L or HU) & G) (3)
- SLC 415: Korean Popular Culture (HU & G) (3)
- SLC 421: Japanese Literature in Translation ((L or HU) & G) (3)
- SLC 429: What is Europe? ((L or HU) & G & H) or ENG 429: Studies in European Literature and Culture ((L or HU) & G & H) or THE 429: Staging Politics in Modern Europe ((L or HU) & G & H) (3)
- SLC 442: Dracula and Vampire Lore ((L or HU) & G & H) (3)
- SLC 445 / FMS 445 / GER 445 / JST 445: The Holocaust in German-Mediated Memory (3)
- SLC 446 / FMS 446 / GER 446: Weimar-Era German Film (3)
- SLC 447 / GER 447: German Modernism (3)
- SLC 451 / CHI 451 / HST 451: Chinese Cultural History I ((HU or SB) & H) (3)
- SLC 452 / CHI 452 / HST 452: Chinese Cultural History II (SB & G & H) (3)
- SLC 455 / GER 455: Berlin: Migration, Arts and Activism (G) (3)
- SLC 457 / KOR 457: Premodern Korea in a Global Context (HU) (3)
- SLC 465 / GER 465: Intercultural Communicative Competence (3)
- SLC 475 / FMS 475 / SPA 475 / THE 475: Latin American Film ((L or HU) & G) (3)
Politics and Globalization Electives (choose two) -- 6 credit hours
- HST 391 / SGS 381: Modern Southeast Asia (SB & G & H) (3)
- JUS 325 / SGS 325: Globalization and Socio-Economic Justice (SB & G) (3)
- POS 352: European Democracies (3)
- POS 353: Comparative Politics of the Middle East (3)
- POS 356: European Union (SB & G) (3)
- POS 357: South Asia Politics (SB & G) (3)
- POS 358: Southeast Asia (SB & G) (3)
- POS 359: African Politics and Society (SB & G) (3)
- POS 367: World Politics and Global Inequalities (G) (3)
- POS 368: Ethics and Human Rights (3)
- POS 388 / REL 388: Religion, Ethics, and International Politics (3)
- POS 452: China (SB & G) (3)
- POS 453: Latin America (SB & G) (3)
- POS 454: Mexico (SB & G) (3)
- POS 465: International Organization and Law (SB & G) (3)
- REL 107 / SGS 107: Religion and Globalization (HU & G) (3)
- REL 379 / SGS 343: Religion, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict (HU & G) (3)
- SGS 303: Global Trends (SB & G) (3)
- SGS 330: Globalization and the Environment: Problems and Solutions (3)
Culture and Globalization Related Area (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
- ASB 378 / TCL 378: Globalization: Migration, Mass Media, McDonald's ((L or SB) & C) (3)
- ENG 435: Literatures and Cultures of Immigration and Diaspora (3)
- GCU 241: The Global Economy in Transition (SB & G) (3)
- GCU 323: Geography of Latin America (SB & G) (3)
- GCU 325: Geography of Europe (SB & G) (3)
- GCU 328: Geography of Middle East and North Africa (SB & G) (3)
- GCU 350: The Geography of World Crises (SB & G) (3)
- GCU 432: Geography of China (SB & G) (3)
- TCL 314: Transborder Latin American Migration to the U.S. ((L or SB) & H & C) (3)
Upper-Division Foreign Language Elective -- 3 credit hours
In consultation with an academic advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures, students choose a target language appropriate to their course of study. Students must complete one upper-division language course in the target language for which 202 or the fourth semester level of the language is a prerequisite.
Notes: Some upper-division language courses are more than 3 credits. Other languages may be used with the approval of an academic advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.