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Global & Multicultural Studies Track

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 Track Description

The Global and Multicultural Studies track prepares students for a career in public and professional service and community development, as well as fosters a lifelong commitment to be an engaged and responsible citizen mindful of the local, national, and global impact of the personal decisions they make.

Students graduating with Honors in Global and Multicultural Studies will reflect and act upon global interdependencies between self, others, and community.

 

Degree Pathways

Bachelor Degree

  • Twenty-four (24) units are required to earn Honors Scholar in Global & Multicultural Studies.

    • At least 9 units must be academic credits in the honors track plan.

    • At least 6 units must be experiential units in the honors track plan.
  • Students must complete an Honors ePortfolio about their honors experience.

Associate Degree

  • Twelve (12) units are required to earn Honors Associate in Global & Multicultural Studies.

    • At least 6 units must be academic credits in their honors track plan.

    • At least 3 units must be experiential units in their honors track plan. 

  • Students must complete an Honors ePortfolio about their honors experience.

 

Academic Courses

Honors GER Courses:

Note: Maximum of 9 credits can be taken for Honors Credit; Specific sections offered changed every semester - consult with your advisor what is available before registering for courses.

Tier I Departments:

  • COMM - Communications
  • MATH - Math
  • WRTG - Writing

*Only Honors designated sections will count towards Honors GER credits. Check with your advisor before registering for courses.

Tier II Departments:

  • HIST - History
  • PSY - Psychology
  • URS - Undergraduate Research

*Only Honors designated sections will count towards Honors GER credits. Check with your advisor before registering for courses.

 

Multiculturally or Globally Focused Courses:

  • ANTH A390B (World Cultures) OR ANTH A464 (Culture & Globalization) OR SOC A380 (Sociology of Globalization) 
  • Approved disciplinary course with service-learning component (3 units)
  • Approved Tier II GER course with service-learning component (3 units)
  • Language Study (minimum of intermediate/200 level; CLEP exam) (3 units)
  • 499 Thesis (Global/Multicultural Focus, 3 units)

 

Globally/Multiculturally focused Co-Curricular/Extracurricular Activities

To receive Honors Credit, students must consult with the faculty board for approval on all Global or Multiculture Activities prior to starting the activity.

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Honors-eligible Activities

  • UAA or other Approved Study Abroad (3 units)

  • Model UN participant (3 units)

  • Language tutor/interpreter (1-2 units)

  • Internship or volunteer work at NGOs/INGOs that work with diverse populations (1-3 units)

 For a full list of what activities will fulfill Honors units, consult the honors pathway requirements document.

 

Unique Global and Multicultural Experience

To help you customize your experience in the Honors College, every student is able to propose unique experiences related to your track, that you feel will provide educational benefits to increasing the breadth or depth of your college work and experiences. Note that you must consult with the Honors Board Faculty and receive formal approval prior to starting your unique experience.

  • ___________________ (0.5 - 3 units each)

 

Honors Story ePortfolio

All Honors students are required to submit an Honors ePortfolio as their culminating project. The ePortfolio should include materials and reflections from the courses and activities completed to earn Honors and a summative reflection about their Honors experience. Students are encouraged to consult with Track faculty and be creative in the presentation of their Honors story.


It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.

Audre Lorde

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