Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts
Global Studies concentration
Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (A.A.)

The Liberal Arts concentration in Global Studies provides students interested in a career in such fields as international relations, global business, law, diplomacy, and other public service with a beginning understanding of the issues affecting international decision-making today. The objectives and overall requirements of the Global Studies concentration are the same as those for a general Liberal Arts degree; however, within each requirement, the choice of electives affords students an opportunity to approach disciplinary work from a global perspective.

Due to an articulation agreement between Mercer and Rider University, eligible students graduating from Mercer’s Global Studies concentration can transfer seamlessly into Rider’s Global Studies baccalaureate program. Students must complete all specified coursework for the Liberal Arts Global Studies concentration and graduate from MCCC with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. For Mercer graduates meeting the above criteria, Rider’s Global Studies program offers the added benefit of free tuition for one 3-credit course.

Prospective students are encouraged to compare the curriculum for the Global Studies concentration with that of the standard MCCC Liberal Arts program, as well as to read the Mercer/Rider guaranteed transfer articulation agreement posted on the MCCC Transfer Services website.

For students not transferring to Rider, the Global Studies concentration can lead to similar study elsewhere or transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs in which general Liberal Arts graduates would enroll.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
    • Understand the vocabulary, methods, and the major concepts present in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences;
    • Articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively, both in speech and in writing;
    • Perform a series of thinking tasks including speculation, analysis, and synthesis (i.e., abstract reasoning);
    • Utilize research materials and methodologies;
    • Speak, write, read, and comprehend a world language commensurate with the level of study.

SEE ALSO:
Liberal Arts (general) degree program

DEGREE CURRICULUM
2019-2020 Academic Year
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The course sequence below represents a recommended example of how this degree program can be completed in two years, presuming a Fall Term start and satisfaction of all Developmental Studies (Foundations courses) requirements and prerequisites. Actual approaches toward completion depend on each student's anticipated transfer institution, career objectives, or other individual circumstances.

Students are encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor or Success Coach to consider options, establish plans, and monitor progress.

Code Course (lecture/lab hours) Credits
To Do This Semester
FIRST SEMESTER
ANT 101 Anthropology (3/0) 3

✔ Meet with your faculty advisor to complete an academic plan. Make sure you are aware of any course prerequisites you may need to take, and how long it will take to complete your degree.

✔ Use your online tools: Check your MercerMail daily, utilize features of Office 365, and get to know Student Planning.

✔ Take advantage of Learning Centers or Online Tutoring to support your studies and assignments.

CSW 100 College Success and Personal Wellness (2/0)
  • Some exemptions apply. Consult academic advisor for details.
2
ENG 101 English Composition I (3/0) 3
HIS 112 World History to 1500 (3/0) 3
LAS 101 Introduction to Liberal Arts Studies (1/0)
  • Take either LAS 101 or 201 – not both. Students who need an additional credit for full-time status while taking CSW 100 should take LAS 101 the same semester. Students who need an additional credit in order to graduate should take LAS 201 in their last year; students who will achieve 60 credits without LAS are exempt from the LAS requirement.
1 or 0
MAT 125 Elementary Statistics I (3/0) 3
SECOND SEMESTER
CMN 111 Speech: Human Communication (3/0)  

✔ Transitioning to college can be challenging. Meet with your Success Coach for guidance and support.

✔ Apply for financial aid by May 1.

✔ Contact professors with questions and use their office hours to develop a connection.

✔ Apply for Continuing Student scholarships at www.mccc.edu/m-scholarships.

✔ Begin attending college transfer events and visit campuses. Be sure to visit the Transfer Services and Career Services offices to get to know how the transfer process works and to explore career options.

✔ Plan for how you will complete transfer applications while finishing your classes.

  OR 3
CMN 112 Public Speaking (3/0)  
ENG 102 English Composition II (3/0) 3
HIS 113 World History Since 1500 (3/0) 3
MAT 126 Elementary Statistics II 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3/0)









3
THIRD SEMESTER
ECO 103 Basic Economics (3/0) 3

✔ Keep in contact with each professor and your faculty advisor. Make sure you are on track to graduate.

✔ Complete your applications to desired transfer institutions.

✔ Develop team and leadership skills by getting involved in activities and clubs.

✔ Manage your stress! Take advantage of the MCCC pool, Fitness Center, free yoga and Zumba. Reach out for counseling or other support if you need it. Your Success Coach can connect you with resources.

PHI 210 Eastern Philosophy (3/0) 3
ENG  — Literature elective
  • Select from ENG 201, 203, 204, 232.
3
  —    — Lab Science general education elective
  • Recommended: 3-credit science for Liberal Arts – BIO 113, CHE 106, OHT 101, PHY 111.
3
  —    — World Language elective
  • Take one language in a progressive sequence; start at 101 only if this is a new language for you. Consult Global Studies faculty advisor regarding the transferability of language courses. If language courses are CLEPed, you must meet with the Global Studies faculty advisor and the World Languages coordinator.
3
FOURTH SEMESTER
BUS 230 Global Environment of Business (3/0) 3

✔ Apply for financial aid by May 1.

✔ Talk to your faculty advisor and the Transfer office for advice on how to successfully transition to a new school.

✔ Apply for Graduating Student scholarships at www.mccc.edu/m-scholarships.

LAS 201 Liberal Arts Special Topics (1/0)
  • Take either LAS 101 or 201 – not both. Students who need an additional credit for full-time status while taking CSW 100 should take LAS 101 the same semester. Students who need an additional credit in order to graduate should take LAS 201 in their last year; students who will achieve 60 credits without LAS are exempt from the LAS requirement.
0 or 1
POL 201 International Relations (3/0) 3
  —    — Humanities or Social Science elective
  • Select from ENG 201, 203, 204, 232; HIS 213, 215, 231, 232; REL 102.
3
  —    — Science OR Technology general education elective
  • Select from another lab science (see recommended courses at Third Semester); BIO 114, 115; DMA 144; IST 101, 102, 109, 140.
3
  —    — World Language elective
  • Take one language in a progressive sequence; start at 101 only if this is a new language for you. Consult Global Studies faculty advisor regarding the transferability of language courses. If language courses are CLEPed, you must meet with the Global Studies faculty advisor and the World Languages coordinator.
3
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