Mission College Global Studies

Dept Chair: Keith Johnson
email: keith.johnson@wmv.edu
tel: 408-855-5277
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Full Time Faculty:
Joan Powers 408-855-5298
email: joan.powers@wvm.edu

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to increasing knowledge and understanding of modern global society and events. An understanding of the world's social and natural systems, coupled with an appreciation of the diversity of human culture, will supply the student with a strong background for working in a global economy, for living in a multicultural society and for making intelligent decisions as a global citizens.

Highlights
  • Study abroad, international internships and service learning opportunities
  • Faculty with international living experience and an interdisciplinary approach to learning and teaching
  • Innovative courses
  • Core courses fulfill general education requirements and are CSU and UC transferable.

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Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the Global Studies Program will:

  • Comprehend that all earth's people face the same global challenges despite the diverse traditions, values and practices they may have.
  • Acknowledge the fact that different groups have different per spectives on the same issues and occurrences.
  • Realize that the environmental well-being of the world demands personal and collective responsibility at both the local and global level.
  • Have a firm grasp of core civic values which generate socially responsible behavior at both the local and global level.
  • Understand the interconnectedness of global decisions and events.
  • Understand the interdependence among people, groups, societies, governments, and nations in finding solutions to current global problems.
AA Degree/Certificate
  • Global Studies

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