Interdisciplinary Studies at College of San Mateo - Associate in Arts Degree: Interdisciplinary - Intercultural Studies
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Interdisciplinary Studies
AAMajor in Interdisciplinary Studies, Option 1: Intercultural Studies

This degree option introduces students to multiple cultural perspectives to enable them to be informed, engaged citizens in a multicultural society. Depending on the student's focus, this degree offers transfer opportunities into areas such as World Arts and Cultures, Global Studies, Multicultural Studies, and Ethnic Studies. Students should work with a counselor to identify any additional supporting classes for transfer to a particular program and university. Note: most courses listed in this major can also be used to meet requirements for the California State University General Education or IGETC.

Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major Requirements: A minimum of 18 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

At least 3 units of courses that examine more than one culture within the course to be selected from the following options:

ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 180 Magic, Science, & Religion 3 units
ETHN 585 Ethnicity in Cinema 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
LIT 220 Introduction to World Literature 3 units
MUS 250 World Music 3 units
PHIL 300 Introduction to World Religions 3 units
PLSC 110 Contemporary Foreign Governments 3 units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units

At least 6 units of courses in the arts and literature to be selected from he following options:

ETHN 288 African-American Cinema 3 units
LIT 232 Survey of English Literature II 3 units
LIT 430 Greek Mythology and Classical Literature 3 units

At least 9 units in the areas of social, political, and economic institutions to be selected from the following options:

ETHN 101 Latin American and Indigenous Peoples History and Culture 3 units
ETHN 300 Introduction to La Raza Studies 3 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
HIST 260 Women in American History 3 units