International Studies (AC)

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The International Studies Academic Concentration allows students to earn two years of foreign language credit while meeting the distribution requirements for the Associate in Arts degree.

Required Core Courses
World Language
Select five credits/units from &200-level courses in one language (Japanese or Spanish)5
Subtotal5
Electives
Select 20 cedits/units from the Approved International Electives20
Subtotal20
Total Credits/Units25

The International Studies Academic Concentration has identified certain courses in the Clark College catalog as having a strong international component. Students must complete 20 credits from the list below. The selected courses count toward the International Studies Academic Concentration while at the same time meeting distribution requirements for the Associate of Arts degree. Students must complete each international elective class with a grade of C or above. See list of Approved International Courses below: 

Approved International Electives
ANTH&206INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY5
Select one from the following:5
ART HISTORY: ANCIENT TO LATE ANTIQUE (5 credits/units)
ART HISTORY: MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE (5 credits/units)
ART HISTORY: BAROQUE-MODERN (5 credits/units)
BIOL 101ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY5
CMST 216INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION5
ECON 110INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMY5
ECON 120INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS3
ENGL 261WORLD LITERATURE3
or ENGL 262 WORLD LITERATURE
Select one from the following:3
BRITISH LITERATURE (3 credits/units)
BRITISH LITERATURE (3 credits/units)
BRITISH LITERATURE (3 credits/units)
ENGL 150INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY3
GEOG&102WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY5
GEOG&207ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY5
HIST 231HISTORY OF GENOCIDE3
HIST 260AFRICAN HISTORY5
HIST 285HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA5
Select one from the following:5
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I (5 credits/units)
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II (5 credits/units)
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS III (5 credits/units)
HIST 251WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY I5
or HIST 252 WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY II
JAPN 171JAPANESE SOCIETY3
Select one from the following:5
MUSIC HISTORY: MIDDLE AGES TO BAROQUE (5 credits/units)
MUSIC HISTORY: CLASSICAL/ROMANTIC (5 credits/units)
MUSIC HISTORY: TWENTIETH CENTURY (5 credits/units)
PHIL&101INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY5
POLS&203INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS5
POLS 220THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST5
WS   201WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD3

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate Awareness of other cultures.
  • Demonstrate world language skills
  • Describe the field of international studies.