Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses.
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time.
- Global Studies — Certificate (15 credits)
About the Program
The Global Studies Certificate provides a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the interdependence and interconnectedness of people and nations around the globe. By taking a variety of courses with a common focus, you gain knowledge and analytical skills to discuss political, economic, and cultural elements of contemporary societies from several perspectives. You also gain knowledge and understanding in order to interact and communicate well with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. The intention is to enhance these abilities in order to become community leaders and active world citizens.
This certificate complements many Century College programs, academic fields, and any career which benefits from a global/international perspective. It can also transfer to a four-year degree in a major or minor. Students wishing to transfer to a four-year degree program should consult with a counselor, advisor, or the program coordinator, and the college you intend to transfer to. You may choose to also complete the Associate in Arts degree including the Global Studies certificate credits in the elective area.
Potential Transfer Bachelor’s Degrees
- Global Studies
- International Studies
- International Relations
- Intercultural Communications
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Cost & Financial Aid
As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.
Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.
Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
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- Experience: “I have completed my 25th year of college-level teaching, the past 19 years here at Century College. At Century I have taught Geography and Global Studies, as well as serving as Social / Behavioral Sciences Department Chair, Faculty Development Coordinator, Global Studies Certificate Program Coordinator, and Interim Dean.”Teaching Approach: “I love our students here at Century, who are genuine and pragmatic. They keep me optimistic about the future! I enjoy sharing with them my passion for geography, people and the planet, places and environments. I want to make geography pertinent to their lives so that they are more aware of their surroundings. What is really exciting for me is to be in a classroom that is full of activity, inquiry, and empowered students. I design classes so that students have multiple ways to succeed.”Education: BA, Urban Planning, University of Minnesota-Duluth; MS, Geography, University of Wisconsin-MadisonHobbies: Biking on the Gateway Trail, hiking and climbing, all things guitar related, brewing.David LyonsFaculty/Program DirectorBioGeography651-779-3422