Curriculum Committee

Global Citizenship Requirement


Global Citizenship Associate Degree Requirement

A student meeting the Global Citizenship Associate Degree requirement would develop an awareness of the diversity of cultures within the United States and/or an appreciation for the interconnectedness of cultural, ecological, economic, political, social and technological systems of the contemporary world. This prepares the student to make a responsible contribution to a rapidly changing global society. The student must take a minimum of three units in one of the following areas: American Cultures, Ecological Literacy, Global Studies, Service Learning or a Santa Monica College Study Abroad Experience.

To fulfill the Global Citizenship requirement for a degree from Santa Monica College, students must successfully complete a minimum 3 unit course from a list of courses approved with the Global Citizenship designation. These courses fall into one of the following five categories: