Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Minneapolis Community and Technical College


Global Studies

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 18
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

The MCTC Global Studies certificate is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively in the global workplace and as world citizens who can meet the challenges of an increasingly interdependent global community. You will learn, through a multidisciplinary approach, to see and better understand how people and nations of the world are interconnected with each other and with the natural environment of our planet Earth. By taking a variety of courses with a common focus, you will develop habits of thinking and questioning that will enable you to address complex global political, economic, cultural and environmental issues from diverse perspectives. You will also gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work collaboratively across borders, with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and the ability to contribute to the creation of a more equitable, sustainable and peaceful world. The main objective of a Global Studies certificate is to offer educational opportunities for you to become productive, global citizens and future leaders in the community, state, nation and world. This certificate complements many academic fields and any career that benefits from a global perspective. The program helps prepare you for transfer into four-year degree programs that focus on global studies; ethnic, area or environmental studies; international business; international affairs; and development work or other career fields, such as healthcare and law enforcement, that will require you to deal with diverse people and groups. Where You Could Work: Environment and health resources centers, Social service centers, Advocacy groups, Cultural resources organization

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