According to our mission statement, “Victor Valley College, in partnership with the community, is dedicated to providing opportunities for student learning and success through academic advancement, workforce development, and personal growth.”
Victor Valley College’s Global Competency certificate meets the needs of both students and employers alike. The program focuses on students utilizing international and comparative perspectives to understand global issues. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate the relationship between values, skills, global affairs, and global careers in order to participate in this ever-changing world. The concepts and techniques learned in this program will allow students to prepare for careers in U.S. diplomatic positions, homeland security analysts, intelligence officers & analysts, international organization worker, and international business positions. Students in the program will investigate and communicate the relationships between national, international, transnational and sub-national actors and how these interactions affect global politics. Through this course curriculum, students coming out of the program will be in the top of their class when pursuing an undergraduate degree, will be competitive for graduate school, and will be competitive when applying for a job in a related field.
Program Goals and Objectives
Upon completion of this program, the student will have met the following Program Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and critical thinking skills as related to global affairs.
- Analyze global issues within a wide variety of assigned formats.
Our increasingly interconnected and interdependent global society mandates that American students be educated to develop habits of the mind that embrace tolerance, a commitment to cooperation, an appreciation of our common humanity, and a sense of responsibility— key elements of global competence. This certificate of achievement is designed to enhance a student’s global competency.
All of the following courses must be completed:
GLST 101 Introduction to Global Studies 3.0 units
GLST 102 Global Problems/Issues 3.0 units
POLS 110 Contemporary World Affairs 3.0 units
POLS 112 Comparative Governments 3.0 units
POLS 113 Politics of the Middle East & North Africa 3.0 units
A minimum of 3 units from the following:
ANTH 102 Cultural Anthropology 3.0 units
CMST 105 Intercultural Communication 3.0 units
FREN 101 Elementary French 5.0 units
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography 3.0 units
HIST 104 World History Since 1500 3.0 units
HIST 131 Latin American History 3.0 units
POLS 221 Model United Nations 3.0 units
RLST 110 Religions of the Middle East & the West 3.0 units
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish 5.0 units
SPAN 101A Fundamentals of Spanish IA 3.0 units
SPAN 125 Conversational Spanish 3.0 units