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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Peace and Global Studies
Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies
Certificate in Peace and Global Studies

Peace and Global Studies Program
Christine Wood, Chair (530) 895-2232
Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information: www.assist.org

About the Program
The Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies provides students with a broad global knowledge and appreciation for the complexity of human diversity and conflict. The selected courses will enhance knowledge of global issues, systems of thought, language and art, and will provide practical skills toward living more peacefully, cooperatively, and dynamically in the world. By recognizing the challenges and conflicts existent within the global family, students will also explore opportunities toward building a world of peace personally and interpersonally, and thus, become effective global citizens.

Career Opportunities
This Certificate will serve as a valuable adjunct to careers in: Psychological Counseling (School Psychology), International Relations, Political Science, Human Services (Health and Environmental Services), Domestic Emergency Services (Police, Fire, and Medical), NGO's, Human Rights Organizations, Business, Administration, and Education. Currently international corporations are
seeking specialists with global knowledge and skill sets in conflict resolution and prevention through peacemaking and peace building.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


Certificate of Achievement in Peace and Global Studies 28 - 29 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Define the many forms of violence that exist from with in one's mind to all levels of social construction.
  • Interrelate direct violence to deeper structural issues.
  • Recognize and articulate how core values, worldviews, and communication patterns shape cultural and individual identities.
  • Identify and describe barriers to effective intercultural communication such as stereotyping, prejudice, and ethnocentrism.
  • Evaluate the common problems that plague human societies and discuss remedies that would create more just and equitable societies on a global scale.
  • Analyze and discuss the promotion of ethical living by enhancing personal integrity in daily life.
  • Explain what it means to be a conscious, proactive global citizen.
Required courses for the certificate:
Select 1 course from the following:3
Select 1 course from the following:
CHIN 2 Second Semester Chinese (4)Has prerequisite(s)
FREN 2 Second Semester French (4)Has prerequisite(s)
GERM 2 Second Semester German (4)Has prerequisite(s)
GERM 3 Third Semester German (4)Has prerequisite(s)
GERM 4 Fourth Semester German (4)Has prerequisite(s)
ITAL 2 Second Semester Italian (4)Has prerequisite(s)
JPN 2 Second Semester Japanese (4)Has prerequisite(s)
JPN 3 Third Semester Japanese (4)Has prerequisite(s)
JPN 4 Fourth Semester Japanese (4)Has prerequisite(s)
SPAN 2 Second Semester Spanish (4)Has prerequisite(s)
SPAN 3 Third Semester Spanish (4)Has prerequisite(s)
SPAN 4 Fourth Semester Spanish (4)Has prerequisite(s)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Select 1 course from the following:3


Certificate in Peace and Global Studies 16 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Define the many forms of violence that exist from within one's mind to all levels of social construction.
  • Interrelate direct violence to deeper structural issues.
  • Recognize and articulate how core values, worldviews, and communication patterns shape cultural and individual identities.
  • Identify and describe barriers to effective intercultural communication such as stereotyping, prejudice, and ethnocentrism.
  • Analyze and discuss the promotion of ethical living by enhancing personal integrity in daily life.
Required courses for the certificate:

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