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International & Global Studies: Europe Program

I had the urge to examine my life in another culture and move beyond what I know.
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Frances Mayes, Author of Under the Tuscan Sun Series of Books

Why International & Global Studies: Europe?

For nearly two centuries, the “Grand Tour” of Europe was considered the final right of intellectual passage for young adults of certain means. It was intended to both broaden their minds and refine their tastes as they prepared to take a productive place in society. Today, understanding different cultures is no longer a luxury. The Internet and other forms of technology have made it possible, if not necessary, to communicate and do business with people around the globe. But while the technical capacity to reach people in other countries brings immediate results, the insight necessary to make those interactions worthwhile and productive requires a cultivated understanding of the world in which we live.

The International & Global Studies: Europe Program at Macomb

Macomb’s International & Global Studies: Europe Program will introduce you to the culture of Europe, from historic, geographic, artistic, linguistic and political perspectives. You will learn about the ties American literature and art have to Greek and Roman mythology, the European roots of American “democracy,” and what cave paintings and ancient ruins reveal about all societies, both then and now. Choose one of four languages to study as you prepare to take your place, personally and professionally, in a larger, global community.

International & Global Studies Courses at Macomb

In the International & Global Studies: Europe Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Art of the Western World
  • Introduction to Mythology
  • Music Appreciation
  • Western Civilization Since 1648
  • Introduction to International Studies
  • Elementary French, German,
    Italian or Spanish 1 and 2
  • World Regional Geography
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Latin America,
    Russia & Eastern Europe, Japan,
    Chinese Civilization or Africa

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Arts Degree in International & Global Studies: Europe

With an Associate of Arts Degree in International & Global Studies: Europe, you will be qualified for positions that include interpreter/translator, public relations specialist, reporter/correspondent, international sales manager, immigration/customs inspector, community/social service specialist and broadcast news analyst.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

The credits earned in Macomb’s International & Global Studies: Europe Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s International & Global Studies: Europe Program?

For more information on the International & Global Studies: Europe Program at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean at Center Campus: 586.286.2282 or AandS.center@macomb.edu
or at South Campus: 586.445.7251 or AandS.south@macomb.edu.

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