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The International Studies program at De Anza College includes courses in:

  • Economic development
  • Globalization and social change
  • Global technology
  • International communication
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • World art and literature

INTL 5, Contemporary Global Issues, will be offered in Winter 2024.

This class will be offered as an asynchronous online course and will analyze through multiple lenses current global issues and problems, that impact all our lives. Topics for the course will include:

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Global Rules and Citizenship
  • Climate change -- conservation, the environment and the natural world
  • Democracy, peace and justice
  • Technology and human rights
  • Food, nutrition, health
  • Women's rights
  • International mobility -- movement of people across borders
  • Labor and trafficking
  • International education/Education abroad
  • Geopolitical hotspots (Hong Kong, Venezuela, Georgia, Syria, Kashmir, Ethiopia, Lebanon)
  • Impact of social media on tourism/Dark tourism
  • Philanthropy
  • Globalization of food, fashion and music

We also offer academic certificates and an associate in arts (AA) degree in Global Studies.

Looking for International Student Programs?

If you are looking for information about programs for international students, or studying on an F-1 Visa, please visit the International Student Programs website.

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