Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-57
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 23, 2018
Date of Second Reading: August 27, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences – School of International Letters and Cultures - for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Globalization and Culture
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: Drawing on courses from across ASU, the Globalization and Culture certificate offers students the opportunity to increase their understanding of the cultural dimensions of globalization, a crucial source of cultural, economic, political, and social change in the world today. The certificate program provides a framework to explore from an interdisciplinary perspective the forms that globalization takes, the forces that shape them, their historical origins, and their effects on all aspects of the lives of individuals and communities. This interdisciplinary certificate program draws on courses from across several colleges and academic units. The certificate emphasizes studies related to the history and culture of globalization, conflict and contact between regions of the world, and questions related to language and identity