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Global Studies focus award

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Why choose the Global Studies focus award at PCC?

Portland Community College’s Global Studies focus award fosters a rich understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures of the world. Completing the Global Studies focus award distinguishes you with a foundation in international studies.

These studies encourage broader reflections about the nature of culture and how it shapes everything from worldview to everyday life. Above all the curriculum enables you to develop a multidimensional perspective on the world, its many cultures, as well as your own life experiences.

Focus award information

Focus awards won’t appear on your transcript, but they may be earned alongside a certificate or degree. See the requirements and courses.

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Focus Award: Global StudiesLess than 1 year

Learn more about Focus Awards and all 13 awards available »

What will you learn?

In addition to the formal coursework outlined above, you are strongly encouraged to expand your learning beyond the classroom by attending internationally-focused events on campus and in the community and by participating in a study abroad program. Those who do will be extremely well prepared to transfer to an international studies program at the bachelors and graduate levels.

What will you do?

Earning a focus award positions you to apply these perspectives and demonstrate cultural understanding to prospective employers and transfer colleges. This award is especially useful for students seeking to minor or major in International Studies at Portland State University, as well as other institutions offering and internationally-focused major or minor.

Completing the focus award

Once you’ve fulfilled the requirements, contact us to receive your award.

If you have any questions, contact Ron Bekey.

Next steps

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