The certificate in Global and Comparative Studies provides academic training focused on understanding global phenomena and systematically comparing social processes across countries and regions. This certificate is available to all students, regardless of major. Sociology courses taken to receive this certificate will also count toward the Sociology major or minor.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

  • Overview

    The certificate in Global and Comparative Studies provides academic training focused on understanding global phenomena and systematically comparing social processes across countries and regions. This certificate is available to all students, regardless of major. Sociology courses taken to receive this certificate will also count toward the Sociology major or minor.

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face

    Accreditation

    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Credit and transfer

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  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

    Details

    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses

    General

    Requirements:
      SOCI-1101 Introductory Sociology 3 Credit Hours
      Upper Level Sociology: 12 Hours

    Total: 15 Hours

    • SOCI-3283 - Globalization

      Examines the impact of globalization on cultural identity, assesses how economic globalization has influenced the autonomy of the nation-state, and surveys the institutional innovations that have emerged in response to increasing global interdependency.

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    • SOCI-3543 - Sociology of Religion

      This course focuses on sociology of religious experience, action, organizations, movements and social change; contemporary trends, including mainline and new religions, civil religion, secularization.

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    • SOCI-3743 - Social Movements

      This course examines the origins, dynamics, and consequences of social movements from a sociological perspective. Central topics include the emergence of movements, recruitment and leadership, interactions of movements with the media, political authorities, and the broader public, tactics, and the factors contributing to the success and failure of movements.

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    • SOCI-4325 - Social Change in the Middle East

      Surveys the physical and cultural geography of the Middle East and examines the most important social, cultural and political forces to have impacted the region in the 20th century.

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    • SOCI-4333 - Urban Sociology

      The demography, ecology, and social organization of American cities and sociological aspects of urban planning and development. Problems of contemporary American and Global cities.

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    • SOCI-4803 - Environmental Sociology

      Studies how societal practices and organization produce varying types of ecological degradation. Analyzes various forms of environmental activism. Analyzes selected cases and issues as well as a critical examination and comparison of various sociological viewpoints themselves. Considers global problems and everyday situations with a focus on modernity as risk society.

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    • SOCI-4999 - Special Seminars

      Detailed study of topics not currently included in course catalog. Specific titles will be announced for semester offered and will be entered on transcripts. Repeatable under different titles.

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