Degree Requirements

Certificate of Performance:  Futures Studies Certificate*

The Futures Studies certificate will provide students the tools to identify and analyze trends that impact the future of our world on a social, cultural, political, economic and environmental level.

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
FUTR 101 Introduction to Futures Studies3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
SOCO 223 Globalization and Social Change
3
POLI 103 Comparative Politics
3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems or FUTR 103 Emerging Technologies
4/
3
FUTR 250 Field Experience in Futures Studies
1
 Total: 16-17

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Associate in Arts Degree: Futures Studies

This Associate Degree will provide students the tools to identify and analyze trends that impact the future of our world on a social, cultural, political, economic and environmental level.

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
FUTR 101 Introduction to Futures Studies3
FUTR 102 Creating Futures: Methods and Tools3
FUTR 103 Emerging Technologies
3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3
POLI 103 Comparative Politics
3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems4
SOCO 223 Globalization and Social Change
3
FUTR 250 Field Experience in Futures Studies
1-3
 Total: 23-25

The following groups are recommended electives and will not lead to an individual certificate or emphasis but may meet the required 60 units for the Associate Degree in Futures Studies.

Recommended electives for students interested in an environmental perspective:
BIOL 101 Issues in Environmental Biology
SUST 101 Introduction to Sustainability
PEAC 201 Environmental Sustainability, Justice and Ethics
GEOL 104 Earth Science

Recommended electives for students interested in a political perspective:
POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science
POLI 102 The American Political System
POLI 140 Contemporary International Politics
BLAS 135 Introduction to Black Politics

Recommended electives for students interested in peace studies:
PEAC 101 Introduction to Peace Studies
PEAC 102 Nonviolence and Conflict Resolution
PEAC 201 Environmental Sustainability, Justice and Ethics
POLI 140 Contemporary International Politics

Recommended electives for students interested in a gender perspective:
GEND 101 Introduction to Gender Studies
BLAS 150 Black Women in Literature, Film and the Media
CHIC 170 La Chicana
ENGL 237 Women in Literature
PHIL 125 Philosophy of Women
PHIL 126 Introduction to Philosophy of Contemporary Gender Issues

Recommended electives for students interested in a cultural perspective:
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 210 Introduction to California Indians
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems
BLAS 100 Introduction to Black Studies
BLAS 104 Black Psychology
CHIC 110A Introduction to Chicano Studies
CHIC 210 Chicano Culture
COMS 180 Intercultural Communication
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography

Recommended electives for students interested in a technological perspective:
CISC 114 Introduction to Computer Graphics and Web Media
CISC 150 Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences
CISC 220 Fundamentals of Computer Game Programming
ENGE 101 Introduction to Engineering
BIOL 109 Introduction to Applied Biology
RTVF 100 Introduction to Radio and Television
DMPR 151 Introduction to Multimedia
DMPR 154 Game Design
DMPR 157 Advanced Multimedia Production

Recommended electives for students interested in a business perspective:
BUSE 100 Introduction to Business
BUSE 158C Students in Free Enterprise - Community Projects
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing

Recommended electives for students interested in visual arts:
ARTF 151 Three-Dimensional Design
ARTG 100 Basic Graphic Design
ARTG 120 Illustration ARTG 125 Digital Media
ARTG 144 Web Page Graphic Design
PHOT 180 Digital Imaging

Recommended electives for students interested in performing arts:
DRAM 103 Acting for Non-majors
DRAM 108 Playwriting
DRAM 109 Theatre and Social Issues
MUSI 100 Introduction to Music
MUSI 206A Projects in Composition