ACADEMIC DIPLOMA IN GLOBAL STUDIES

Academic Diploma is between 160 - 180 ECTS. Duration of this program is 4-6 years. The intensity and quality of Academic Diploma may be compared with a bachelor level program at a regular university.

 

Entry Requirements:  

Diploma from Foundation Academy of Amsterdam in the same field of studies. Or, diploma / advanced certificate from other academic institutions in the same or similar discipline.

 

Accreditation

 

This program is accredited by ICHE (International Council for Higher Education), a private Christian Accrediting organization with offices in Switzerland and India. Foundation Academy of Amsterdam does not issue Bachelor- and Master degrees and is not accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Organization (NVAO).

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Academic Diploma of Global Studies is a 160 to 180 ECTS program, focusing on the basics of social sciences, such as sociology, cultural anthropology, politics, concepts of globalizations, world history, globalization of religion, and demography and methodology of research. Academic Diploma in Global Studies is more or less in the same level and quality of a BA program at a regular university, elsewhere. 

 

The goal of the Academic Diploma of Global Studies is to create awareness of the complexity of globalization in policy-making, north-south discussions, and international relations today. The program inspires the students to think of what action can be taken to challenge the trends in globalization in order to promote a just society.  

 

Course DAD00: Methods of scientific writing (04)

 

 

SOCIOLOGY (16) 

GAD01 : Introduction to Sociology (04)

GAD02 : Social Identities (04)

GAD03 : Social Structures (04)

GAD04 : Social Stratification (04)

 

GLOBALIZATION (08)

GAD05 : Introduction to Globalization (04)

GAD06 : Aspects of Globalization (04)

 

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (15)

 

Compulsory Courses

GAD07 : Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (03)

GAD08 : Human Structures & Diversity (03)

GAD09 : Cultural Anthropology in Global perspective (03)

 

Elective Courses

Student has to choose 1 course from

GAD10 : Political Anthropology (06)

GAD11 : Anthropology of Religion (06)

GAD12 : Feminist Anthropology (06)

GAD13 : Medical Anthropology (06)

 

 

ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION (12)

GAD14 : Introduction to Economy (03)

GAD15 : Principles & Concepts of Economic Development  (03)

GAD16 : Domestic Economic Development (03)

GAD17 : International Economic Development (03)

 

 

GLOBALIZATION & POLITICS (12) 

GAD18 : Introduction to Politics (03)

GAD19 : Theories & Disciplines in world politics (03)

GAD20 : Political Structures in global perspective (03)

GAD21 : Politics & International Issues (03)

 

WORLD HISTORY (20)

GAD22 : Ancient History & Civilizations (04)

GAD23 : Middle Ages (04)

GAD24 : Colonialism & Modern Era (04)

GAD25 : The Age of Imperialism (04)

GAD26 : Twentieth Century & Beyond (04)

 

METHODOLOGY (21)

GAD27 : Elementary Statistics in Social Sciences (03)

GAD28 : Understanding Demography (03)

GAD29 : Introduction Methodology (03)

GBA-Practicum : Practicum (12)

 

RACIAL STUDIES (12)

 

Compulsory Courses

GAD30 : Race & Ethnicity in Christian Perspective (03)

GAD31 : Genocide (03)

GAD32 : Indigenous People (03)

 

Elective Courses

Student has to choose 1 course from

GAD33 : Ethnicity in African Context (East Africa) (03)

GAD34 : Ethnicity in Asian Context (Japan) (03)

GAD35 : Minorities in Europe (03)

GAD36 : Ethnic Relations in America (03)

 

SLAVERY STUDIES (09)

Compulsory Courses

GAD37 : Introduction to Slavery (03)

GAD38 : Modern Slavery (03)

 

Elective Courses

Student has to choose 1 course from

GAD39 : Transatlantic Slavery (03)

GAD40 : Sex Slavery & Human Trafficking (03)

 

MIGRATION STUDIES (09)

 

Compulsory Courses

GAD41 : Introduction to Migration (03)

GAD42 : Biblical perspective on Migration (03)

 

Elective Courses

Student has to choose 1 course from

GAD43 : Refugees & Forced Displacement (03)

GAD44 : Undocumented Migrants (03)

 

 

GLOBALIZATION & RELIGION (09)

GAD45 : Religion & Globalization (03)

GAD46 : Global Christianity (03)

GAD47 : Global Islam (03)

 

FINAL WORK / RESEARCH / PROJECT (25)

 

Final Project for Academic Diploma of Global Studies can be in various forms, or combinations. Already from 160 ECTS (Includes practicum & Final Project) the student is allowed to graduate. The final project can be in a form of a literature research, fieldwork or an internship. A student undertaking an Academic Diploma must successfully complete ay least 160 ECTS of study (including a Final Paper/Project worth 25 ECTS). The student is required to submit a proposal to the supervisor. 

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