The World Studies Emphasis certification enables students enrolled in Associate in Arts Degree Programs to obtain World Studies Emphasis certification with no additional coursework through careful selection of general education and elective courses needed to fulfill their degree requirements. World Studies Emphasis certification is an additional credential to demonstrate acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to live and work in a globally interdependent world. Students must complete five courses from the World Studies Emphasis menu. The common objective of these courses is to foster an ability to appreciate, analyze, and deal constructively with historical/contemporary experiences of diversity in the United States and other parts of the world. The menu includes courses in the areas of history, sociology, geography, science, religion, language, and literature. For more information about the World Studies Emphasis Certification, consult the BHCC catalog.