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Become a global citizen
What is global citizenship?
What is global citizenship? As defined by Oxfam, a global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world - and their place in it. Taking an active role in their communities, global citizens work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable.
Keep reading to see what our students, instructors, alumni and donors have to say about gaining a global perspective within FASS.
FASS instructor, Melek Ortabasi
FASS graduate, Victoria Chua
Director of the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies, Dimitris Krallis
FASS master's student, Victor Guerin
FASS alumnus, Elisha Cooper
FASS student, Isabella Wang
How will you become a global citizen?
Learn to be a global citizen at FASS! With 23 departments, schools, and programs to choose from, you aren't confined to one area of study. Explore the subjects below to see what global citizenship means in different contexts.
World Languages and Literatures
What courses can you take?
Within our many departments, schools, and programs, there is an exciting array of courses for you. Learn about global citizenship from a variety of perspectives in the following courses (These are only a few of the 1,200 courses available to you once you are accepted as a student at SFU):
- Economics 102: The World Economy
- English 115: Literature and Culture
- History 265: Global History from the Revolutionary Age to the Present
- Humanities 130: Introduction to Religious Studies
- International Studies 101: Global Challenges of the 21st Century
- Labour Studies 201: Workers in the Global Economy
- Language courses: Arabic, Chinese, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish
- Linguistics 160: Culture, Language and Society
- World Literature 100: What is World Literature?
What will you do with your degree?
You've asked questions. You've discovered deeper questions to explore. You've studied them and earned your degree. Now what will you do? Our students have been successful in careers including, but not limited to:
- Archivist / Historian
- Cultural Affairs
- Human Resources
- Human Rights / Humanitarian Aid
- Immigration Officer
- Interpreter / Translator
- Policy Analyst
- Public Relations
- Social Policy
- Writer & Editor