2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies, B.A.

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All students earning a bachelor’s degree in global studies must complete the University Core Curriculum as part of the 121 credits required for the degree.

University Core Curriculum

The completion of 40 credits of the University Core Curriculum with the following restrictions:

  • Tier 1:
  • CC 1.1: ENGL 1112  or ENGL 1113 
  • CC 2.1: COMM 1130 
  • CC 3.1: Mathematical and Quantitative Literacy - choose any course
  • CC 4.1: Scientific Exploration - choose  
  • CC 6.1: Historical Perspectives - choose any course
  • CC 7.1: The Individual and Society - choose any course
  • CC 8.1: Global and Intercultural Awareness - choose any course
  • CC 9.1: Perspective on Creative Arts - choose any course
  • Tier 2 (12 credits):
  • To fulfill the additional 12 credits of Tier 2 courses, Global Studies majors can choose Tier 2 courses from any competency.

Note:  Global Studies majors cannot take more than 6 credits of GLBS prefix courses as part of the core curriculum.

Additional Requirements

Plus two semesters (six credits) of a modern language other than the student’s native language (Students concentrating in Area Studies should take a language relevant to their specific region.)

Plus two Global Studies electives

(Global Studies electives, including special topics and independent studies, must be approved by the Global Studies adviser.)

Plus ten 300-level or 400-level electives

Students must select one of the focus areas described below and complete a minimum of five courses from the designated list. Special topics courses and independent studies may be applied to a concentration as appropriate, but only with prior approval by both the student’s adviser and the Global Studies Advisory Committee. Students may alternately elect to construct a customized concentration, but it must be developed in careful consultation with the Global Studies adviser and approved by the Global Studies Advisory Committee.

Focus Area in Area Studies – choose one of the following areas:

Area Studies - The Americas

Study Abroad

All Global Studies majors are strongly encouraged to complete at least one study abroad experience.

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