Global Studies - A Major in World Citizenship

Program Requirements

Below are the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies. You must also complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of coursework.

Global Studies (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (45-51 hours)
    1. GBL 250(3)
    2. Complete four of the following courses: ANT 100(3); ECO 155(3); GRY 100(3); PLS 232(3), REL 210(3); SOC 150(3)
    3. Complete 15 hours in one of the following focus areas, with courses with at least four different course prefixes:
      1. Language and Culture: ANT 226(3), 280(3), 320(3), 380(3), 382(3), 490(3), 510(3)*; COM 360(3), 512(3); ENG 283(3); GRY 320(3), 470(2); GST 400(3); IDS 397(3)*; MCL 550(3)*; MUS 239(3); PHI 115(3), 342(3); REL 370(3)
      2. Business and Economics: AGB 514(3); AGR 100(3); ECO 346(3), 456(3), 565(3); FIN 582(3); GRY 308(3), 321(3), 470(2); GST 400(3); HST 340(3); IDS 397(3)*; MCL 550(3)*; MGT 447(3); MKT 474(3); PHI 342(3); REL 370(3) 
      3. Politics, Society and Environmental Issues: CRM 420(3); ECO 540(3); GRY 108(3), 316(3), 322(3), 323(3), 351(3), 470(2), 535(3); GST 400(3); IDS 397(3)*; MCL 550(3)*; PHI 302(3), 342(3); PLS 205(3), 232(3), 333(1), 437(3), 535(3), 546(3), 555(3), 561(3), 565(3); REL 370(3); SOC 305(3), 336(3)

        *When applicable
    4. Complete 15 hours in Regional Studies with at least one course in each of the following five regions. The following courses may apply to various regions depending upon course content: ANT 330, ECO 397ENG 362GRY 305 or PLS 338.

      1. Africa: ANT 332(3); ART 273(3)*, 386(3), 488(3)**; ENG 363(3); GRY 507(3); HST 323(3), 335(3); PLS 550(3)
      2. Asia: ANT 334(3); ART 274(3), 374(3); ECO 345(3); HST 381(3), 571(3); LLT 215(3); MUS 372(1)***; PHI 314(3); PLS 545(3); REL 355(3), 357(3), 360(3)
      3. Europe: ART 272(3); ENG 361(3); HST 350(3), 353(3), 355(3), 361(3), 559(3); LLT 225(3); PLS 343(3), 547(3); REL 340(3)
      4. Latin America and Caribbean: ANT 331(3); ART 273(3)*, 385(3), 485(3); HST 350(3), 587(3), 588(3); PLS 548(3)
      5. Middle East: ANT 335(3); ART 382(3); HST 370(3), 371(3), 543(3); PLS 544(3); REL 330(3), 350(3)

        *ART 273 may satisfy only one requirement in the major, either Africa or Latin America/Caribbean region.
        **ART 488 may satisfy this requirement if focus is on Africa.
        ***MUS 372 may satisfy this requirement if ensemble is in Chinese Music.
    5. Complete six hours beyond the 12-hour Bachelor of Arts foreign language requirement, for a total of 18 hours in one modern foreign language: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish. Other modern languages may be accepted upon the recommendation of the Head of the Modern and Classical Language department. The language requirement and language courses may partially or fully be fulfilled with courses taken as part of study-away programs or at another American university or college. Students also have the opportunity to acquire proficiency certificates reflecting their level of foreign language competency and, according to their level, will be able to test out of part or all foreign language requirements.
    6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience requirement: Complete GBL 499-Internship or an approved Study Away for 3 hours.
  3. Minor Required (or second major). Note: No more than nine hours may count toward both the major and a minor.
  4. Double Majors: Students wishing to pursue the Global Studies major and another major (no minor required) may only count up to nine hours in both majors.
  5. Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog
  6. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog