B.A. Major in Global Studies

The B.A. major in Global Studies requires 13 courses plus language proficiency and an international experience:

Core courses for all major concentrations in Global Studies:
GLBS 115Global Citizenship1.0
GLBS 225Global Issues3.0
GLBS 270World Focus Seminar1.0
GLBS 315Strategies to Global Solutions3.0
One of the following:3.0
Globalization: Theory/Practice
Globalization and Culture
One practical application course:3.0-6.0
Nonprofits: Theory & Practice
Internship
Public Policy Analysis
Capstone sequence:6.0
Capstone Proposal
Global Studies Capstone
Language study and proficiency at a minimum of the 205 level
International experience approved by the Global Studies Executive Board
Two classes that focus on a non-US geographic area. At least one of these classes must be focused outside of Western Europe. Must be from two different disciplines. (See below for options.) *6.0
Three classes in one of the following concentrations: Sustainable Development, Peace and Conflict, Cultures in Contact, Social Justice. Students may also create their own concentration with the approval of the Global Studies Program Director. Classes in the selected concentration must come from at least two disciplines and include not more than one 100-level course and at least one 300-level course. (See below for options.)9.0
Total Semester Hours35.0-38.0
*Two classes that focus on a non-US geographic area. At least one of these classes must be focused outside of Western Europe. Must be from two different disciplines.6.0
Asian Art
Scottish Literature
Contemporary French Society
Latin America
History of France
Britain
20th Century Europe
South African History
China
Japan
Africa
Russia
Middle East
Modern China
India
Latin American Politics
Contemporary European Politics
Politics of China
Topics in Asian Politics
Russia and the FSU
African Cultures
Hispanic Culture
Spanish Film
Modern Hispanic Literature
Reading French Society in Film
Total Semester Hours6.0

Concentration in Sustainable Development

The sustainable development concentration uses a global lens to examine the three interconnected spheres of sustainability (the social, environmental, and economic). Students selecting this concentration are interested in seeking solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems in ways that "meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987). The three courses for the concentration must come from at least two disciplines and include not more than one 100-level course and at least one 300-level course.

One of the following:3.0
Introduction to Sustainability
Sustainable Development
Two of the following:6.0
Global Environmental Issues
Environmental Policy
Environmental Economics
Economic Development
Environmental Education
Environmental Literature
Global Ethics
"Race" and Ethnicity
Int'l Human Rights Law & Advcy
Global Perspectives of Women
Total Semester Hours9.0

Concentration in Peace and Conflict

This concentration is for students interested in both the root causes of conflict as they appear in different forms around the world, and in strategies that could lead us toward lasting peace. Students selecting this concentration will learn about why nations go to war, the role of power in governmental interrelationships, and how security can be achieved. The three courses for the concentration must come from at least two disciplines and include not more than one 100-level course and at least one 300-level course.

Three of the following:9.0
Postcolonial Literature
Literature of Conflict
Global Religions & History
World History
Middle East
Politics Among Nations
Rev:Politics of Violent Change
U.S. and Global Security
Criminology and Criminal Law
Int'l Human Rights Law & Advcy
Refugees: Culture and Conflict
Peace and Conflict
Total Semester Hours9.0

Concentration in Cultures in Contact

Students focusing on this concentration specialize in understanding how globalization spreads cultural ideas (e.g. religion, art, education, literature, music) as different ethnic and religious groups interact with one another. Students learn about the socio-cultural beliefs, values and practices of other ethnicities, nationalities, and religions, enabling them to build skills in intercultural knowledge and communication. For additional course options under French or Spanish or courses applicable to the Cultures in Contact Concentration, see your Global Studies advisor. The three courses for the concentration must come from at least two disciplines and include not more than one 100-level course and at least one 300-level course.

Three of the following:9.0
Survey Asia/Africa/Americas
Islamic Art
Indigenous Ecol Knowledge
Outdoor Education
Child & Adolescent Literature
Foundations in Experiential Ed
Global Education
Scottish Literature
Postcolonial Literature
The History of Islam
World History
Music of the World
Global Ethics
Advanced Issues
World Religions
History of Christianity
Introduction to Islam
Jews, Christians, & Muslims
Intro to Global Sociology
"Race" and Ethnicity
Native American Cultures
African Cultures
Refugees: Culture and Conflict
Stories Around the Globe
Total Semester Hours9.0

Concentration in Social Justice

In the social justice concentration, students work to identify the social inequalities rooted in socio-economic status, gender, and ethnicity, and how these inequalities play out in different settings around the globe. Students seek an understanding of the root causes of these disparities and how to work effectively to eliminate them. The three courses for the concentration must come from at least two disciplines and include not more than one 100-level course and at least one 300-level course.

Three of the following:9.0
Indigenous Ecol Knowledge
Economic Development
Postcolonial Literature
Nonprofits: Theory & Practice
Feminist Philosophy
Global Ethics
"Race" and Ethnicity
Native American Cultures
Int'l Human Rights Law & Advcy
African Cultures
Refugees: Culture and Conflict
Global Perspectives of Women
Sustainable Development
Total Semester Hours9.0