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Global Studies

Global studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to give students a core of knowledge and basic understanding of an increasingly interdependent world. Students will explore international issues and affairs from political, sociological, cultural, historical, and economic perspectives and examine the complex interactions between the domestic and international affairs of nations with the goal of developing the skills necessary for a career in public service, the private sector, and academia. If students are interested in studying abroad, developing advanced skills in language, engaging in undergraduate research or pursuing an internship, and taking courses across the curriculum, then global studies may be an attractive major or minor.

The global studies major and minor emphasizes core and advanced elective courses in political science, art and art history, philosophy, religion, language, economics, history, sociology, and anthropology, and require students to demonstrate competence in language and participate in study abroad. It will also require students to take an introductory course, advanced level language, engage in undergraduate research or an internship, and take a senior seminar course. Students can select from two tracks within the program: International Affairs or Comparative Culture. For more information about receiving an global studies degree, please contact Dr. Chris Dolan or Dr. Rick Chamberlin.

More information about the Global Studies Program:

Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Arts with a major in Global Studies.

A student majoring in Global Studies must complete 45 credits with 9 credits of global experiences and 36 credits of coursework.

Requirements for the major (total of 45 credits):

Introductory
:

GLB 101 Magnitudes Dimensions Globaliz

Global Studies majors are required to complete a community-engaged learning project. Students who declare the Global Studies major after the completion of GLB 101 Magnitudes Dimensions Globaliz are required to complete a community-based project in another required course for the major.

Economics:

ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 102 Principles of Macroeconomics

And one course from:

ECN 322
ECN 331 International Finance

Sociology:

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 240 Div. & Intercultural Comm.

Politics:

POL 245 Conceptions of Global Power

And one course from:

POL 207 Europe in the 20th Century
POL 210 Comparative Politics
POL 275 Understanding Human Rights
POL 312 American Foreign Policy
POL 313 Contemporary Global Security
POL 314 Global Politics Wealth & Pover
POL 392 Spec Topics in Global Politics

Research:

POL 370 Conduct of Political Inquiry
GLB 499 Synthesizing the Global Exper.

Language: 6 credits of language at the 300-level or above.

Global Experiences:

A study abroad experience of at least 4 weeks' duration. Majors are required to participate in at least one approved non-U.S., off-campus program offered by the LVC Study Abroad office. This may include a full semester of study abroad or an approved alternative program, such as full semester-exchange programs, mini-terms (4 to 8 weeks), short-term (4 weeks), or summer programs that may or may not be led by LVC faculty. Courses taken in off-campus programs can be accepted for credit to the major, although approval for such credit is contingent on equivalent courses in the LVC catalog.

Students must also complete one of the following experiences, for a minimum of 3 credits each:

GLB 400 Internship
GLB 460 Collab. Undergraduate Research
GLB 500 Independent Study/Independent project
GLB 500 Independent Study/Honors
POL 380 EU Simulation

Requirements: Minor in Global Studies.

A student majoring in Global Studies must complete 45 credits with 9 credits of global experiences and 36 credits of coursework.

Requirements for the minor (total of 21 credits):

Introductory:

GLB 101 Magnitudes Dimensions Globaliz

Global Studies minors are required to complete a community-engaged learning project. Students who declare the Global Studies minor after the completion of GLB 101 Magnitudes Dimensions Globaliz are required to complete a community-based project in another required course for the minor.

Core courses:

ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
POL 245 Conceptions of Global Power
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 240 Div. & Intercultural Comm.
3 credits of language at the 300-level or above.

A study abroad experience of at least 4 weeks' duration: Minors are required to participate in at least one approved non-U.S., off-campus program offered by the LVC Study Abroad office. This may include a full semester of study abroad or an approved alternative program, such as full semester-exchange programs, mini-terms (4 to 8 weeks), short-term (4 weeks), or summer programs that may or may not be led by LVC faculty. Courses taken in off-campus programs can be accepted for credit to the minor, although approval for such credit is contingent on equivalent courses in the LVC catalog.