Academic Catalog 2009-2010 
    Jan 27, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies Major

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The Global Studies major is a multi-disciplinary course of study for students intending to work or study in an international setting or as a background for involvement in ministries around the world. All students in this program complete a core curriculum that provides broad background in economics, geography, history, political science, as well as in specific regions of the world.

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies requires completion of the following 128 credits:
General Education Core (57 credit hours)
Major Core (42 credit hours)
Electives (29 credit hours)


General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

Communication (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Science (3 credit hours)

Global Studies Major Core (42 credit hours)

Exploring World Cultures Component (6 credit hours)

Choose 2 courses from the following (some students may be able to meet 3 or more hours of this requirement through a study abroad experience):

Core Elective (3 credit hours)

This requirement may be met through an international academic experience, an internationally focused internship, an advanced language course, or a 300 or 400 level cognate course (e.g. GLS, HIS, or POL prefixes). All coursework used to meet this requirement must be pre-approved on a case-by-case basis by the major coordinator and other campus officials through appropriate university channels.

Foreign Language (6 credit hours)

Complete a 2-semester sequence in one modern foreign language (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and American Sign Language do not meet this requirement). Language courses identified as “conversational” do not meet this requirement.

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