Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 01, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [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 interdisciplinary background in business, economics, history, missions, and political science, as well as the culture of specific regions of the world. ln addition to the required core, students will choose an lntercultural Ministries Emphasis, an International Business and Economic Development Emphasis, an International Relations and Diplomacy Emphasis, or a General Global Studies Emphasis. All Global Studies majors are required to complete an international experience with CCU, consisting of either a Study Abroad semester, an academic travel course, or a CCU2theWorld missions trip, subject to the Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities approval.

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (48 credit hours)
Global Studies Major Core (42-43 credit hours)
Electives (29-30 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

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

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

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

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Global Studies Major (42-43 credit hours)

Global Studies Core (27 credit hours)

Global Studies Emphases (15-16 credit hours)

Choose one of the four Global Studies Emphases below.

International Relations and Diplomacy Emphasis (15 credit hours)

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Global Studies to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Global Studies major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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