The Major

I. Foundational Requirements (24-39 units)

  • All students must achieve intermediate-level (or higher) proficiency in a modern language other than English.
  • Students may demonstrate this proficiency either by:
    • passing an intermediate-level proficiency exam or by
    • completing a fourth-semester standard language course (202 or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.
    2. Cultural Perspectives (choose one)
    • ANTH 203: Cultural Anthropology  D1 (3)
    • GEP 203: Human Geography  D2, (3)
    3. Environmental Perspectives (choose one)
    • GEP 201: Global Environmental Systems B1 (4)
    • GEP 206: Society, Environment and Development D2 (3)
    4. Political Perspectives (choose one)
    • POLS 303: Comparative Political Analysis (4)
    • POLS 304: Theory and Analysis - International Relations (4)
    • POLS 315: Modern Political Ideologies, D5 (4)
    5. Historical Perspectives (choose one)
    • HIST 202: Development of the Modern World, D2 (3)
    • HIST 380: 20th Century World, D2 (3)
    6. Religous and Ethical Perspectives
    • PHIL 302: Ethics and Human Value Theory, C2 (3)
    • POLS 307: Perspectives on the Holocaust and Genocide D5 (4)
    • SOC 431: Sociology of Religion, C2 (4)
    • ENG 304: War and Peace Lecture Series, C2 (3)
    7. World Regions Overview
    • GEP 305: World Regions in Global Context D5 (4)
    8. Community Service
    • GLBL 350A: Introduction to Community Service (1)

III. Concentration Courses (24 units)

IV. Capstone Requirements (14 units)

    Experiences

    All majors are expected to participate in an intensive cross-cultural experience of at least three months' duration, during which they speak primarily a language other than their mother tongue.

    Students normally will meet this expectation by studying or working abroad.

    When travel abroad is impossible, students may arrange an extended cross-cultural experience closer to home, in consultation with the Global Studies Coordinator.

    Class
    • GEP 320: Geopolitics (4)
    Project
    • GLBL 496: Senior Capstone Pre-Seminar (3) (Fall)
    • GLBL 498: Senior Capstone Thesis (4) (Spring)