Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

Liberal Studies B.A., Global Studies Concentration

Degree Requirements

Core Areas A-E

Satisfactorily complete core Areas A-E, as listed in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.

Total Credit Hours:42

Area F

Interdisciplinary Methods

Satisfactorily complete the following course:

IDST 2000Interdisciplinary Exploration

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Geography

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

GEOG 1101Intro to Human Geography

3

GEOG 1102World Regional Geography

3

Total Credit Hours:3

History

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

HIST 1131World Civilization & Soc I

3

HIST 1132World Civilization & Soc II

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Religion

Satisfactorily complete the following course:

RELI 1111Intro to World Religion

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Additional Courses

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

AFST 2010Intro to African Studies

3

ANTH 1102Introduction to Anthropology

3

ENGL 2110World Literature

3

ENGL 2160Studies in International Lit

3

IDST 2305Topics Humn and Fine Arts

3

IDST 2310Fine & Applied Arts in Civ

3

PHIL 2010Survey of Philosophy

3

POLS 2401Intro to Intl Relations

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Foreign Language Requirement

Demonstrate competence in one foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002).  Students pursuing the Global Studies concentration are also strongly encouraged to study a world language beyond the 2002 level.

FREN 2002Interm Fren Lang & Culture II

3

GRMN 2002Inter German Lang & Culture II

3

ITAL 2002Interm Ital Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 2002Interm Span Lang & Culture II

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Major/Concentration

Satisfactorily complete 24 hours from the following courses, with at least one course addressing issues in each of the following regions: South and Central America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.  A cross-listed course can only count toward the requirement in one discipline. Special Topics courses may also be used to fulfill these requirements with the permission of the department chair.

Fine Arts

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses. 


AFST 4845African Art History

3

ARTS 4810Twentieth-Cent Art, 1900-1950

3

ARTS 4820Late 20th Cent Art Since 1950

3

ARTS 4950Special Topics

1-4

Total Credit Hours:3

Humanities

Satisfactorily complete 9 3000-4000 level hours from PHIL, RELI, or the following courses.  Courses from PHIL and RELI must have a global focus and be approved by the department chair.

AFST 4451African Literature

3

AFST 4452African Women Writers

3

ENGL 4450International Women's Lit

3

FREN 3110French Culture & Civ I

3

FREN 3120French Culture & Civ II

3

FREN 3210Survey of French Literature I

3

FREN 3220Survey of French Literature II

3

FREN 4220Francophone Women Writers

3

SPAN 3210Survey of Span Literature I

3

SPAN 3210Survey of Span Literature I

3

SPAN 3230Survey of Latin American Lit I

3

SPAN 3240Survey of Latin Amer Lit II

3

SPAN 4500Seminar in Contemp Lat/Am Cult

3

Total Credit Hours:9

 

Social Sciences

Satisfactorily complete 9 3000-4000 level hours from AFST courses in the Social Sciences; GEOG courses pertaining to Africa, Asia, Latin America and/or the Caribbean, or the Middle East; HIST courses pertaining to Africa, Asia, Latin America and/or the Caribbean, or the Middle East; or the following POLS courses.  Course selections should be made in consultation with the department chair. 

POLS 3601International Conflict & War

3

POLS 3651International Security

3

POLS 4505Intro to the European Union

3

POLS 4521Politics of Russia

3

POLS 4603Internatl Organization & Coop

3

POLS 4611Contemporary Int'l Problems

3

POLS 4715International Relations Theory

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Additional Course

Satisfactorily complete 3 additional hours from either the Fine Arts, Humanities, or Social Science list above.

Total Credit Hours:3

Capstone

Satisfactorily complete an appropriate 4000-level course that includes a senior research paper/project or complete an appropriate study abroad course.  The capstone must be approved by the department chair.  Students choosing the Global Studies concentration are strongly encouraged to pursue a semester-long study abroad program, an international internship or an internship with an organization working with an globally diverse population within the United States as their capstone experience.

Total Credit Hours:3

Electives

For students who must take the 1001, 1002, and/or 2001 foreign language courses, these courses will be applied to electives and will reduce the total number of elective credits available.

Total Credit Hours:24-33

Additional Degree Requirements

Satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements listed in the academic policies section of this catalog.

Earn a grade of C or higher in all courses that count toward major/concentration requirements.