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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Global Studies - North American Studies (GSNA) - BA Major


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49 S.H. (no minor required)

2.0 GPA required.

Global Studies Core


This major has two parts:

  • Part I (Global Perspectives) provides students a general framework that organizes the different aspects of globalization.
  • Part II (Regional Perspectives) offers students an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about one of the following regions of the world: Asia, Europe, Latin America, or North America.

Students can examine the impact of global developments on the region they choose to study, and conversely, the impact of regions in influencing global forces. The emphasis upon global-regional interaction is the distinguishing feature of this program.

Part I: Global Perspectives (21 S.H.)


Major Electives (15 S.H.)


Electives are organized in four categories:

  • Global Environment: Courses in this category consider the wholeness of the physical environment of the globe, the potential of its resources to meet human needs, the effects of human activity on the global environment, and the ways in which its resources can be responsibly managed.
  • Global Governance: Courses in this category examine whether current international organizations can adequately cope with contemporary problems caused by globalization. These courses also examine efforts by various groups and countries to develop rules, norms, and institutions that can respond consistent with universal standards of human dignity and responsibility.
  • Global Society and Culture: Courses in this category explore the emergence of common norms, values, and behavior around the world as a result of globalization and the spread of technology. They also examine expression and culture in different parts of the world and the dynamic of conflict and cooperation between local and global cultures.
  • Global Economy: Courses in this category deal with the emergence of the global market economy, the way in which it operates, and the reaction of governments and non-governmental groups.

Students may not count more than 9 S.H. from each category toward major.

Part II: Regional Perspectives - North American Studies (28 S.H.)


Required Courses (3 S.H.)


World Language & Cultural Immersion (16 S.H.)


Students must demonstrate intermediate language proficiency (202 or equivalent). The remaining four credits can be fulfilled by taking additional language courses or an equivalent number of approved elective credits.

Students who test out of lower-division language courses must complete remaining credits. See advisor.

With department chair approval, world language requirements may be waived for students if English is their second language, provided they take an equivalent number of approved elective credits.

Electives - Regional Perspectives (9 S.H.)


Choose three:

Note


These requirements can also be fulfilled by taking comparable study abroad courses with advisor consent.

Legend


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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