Requirements for the Global Studies major- Get your major declaration form here.
A printable document summarizing these requirements may be found at the bottom of this page.
I. Core Courses
101. Introduction to Global Studies I: Political Economy.
102. Introduction to Global Studies II: Race, Culture, Identity.
290. Global Studies Research Methods.
301. Theories of Global Political Economy.
302. Theories of Global Cultural Studies.
Two (2) Global Studies Electives with GS designation – one at the 200 level and one at the 300 – and should normally fit in with the student’s choice of concentration (below).
489, 490. SYE: Senior Project.
498, 499. SYE: Honors Project.
II. Choice of Concentrations.
Students have three tracks they can choose from to mold their concentration. These are:
- comparative area studies: three courses in each of two geographic or cultural areas, plus at least one semester of a second language; or
- one-area intense study: four courses in one geographic or cultural area and two semesters of a second language related to their area concentration; or
- area-thematic study: three courses in one geographic or cultural area and three courses in one thematic area, plus at least one semester of a second language.
Area studies available for students’ concentrations include:
- African Studies
- African-American Studies
- Arabic Studies
- Asian Studies
- Canadian Studies
- Caribbean and Latin American Studies
- Chinese Studies
- European Studies
- Native American Studies
- Other areas (e.g., Middle Eastern or Islamic Studies) with the approval of the department chair
Thematic programs and options available for students' thematic concentrations include:
- Environmental Studies
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Media Communications
- Peace Studies
- Religious Studies
- Social movements
- Other thematic options (e.g., Security, Governance Legal studies, the Body, Art, Urban Studies, etc.) with the approval of the department chair