Global Studies Curriculum Requirements

Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Major Requirements

The Global Studies major consists of 51-66 s.h. distributed as follows:

B.A. requirement

Four semesters of language, with at least two semesters of a single language taken in sequence; or demonstration of competence in one language through the 2020 level (12 s.h.).

B.S. requirement

Statistics (select one, 3 s.h.).

  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)

Required Courses for both B.A. and B.S. degrees (9 s.h.):

  • HIS 1030 World History I (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 1040 World History II (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3700 Contemporary World History (3 s.h.)

History electives (any 6, 18 s.h.):

  • HIS 2170 Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3010 Topics in Modern Asian History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3050 Islam and the Islamic World (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3110 Ancient History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3120 Medieval History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3130 Renaissance and Reformation Europe (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3220 Early Modern History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3250 Modern History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3310 Topics in Latin American History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3810 Topics in European Social and Cultural History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3820 History and Gender (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3850 Special Topics in History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 4110 Modern Russia (3 s.h.)

Interdisciplinary electives (any 6, 18-29 s.h.):

  • Any language through the 3000 level (counts as one elective, may include B.A. requirement) (6-18 s.h.)
  • ECO 4200 Comparative Economic Systems (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 4520 International Trade and Finance (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 4650 International Growth and Development (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2310 Survey of World Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2320 Survey of World Literature II (3 s.h.)
  • GEO 2520 Regional Geography (3 s.h.)
  • LAN 2600 Foreign Culture (3 s.h.)
  • PHI 3350 Environmental Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • PSC 2270 Comparative Politics (3 s.h.)
  • PSC 3470 American Foreign Policy (3 s.h.)
  • PSC 3510 International Relations (3 s.h.)
  • PSC 4010-4080 Area Studies (3 s.h. each)
  • PSC 4400 International Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • PSC 4510 International Political Economy (3 s.h.)
  • REL 1500 Religions of Asia (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 2530 International Social Problems (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 2560 Cultural Anthropology (3 s.h.)
  • SPA 3200 Civilization and Culture of Hispanic America (3 s.h.)

Capstone Requirement (select one, 3 s.h.):

  • HIS 4550 Senior Seminar: The Craft of History (3 s.h.)
  • PSC 4600 Senior Seminar (3 s.h.)