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Components of the Major

*Courses in bold are being offered in FALL 2024. All diversity or Messina sections for any course listed below will be counted as GT.

The major has five required components:

  1. Foundational component
  2. Analytical component
  3. Topical component
  4. Senior seminar
  5. International Experience

See the typical course sequence and schedule of required courses.

Foundational Component (7 required courses)

These courses introduce students to social scientific approaches to global issues and to the basics of quantitative analysis.

  • EC 102 Microeconomics Principles  
  • EC 103 Macroeconomics Principles (Same class as HN 231 Honors Seminar: Macroeconomics Principles)
  • EC 220 Business Statistics or ST 110 Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis or ST2 10 Introduction to Statistics
  • GT 201 Introduction to Global Studies
  • HS 100 Encountering the Past 
  • PS 350 Comparative Politics
  • SC 202D Social Change and Social Power or SC 203 Globalization and Society (note: SC 202 or SC 203 is required for students entering the major under the 2021-22 catalog and/or Class of 2025 and beyond).

Analytical Component (4 courses)

These courses deepen and expand the analytical perspectives and knowledge bases addressed in the foundational courses. They are broadly comparative or global in focus. Students choose one course from each departmental grouping listed below:

Economics

  • EC 304 Survey Of International Economics
  • EC 348 Development Economics 
  • EC 440 International Financial Economics
  • EC 446 International Trade

History (non-western)

HS 200 (for students in catalogue year 2022 - 2023 and beyond) or HS 300-level courses (for students prior to catalogue year 2022 - 2023)  also satisfy the second core requirement in history; only 400-level courses count as core credit for students in the Honors Program.

  • HS 220 Colonial Africa (Open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 388D)
  • HS 223D Women and Gender in Middle East (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 397D)
  • HS 224 Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean from Troy to Iraq (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 324)
  • HS 227 Introduction Modern Latin America
  • HS 233 Global Communism (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 311)
  • HS 236 The Black Death in Global Perspective (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as
    HS 320)
  • HS 250 Introduction to Islamic History (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 393)
  • HS 252 History of South Asia in the Twentieth Century (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 380)
  • HS 263 Empire in East Asia 1600 - Present (open to studnets using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 376)
  • HS 274D East Asia on Film (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 374D)
  • HS 311 Communism: A Global History (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 233)
  • HS 320 The Black Death in Global Perspective (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as
    HS 236)
  • HS 324 Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean from Troy to Iraq (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 224)
  • HS 364 War Memory (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 447)
  • HS 373D Nationalism and Decolonization 
  • HS 374D East Asia on Film (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 274D)
  • HS 376 Empire in East Asia 1600 - Present (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 263)
  • HS 380D History of South Asia in the Twentieth Century (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 252D)
  • HS 388D Colonial Africa (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 -2023; same as HS 220)
  • HS 389D Gender and Power in Modern Africa (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 441D)
  • HS 390D Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
  • HS 393 Introduction to Islamic History (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 250)
  • HS 396D Modern Middle East Through Literature and Film
  • HS 397D Women and Gender in the Middle East(open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as
    HS 223D)
  • HS 441D Gender and Power in Modern Africa  (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 389D
  • HS 450 History of Afghanistan
  • HS 447 War Memory (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 364)
  • HS 478 Seminar: Global Histories of Sexuality
  • HS 489D Seminar: America in the Middle East
  • HS 490 Seminar: Environmental History in Latin America
  • HS 492 Seminar: Minority Identity and Citizenship in the Modern World
  • HS 495 Seminar: East Asia in the Global 1960s

Political Science

  • PS 310 Protest and Mobilization in Authoritarian Regimes
  • PS 355 Global Governance and International Institutions
  • PS 357 The Politics of Globalization
  • PS 365 International Politics (preferred)

Sociology

SC 101 prerequisite waived for global studies majors (manual registration required).

  • SC 339 Conflict and Peace Studies
  • SC 362 Global Inequalities
  • SC 363 Special Topics in Global Studies: Global Immigration
  • SC 373 Sociology of Human Rights
  • SC 374 Sociology of Development
  • SC 376 Israel-Palestine: Conflict Narratives, Media Framing, and Peace-Building
  • SC 377 Social Movements and Social Protest
  • SC 378 Islamic Social Movements
  • SC 440 Seminar: Global Sociology
  • SC 441 Seminar: Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation in Divided Societies

Topical Component

Students complete this component by choosing four courses that focus on a specific topic or theme.

  • 4 courses are required to complete the topic
  • At least 2 different Global Studies disciplines must be represented
  • Up to 2 courses may be outside of the Global Studies disciplines
  • 2 courses must be at the 300 level or higher

Topic 1: Globalization and Sustainable Development

Economies, societies and cultures have become increasingly integrated. This topic focuses on the dynamics of global change at the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental level. Also, this topic focuses on the factors that impinge on the economic and social progress of countries and regions in parts of the world that are considered less developed. These countries and regions are most often found in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. Important aspects of this topic will include the sources of underdevelopment, the extent and dynamics of inequality and poverty, and the impact of colonization and decolonization on the political, economic and social evolution of these regions.

Economics options for Topic 1

  • EC 304 Survey Of International Economics
  • EC 348 Development Economics
  • EC 360 Environmental Economics
  • EC 440 International Financial Economics
  • EC 446 International Trade

History options for Topic 1

  • HS 211 American Environmental History (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as (HS 343)
  • HS 213 A Century of Diplomacy: U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1890 (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 363)
  • HS 222 Global Environmental History (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 399)
  • HS 223D Women and Gender in the Middle East (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as
    HS 397D)
  • HS 246D History of Modern China (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 377D)
  • HS 247D History of Modern Japan (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 378D)
  • HS 249D History of Mexico (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 385D)
  • HS 252D History of South Asia 20th Century (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 380D)
  • HS 255 Indian History, Culture, and Religion through Film (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 375)
  • HS 263 Empire in East Asia: 1600 - Present (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 376)
  • HS 317D Germans in Africa, Africans in Germany (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as
    HS 417D)
  • HS 342D Health and Illness in Latin America (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 442D)
  • HS 343 American Environmental History (same as HS 211)
  • HS 363 A Century of Diplomacy: U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1890 (same as HS 213)
  • HS 372D The Vietnam War through Film and Literature
  • HS 373D Contesting Empire: Nationalism and Decolonization in the Afro-Atlantic World
  • HS 375D Indian History, Culture and Religion through Film (same as HS 255)
  • HS 376 Empire in East Asia: 1600 - Present (same as HS 263)
  • HS 377D History of Modern China (same as HS 246D)
  • HS 378D History of Modern Japan (same as HS 247D)
  • HS 380D History of South Asia in the Twentieth Century (same as
    HS 252D)
  • HS 385D History of Mexico (same as HS 249D)
  • HS 389D Gender and Power in Modern Africa (same as HS 441D)
  • HS 390 Gender & Sexuality in Latin America
  • HS 397D Women and Gender in the Middle East (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as
    HS 223)
  • HS 399 Global Environmental History (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 222)
  • HS 417D Germans in Africa, Africans in Germany (same as HS 317D)
  • HS 441D Gender and Power in Modern Africa (same as HS 389D)
  • HS 442D Health & Illness in Latin America (same as HS 342D)
  • HS 489D Seminar: America in the Middle East
  • HS 490 Seminar: Environmental History in Latin America
  • HS 495 Seminar: East Asia in the Global 1960s

Political Science options for Topic 1

  • PS 302 Chinese Politics
  • PS 303 Latin American Politics
  • PS 304 Politics of the Middle East
  • PS 307 The Global Politics of Migration
  • PS 308 China and Globalization
  • PS 309 Political Economy of Development
  • PS 310 Protest and Mobilization in Authoritarian Regimes
  • PS 311 African Politics
  • PS 332 Politics Through Literature and Film
  • PS 335 Refugees and International Politics
  • PS 336D Politics and Globalization of Taiwan
  • PS 355 Global Governance and International Institutions
  • PS 357 The Politics of Globalization
  • PS 358 Global Environmental Politics
  • PS 360 Transitional Justice
  • PS 364 International Relations through Non-Western Lenses
  • PS 365 International Politics
  • PS 404 Seminar: Protest and Resistance in Contemporary China

Sociology options for Topic 1

  • SC 276 Human Health and the Environment
  • SC 362 Global Inequalities
  • SC 373 Sociology of Human Rights
  • SC 374 Sociology of Development
  • SC 440 Seminar: Global Sociology

Course options outside the Global Studies Disciplines for Topic 1

  • BH 282 Global Environment of Business (or IB 282)
  • BL 104 Twisted Planet: Global Issues in Biology
  • BL 276 Human Health and the Environment
  • CH 114 Global Environment
  • EN 376 Postcolonial Literature
  • EN 385 Seminar in Post-Colonial Literature
  • FR 307 French for Health Professionals and Humanitarian Aid
  • FI 340 Global Financial Management
  • FR 315 French for International Relations
  • IB 282D Global Environment of Business (or BH282)
  • IB 415 International Management
  • IB 473 Global Strategic Alliances (same as MG473)
  • IS 360 Management of Global Info Tech
  • LW 410 International Business Law
  • LW 411 Environmental Law and Policy
  • MG 333 Global Strategy for Sustainability
  • MG 473 Global Strategic Alliances (same as IB473)
  • PL 314 Environmental Ethics
  • TH 312 Christian Environmental Ethics
  • TH 395 Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

 

Topic 2: Conflict, Justice, and Human Rights

Violence is a universal feature of human societies, affecting the lives of individuals as well as of entire communities – local, national and transnational. To build a world more just and peaceful, we need to study how conflicts arise, how they develop and how they can be solved. Moreover, to reaffirm human rights for individuals and minorities we need to study their historical evolution, and examine the existence and implications of injustice and infringements on human rights.

History options for Topic 2

  • HS 213 A Century of Diplomacy: U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1890 (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 363)
  • HS 218 The Civil Rights Era (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 366)
  • HS 223D Women and Gender in the Middle East (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as
    HS 397D)
  • HS 224 Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean from Troy to Iraq (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 324)
  • HS 228 Peace and War in Ancient Rome (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as CL 228,
    HS 307 and CL 307)
  • HS 233 Global Communism (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 311)
  • HS 241 Revolutionary America (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 346)
  • HS 244 African American History through Film (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS
    359)
  • HS 248 Violence and Holiness in 20th Century El Salvador (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 395)
  • HS 262 History and Politics of the Balkans (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as PS 262, PS 333 and HS 333)
  • HS 263 Empire in East Asia 1600 - Present (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 376)
  • HS 307 Peace and War in Ancient Rome (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 228,
    CL 228, and CL 307)
  • HS 311 Global Communism (same as HS 233)
  • HS 319 Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
  • HS 324 Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean from Troy to Iraq (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 224)
  • HS 333 History and Politics of the Balkans (same as HS 262, PS 262, PS 333)
  • HS 342 Health and Illness in Latin America (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023 and beyond; same as HS 442)
  • HS 346 Revolutionary America (same as HS 241)
  • HS 359D African American History Through Film (same as HS 244)
  • HS 363 A Century of Diplomacy: U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1890 (same as HS 213)
  • HS 364 War Memory (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS447)
  • HS 366 The Civil Rights Era (same as HS218)
  • HS 372D The Vietnam War through Film and Literature
  • HS 373D Contesting Empire: Nationalism and Decolonization in the Afro-Atlantic World
  • HS 376 Empire in East Asia: 1600 - Present (Same as HS 363)
  • HS 383 Violence and Holiness in 20th Century El Salvador (same as TH 209)
  • HS 390D Gender & Sexuality in Latin America
  • HS 397D Women and Gender in the Middle East (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as
    HS 223D)
  • HS 442D Health & Illness in Latin America (same as HS 342D)
  • HS 447 War Memory (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 364)
  • HS 474 Holocaust Memory in Germany and America
  • HS 489D Seminar: America in the Middle East
  • HS 492 Seminar: Minority Identity & Citizenship in the Modern World
  • HS 495 Seminar: East Asia in the Global 1960's

Political Science options for Topic 2

  • PS 304 Politics of the Middle East
  • PS 307 Global Politics of Migration
  • PS 310 Protest and Mobilization in Authoritarian Regimes
  • PS 333 History and Politics of the Balkans (same as PS 262, HS 262, HS 333)
  • PS 334 Global Justice
  • PS 335 Refugees and International Politics
  • PS 352 Gender, Human Rights, and Conflict
  • PS 360 Transitional Justice
  • PS 361 9/11 and American Foreign Policy
  • PS 363 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
  • PS 364 International Relations through Non-Western Lenses
  • PS 369 Russian Foreign Policy 
  • PS 404 Seminar: Politics in Contemporary China
  • PS 423 Genocide, Trauma, Memory: Mass Atrocity in the 21st Century
  • PS 426 Seminar: Conflict, Peace and Reconciliation in the Balkans
  • PS 472 Seminar: Warfare and Human Nature
  • PS 480 Seminar: Poland and the Holocaust

Sociology options for Topic 2

  • SC 339 Conflict and Peace Studies
  • SC 362 Global Inequalities
  • SC 363 Special Topics in Global Studies: Global Immigration
  • SC 373 Sociology of Human Rights
  • SC 376 Israel-Palestine: Conflict Narratives, Media Framing, and Peace-Building
  • SC 377 Social Movements and Social Protest
  • SC 441 Seminar: Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation in Divided Societies

Course options outside the Global Studies Disciplines for Topic 2

  • CL 228 Peace and War in Ancient Rome (open to students with catalogue year 2022-23 or beyond; same as HS 228)
  • CL 307 Peace and War in Ancient Rome (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 307)
  • FR 332 Trauma and Testimony: Representations of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda
  • ML 404 Another America, Central America
  • PL 228D Philosophical Perspective: Philosophy and Genocide
  • PL 305D Ethics & Politics Humanitarian Intervention
  • TH 209 Violence and Holiness in 20th Century El Salvador (same as HS 383)
  • TH 323 Worship, Culture, and Justice
  • TH 370 Liberation Theology: Roots, Branches and Critiques

 

Topic 3: Identity, Place, and Power

The process of globalization entails a fundamental tension between global dynamics and our specific, multi-layered national, religious, cultural, class, gender, and professional identities. How is globalization affecting the way we shape our identity as individuals and as a community? And how do our local, contextual, specific identities contribute to shape the process of globalization? Included in this topic are courses on ethnic identity, religion, gender, and nationalism. The issues of exile, migration and displacement are also addressed.

History options for Topic 3

  • HS 213 A Century of Diplomacy: U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1890 (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 363)
  • HS 216 A Queer History of Europe and North America (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond)
  • HS 220 Colonial Africa (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 388D)
  • HS 223D Women and Gender in Middle East (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 397D)
  • HS 227 Introduction Modern Latin America
  • HS 230 The Early Middle Ages (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 303)
  • HS 233 Global Communism (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 311)
  • HS 235 Modern Germany (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 318)
  • HS 237 History of the Soviet Union (open to students using the 2022 -2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 323)
  • HS 248 Violence and Holiness in 20th Century El Salvador (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 395)
  • HS 249D History of Mexico (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 385D)
  • HS 250 Introduction to Islamic History (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 393)
  • HS 255D Indian History, Culture, and Religion through Film (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 375)
  • HS 262 History and Politics of the Balkans (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 333)
  • HS 263 Empire in East Asia 1600 - Present (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond; same as HS 376)
  • HS 281 Search for the Devine: Hindu, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist Ways in India (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 381)
  • HS 303 The Early Middle Ages (same as HS 230)
  • HS 311 Global Communism (same as HS 233)
  • HS 317D Germans in Africa, Africans in Germany (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as
    HS 417D)
  • HS 318 Creation of Modern Germany (same as HS 235)
  • HS 323 History of the Soviet Union (same as HS 237)
  • HS 328 Sex and the City (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 416)
  • HS 330 Gender, Race & Class in Modern Europe (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as
    HS 410)
  • HS 333 History and Politics of the Balkans (same as HS 262)
  • HS 342D Health and Illness in Latin America (open to students using the 2022 - 2023 academic catalogue and beyond, same as HS 442D)
  • HS 363 US Foreign Policy since 1890 (Same as HS 213)
  • HS 372D The Vietnam War through Film and Literature
  • HS 373D Contesting Empire: Nationalism and Decolonization in the Afro-Atlantic World
  • HS 375D Indian History, Culture, and Religion through Film (same as HS 255)
  • HS 376 Empire in East Asia: 1600 - Present (Same as HS 363)
  • HS 381D Search for the Divine: Hindu, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist Ways in India (same as HS 281D)
  • HS 383 Violence and Holiness in 20th Century El Salvador (same as TH 209, HS 248)
  • HS 385D History of Mexico (same as HS 249D)
  • HS 388D Colonial Africa (open to students using the academic catalogue prior to 2022 - 2023; same as HS 220)
  • HS 390D Gender & Sexuality in Latin America
  • HS 393 Introduction to Islamic History (same as HS 250)
  • HS 397D Women and Gender in the Middle East (open to students using the academic catalogue year prior to 2022 - 2023; same as
    HS  223D)
  • HS 410 Gender, Race, & Class in Modern Europe (same as HS 330)
  • HS 416 Sex and the City (same as HS 328)
  • HS 417D Germans in Africa, Africans in Germany (same as HS 317D)
  • HS 419 Medieval Bodies (same as HS 308)
  • HS 442D Health & Illness in Latin America (same as HS 342D)
  • HS 450 History of Afghanistan
  • HS 470 Seminar: European Imperial Societies
  • HS 478 Seminar: Global Histories of Sexuality
  • HS 489D Seminar: America in the Middle East
  • HS 492 Seminar: Minority Identity & Citizenship in the Modern World
  • HS 495 Seminar: East Asia in the Global 1960's

Political Science options for Topic 3

  • PS 302 Chinese Politics
  • PS 304 Politics of the Middle East
  • PS 306 Politics of Russia
  • PS 307 Global Politics of Migration
  • PS 308 China and Globalization
  • PS 309 Political Economy of Development
  • PS 311 African Politics
  • PS 332 Politics Through Literature and Film
  • PS 333 History and Politics of the Balkans
  • PS 334 Global Justice
  • PS 335 Refugees and International Politics
  • PS 336 Politics and Globalization of Taiwan
  • PS 360 Transitional Justice
  • PS 363 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
  • PS364 International Relations through Non-Western Lenses
  • PS 396 The Politics of Eastern Europe
  • PS 404 Seminar: Politics of Resistance in Contemporary China
  • PS 423 Genocide, Trauma, Memory: Mass Atrocity in the 21st Century

Sociology options for Topic 3

  • SC 209 Cultural Anthropology
  • SC 210 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • SC 339 Conflict and Peace Studies
  • SC 376 Israel-Palestine: Conflict Narratives, Media Framing, and Peace-Building
  • SC 378 Islamic Social Movements
  • SC 441 Seminar: Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation in Divided Societies

Course options outside the Global Studies Disciplines for Topic 3

  • AH 326 The Crusades in Medieval Visual Culture
  • AH 327D Islamic Art
  • EN 376 Post-Colonial Literature
  • EN 385 Seminar in Post-Colonial Literature
  • EN 387 Seminar: Colonial Literature
  • FR 332 Trauma and Testimony: Representations of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda
  • ML 211 Topics in European Culture and Civilization
  • ML 307D Topics in Comparative Cultures and Literary Studies
  • ML 342 From Plymouth Rock to Ellis Island: An Examination of Immigration to America
  • ML 362 The Early Latino Experience in the United States
  • ML 365 Home Here and Abroad: Why it Matters So Much
  • ML 392D Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies
  • PL 228D  Philosophical Perspectives: Philosophy and Genocide
  • SN 329D Spanish in the United States
  • TH 209 Violence and Holiness in 20th Century El Salvador (same as HS 383)
  • TH 323 Worship, Culture and Justice
  • TH 384 Christianity and Islam

 

Topic 4: Individualized Topic

This topic crosses the topical boundaries of topics 1, 2, and 3; students interested in shaping a topic of their own will have to draft a one-page proposal that suggests a title, offers a brief rationale, and lists some of the courses they intend to take; students will have to discuss their project with their advisor and – after an agreement between student and advisor has been reached – submit the final proposal to the Global Studies Director for acceptance, copying the advisor.

Senior Seminar in Global Studies (GT 400)

The course is intended as an opportunity for integrating students' experience of the global studies program. It consists of a senior project, guest lectures by Global Studies faculty and visiting lecturers, and other integrative work selected by the instructor. The course is offered each spring semester.

International Experience

Global Studies majors must participate in a sustained, immersive academic experience that is international in nature to graduate with the major. Study abroad, either for a semester, a year or a summer, is the preferred option. This can be done via a Loyola-approved program, or via a program taken through another university with the prior approval of the Global Studies Director. 
 
If study abroad is impossible, a student may fulfill the International Experience requirement by (1) completing the requirements for a minor in a foreign language (recommended); (2) completing an internship (requires prior approval by the Global Studies Director and may be completed for credit by enrolling in GT 401); or (3) by taking a service-learning course in which the student works with individuals or communities in global contexts. The service-learning course should be a course that is already a part of the Global Studies curriculum. To pursue the service-learning substitute for study abroad, the student must get prior approval from the Global Studies Director and complete an approval form. Service-learning course options vary by semester and cannot be guaranteed. After the service-learning course is completed, the student must ask the course instructor to send confirmation of the student’s service work to Mary Kate Schneider, Director of Global Studies, HU 250H, mschneider5@loyola.edu.

Service-Learning Courses (must have global or international context)

Cross-Counting

For students who choose to double-major in global studies and another major or major in global studies and  minor in one or two minors, Global Studies departmentally-approved courses cross-count for both majors and for the major and one or two minors so long as the policy of the other department or program is in agreement. We impose no limit on this cross-counting. Students interested in double-majoring (or majoring and minoring) should consult both departments early in their career.

Suggested Core Courses for Global Studies majors

To meet the first history core requirement, majors should consider one of the following:

  • HS100 Encountering the Past

Because a broad understanding of international issues and traditions is essential, students are strongly encouraged to take a world religion course as the second core theology requirement; for example:

  • TH247 The Presence of God: Christian Mysticism, East and West
  • TH261 Introduction to Judaism
  • TH266 Christian Theology and World Religions
  • TH270 Creation and Evolution

To meet the natural science core requirement, majors should consider one of the following:

  • BL104 Twisted Planet: Global Issues in Biology
  • BL107 Life on the Edge
  • BL111 Environmental Biology
  • BL115 Biology, Evolution, and Human Nature
  • BL276 Human Health & the Environment

In addition, students are encouraged to use Loyola's core language requirement to attain competency in the language that is most relevant to their topical focus.