Global Studies Overview

The Global Studies major is interdisciplinary in scope and is designed to:

  • give students a working knowledge of world systems (cultural, political, economic, and historical)
  • produce competency in a second language sufficient for use in study, dialogue, diplomacy, and travel
  • provide the opportunity for international experience or in-depth local work on international issues
  • prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in the 21st century in the Jesuit tradition of men and women for others

Program Requirements


 

Required Courses 
Introduction to Global Studies (GS1000)
Statistics course (BUS2200, PY2100, or MT3400)
Economics 2000
Six upper-division elective courses designated as Global Studies (18 hours)
GS3850 International/Intercultural Experience (1 hour)
GS4940 Global Studies Capstone

Elective Course Groupings: six courses total: two courses in Culture(C); two courses in Institutions(I); and two courses in Markets(M). The following courses can be enrolled as electives:

Course Number

Course Name

Groupings

Cross-listed with

AN 3100

South Asia: Peoples and Cultures

C

 

AN 3500

Thailand: Peoples and Cultures

C

 

AN 4000

Food and Culture

C

 

AN 4100

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspectives

C

 

BL 4200

Parasitology

C


BUS 3350

Business in the Global Environment

M


EC 3400

Developing World: Economics, Politics, and Culture

M


EC 3800

Competitive Analysis, An International Perspective

M

MG 3800

EC 4300

Political Economy: Economic Systems of the World

M


EC 4940

Global Economic Issues

M


EN 3870

Irish Literature

C


EN 4860

Postcolonialism and Literature

C


FR 3850

Francophone Cultures

C

 

HS 3250

Europe Since 1945

I

 

HS 3912

History of Modern Middle East

I


HS 3920

Modern South Asia

I


HS 3922 Nationalism in the Middle East I  

HS 3925

Colonialism, Nationalism, Decolonialization

I


MG 3800

Competitive Analysis, An International Perspective

M

EC 3800

MG 4350

International Management

M

 

PS 3300

Western European Politics

I


PS 3310

Eastern European-Russian Politics

I


PS 3330

The U.S. and the Pacific Rim

I


PS 3350

Latin American Politics

I


PS 3355

Inter-American Politics

I

 

PS 3370

Middle Eastern Politics

I

 

PS 3550

International Relations and Organizations

I


 

 

Proficiency in a Second Language
Students are required to take four semesters of college-level work in the same foreign language (or equivalent work approved by the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages).

International/Intercultural Experience 
Students are required to engage in experiential learning in an intercultural or global context. This may include study abroad, spring break service trips, biology field trips, or an intensive local service-learning project. Students must also enroll in GS3850 concurrently with or in the semester immediately following the experience in order to reflect upon the experience and integrate it with other elements of their program. Details of this requirement will be fulfilled in consultation with and approval of the program director.