Major in GLAS

Requirements for B.A or B.S. degree

University requirements

  1. Integrative studies courses in Writing Social Sciences, Natural   Sciences , Arts and Humanities. (IAH, ISS, ISB, ISP, WRA), Alternate Track or with Transfer Credits
  2. Complete 120 credits with a 2.0 overall and major GPA
  3. Math requirement – MTH 110 or above; STT 200 or STT 201

Requirements for the College of Social Science

  1. Social Sciences (SS) – choice of a cognate from one of the departments of the College of Social Sciences (see link to list of cognates)
  2. Natural Sciences (NS) – ask advisor for a list of courses
  3. Arts and Letters (AL) – ask advisor for a list of courses
  4. 30 credits at 300/400 level

Breakdown of credits if student chooses          BA ~  SS – 15     NS – 6      AL – 9
Breakdown of credits if student chooses          BS ~  SS – 12     NS – 15     AL – 6


 

Requirements for GLAS major

Students must complete at least 24 non-language credits for each concentration or topic area (excluding Tier II Writing course, Introductory and Survey courses).

 

Concentrations and Topical Areas

Student must choose a region of the world or topical area from the choices below.

World Regions  - student will take a combination of courses in some of these areas: geography, history, economics, political science, society, and cultures of the region, as well as contemporary issues and challenges confronting societies and governments.

  1. African Studies, or download pdf here
  2. Asian Studies, or download pdf here
  3. European Studies, or download pdf here
  4. Latin American and Caribbean Studies, or download pdf here
  5. Russian and Eurasian Studies, or download pdf here

Topical Areas - exposure to critical issues that affect the lives of individuals and specific groups throughout the world and the impact of these issues  in the United States and the rest of the world.

  1. Gender and Global Change, or download pdf here
  2. International Development, or download pdf here

 

Other Requirements

Students must also complete:

  1. Tier II Writing course
  2. Introductory courses
  3. Survey course
  4. Foreign language - 2nd year proficiency of a language or a combination of foreign language and internship or study abroad depending the concentration or topical area chosen.
  5. Capstone experience - 3 credits of internship, study abroad, research paper or independent study depending the concentration or topical area chosen.

THE COURSES THAT SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF EACH CONCENTRATION OR TOPICAL AREA VARY CONSIDERABLY. MAKE SURE YOU SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR FOR A LIST OF COURSES REQUIRED FOR YOUR CONCENTRATION OR TOPICAL AREA.


 

Tier II Writing courses for each concentration and Topical Areas:

  • African Studies – HST 484
  • Asian Studies – HST 485
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies – HST 486, GEO 432
  • European Studies – HST 482, HST 483, PLS 422
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies – HST 483
  • Gender and Global Change – GEO 432, WS 492
  • International Development – GEO 432

 

Introductory / Lower Level Courses:

Choose one from the list.

Course ID Title Credits
AL 200 Cultural Differences and Study Abroad 3
EEP 260 World, Food, Population and Poverty 3
GEO 113 Introduction to Economic Geography 3
GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
HA 120 Perspectives on world Art: What is Art? 4
HST 150 World History since 1500 4
MC 220 International Relations I: World Politics and Natl Security 4
PLS 140 Government and Politics of the World 3
PLS 160 Introduction to International Relations 3
REL 101 Exploring Religion 3

 

Survey / Upper Level Courses:

Choose one from the list.

Course ID Title Credits
ANP 322 Peasants and Social Change in the Developing World 3
EC 310 Economics of Developing countries 3
EC 340 Survey of International Economics 3
ENG 360 Post-Colonial Literature and Theory 3
HST 326 U.S. Foreign Relations since 1914 3
HST 390 History of International Relations 3
PHL 452 Ethics and Development 3
SOC 362 Developing Societies 3

** Introductory and/or Survey courses will be used to fulfill the GLAS requirement OR the College of Social Science requirement. They cannot be used for both.

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