Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies - 120 units

See the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies in the course catalog.

Lower Division Requirements - 9 units

Global Studies majors must take each of these courses:

  1. POLS 103 (Introduction to International Politics) (3)
  2. GLST 200 (Introduction to Global Studies) (3)
  3. GEOG 201 (Cultural and Historical Geography of the World) (3)

Students may substitute equivalent courses taken at other universities in each area by articulation agreement or by permission of the Global Studies Program Chair/Advisor.

Upper Division Requirements

Required course (3 units)

GLST 499 Capstone (3)

Electives (21 units)

Twenty-one units required from a minimum of three (3) discipline areas. Only one 3-unit course from a student’s second major may count toward the major. The student must choose into which discipline area a cross-listed course would count (e.g., BUS/ECON/SOC 448 Sociology of Globalization and Development as either a Business and Economics discipline area course, or a Social Sciences discipline area course).

Discipline Areas

  1. Art, Communication and Performing Arts
    ART 330* Critical Thinking in a Visual World (3)
    ART 331* Art, Society, and Mass Media (COMM) (3)
    ART 332* Multicultural Art Movements (3)
    ART 433* Women in the Arts (3)
    ART 436* Modern Art (3)
    COMM 321* Intercultural Communication (3)
    PAMU 332* World Music (3)
    PATH 334* Spanish Language Drama and Theatre (SPAN 334) (3)
    PATH 344* World Drama and Theatre (ENGL) (3)
  2. Business and Economics
    BUS 448* Globalization and Development (ECON/SOC) (3)
    ECON 370 The World Economy (3)
    ECON 471 International Trade (3)
    ECON 472 International Macroeconomics (3)
    ECON 473 Development Economics (3)
    MKT 410 International Marketing Management (3)
  3. Global Studies
    GLST 435 Global Cities (3)
  4. Languages and Literatures
    ENGL 311 Bilingual Literary Studies (SPAN 311) (3)
    ENGL 325 Major Non-Western Authors (3)
    ENGL 326 Major British and European Authors (3)
    ENGL 344* World Drama and Theatre (PATH) (3)
    ENGL 351* Literatures of Africa of the Diaspora (FJS) (3)
    ENGL 352* Literatures of Asia of the Diaspora (3)
    SPAN 301* Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition I (3)
    SPAN 302* Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II (3)
    SPAN 334* Spanish Language Drama and Theatre (PATH 334) (3)
    SPAN 411 Civilizations and Cultures of Latin America (3)
    SPAN 461 Masterpieces of Latin American Literature (3)
  5. Sciences
    BIOL 333* Emerging Public Health Issues (3)
    BIOL 335* The Biosphere (3)
    BIOL 433* Ecology and the Environment (4)
    CHEM 301 Environmental Chemistry – Atmosphere and Climate (3)
    ESRM 332* Human Ecology (ANTH) (3)
    ESRM 440* Population Studies (SOC) (3)
    ESRM 483 Issues in Global Resource Management (3)
  6. Social Sciences
    ANTH 332* Human Ecology (ESRM) (3)
    ANTH 442* The African Diaspora (HIST) (3)
    CHS 401* Latina/o Workers in a Global Economy (3)
    HIST 320 European History, 1945-Present (3)
    HIST 361* History of Modern Latin America (3)
    HIST 365* Themes in World History (3)
    HIST 366 Oceans of World History (3)
    HIST 380 History of the Pacific Islands (3)
    HIST 382 Modern East Asia (3)
    HIST 385* The Modern Middle East (3)
    HIST 396 East Asia: Then and Now (3)
    HIST 413* World Religions and Classical Philosophies (3)
    HIST 415 Society and Radicalism (3)
    HIST 451* History of Africa since 1800 (3)
    HIST 452* History of Southern Africa since 1600 (3)
    POLS 327 International Relations of Selected Areas (3)
    POLS 328* United States Foreign Policy (3)
    POLS 329 International Law and Organizations (3)
    POLS 334* Peace Studies (3)
    POLS 351 International Relations of Africa (3)
    POLS 352 International Relations of Europe (3)
    POLS 353 International Relations of Latin America (3)
    POLS 354 International Relations of the Middle East (3)
    POLS 355 International Relations of South Asia (3)
    POLS 403 Comparative Foreign Policy (3)
    POLS 426 Politics of Developing Countries (3)
    POLS 427 Model United Nations (3)
    POLS 428 International Political Economy (3)
    PSY 344* Psychology and Traditional Asian Thought (3)
    SOC 440* Population Studies (ESRM) (3)
    SOC 448* Globalization and Development (BUS/ECON) (3)

* General Education Courses

Co-requisite

  • Language Requirement – Students need to complete through the intermediate level (for example, through SPAN 202), a language other than English, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency as approved by the CI languages faculty. ASL courses will not be accepted.
  • Study Abroad Requirement – Students must successfully complete a minimum of one international study abroad experience (e.g., UNIV 392 [1-3 units], a CSU International Program, or a study abroad program approved by a Global Studies faculty advisor).