Major Requirements

Requirements for the Major (42 semester hours)

Foundation Courses
All the following courses:
GLS-180Understanding Global Relations 
GLS-200The Social Construction of Global Society 
GLS-201The Politics of the Global Economy 
POL/GLS-215Global Politics 
One course from each track:
i. International Communications and Processes
COM/GLS-252Intercultural Communication 
COM/GLS-352Chinese and American Intercultural Communication 
COM/GLS-393International Communication 
ENV/GLS-205Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 
GLS-285The Student Global Village 
POL/GLS-210Public Opinion 
POL/GLS 272International Law and Organizations
POL/GLS-295Model United Nations 
POL/GLS-307Political Communication 
POL/GLS-368International Organizations 
ii. Global Cultures and Global Society
GLS-310Ethnographic Film 
GLS-325Global Perspectives on Health and Illness 
HIS-314History of Socialism 
HIS-321The Ottoman Empire and the Balkans 
IND-210Global Encounters
MUS/GLS-308World Music 
POL/GLS-306Political Film 
POL/GLS-340Modern Democracy and Its Critics 
iii. Critical Global Issues
GEO/GLS-113Environmental Geology 
POL/GLS-219Terrorism, Revolution and Political Violence 
POL/GLS-225Nationalism in World Politics 
POL/GLS-315Global Issues 
POL/GLS-342Freedom and Authority 
POL/GLS-365Third World Politics 
POL/GLS-367Politics of Exile, Asylum and Diaspora 
Language and Culture
Language culture courses include FRE-311, GER-310, LIT-330, SPA-310, SPA-311. All upper-level languages, or any foreign language prefix course at the 200-level or above are also credited towards the major after the other requirements are fulfilled. Also, any student who completes the introductory language sequence in one language and begins another language sequence can have the latter courses counted towards the major after the other requirements are fulfilled.
 Six courses selected from the tracks (Language and Culture highly recommended)
Highly Recommended with Instructor’s Approval
ECO/GLS-200Principles of Macroeconomics 
ECO/GLS-201Principles of Microeconomics 
FIN/GLS-308International Finance 
Capstone Seminar Critical Issues*3
*See Program Director

**Note: Study Abroad courses count as two elective (2) courses towards the major, besides fulfilling the Language or Culture requirement.
**Note: For qualified students, BHP courses may be substituted in consultation with the student’s Chairperson.

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