Contemporary Global Studies
CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL STUDIES/BACHELOR OF ARTS
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 51
Contemporary Global Studies majors choose either a concentration in Political Science or a concentration in History. CGS majors consult advisors in the area of concentration, either Political Science or History. Political Science majors may not major in CGS with a Political Science concentration; History majors may not major in CGS with a History concentration.
[Students seeking a business-focused curriculum should consult the Program Director of International Business in the College of Business.]
I. Core Courses (21)04-346 Business-Government Relations in the Global Economy (3)09-102 Culture and Civilization II (3)18-250 Research Methods (3)18-362 History of Political Thought II (3)26-100 General Psychology (3)26-285 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3)61-210 Introduction to Contemporary Global Studies (3)
II. The student must choose one of two Concentrations: Political Science/International Relations or History (21)
Option 1. Political Science/International Relations Concentration
A. Required Courses (6)18-200 American National Government (3)18-410 International Relations Capstone (3)
B. Select 5 of the following: (15)18-321 Comparative Government (3)18-331 International Relations (3)18-336 American Foreign Policy (3)18-337 International Topics (3)18-361 History of Political Thought I (3)18-362 History of Political Thought II (3)18-364 Political Ideologies (3)18-368 Non-Western Political Thought (3)
Option 2. History Concentration
A. Required Courses (12)09-203 Historiography I: Sophomore Writing Seminar (1)09-323 The Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1941 (3)09-325 United States Since 1941 (3)09-337 Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race in American History (3)09-403 Historiography II: Senior Research Seminar (2)
B. Select 3 courses from the following regional clusters: (9)
Latin America09-211 Latin American and Caribbean History: Ancient Times to the Present (3)09-384 France and Spain (3)20-315 Sociology of Latinas/os in the United States (3)
Asia09-261 History of India: Ancient Times to the Present (3)09-351 Modern China (3)09-352 Modern Japan (3)
Europe/Eastern Europe09-372 Modern Europe (1815-Present) (3)09-385 Russia: Ancient Times to the Present (3)09-386 Eastern Europe: From the Baltic to the Black Sea (3)
III. International Experience Courses (3)
A. Study Abroad Options (1-3)21-120 International Experience Seminar (1)
Study Abroad courses approved by the CGS advisor may be applied to the International Experience requirement up to 3 credits.
B. Approved Local Internship Options (1-3)09-398 Internship for History Majors (1-3)18-398 Internship in Political Science (1-3)
C. International Experience Short Courses (1-3)
These short courses include workshops, Travel Study, or other credit-bearing experiences with an international focus approved by the advisor.
IV. Foreign Language Requirement (6)
Students majoring in Contemporary Global Studies are required to complete 6 credit hours in a foreign language. Credits earned through accepted assessment examinations apply. Three hours may be waived for heritage speakers of a foreign language who demonstrate collegiate proficiency to the satisfaction of the advisor. All majors must complete at least one college course (3 credit hours) of a foreign language.
V. Capstone Course: Either 18-410 (Political Science) or 09-203/403 (History) satisfies the advanced writing requirement for General Education.
VI. General Education: Recommended selections include 06-334 Non-Western Literature; 19-298 Christianity and World Religions; 18-210 State and Local Government; 04-195 The American Economy or 04-200 Basic Macroeconomics.
VII. Some Study Abroad courses may satisfy core or concentration requirements. See CGS advisor.