Requirements & Courses

Global Studies is structured so that students advance through the program, progressively building their knowledge base, by taking the required Global Studies courses in sequence (see below).
The timeline below refers to the sequencing of the Global Studies specific courses only. Please refer to the Global Studies Major Worksheet for complete program requirements, including additional preparation requirements, and electives

***Note that these courses are generally offered once per year, and must be taken in sequence. 



Latest Term Courses May Be Taken




Summer Travel Study**

Junior Year (at the latest)

Glbl St 1: Globalization:Markets

(5 units)

Students must apply for the major at the end of this term

Glbl St 100A: Globalization: Governance and Conflict 

(5 units)

Glbl St 100B: Globalization: Culture and Society

(5 units)

Glbl St 110A: Globalization in Context (5 units)

Glbl St 110B: Globalization Research Seminar (5 units)

Senior Year

Glbl St 191: Variable Topics in Global Studies: Senior Seminar 

(4 units)

Glbl St 194: Research Seminar in Global Studies

(2 units)

Glbl St 199A*: Directed Individual Research

(2 units)*

Glbl St 199B*: Directed Individual Research

(4 units)*

*With the consent of the Faculty Advisor for the Senior Thesis, students may set up this contact course for a future term, instead.

 **Although this is mandatory, students who can't meet this requirement should visit the academic counselor for advice.



 Global Studies Major Requirements Worksheet

 3-Yr and 4-Yr Degree Plans



Additional Courses for GS major/minor

Global Studies Course Descriptions

Summer Courses 2016 


Petition for Committee Review


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