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Global Studies Course Outline

Students who would like to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies have to fulfill certain requirements which you can download by clicking on this link: Global Studies Outline.

Core Curriculum:  As every student Global Studies majors will have to complete the Shepherd University Core Curriculum.  The outline suggests certain courses to take within the Core Curriculum but does not require specific courses except for GLBL 450 Capstone in Global Studies which fulfills the writing requirement and the capstone requirement.

Global Studies Core Requirements:  There are six (6) courses each Global Studies Major needs to take.  These courses are GLBL 200 Introduction to Global Studies; GLBL 350 International Experience; GLBL 450 Capstone in Global Studies; GEOG 202 World Regions; SOCI 307 Population and Development; PSCI 405 International Political Economy.

Furthermore Global Studies majors have to choose one course from the following list: ANTH 315 Cultural Anthropology; BADM 359 International BusinessCOMM 410 Intercultural Communications; ECON 205 Micro Economics; ENVS 201 Dimensions of Environmental Science I; ENVS 202 Dimensions of Environmental Science II; GEOG 301 World Economic Geography; HIST 203 United States and the World; PSCI 304 Introduction to Comparative Politics; SOCI 309 Sociology of Religion; SPAN 306 Peninsular Culture and Civilization; SPAN 307 Latin American Civilization and Culture.

Language Requirement:  All Global Studies majors will have to complete 12 credits in a foreign language.  The Department of English and Modern Languages offers sequences in French, German, and Spanish.  Students interested in other languages are encouraged to pursue those possibilities through other universities or through a study abroad program.

Concentrations:  Global Studies majors have a choice of four concentrations Global Governance and Peace; Global Economics and Development; Global Environments, or Global Culture and History.  Students will have to complete 15 credits from the courses listed under their chosen concentration.  9 of those credits will have to be upper level courses (300 or 400 level).

Global Governance & Peace:  (15 cr. from the following courses at least 9 cr. upper level)  PSCI 304 Introduction to Comparative Politics; PSCI 324 International Relations; PSCI 351 Model United Nations; PSCI 404 International Organizations and World Government; PSCI 406 American Foreign Policy Since World War II; PSCI 407 Introduction to International Law; PSCI 408 Global Problems; PSCI International Politics of Human Rights; PSCI 431 Security and Insecurity in World Politics; PSCI 432 Evolution of European Government and Society; PSCI 433 Terrorism; SOCI 205 Social Problems; SOCI 403 Race and Ethnic Relations; HIST 318 United States and World War II; HIST 342 Twentieth Century Germany; HIST 360 Evolution of European Government; HIST 420 Modern East Asia Since 1800; COMM 410 Intercultural Communication.

Global Economics & Development:  (15 cr from the following courses at least 9 cr. upper level) BADM 359 International Business; COMM 410 Intercultural Communications; ECON 206 Principles of Micro Economics; ECON 325 International Finance; ECON 326 International Trade; ECON 330 Economics of Developing Countries; GEOG 301 World Economic Geography; PSCI 324 International Relations; PSCI 404 International Organizations and World Government; PSCI 408 Global Problems; PSCI 417 International Politics of Development; RECR 343 21st Century Tourism; RECR 344 Hospitality Industry; SOCI 205 Social Problems; SPAN 305 Business Spanish.

Global Environments:  (15 cr from the following courses at least 9 cr. upper level) ANTH 314 Physical Anthropology and Archeology; BIOL 420 General Ecology; ENVS 345 Sustainable Development; ENVS 390 Geographic Information Systems; ENVS 401 Conservation Ecology; GEOG 301 World Economic Geography; GEOG 400 Geography of Latin America; GEOG 401 Geography of Europe; GEOG 407 Geography of Asia; GEOG 408 Geography of Africa; GSCI 301 Physical Geology; GSCI 303 Meteorology; GSCI 306 Intro to Oceanography; PHYS 301 Physics of Energy; PSCI 408 Global Problems.

Global Culture & History:  (15 cr from the following courses at least 9 cr. upper level) ANTH 300 Intro to Archeology; ANTH 314 Physical Anthropology and Archeology; ANTH 315 Cultural Anthropology; ART 203 Survey History of Western Art; COMM 304 History of Film; COMM 410 Intercultural Communications; ENGL 408 Seminar in World Literature; ENGL 427 Major World Authors; FACS 315 Cultural Influences on Clothing; GEOG 301 Economic Geography; HIST 130 World History in the 20st Century; HIST 328 Europe 1000-1450; HIST 338 European Women to 1500; HIST 339 European Women since 1500; HIST 329 The Renaissance and Reformation; HIST 420 Modern East Asia since 1800; HIST 440 Ideas in the Modern West; PSYCH 420 History of Psychology; SOCI 205 Social Problems; SOCI 309 Sociology of Religion; SOCI 403 Race and Ethnic Relations; SPAN 410 Practicum in Spanish; SOWK 417 Sex and Gender in Contemporary Society; WMST 201 Introduction to Women’s Studies: Theory Across the Disciplines.

Regional Concentrations:  Furthermore students will have to choose a regional concentration.  They can choose between Europe; Africa and the Middle East; Asia; and Latin America.  To fulfill this requirement students need to complete 6 credits in their chosen regional concentration.

Europe:  (6 cr.) APST 403 Celtic Roots; GEOG 401 Geography of Europe; HIST 327 Europe 400-1000; HIST 328 Europe 1000-1450; HIST 331 Ancient Civilization; HIST 333 Modern European History; HIST 338 European Women to 1500; HIST 339 European Women Since 1500; HIST 342 Twentieth Century Germany; HIST 360 Evolution of European Government; HIST 375 First World War; HIST 407 History of England to 1603; HIST 410 History of Russia to 1855; HIST 412 History of Russia since 1855; HIST 416 Italian City States; PSCI 426 Comparative Government: Western Europe; PSCI 427 Comparative Government: Soviet Union and Its Aftermath; PSCI 432 Evolution of European Government and Society.

Asia:  (6 cr.)  GEOG 407 Geography of Asia; HIST 410 History of Russia to 1855; HIST 412 History of Russia since 1855; HIST 419 History of East Asia to 1800; HIST 420 Modern East Asia since 1800; HIST 421 History of Modern Japan; PSCI 427 Comparative Government: Soviet Union and Its Aftermath; PSCI 428 Comparative Government: Asia; PSCI 429 Comparative Government: Middle East (Southwest Asia).

Africa and the Middle East: (6 cr.) ART 303 Introduction to African Art; GEOG 408 Geography of Africa; HIST 320 Sub-Saharan Africa; PSCI 429 Comparative Government: Middle East (North Africa).

Latin America: (6 cr.) GEOG 400 Geography of Latin America; HIST 446 Latin America since 1820; SPAN 307 Latin American Culture and Civilization.