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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Global Studies, B.A. - 120 units


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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 9
Upper Division Major Requirements 24
Co-requisites 1-19
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   68-86
Total Units 120

Lower Division Requirements - 9 units


Global Studies majors must take each of these courses:

Upper Division Requirements - 24 units


Required course - 3 units


Discipline Area 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).  Students must receive permission from the program advisor to substitute 490 courses (e.g., special topics) and courses taken during Study Abroad for electives listed below. A single UNIV 392 course may substitute for one elective course, provided it is not used to satisfy the Study Abroad corequisite requirement below.

Global Studies


Social Sciences


Co-requisites - 1-19


1. 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.

2. 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).

Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements - 68- 86 units


To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division) including all General Education  (GE) and Graduation Requirements  .  The following areas must be included:

  • Additional lower division A-E GE requirements not met within major
  • Nine units of Upper Division Interdisciplinary GE (UDIGE) courses, numbered 330-349 or 430-449. Six units may be within major, three units must be outside major (C or better grades)
  • Multicultural Requirement (C or better grade)
  • Language Requirement (C or better grade)
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation

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