Bachelor of Arts

The Curriculum

Overview

  • Foundation Courses establish multicultural communication skills and introduce global social issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives.
  • Concentration Courses develop expertise in a specific region of the world or in development issues more broadly.
  • Capstone Experiences "pull it all together" into a more cohesive understanding of the world.

FOUNDATION (24-39 units)

Language Requirement
  • Intermediate-level (or higher) proficiency in a modern language other than English. Demonstrated by either 1) passing an intermediate-level proficiency exam; or 2) completing a fourth-semester standard language course (202 or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.
Cultural Perspectives (choose one)
  • ANTH 203: Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • GEP 203: Human Geography (3)
Environmental Perspectives (choose one)
  • GEP 201: Global Environmental Systems (3)
  • GEP 206: Society, Environment and Development (3)
Political Perspectives (choose one)
  • POLS 303: Comparative Political Analysis (4)
  • POLS 304: Theory and Analysis of International Relations (4)
  • POLS 315: Modern Political Ideologies (3)
Historical Perspectives (choose one)
  • HIST 202: Development of the Modern World (3)
  • HIST 380: 20th Century World (3)
Religious and Ethical Perspectives (choose one)
  • ENG 304: War and Peace Lecture Series (3)
  • POLS 307: Perspectives on the Holocaust and Genocide (3)
  • SOCI 431: Sociology of Religion (3)
  • PHIL 302: Ethics and Human Value Theory (3)
World Regions Overview (take both)
  • GEP 305: World Regions [Europe, Russia, Africa and Latin America] (3)
  • GEP 306: World Regions [South Asia, Southwest Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia] (3)
Professional Development
  • GLBL 310: Professional Preparation (2)

CONCENTRATION (24 units)

CAPSTONE EXPERIENCES (13 units)

  • Cross Cultural Experience:
    • Students engage with peoples of a different socio-cultural background for a significant duration, preferably using a language other than English
  • GLBL 497: Internship (3)
  • GEP 320: Geopolitics (4)
  • GLBL 490: Capstone Project Methods (3) - Fall
  • GLBL 491: Capstone Project (3) - Spring