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2016-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies Minor


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Program of Study


The Minor in Global Studies provides students with the opportunity to study international affairs from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students can choose from an approved list of courses from Anthropology, Communication, Economics, History, Liberal Studies, Literature and Writing Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Modern Language Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, and Women’s Studies. The minor allows students to specialize in one of five geographic regions: the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, or Sub-Saharan Africa, and in one of five global issue areas: Foreign Policy, Global Conflict and Cooperation, International Law and Human Rights, Global Political Economy and Development, and Gender in Global Perspective.

The Global Studies Minor will be useful to students pursuing careers in education, international business, international development, international organizations (e.g., United Nations), law, non-governmental organizations focusing on international affairs (e.g., Amnesty International), public service, and graduate study in related fields.

Requirements


The Minor in Global Studies requires a minimum of twenty (20) units of credit, at least seventeen (17) of which must be at the upper-division level. Political Science majors may double-count up to a maximum of six (6) units of upper-division coursework toward their major and the Minor in Global Studies. All other majors may double-count up to a maximum of nine (9) units of upper-division coursework toward their major and the Minor in Global Studies.

Introduction to the Global System (3 Units)


One of the following courses:

Interdisciplinary Core Course (3 Units)


Upper-Division Geographic Area Electives (6 Units)


Select at least two courses for a total of at least six (6) units from different disciplines in one geographic area:

The Americas
Asia
Europe
Middle East and North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

Courses used to satisfy the geographic area requirement cannot also be used to satisfy the global issues requirement below.

Upper-Division Global Culture Elective (2-3 Units)


Select one course for a total of at least two (2) units from a list of courses offered by the Modern Language Studies, Literature and Writing, and Visual and Performing Arts departments.

Upper-Division Global Issue Electives (6 Units)


Select at least two courses for a total of at least six (6) units from different disciplines in one global issue area:

Foreign Policy, Global Conflict and Cooperation, International Law and Human Rights, Global Political Economy and Development, and Gender in Global Perspective.

Courses used to satisfy the global issues requirement cannot also be used to satisfy the geographic area requirement above.

Total (20-21 Units)


Additional courses may be approved to satisfy these requirements as additional courses are added to the University curriculum. Students may obtain the most current list of approved courses from the Department Chair, a Staff Advisor, an Academic Advisor, or online at www.csusm.edu/globalstudies/

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