Major in Global Studies

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The Global Studies is comprised of at least 39 credits in a multidisciplinary program that consists of:

Required Foundational Courses

  • GS 101 Introduction to Global Studies
  • GS 150 World Geography
  • A 110 Human Cultural Diversity
  • PO 122 Introduction to International Relations
  • EC-101 Introduction to Economics
  • PO 332 International Political Economy
  • GS 301 Senior Seminar
  • GS 302 Senior Thesis in Global Studies

Elective Courses

A total of six courses to be distributed across two areas (three courses in each area)

Asian Area Studies

  • HI 281 Introduction to the Civilization of East Asia
  • HI 283 History of Modern China to 1920
  • HI 285 China in Revolution
  • PO 316 South Asian Politics
  • PH 229 Eastern Philosophy
  • PH 330 East/West Comparative Philosophy
  • TRS 260 Eastern Religions

Middle Eastern and African Studies

  • AN 201 World Cultures
  • HI 236 History of the Arab World
  • HI 238 Modern Arab World
  • PO 299 Islamic Political Movements
  • PO 314 Middle East Politics
  • PO 317 African Politics
  • TRS 261 Islam
  • TRS 360 Women in World Religions
  • TRS 361 Women in Islam

European Area Studies

  • AN 204 Introduction to Irish Archeology
  • AN 299 Special Topics: The Ethnology of Ireland
  • AN 299 Special Topics: Life Histories and Culture of Dingle
  • ENG 226 British Romantic Literature
  • ENG 299 Special Topics The Roots of Irish Literature: Myths, Sagas and Folktales
  • ENG 299 Special Topics Modern Irish Literature
  • ENG 324 The Romantic Period in British Literature
  • ENG 325 The Victorian Period in British Literature
  • ENG 327 Twentieth Century British Literature
  • FR 203 Advanced Conversation and Contemporary Issues
  • FR 251 Early French Writers
  • FR 252 French and Francophone Writers Then and Now
  • FR 281 French Civilization and Culture
  • FR 282 Business French
  • FR 353-359 Special Topics in French/Francophone Film
  • FR 363-369 Special Topics in French/Francophone Culture
  • FR 373-379 Special Topics in French/Francophone Literature
  • FR 283 Franco-Italian Connections
  • FR 315 Paris
  • FR 316 Quebec
  • FR 371 Literary Travelers, Exiles and Expatriates
  • FR 372 Women Writers
  • IT 203 Advanced Conversation and Contemporary Issues
  • IT 251 Early Italian Writers
  • IT 252 Italian Writers Then and Now
  • IT 283 Franco-Italian Connections
  • IT 290 The Italian Short Story
  • IT 371 Literary Travelers, Exiles and Expatriates
  • IT 372 Women Writers
  • IT 380 Dante and the Italian Literary Tradition
  • HI 314 French Revolution and Napoleon
  • HI 216 Princes to Peasants
  • HI 218 Modern France
  • HI 246 Roman History: The Republic
  • HI 255 Celtic and Irish History
  • HI 257 History and Memory in Modern Ireland
  • HI 287 The Holocaust
  • IT 280 Italian Civilization and Culture
  • IT 353-359 Special Topics in Italian Film
  • IT 363-369 Special Topics in Italian Culture
  • IT 373-379 Special Topics in Italian Literature
  • PH 307 Philosophy of Lived-Experience
  • PH 312 Philosophy of Marx
  • PH 313 Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • PO 300 Foundations in Political Thought
  • PO 309 British Politics
  • PO 310 Irish Politics
  • PO 313 Politics of European Integration
  • PO 318 Contemporary European Politics
  • SP 280 Hispanic Culture and Civilization
  • TRS 333 Women in Celtic Christianity
  • TRS 336 Theology and Native Irish Spirituality
  • TRS 364 Religion of Contemporary Ireland

International Systems

  • MGT 203 Cross-Cultural Relations
  • MGT 278 Principles of International Business
  • MGT 299 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 370 Global Leadership
  • EC 302 Global Financial Markets and Institutions
  • EC 316 International Economics
  • GS 265 International Service and Society
  • PO/SO 123 Introduction to Human Rights and Social Justice
  • PO 240 War and Conflict
  • PO 242 International Organizations
  • PO 243 Terrorism
  • PO 244 American Foreign Policy
  • PO 341 International Law
  • PO 285 Future Politics
  • PO 303 Modern Political Ideologies
  • SO 254 Society and Global Economic Change
  • TRS 265 Introduction to World Religions
  • TRS 383 Holocaust, Genocide and Religion
  • TRS 341 Religion, War and Peace
  • TRS 342 Human Rights

Latin American Area Studies

  • ENG 344 World Literature
  • HI 207 Survey of Latin American History to 1826
  • HI 208 Survey of Latin American History since 1826
  • HI 311 Discovery and Conquest 1492-1598
  • HI 212 20th Century Latin America
  • PO 315 Latin American Politics
  • SP 281 Hispanic Civilization and Culture: Latin America
  • SP 283 The Hispanic Caribbean

Foreign Language Study 

Global Studies majors are required to take six credits of a foreign language. This can be accomplished through foreign language study at SHU and/or by participation in a semester study abroad program. Language courses are considered supporting course work. Students should consult as early as possible with the Program Director and the Foreign Languages and Cultures department regarding this requirement.