Bachelor of Arts in Global Cultures and Languages: Global Studies

B.A. in Global Cultures and Languages: Global Studies

With growing U.S. involvement in international markets and the increasingly global character of American society, understanding the interconnections between cultures becomes all the more crucial for success within the University and the world beyond. The critical thinking skills imparted by a degree option in Global Studies provide students with key tools for understanding places in the world within a broader context.

Global studies students learn about the language, history, culture, and politics of a particular international area. The global studies option encourages students to expand their international awareness by providing national and global exposure to their career field. The global studies major also pairs well as a second major to other areas of study.

Required Courses

  • AN 101 Observing Other Cultures (3)
  • AN 181 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • GG 150 Peoples and Places of the World (3)
  • PS 104 Comparative Political Systems (3)
  • 9 Hours of Same Foreign Language* (9)

Choose 3 hours from

  • FR 220 French Literature (3)
  • GN 220 German Literature (3)
  • SN 220 Hispanic Literature (3)
  • LI 220 Fiction and the Human Experience (3)
*Language taken must match the track that is chosen

Global Studies Option

Required Courses

  • GG 180 Cultural Geography (3)
  • xx 300-599 Study Abroad/Internship (3)
  • Approved Upper Division Electives (6)

Choose 3 hours from

  • EH 103 Modern European Civilization (3)
  • WH 130 Latin American Civilization (3)

Choose One Language Track

Chinese
  • xx 300-599 Study Abroad in China (6)
Francophone Track
  • FR 306 Contemporary France (3)
  • UI 362 Contemporary French Culture (3)
Germanic Track
  • EH 516 History of Modern Germany (3)
  • GN 320 German Culture and Civilization (3)
Hispanic Track
Choose 3 hours from
  • WH 520 Latin American Colonial History (3)
  • WH 524 History of Mexico Since 1810 (3)
Choose 3 hours from
  • SN 300 Spanish American Culture (3)
  • SN 306 Civilization of Spain (3)
Japanese Track
  • xx 300-599 Study Abroad in Japan (6)

General Education Requirements

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 hours
  • Constitution requirement – 3 hours
  • US History requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)

Sample Four Year Program

Fall (15 hours)

  • UI 100 (3)
  • EN 100 (3)
  • AN 101 (3)
  • Foreign Language 1 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring (15 hours)

  • AN 181 (3)
  • GG 180 (3)
  • Foreign Language 2 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall (15 hours)

  • EH 103 or WH 103 (3)
  • FR/GN/SN/LI 220 (3)
  • GG 150 (3)
  • Foreign Language (3)
  • Minor Course (3)

Spring (15 hours)

  • Major Track or Minor Course (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall (15 hours)

  • PS 104 (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • Elective (3)

Spring (15 hours)

  • Major Track Course (3)
  • Major Track or Minor Course (3)
  • Study Abroad/Internship (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Fall (15 hours)

  • Major Upper Div Elective (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Spring (15 hours)

  • Major Upper Div Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Contact

(573) 651-2146
Fax: (573) 651-5188
jmcgaugh@semo.edu
Caranahan Hall 311E

Department of History and Anthropology
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701