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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Global Studies, B.A.


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Global Studies at Shepherd University is an interdisciplinary program combining courses in the social sciences, natural sciences, arts, humanities, and professional fields. It is designed for students seeking knowledge and analysis of global issues and a more in-depth understanding of today's interdependent world.

This program prepares students to excel in cross-cultural, multilingual environments by providing them with 2nd language skills and knowledge of history, geography, politics, economics, business, culture, the arts and a broad range of global issues.

 

Curriculum for a Major in Global Studies


The Core Curriculum has both required and recommended courses for the Global Studies major. Global Learning (GL) and other courses with international focus are recommended. In addition to the Core Curriculum and Global Studies required core courses, students will select a concentration for focused study, study a foreign language, engage in an international experience, select regional courses, and complete a capstone course.  ENVS 201 /ENVS 201L  and ENVS 202 /ENVS 202L  are required for the Global Environments concentration. ECON 205  is required for the Global Economics and Development concentration. Students should work closely with an academic advisor for selection of appropriate courses.

Total Hours required, 54 Hours:


Any two courses from world regions, 6 Hours:


Choose one concentration, 15 Hours:


At least 9 credits must be upper division (300- and 400-level) coursework. Students may not apply the same course both to the Global Studies Core/Regional electives and to the Concentration.

Notes:


Language

The student is required to complete 12 semester hours in the same foreign language OR demonstrate competence in that language by achieving a score specified by the department on a standardized language examination and by passing an interview with the modern language faculty.

International Experience

Each student will participate in an international experience appropriate to his or her concentration and/or language study for the major. The international experience must be at least six weeks in length and outside the U.S., approved in advance by the Global Studies Director, and be part of a program or partnership authorized by Shepherd University. In rare instances the Director may approve a shorter international experience. An international experience may take a variety of forms, e.g., semester abroad or at sea; summer immersion courses; teaching practicum; international volunteer work; and an international internship.

Four-Year Course Progression


Global Studies
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS). See advisor. 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS). See advisor. 4
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 1 Choose SO with advisor 3
Modern Language 2 Choose SO with advisor 3   GLBL 200   Introduction to Global Studies 3
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose WE with advisor 3   Language   Language 3
GEOG 202 2 World Regions 3   Minor   Minor 3
Language   Language 3   Elective   Regional Options 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
SOCI 307   Population and Development 3   PSCI 405   International Political Economy 3
Language   Language 3   Language   Language 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   In concentration 3
Elective   Regional Options 3   Elective   In concentration 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                         
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
GLBL 350*   International Experience 3   GLBL 450 2/3 Capstone in Global Studies(WM) 3
Elective   In concentration 3   Minor   Minor 3
Elective   Free electives 9   Elective   In concentration 3
    TOTAL 15   Elective   In concentration 3
          Elective   Free elective 3
            TOTAL 15
                 
September 21, 2017             DEGREE TOTAL 120
                 
 * GLBL 350 International Experience, or equivalent disciplinary study abroad experience. Must be approved by program coordinator and in a study abroad program or partnership authorized by Shepherd University.        

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