Global Studies Degree Structure
The GLS major comprises 37 units (24 upper division units minimum), in addition to an International Immersion experience.
GLS 250: Dimensions of Globalization: States, Societies, and Institutions, and
GLS 251: Dimensions of Globalization: Language, Literature, & Culture
9 units from one of 4 concentrations – you may choose your concentration after taking the introductory course, GLS 250. Up to 3 units may be the optional thesis.
- Global Societies: Human Rights, Migrations, and Social Movements
- Global Cultures: Literature, Film, and the Arts
- Global Health and Development
- Global Political Economy and Institutions
12 units from one Geographic Region of study. You will declare your Geographic Region with your Advisor and identify appropriate coursework.
Advanced Language Study
6th semester proficiency (of a language spoken in the region selected)
GLS majors are expected to complete a minimum of 5 weeks of study outside the U.S (though semester or year-long programs are encouraged). Students work with their advisor and the Study Abroad office to determine how their study abroad coursework applies toward degree requirements.
The major includes both thesis and non-thesis options. If students choose to do a thesis, they can use 3 thesis units towards the major. The Global Studies Thesis Track is for highly motivated students desiring intensive faculty mentoring and research opportunities.
Minor optional, double major optional