2016-2017 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors > Global Studies, B.A.
Program Director: Paige Eager
By its very definition, the Global Studies major is interdisciplinary and draws upon both the humanities and social sciences for its relevant course work. The Global Studies major is the place within Hood College where disciplines merge, the realities of the world are confronted, and where knowledgeable, engaged citizens of that world come of age.
Working in partnership with many academic units of the College, the core purpose of the Global Studies major is fostering a greater understanding of the interrelationships between countries and cultures. In keeping with the traditions of a liberal arts education at Hood College, we expect our majors: To acquire an understanding of cultures that is multi-disciplinary and diachronic; to comprehend the interconnected socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of global transformation; to obtain competency in a foreign language; and to be exposed to the complexity of global relations through a study abroad experience or relevant internship experience.
The Global Studies major curriculum includes: a minimum of 37-46 credit hours. Students must take a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 300 level or above for successful completion of the major.
3.0 - 6.0
Completion of one of the following:
ARAB 101 through 203
FREN 101 through 203
GER 101 through 203
SPAN 101 through 203
NOTE: Latin or Greek do not fulfill this requirement
Students who place at the 207-level in FREN, GER, or SPAN are exempt from the requirement.
Select one of the following thematic focus groups:
Minimum of 12 credits
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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