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.

Required for all majors:

Study Abroad or Internship Experience

GLBS 399Internship in Global Studies

3.0 - 6.0

or

Semester of study abroad

Required:

ECON 205Principles of Macroeconomics

3.0

GLBS 200Introduction to Global Studies

3.0

 

GLBS 300Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization

3.0

or

SOC 318Global Social Problems

3.0

 

GLBS 470Senior Seminar in Global Studies

3.0

PSCI 215International Relations

3.0

Total Credit Hours:15.0-16.0

Language Requirement:

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.

Thematic Focus Groups

Select one of the following thematic focus groups:

The Global Economy

Minimum of 12 credits

ECON 304International Political Economy

3.0

ECON 317Economics of Development

3.0

ECON 320The Economics of Gender

3.0

ECON 324International Trade

3.0

ECON 460International Finance & Open Economy Macroeconomics

3.0

LSSP 302/HON 302Third World Development: Latin America

3.0

MGMT 314International Business

3.0

Total Credit Hours:12.0

Global Governance and Conflict

Minimum of 12 credits

AFPS 350African Politics

3.0

CMA 209Mass Media and Revolution

3.0

ECPS 414/ECPS 514Environmental Policy

3.0

ENSP 101Environmental Problems

3.0

GLBS 345Global Perspectives on Women, Power and Politics

3.0

HIST 266The Modern World, 1750 to Present

3.0

HIST 353US Foreign Relations since World War II

3.0

HIST 369Modern Europe, 1789-2000

3.0

HIST 371CTopics in Modern European History

3.0

LWPS 406International Law

3.0

PSCI 200Political Violence and Terrorism

3.0

PSCI 219Model United Nations

1.0

PSCI 3029/11 in Global Perspective

3.0

PSCI 305U.S. Foreign Policy

3.0

PSCI 323Politics of the Developing World

3.0

Total Credit Hours:12.0

Global Cultures and Society

Minimum of 12 credits

AFAM 251The African Diaspora

3.0

AFPS 353Contemporary African Political Thought

3.0

ANTH 302Cultural Anthropology

3.0

ART 250Art of Asia

3.0

ART 356Art of Japan

3.0

ART 372CArts of the Non-Western World:Islamic Art

3.0

GLBS 301Human Migrations: Refugees and IDPs

3.0

HIST 246Modern Africa, 1400-Present

3.0

HIST 268Latin America

3.0

HIST 330Cultural Encounters in LatAm Hist

3.0

HIST 347The Indigenous World

3.0

HIST 356Global Empires I

3.0

HIST 357Global Empires II

3.0

HIST 371DTopics in World History

3.0

LSSP 336Latin American Fiction

3.0

MEST 300Cultures of the Middle East

3.0

PHIL 316/HON 316Perspectives in Global Health

3.0

PLRL 301Indian Thought

3.0

PLRL 306Chinese Thought

3.0

REL 304Islam

3.0

Any 300- or 400-level FREN, GER, LSSP or SPAN course

Total Credit Hours:12.0