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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies, BA

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Program Code: 601A
CIP Code: 30.2001

General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

Some general education requirements may be double-counted in the major with departmental approval. Please see your advisor for information.

Language Requirements (6-12 Hours)

Completion of 6 semester hours at the *intermediate level or higher

Note: Language courses 1010 & 1020 or 1030 are prerequisites for *intermediate level courses.

Language courses 1050 or 1060 may be used in General Education Liberal Studies Experience.

Study Abroad

Global Studies majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad for one year, but are required to complete a minimum of twelve consecutive weeks in a study abroad program or international internship relevant to their program of study and approved prior to departure by the Global Studies advisor and director. This requirement may be waived by petition for those able to demonstrate a similarly significant, structured international education experience. Students for whom study abroad would pose a significant financial or personal hardship are urged to consult the Global Studies director for possible alternatives. Study abroad courses or internship hours may be counted towards the major concentration, the language requirement, and/or the minor, as appropriate, with the approval of the Global Studies director.

Major Requirements (39 Hours)

2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in GLS plus any other courses under Major Requirements. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian. No more than 46 semester hours of GLS courses may be counted toward the BA degree.

Focus Area Within Global Studies (24 Hours)

The focus area is made up of courses drawn from one or more disciplines, departments or programs, with a single coherent emphasis, such as: German Studies; Francophone Studies; Latin American Studies; African Studies; Development and Globalization; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights; Judaic and Holocaust Studies (for other potential focus areas, consult the director). Students may create their own focus area if the university offers courses sufficient to support it. The focus area requires careful planning, and students are encouraged to develop their programs of study early in their academic careers in consultation with their advisor, who must approve all courses for this requirement. At least 15 hours of this requirement must be at the 3000 level or above. Credit hours from study abroad or international internship may be used in the student’s focus area, as appropriate. Courses counted towards the Global Studies core requirements may not be counted in the focus area. Copies of each student’s program of study, signed by the Global Studies Director as well as the advisor, must be on file in the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office.


Minor Required (15 Hours)

Students are required to minor in a foreign language. Minors are currently available at ASU in: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Students may apply for an exception to the foreign language minor requirement by meeting with the Global Studies Program Director who will review the request for appropriate fit. A student with Global Studies major may not have a Global Studies minor.

Electives (18 Hours)

Taken to total 122 hours for the degree

  • 2 semester hours of free electives must be outside the major discipline

Total Required (122 Hours)

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