Global Justice and Human Rights Concentration, Global Studies, Bachelor of Arts - GSGJ

Major Requirements (27–36 hours)

ANTH 253Survey I: Culture and Language3
ECON 251Principles of Macroeconomics3
HIST 104 World Civilization II3
POSC 206International Politics3
or POSC 207 Comparative Politics
GLST 495Senior Seminar in Global Studies3
Students who complete the GLST Comprehensive Exam must also take the following course or another methods course approved by the Department Chair:
GLST 364Global Research and Discovery3
Select the following Concentration:15
Total Credits33

Global Justice and Human Rights Concentration

JUST 250Introduction to Justice Studies3
JUST/PHIL 302Global Justice3
POSC 301Human Rights (or IIPS 30554 Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame)3
Select two of the following:6
Economic Development 1
Contemporary Global Literature
Postcolonial Women’s Writing
Caribbean Women’s Literature
Worlds of Islam
Global Justice
Philosophy of Politics
Social Justice
Latin American Politics
The Global Politics of International Development
Psychology of Violence 1
Stereotyping and Prejudice 1
Faith in Action
Catholic Social Thought
Sociology of Poverty
Global and Diverse Childhoods
Upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program or upper-level course taken at Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Total Credits15

Courses carry prerequisites not met through Global Studies requirements.

Advanced Writing Proficiency

Each student who completes this requirement in Global Studies will submit her written senior comprehensive project for evaluation.

Senior Comprehensive

A student who elects to complete her Senior Comprehensive requirement in Global Studies will carry out a research project grounded in a topic related to her area of concentration. She will develop and present a proposal during Senior Seminar in the fall of her senior year. The proposal will include a hypothesis or research question, the design of the study and methodologies to be used, significance of the question, and a bibliography. In the spring semester of senior year, Global Studies majors will make oral and written presentations of their projects to a committee comprised of faculty teaching within the concentration areas and/or the Global Studies core disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate knowledge of a range of global justice issues, and the connections between those issues and their own local contexts and individual actions.
  • Students demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical and historical foundation of human rights discourse.
  • Students identify and apply principles of Catholic social teaching to global justice issues.