Intercultural Studies Concentration, Global Studies, Bachelor of Arts - GSIS

Major Requirements (27–36 hours)

ANTH 253Survey I: Culture and Language3
ECON 251Principles of Macroeconomics3
HIST 104 World History 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:12
Total Credits30

Intercultural Studies Concentration

ICS 201Introduction to Intercultural Studies3
Select one of the following Cultural Theory courses:3
Anthropology of Race and Racism
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Special Topics (approved topics)
Intercultural Communication
Contemporary Global Literature
Comparative Politics 1
Stereotyping and Prejudice 2, 3
Select one of the following Power and Privilege courses:3
Water, Culture & Sustainability
Postcolonial Women’s Writing
Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies
The Global Politics of International Development
Stereotyping and Prejudice 2, 3
Select one course from a category above or from the following:3
Art History Survey II
The Global Challenge of Infectious Diseases
Environments of Ecuador
Economic Botany 3
Parasitology 1
International Management 3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Global Women’s Leadership (only 3 hours may apply) 4
Asian Influence on Western Literature
Worlds of Islam
Philosophy of World Cultures
Latin American Politics
Middle East Politics
Interfaith Studies
Upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program
Total Credits12

May not be used to satisfy more than one requirement.


May not be used to satisfy more than one category requirement.


Courses carry prerequisites not met through Global Studies requirements.


May not be used toward more than one concentration.

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the relationship between culture and identity.
  • Students identify ways in which intercultural contact has shaped patterns of behavior and critically examine the dynamics of intercultural interaction in different contexts.
  • Students demonstrate knowledge of the roots of particular forms of privilege and subordination and locate and examine their own position relative to systems of privilege, disadvantage, and resistance.