Courses required for graduation are outlined below. (Effective for students beginning Fall 2014 and after.)
Core CurriculumYou will take courses that examine the world’s major cultural traditions and the ways in which they are connected. Progressing from ancient world traditions to the present, courses ground your learning in foundational great works of arts, politics, religion, science, and more. You also learn sophisticated methods of cultural analysis and prepare for the junior year of international study.
Required first-year courses:
Required courses that may be taken any year:
Upper Division CurriculumYou will further your study of cultural analysis and choose a concentration that centers your studies on a specific theme in Global Studies. During your junior year of international study, you will be immersed in a foreign culture and language, through which you consider issues of global significance. Senior year coursework focuses on particular issues in global study, as well as on supporting independent research leading to your thesis.
- Sophomore Seminar: Approaches
- Global Topics
- Advanced Global Topics
- Experiential Learning I and II
- Junior Independent Research Seminar
- Advanced GLS Elective†
- Senior Colloquium/Thesis
- Senior Seminars (2)
- Advanced language coursework*
*Unless you are already proficient in the language of your junior year host country, you will prepare for the international experience by taking at least one semester of intensive work in the language spoken at the site, usually in the spring of sophomore year. Learn more about the GLS language study requirement.
Current Course Offerings
Current students can find course descriptions here: Fall 2017 GLS Course Descriptions