Bachelor of Arts

Admission to Global Studies Major


Students applying to major in Global Studies should possess a strong commitment to global citizenship, understanding cultures outside their own, communication across cultural and linguistic boundaries, and a desire to work effectively in and adapt to different cultural settings. There are no prerequisites for admission to the major other than the general SJSU requirements.

 

Preparation for the Major 

 

3 Units

 

 

GLST 001A

   

Introduction to Global Issues

    

3 Units

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirement of the Major

 

48 Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Courses

 

12 Units

 

 

GLST 100W

 

Writing Workshop

 

3 Units

 

Area Z

GLST 162

 

Contemporary Global Issues

 

3 Units

 

 

GLST 164

 

Advanced Seminar in Global Citizenship

 

3 Units

 

 

GLST 179

 

Capstone Seminar in Global Studies

 

3 Units

 

 

GLST 189

 

Global Experience

 

1-3 Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Breadth Courses

 

36 Units

 

 

Complete 1 required and 2 additional courses in

different departments in these four areas. GLST

187 may be substituted for one course with

approval of advisor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Sustainabliity

 

9 Units

 

 

Required:

 

 

 

 

GLST 167

 

Changing Ecologies of Globalization

 

3 Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select 2 from the following course list:

 

 

 

 

BIOL 110

 

Biodiversity and Biopolitics

 

3 Units

 

Area R

COMM 146F

 

Communication and the Environment

 

4 Units

 

 

ENVS 150

 

Introduction to Environmental Thought

 

3 Units

 

 

ENVS 152

 

Globalization and the Environment

 

3 Units

 

 

ENVS 159

 

Nature and World Cultures

 

3 Units

 

Area V

GEOG 121

 

Population and Global Change

 

3 Units

 

 

GEOL 111

 

Geology and the Environment

 

3 Units

 

Area R

GEOL 112

 

Hazards Risks of

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

 

3 Units

 

Area R

HS 172

 

Contemporary Environmental

Health Issues

 

3 Units

 

Area R

METR 112

 

Global Climate Changes

 

3 Units

 

Area R

NUFS 139

 

Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 

 

3 Units

 

Area R

PHIL 126

 

Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

 

3 Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Development, Population, and Human Rights

 

9 Units

 

 

Required:

 

 

 

 

GLST 143

 

Technology, Politics, and

International Development

 

3 Units

 

Area V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select 2 from the following course list:

 

 

 

 

ANTH 132

 

Creating Built Worlds

 

3 Units

 

 

BUS3 168

 

Global Business and Human Rights

 

3 Units

 

 

BUS3 187

 

Global Dimensions of Business

 

3 Units

 

 

ECON 113B

 

Economic History of Europe

 

3 Units

 

 

ECON 190

 

History of Economic Thought

 

3 Units

 

 

GEOG 110

 

Urbanization in the Global South

 

3 Units

 

Area V

GEOG 115

 

Geography of the Global Economy

 

3 Units

 

 

HIST 155

 

20th Century World

 

3 Units

 

Area V

POLS 147

 

Globalization

 

3 Units

 

 

POLS 155

 

International Political Economy

 

3 Units

 

 

SOCI 118

 

Human Rights and Social Justice

 

3 Units

 

 

SOCI 160

 

Immigration and Identity

 

3 Units

 

 

SOCI 169

 

Political Sociology

 

3 Units

 

 

WOMS 102

 

Global Women

 

3 Units

 

Area V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Security and Technology

 

9 Units

 

 

Required:

 

 

 

 

GLST 156

 

Inventing the Modern World:

History of Technology Since 1500

 

3 Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select 2 from the following course list:

 

 

 

 

ANTH 136

 

Thought Control in Contemporary Society

 

3 Units

 

 

ANTH 146

 

Culture and Conflict

 

3 Units

 

Area V

BIOL 108

 

Biotechnology in the 21st Century

 

3 Units

 

 

BUS5 165A

 

Global Leadership

 

3 Units

 

 

COMM 115P

 

Communication and Conflict

 

4 Units

 

 

COMM 179

 

Global Media & Resistance

 

3 Units

 

Area V

GEOG 107

 

Mapping the World

 

3 Units

 

 

GEOG 112

 

Nations, Cultures, and Territorial Disputes

 

3 Units

 

Area V

GEOG 170

 

Introduction to Mapping and GIS

 

3 Units

 

 

GEOG 181

 

Remote Sensing

 

3 Units

 

 

JS 123

 

Terrorism, Intelligence, and Security

 

3 Units

 

 

MCOMM 180

 

Global Leadership (Cannot count this
and BUS5 165A Global Leadership)

 

3 Units

 

 

POLS 148

 

Nationalism and Comparative

Political Cultures

 

3 Units

 

 

POLS 150

 

War and Peace

 

3 Units

 

Area V

POLS 152A

 

International Organizations and NGOs

 

3 Units

 

 

TECH 198

 

Technology and Civilization

 

3 Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Culture and Society

 

9 Units

 

 

Select 1 from the following course list:

 

 

 

 

ANTH 115

 

The Emerging Global Culture

 

3 Units

 

Area V

SOCI 116

 

Global Society

 

3 Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select 2 from the following course list (Cannot double-count ANTH 115 or SOCI 116):

 

 

 

 

ANTH 115

 

The Emerging Global Culture

 

3 Units

 

Area V

ARTH 193A

 

Worlds of Art and Culture

 

3 Units

 

Area V

ARTH 193B

 

East Meets West in Art

 

3 Units

 

Area V

COMM 152I

 

Communication in World Cultures

 

4 Units

 

 

COMM 173F

 

Intercultural Communication and

Global Understanding

 

4 Units

 

 

CLIT 123

 

Topics in Comparative World Literature

 

3 Units

 

 

ENGL 117B

 

Global Film, Literature, and Culture

 

3 Units

 

 

ENGL 126

 

Holocaust Literature

 

3 Units

 

Area V

HIST 132

 

Advanced Topics in World History:
History of the Jews

 

4 Units

 

 

HUM 128

 

Perspectives on the 20th Century:

The West in a Global Context

 

3 Units

 

 

HUM 157

 

Islamic Culture

 

3 Units

 

 

PHIL 120

 

Eastern and Western Philosophy

 

3 Units

 

 

RELS 122

 

Magic, Science, and Religion

 

3 Units

 

Area V

RELS 131

 

Religion, Gender, and Sexuality

 

3 Units

 

 

SOCI 116

 

Global Society

 

3 Units

 

 

WOMS 189

 

Islamic Perspectives on Gender

 

3 Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Electives

 

13-15 Units

 

 

Global Studies majors are expected to take

additional courses in a field that will contribute

depth to their particular area of interest.

The following fields are approved for Global Studies.

Other fields may be selected with approval

of the Global Studies advisor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African Studies

 

 

 

 

Anthropology

 

 

 

 

Art History

 

 

 

 

Communication in the Information Age (COMM Studies)

 

 

 

 

Comparative Literature

 

 

 

 

Climate Change Strategies (Meteorology)

 

 

 

 

Economics

 

 

 

 

Environmental Studies

 

 

 

 

Geography

 

 

 

 

Geology

 

 

 

 

Global Leadership and Innovation (Business)

 

 

 

 

History (Non-US Focus)

 

 

 

 

Human Rights (Justice Studies)

 

 

 

 

International Business

 

 

 

 

Jewish Studies

 

 

 

 

Latin American Studies (World Languages and Literature)

 

 

 

 

Middle East Studies (Humanities)

 

 

 

 

Political Science

 

 

 

 

Sociology

 

 

 

 

Values, Technology, and Society (Anthropology)

 

 

 

 

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

 

 

 

 

World Language (Global Studies majors may
satisfy their
minor requirement by taking
18 units of a World Language)

 

18 Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL UNITS

 

120 UNITS