Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
The Global Studies Program offers students an opportunity to expand their cultural, linguistic, and social horizons beyond their own local experience. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent, it demands all of us an expanded knowledge of other people, their social and political institutions, and their culture. The program leads to a B.A. in Global Studies. The B.S. option is not availible.
We are excited to announce that this degree can now be completed fully online.
The Global Studies Program encourages students to develop a general understanding of language, culture, economics, and politics while simultaneously offering the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas:
- Political and Economic Development;
- Language, Literature, and Culture; or
- The United States and World Affairs
The major in Global Studies, in addition to the general requirements, stated below, requires thirty-eight (38) credits distributed in the following categories:
- Language Courses
- Required Courses
- Upper-division credits
1. Language Requirements (12 credits):
Twelve (12) credits of a modern foreign language or the equivalent demonstrated competency. The languages offered at Idaho State University are French, German, Japanese, Russian, Shoshoni, and Spanish.
2. Required Courses (17 Credits):
GLBL 2202 The World Today; Introduction to Global Issues (3 credits)
GLBL 2270 World Regional Geography and Cultures (3credits)
GLBL 2203 international Organizations Today: Conflicts and Cooperation (3 credits)
GLBL 3400, Simulation (3 credits)
GLB: 3350 International Symposium (1 credit)
GLBL4493, Senior Thesis (4 credits) - thesis must be written in your area of concentration
POLS 2221, Introduction to International Relations (3 credits)
3. Upper-division credits (9 credits):
Students must complete nine (9) upper-division credits to be chosen from within one of the following areas of concentration (select A, B, or C). Please consult the list below of GLBL Studies courses and see your advisor for which course counts toward each concentration. You can also take classes outside the GLBL department to fulfill your concentration, please see your advisor before registering for any classes.
Global Studies courses that count toward both the Major and Minor.
GLBL 3300 Travel and Study Abroad (3-6 credits)
GLBL 3301 Seminar in Global Studies (1-3 credits)
GLBL 3348 European Union: Institutions & Global Impact (3 credits)
GLBL 3350 International Symposium (IAC)
GLBL 3355 Global Governance - The Process of Global Governance in the 21st Century (3 credits)
GLBL 3379 Environment and Geography (3 credits) (Not Currently Offered)
GLBL 3380 Gender in Global Affairs (Issues and Impact) (3 credits)
GLBL 4420 Global Health and Policy (3 credits)
GLBL 4444 Senior Seminar (various topics) (1-3 credits)
GLBL 4466 Cultural Geography (3 credits) (Not Currently Offered)
GLBL 4470 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
GLBL 4480 International Parks and Protected Areas (3 credits) (Not Currently Offered)
GLBL 4488 Global Tourism Geography (3 credits) (Not Currently Offered)
GLBL 2285 Internship in Global Studies (1-9 credits)
GLBL 3385 Internship in Global Studies (1-9 credits)
GLBL 4485 Internship in Global Studies (1-9 credits)
A. Political and Economic Development
This area of concentration has as its focus issues of political and economic development in those parts of the world which at once seek the possibility of change and are threatened by change.
B. Language, Literature, and Culture
This area of concentration is for those wishing to study the language, literature, and culture of societies other than the United States. It is limited to concentrations in French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
C. The United States and World Affairs
This area of concentration is for those students whose primary interest is in American foreign policy and national security affairs.