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2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies, BA


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About the Program

The Global Studies Program provides Purdue undergraduates with a flexible yet rigorous interdisciplinary education in key issues confronting today’s globalized world. Global Studies students at Purdue are ready for the world. Our students are not simply given the tools to understand the processes of globalization and their consequences, they are also encouraged and empowered to intervene in those processes and shape their world.

As a core team of faculty from various disciplinary backgrounds in the College of Liberal Arts, we are proud to say that we are in the business of training the next generation of global leaders in education, business, government, and social justice work.

Please visit Global Studies for more information.

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (27 credits)


All courses for the Global Studies Major must be taken at Purdue University (or at an overseas venue as a departmentally pre-approved equivalent).

While undertaking this major, the student must establish language proficiency at Level IV in a CLA Foreign Language. Proficiency may be established by taking and passing foreign language examinations or by other evidence acceptable by the School of Language and Cultures.

A. Global Studies Foundation Courses (12 credits)


B. Tracks: (12 credits)


Track 1: Thematic Concentration: Two courses each, in two of the themes listed below, from at least two academic disciplines

(See Global Studies Selective Requirements Lists)

Track 2: Area Studies Concentration: Four courses in one of the areas listed below

(See Global Studies Selective Requirements Lists)

Track 3: Design Your Own Track:

With the approval of the Director of Global Studies and your academic advisor, you may custom design your own track worth 12 credit hours. The customized track must adequately reflect the Learning Outcomes of the Global Studies Major.

C. International Experience: Study Abroad or International Internship (3 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here.


 

Electives (36 credits)


Additional Degree Requirements


Click here for Global Studies Selective Requirements Lists 

 

 

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Foreign Language 20200 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual & Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Notes


2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours of Purdue coursework at the 30000 level or higher is required for graduation. 

Liberal Arts offers a streamlined plan of study for students pursuing a second degree outside CLA. Contact the CLA Advising Office for more information.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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