Global Studies

Major Requirements

Major: Global Studies

Minimum Required Credits: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Category C: Communication12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Category R: Quantitative Reasoning 3
Category S: Science and Technology 10
Category A: Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Category B: Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Category W: Wellness 2
Category D: Cultural Diversity *†
Category G: Global Perspectives *†
Total Credits39
*

Courses for category D & G are satisfied by completing D & G designated courses in another general education category.

General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

Global Studies Core Requirements
INTL 110Introduction to Global Studies3
GLBL 330: GLOBALIZATION AND THE DIGITAL AGE3
GLBL 491: SEMINAR (or any GLBL prefix course at the 400 level)3
POLS 220International Politics3
or SOC 116 Global Social Problems
ANTH 206Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World3
Major Electives 1
Students will develop a plan of study from the courses listed below for a total of 12 major elective credits. Courses are categorized within focus/topic areas. Students must plan these 12 elective credits as follows: 12
1) A minimum of 2 different course prefixes;
2) No more than 6 credits per prefix;
3) No more than 3 credits of lower division (100-and 200-level) coursework.
WORLD ECONOMICS AND POLITICS:
Terrorism
Comparative Politics
Political Ideologies
Global Policy Issues
International Law
Ethnic Conflicts
International Criminal Law
Politics of the Developing Countries
Politics of the Industrialized Countries
Comparative Political Economy
Comparative Democratic Institutions
History of Economic Thought
Economic Development
International Trade
Environmental Economics
Life and Politics of US-Mexico Borderlands
Spanish for Business
Business Ethics
WORLD CULTURES AND ENVIRONMENT
Introduction to Anthropology
Anthropology of Latin America
Magic and Religion
Language and Expressive Culture
History and Cultures of the Caribbean
Development of Anthropological Theory
Introduction to Native American & Indigenous Studies
Diversity and Multiculturalism in Individual and Family Life
Intercultural Communication
Cultural Diversity
Environmental Sociology
Introduction to Spanish Civilization
Introduction to Spanish American Civilization
World Food Crops
Environmental Science
Human Geography
World Regional Geography
Environmental Geology
Natural Resources & Agrosystems
EMGT 325
EMGT 345
WORLD HISTORY AND LITERATURES
Introduction to Art History
Art History I
Art History II
Introduction to Linguistics
World Literature Masterpieces
Women's Writing
Multicultural Writers
International Technical Writing
Pirates of the Caribbean
Women in European History 1400-1800
Introduction to Latin American History
History of East Asia to 1600
History of East Asia from 1600
Australia & New Zealand
World Environmental History
The Ottoman Empire
Medieval History
Europe 1815-1914
Europe Since 1914
Imperial Spain
Germany since 1750
History Of Russia I
History Of Russia II
Colonial Mexico
Modern Mexico
The Aztec, Maya, and Inca
Slavery in the Atlantic World
History of Modern China from 1600
History of Japan
Vietnam: 125 Years of Conflict
Cultural Exchange and the Making of the Modern World
Plague! Tragedies and Triumphs of Globalization
Introduction to Hispanic Cinema
Traditions in Spanish American Literature
Contemporary Spanish American Literature
Introduction to Chicano Literature
Spanish American Women Writers
Traditions in Spanish Literature
Contemporary Spanish Literature
Spanish Women Writers
Contemporary Moral Issues
Indian Philosophical Tradition
World Religions
Global Islam
Magic And Religion
World Film
World Theatre
Transnational/Global Women
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS: No more than 3 credits from the following may be used toward the 12 credits of major electives.
GLBL 397: Global Internship
GLBL 492: Study Abroad
(Prefix) X79: Global Seminar
Foreign Language Requirement
Two courses of any foreign language at any level required6-8
Study Abroad Experience: Study Abroad, Work Experience Abroad, or Research Experience Abroad Requirement
A minimum of an 8-week experience abroad is required for a minimum of 3 credits. Student earning more credits while studying abroad may count these additional study abroad credits toward the major electives or the language requirements.3
Integrative Senior Project Requirement
GLBL: 411 GLOBAL LEARNING (Three one credit courses required for this requirement.)3
Total Credits39-41
1

Other courses not listed within this section that have a significant global emphasis may also qualify but must be approved in advance and a substitution/waiver form will need to be filed by the department with Registration and Records to count toward the major. 

Minor Requirements

Minor: Global Studies

Required Credits: 18

Core Requirement
INTL 110Introduction to Global Studies3
GLBL 330: GLOBALIZATION AND THE DIGITAL AGE3
or GLBL PREFIX COURSE AT GLBL PREFIX COURSE 300/400 LEVEL
Select 2 courses from the following:6
World Religions
Global Islam
Global Social Problems
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World
International Politics
Comparative Politics
First-Year Spanish I
First-Year Spanish II
Second-Year Spanish I
Second-Year Spanish II
Minor Electives 1
Select from the courses listed:6
WORLD ECONOMICS AND POLITICS:
Introduction to Political Science
Terrorism
International Politics
Political Ideologies
Comparative Politics
Global Policy Issues
International Law
Ethnic Conflicts
International Criminal Law
Politics of the Developing Countries
Politics of the Industrialized Countries
Comparative Political Economy
Comparative Democratic Institutions
History of Economic Thought
Economic Development
International Trade
Designing and Delivering Nonformal Education Programs
Environmental Economics
Life and Politics of US-Mexico Borderlands
Spanish for Business
Business Ethics
WORLD CULTURES AND ENVIRONMENT:
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World (If not taken in the core.)
Anthropology of Latin America
Magic and Religion
Language and Expressive Culture
Development of Anthropological Theory
Introduction to Native American & Indigenous Studies
Diversity and Multiculturalism in Individual and Family Life
Intercultural Communication
Global Social Problems (If not taken in the core.)
Environmental Sociology
Introduction to Spanish Civilization
Introduction to Spanish American Civilization
World Food Crops
Environmental Science
Human Geography
World Regional Geography (If not taken in the core.)
Environmental Geology
Natural Resources & Agrosystems
EMGT 325
EMGT 345
WORLD HISTORY AND LITERATURES
Introduction to Art History
Art History I
Art History II
Introduction to Linguistics
World Literature Masterpieces
Women's Writing
Multicultural Writers
International Technical Writing
Pirates of the Caribbean
Women in European History 1400-1800
Introduction to Latin American History
History of East Asia to 1600
History of East Asia from 1600
Australia & New Zealand
World Environmental History
The Ottoman Empire
Medieval History
Europe 1815-1914
Europe Since 1914
Imperial Spain
Germany since 1750
History Of Russia I
History Of Russia II
Colonial Mexico
Modern Mexico
The Aztec, Maya, and Inca
Slavery in the Atlantic World
History of Modern China from 1600
History of Japan
Vietnam: 125 Years of Conflict
Cultural Exchange and the Making of the Modern World
Plague! Tragedies and Triumphs of Globalization
Introduction to Hispanic Cinema
Traditions in Spanish American Literature
Contemporary Spanish American Literature
Introduction to Chicano Literature
Spanish American Women Writers
Traditions in Spanish Literature
Contemporary Spanish Literature
Spanish Women Writers
Contemporary Moral Issues
Indian Philosophical Tradition
World Religions (If not take in the core.)
Global Islam (If not taken in the core.)
Magic And Religion
World Film
World Theatre
Transnational/Global Women
Study/Work/Reseach Experience Abroad 2
Total Credits18
1

Other courses, including credits earned while studying abroad, may be approved for this area by the Director of the Global Studies major; a substitution form must be submitted to the Office of Registration and Records signed by the dept. chairperson will be required in these instances.

2

Completion of a study abroad program is optional for the minor. If a student completes study abroad, the study abroad credit is eligible to count as electives for the minor when a substitution form signed by the dept. chairperson is submitted to the Office of Registration and Records.

Certificate Requirements

Global Studies

Required Credits: 10

Required Courses
SPAN 101First-Year Spanish I4
INTL 110Introduction to Global Studies3
Select one course from the following:3
First-Year Spanish II (if student is needing humanities credits)
World Religions (if student is needing humanities credits)
Global Social Problems (if student is needing social science credit)
International Politics (if student is needing social science credit)
Total Credits10