Global Studies (B.A., B.S.)

Major: Global Studies (B.A., B.S.)

Departments/Programs
Core Requirements18-19 hours
Global Studies Major (B.A. or B.S., 48-54 hours)
ANTHR 151 Cultural Anthropology 3 hours
ARH 101 Masterpieces of World Art,
ARH 103 Survey of Non-Western Art History,
ARH 106 Art and Society in the West: Ancient to Medieval, or
ARH 107 Art and Society in the West: Renaissance to Modern
3 hours
BIO 250 Conservation Biology or
PHYS 054 Energy and the Global Environment
3-4 hours
HIST 010 World Civilizations: A Survey of the Global Twentieth Century 4 hours
POLSC 020 Introduction to Comparative Politics or
POLSC 009 Introduction to International Relations
3 hours
RELIG 015 World Religions 3 hours
Modern Language Requirement 6-12 hours

Students are expected to, at a minimum, meet the modern language requirement by completing SPAN-201 and SPAN-202, FRNCH-201 and FRNCH-202, GERMN-201 and GERMN-202, or JAPAN-102.

Students studying abroad in countries with a language other than those taught at Nebraska Wesleyan may fulfill the language requirement by completing FRNCH 102 French: Stage IV, SPAN 102 Spanish: Stage IV or GERMN 102 German: Stage IV in addition to two semesters (or its equivalent) of a second modern language not taught at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Students who wish to fulfill their language requirement through an intensive language program outside of Nebraska Wesleyan should consult with the program chair.

Research Method Requirement (choose one of the following:)3-8 hours
COMM 150 Research Methods 4 hours
ENG 298 Ways of Reading: Theory and Practice 3 hours
POLSC 100 Introduction to Statistics and SPSS and
POLSC 200 Research Methods in Political Science
5 hours
PSYCH 110 Psychological Statistics and
PSYCH 111 Research Methods in Psychology
8 hours
SOC 236 Research Methods in Social Science I or
SOC 237 Research Methods in Social Science II
3 hours
Emphasis Area
(Select one emphasis area. Courses must be from at least three disciplines.)
12 hours
Asia
12 hours
Latin America
12 hours
Foreign Policy
12 hours
Industrialized Nations
12 hours
Development Studies
12 hours
Senior Comprehensive: 
Senior thesis in an appropriate department with approval of the global studies chair or GLST 299 Interdisciplinary Thesis, Interdisciplinary Thesis. 3 hours
Electives6-12 hours
Electives to complete 45 hours, in addition to 3 hours of thesis, are to be chosen from modern language courses, emphasis area courses not used for the emphasis, and other courses as approved by the Global Studies chair, including SOC 115 Population, Resources, and Environment, SOC 215 Environmental Sociology and Social Impact Assessment; GLST 186 Experiencing the Culture of Japan; GEND 240 Women Writing Across Cultures or ENG 240 Women Writing Across Cultures; THTRE 171 International Cinema. Selected topics courses may count in emphasis areas with approval of the Global Studies chair. Courses that are prerequisites for those listed in emphasis areas may also be counted as electives toward the major requirement with the approval of the Global Studies chair.
Study Abroad 
Global Studies majors are required to study abroad for at least one semester in an approved program (12 or more credit hours). Courses taken abroad may count for the Global Studies major. The student should consult in advance with the Director of International Education and with the Global Studies chair to ensure that course work will be transferable.