Programs in Global Studies

The Department of Global Studies offers one degree program, the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, and two minor programs: the Global Studies minor and the Anthropology minor.

Bachelor of Arts, Global Studies—GLST (27–33 hours)

The following are required. In addition, at least one concentration must be chosen.

GLOBAL STUDIES CORE COURSES:

ANTH 253 Survey I: Culture and Language 3 hours

ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours

HIST 104 World Civilization II 3 hours

POSC 206 International Politics 3 hours or POSC 207 Comparative Politics 3 hours

GLST 495 Senior Seminar in Global Studies 3 hours

WORLD LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

All students completing this major will demonstrate World language proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • one language other than English at the Intermediate-mid Level (based on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale);
  • two languages other than English at the Intermediate-low Level. For a less-commonly taught language (e.g., Chinese and Arabic), the Novice-high Level is sufficient.
  • If the student has not reached the specified proficiency level in her foreign language by the end of the spring semester of her junior year, she will fulfill the language requirement by taking one additional course in the language during her senior year.

STUDY OR INTERNSHIP ABROAD EXPERIENCE

All students completing this major must participate in a Saint Mary’s College approved study abroad program/s. If a student is not able to participate in a semester length program, she may participate in summer and semester break programs totaling a minimum of five weeks.

E-PORTFOLIO

Each student will submit an E-Portfolio at the end of the Senior Seminar. It will contain the following items:

  • Most recent language proficiency score
  • Reflection on language learning in a Global Studies context
  • One artifact (paper, video, journal, wiki, PowerPoint, etc.) from each of the Global Studies core courses. Each artifact submitted should include a brief description of the context, rationale, and what learning outcome(s) the assignment addressed.
  • Reflection paper regarding study abroad experiences
  • Resume
  • Mini-conference presentation (part of the Senior Seminar)
  • Global Perspective Inventory and National Identity Measure score and brief reflection
  • Course mapping exercise
  • Research proposal

ADVANCED WRITING PROFICIENCY

Each student who completes this requirement in Global Studies will submit a portfolio of three essays. At least one essay must come from one of the core courses and at least one must come from a course from the student’s concentration.

SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE

A student who elects to complete her Senior Comprehensive requirement in Global Studies will carry out a research project grounded in a topic related to her area of concentration.  She will develop and present a proposal during Senior Seminar in the fall of her senior year.  The proposal will include a hypothesis or research question, the design of the study and methodologies to be used, significance of the question, and a bibliography. In the spring semester of senior year, Global Studies majors will make oral and written presentations of their projects to a committee comprised of faculty teaching within the concentration areas and/or the Global Studies core disciplines.

UPPER LEVEL CONCENTRATIONS

Each student will select one of the following concentrations as a structure for the upper level electives she will take. An adviser will help design a plan that allows the student to complete the requirements in her remaining two years. Concentrations are available in the following topics further described below:  Anthropology Gender and Women’s StudiesGlobal Business AdministrationGlobal EconomicsGlobal Post-secondary Education AdministrationIntercultural Studies International DevelopmentModern European Culture.

PREREQUISITES

Please note that many of the courses within Global Studies concentrations carry prerequisites not met through Global Studies requirements. These courses are noted with an asterisk (*). Please consult the departmental listing in the Bulletin for more details. All courses with the ML prefix require competence in the language in which the class is taught.

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Anthropology Concentration (12-14 hours)-- Coordinator, L. Elder

All of the following:

ANTH 254 Survey II: Human Prehistory 3 hours

ANTH 364 Ethnographic Methods 3 hours

Two of the follwing:

ANTH 141 People and Nature 3 hours

ANTH 320 Anthropology of Race and Racism 3 hours

ANTH 346 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 hours

ANTH 392 Topics in Cultural Anthropology 3 hours

ANTH 394 Topics in Archaeology 3 hours

ANTH 435 Politics of Multiculturalism 3 hours

ANTH 497 Independent Study in Anthropology 3 hours

ANTH 499 Anthropological Internship 3 hours

BIO 312* Evolution 3 hours

BIO 313* Economic Botany 3 hours

BIO 316* Conservation Biology 4 hours

BIO 320* Parasitology 4 hours

BIO 323* Ecology 4 hours

GWS/POSC 333 Transnational Feminisms 3 hours

HIST 415 International Women's Movements 3 hours

POSC 319 Politics of International Development 3 hours

POSC 326 Global Environmental Politics 3 hours

Or an upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program 3 hours

 


Gender and Women’s Studies Concentration (12 hours)— Coordinator, J. Zachman

All of the following:

GWS 207 Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies 3 hours

Three of the following:

ANTH 346 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 hours

GWS/POSC 333 Transnational Feminisms 3 hours

GWS 376 Chinese Women and Society 3 hours

HIST 370 A History of Modern European Women 3 hours

HIST 383 Women in Africa and the Middle East 3 hours

HIST 408/POSC 365 Gender and Politics 3 hours

HIST 415 International Women’s Movements 3 hours

MLSP 424 Contemporary Spanish Women Writers 3 hours

MLSP 429 Latin American Women Writers 3 hours

PHIL 243* Introduction to Feminist Philosophy 3 hours

Or an upper-level course taken by permission through an approved studyabroad program 3 hours

 


Global Business Administration Concentration (18 hours)— Coordinator, J. Vihtelic

All of the following:

BUAD 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 hours

BUAD 221 Principles of Management 3 hours

BUAD 231 Principles of Marketing 3 hours

BUAD 312 Principles of Finance 3 hours

ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hours

One of the following:

BUAD 349 Survey of International Business and Economics 2–3 hours

BUAD/MLFR 408 Culture of Business in the French-Speaking World 3 hours

BUAD 416 International Financial Management 3 hours

BUAD 422 International Management 3 hours

BUAD 432 International Marketing 3 hours

BUAD 447 International Business Law 3 hours

Or an upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program 3 hours

 


Global Economics Concentration (12 hours)— Coordinator, J. McElroy

All of the following:

ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hours

ECON 351 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 hours or ECON 352 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 hours

ECON 452 International Trade and Finance 3 hours

One of the following:

ECON 354 Economic Development 3 hours

ECON 356 Comparative Economic Systems 3 hours

ECON 357 Public Sector Economics 3 hours

ECON 358 Labor Economics 3 hours

Or an upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program 3 hours

 


Global Post-secondary Education Administration Concentration (15 hours)— Coordinator, M. Traxler

All of the following:

BUAD 221 Principles of Management 3 hours

COMM 350 Intercultural Communication 3 hours

EDUC 488 Practicum in Intercultural Education (through CWIL) 3 hours

ICS 201 Introduction to Intercultural Studies 3 hours

One of the following:

BUAD 305* Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations 3 hours

BUAD 329 Gender and Race Issues in Management 3 hours

BUAD 416* International Financial Management 3 hours

BUAD 422 International Management 3 hours

COMM 404 Non-Profit Public Relations Campaigns and Theory 3 hours

EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society 3 hours

MODL 315 English and the World 3 hours

Or an upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program 3 hours

 


Intercultural Studies Concentration (12 hours)— Coordinator, M. Derakhshani

All of the following:

ICS 201 Introduction to Intercultural Studies 3 hours

One of the following:

ANTH 320* Anthropology of Race and Racism 3 hours

ANTH 435 Politics of Multiculturalism 3 hours

COMM 350 Intercultural Communication 3 hours

POSC 207 Comparative Politics 3 hours

PSYC 438* Stereotyping and Prejudice 3 hours

One of the following:

ICS 366 Critical Whiteness Studies 3 hours

POSC 319 Politics of International Development 3 hours

POSC 390 Special Topics in Political Science (approved topics) 3 hours

PSYC 438 Stereotyping and Prejudice 3 hours

One from a category above or from the following (at least 3 hours):

BIO 270 Environments of Ecuador 3 hours

BIO 313* Economic Botany 3 hours

BIO 320* Parasitology 4 hours

BUAD 422* International Management 3 hours

ENLT 203 Studies in Literature (approved topics) 3 hours

GWS 376 Chinese Women and Society 3 hours

HIST 220 East African History and Cultures 1 hour

HIST 383 Women in Africa and the Middle East 3 hours

HIST 384 Africa Since 1800 3 hours

HUST 203 Asian Influence on Western Literature 3 hours

BUAD/MLFR 408 The Culture of Business in the French-Speaking World 3 hours

MLFR 462 Francophone Cultures and Literature 3 hours

MLFR 491 Topics in French Studies (approved topics) 3 hours

MODL 315 English and the World 3 hours

PHIL 245 Non-Western Philosophy 3 hours

POSC 304 Latin American Politics 3 hours

Or an upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program 3 hours

Note: PSYC 438 may not be used to satisfy more than one category requirement.

 


International Development Concentration (12 hours) — Coordinator, M. Belanger

All of the following:

ECON 354* Economic Development 3 hours or POSC 319 Politics of International Development 3 hours

HIST 384 Africa Since 1800 3 hours

Two of the following:

BUAD 447 International Business Law 3 hours

COMM 350 Intercultural Communication 3 hours

ECON 452* International Trade and Finance 3 hours

ICS 300 Experiential Learning (Honduras) 3 hours

HIST 383 Women in Africa and the Middle East 3 hours

MODL 315 English and the World 3 hours

POSC 304 Latin American Politics 3 hours

POSC 326 Global Environmental Politics 3 hours

Or an upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program 3 hours

 


Modern European Culture Concentration (12 hours)— Coordinator, J. Storme

One of the following:

ENLT 341 18th-Century British Novel 3 hours

ENLT 342 19th-Century British Novel 3 hours

ENLT 343 20th-Century British Novel 3 hours

ENLT 371 Studies in European Literature 3 hours

ENLT 380 18th Century British Literature 3 hours

ENLT 381 Romantic Movement 3 hours

ENLT 382 Victorian Literature 3 hours

ENLT 383 20th-Century British Literature 3 hours

ENLT 384 Romantic Era Feminism 3 hours

ENLT 417 Major Literary Figures (British) 3 hours

HUST 464* Colloquium IV 3 hours

MLFR 203 French Language and Reading I 3 hours

MLFR 304 French Language and Reading II 3 hours

MLFR 453 18th-Century French Literature 3 hours

MLFR 454 19th-Century French Novel 3 hours

MLFR 455 19th-Century French Poetry 3 hours

MLFR 457 20th-Century French Novel 3 hours

MLIT 303/303RM Introduction to Italian Literature I 3 hours

MLIT 304RM Introduction to Italian Literature II 3 hours

MLIT 350 Italian Short Story 3 hours

MLIT 425 Italy on the Stage: 16th to 20th Centuries 3 hours

MLIT 430 Modern Italian Novel 3 hours

MLSP 320 Introduction to the Study of Spanish Literature 3 hours

MLSP 418 Survey of 19th and 20th-Century Spanish Literature 3 hours

MLSP 420 Contemporary Spanish Novel 3 hours

MLSP 424 Contemporary Spanish Women Writers 3 hours

One of the following:

HIST 348 Origins of Modern Europe 3 hours

HIST 359 Europe in the 19th Century: 1815-1914 3 hours

HIST 360 Europe in the 20th Century: 1914-Present 3 hours

HIST 366 History of England, 1600 to Present 3 hours

HIST 369 History of Revolutionary France 3 hours

HIST 370 A History of Modern European Women 3 hours

HIST 377 Russia 3 hours

HIST 382 Modern East/Central Europe 3 hours

HIST 422 Living with the Enemy 3 hours

HUST 462* Cultural History IV: The Modern World 3 hours

One of the following:

HUST 462* Cultural History IV: The Modern World 3 hours

MLFR 370 French Civilization 3 hours

MLFR 408 The Culture of Business in the French-Speaking World 3 hours

MLFR 420 French Cinema 3 hours

MLFR 440 Contemporary France 3 hours

MLFR 491 Topics in French Studies (approved topics) 3 hours

MLIT 320 Italian Cinema 1945-1965 3 hours

MLIT 360 Italian Cultural Studies 3 hours

MLSP 316 Civilization of Spain 3 hours

MODL 315 English and the World 3 hours

PHIL 331 Descartes to Skepticism 3 hours

PHIL 332 Kant and His Critics 3 hours

PHIL 343 20th Century Philosophy 3 hours

One of the following:

One additional course from one of the above 3 hours

An upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program 3 hours

Note: HUST 462 and 464 must be taken together. HUST 462 may not be used to satisfy more than one category requirement.


Minor in Global Studies (18 hours)

All of the following:

ANTH 253 Survey I: Culture and Language 3 hours

ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours

HIST 104 World Civilization II 3 hours

POSC 206 International Politics 3 hours or POSC 207 Comparative Politics 3 hours

Two courses from a single Global Studies concentration

STUDY OR INTERNSHIP ABROAD EXPERIENCE

All students completing this minor must participate in at least 5 weeks of Saint Mary's College approved Study or Internship Abroad experience.


Minor in Anthropology (15-17 hours)

The minor in anthropology provides an introduction to the four fields of anthropology and an overview of the research methodologies and the theoretical paradigms of the discipline. Required elective courses enable students to pursue their particular interests.

TEACHER PREPARATION

Courses in Anthropology contribute to the Education minor and licensing areas for English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BBE).  ANTH 141 Peoples of the World or ANTH 253 Survey I: Culture and Language may be used to fulfill the requirements focused on culture for ESL/BBE.

All of the following:

ANTH 253 Survey I: Culture and Language 3 hours

ANTH 254 Survey II: Human Prehistory 3 hours

ANTH 364 Ethnographic Methods 3 hours

Two of the following:

ANTH 141 People and Nature 3 hours

ANTH 142RM Archaeology of Ancient Italy 3 hours

ANTH 320 Anthropology of Race and Racism 3 hours

ANTH 346 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 hours

ANTH 392 Topics in Cultural Anthropology 3 hours

ANTH 394 Topics in Archaeology 3 hours

ANTH 435 Politics of Multiculturalism 3 hours

ANTH 497 Independent Study in Anthropology 1–3 hours

ANTH 499 Anthropological Internship 3 hours

ART 346 Museums and Cultural Politics 3 hours

BIO 270* Environments of Ecuador 3 hours

BIO 312* Evolution 3 hours

BIO 313* Economic Botany 3 hours

BIO 316* Conservation Biology 4 hours

BIO 320* Parasitology 4 hours

BIO 323* Ecology 4 hours

ENVS 171 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours

Note:  Courses noted with an asterisk (*) carry prerequisites.  Consult the departmental listing in the Bulletin for more details.