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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
Texas Tech University
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies, B.A.


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About the Global Studies Bachelor's Program


A Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies encompasses interdisciplinary study of global, international, and regional politics, economics, culture, and society. The global studies degree will provide students with training and education appropriate to individuals seeking careers in diplomatic service, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and foreign policy. Students will be prepared to undertake graduate studies in a variety of fields with international orientation. Graduates of the program will be able to contribute to Texas Tech’s vision of championing global engagement, educating a diverse and globally competitive work force, and enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world. The global studies major requires students to take 21 hours of required courses, and 21 hours of prescribed electives. In addition, this degree requires 6 hours of 3000- or 4000-level foreign language. Substitutions may be made to these requirements with the consent of director. A minor is not required for completion of this degree.

Contact information: Dr. John Barkdull, Department of Political Science, 806.742.4043, john.barkdull@ttu.edu

Recommended Sample Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 16

Second Year


Fall


  • 2000-Level English Literature 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 2000-Level Foreign Language 3 Semester Credit Hours **
  • Life & Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
  • U.S. History 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Personal Fitness and Wellness 1 Semester Credit Hour *
  • Elective 1 Semester Credit Hour
Total: 15

Spring


Total: 14

Third Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Prescribed Elective 6 Semester Credit Hours
    (Students will choose prescribed electives with the guidance and consent of the major advisor or program director.)
  • Elective 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Spring


  • GLST 4300 - Global Studies Capstone 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Prescribed Elective 6 Semester Credit Hours
    (Students will choose prescribed electives with the guidance and consent of the major advisor or program director.)
  • Elective 6 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Total Hours: 120


* Choose from General Core Curriculum Requirements .

** A student must complete 12 hours at the designated level in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5 hour review course, or, in some cases, the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.

Political science majors may substitute with:


Writing Intensive Elective


Choose one from:

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