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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Global Studies, B.A.


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. Students must take at least 24 hours in the College of Arts & Sciences. 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, 806.834.4043, john.barkdull@ttu.edu

Recommended Sample Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 16

Second Year


Fall


  • HIST 2300 - History of the United States to 1877 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • English Literature 2000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Foreign Language 2000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 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
  • Communication Literacy 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.

Communication Literacy


All students will take GLST 4300 . Students will take three additional Communications Literacy courses, in consultation with the program advisor. Collectively, the courses must address written, oral, and graphic communications.