Global Studies

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Global Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

Kenneth Courtney

kcourtney1@une.edu

Mission

Our mission is to provide rigorous liberal arts offerings organized in a way that demonstrates the pedagogical usefulness and theoretical power of bringing various relevant disciplines to bear upon our study of the world. Our goal is to allow students to engage with and comprehend broad global concerns and to foster specific regional expertise including proficiency in relevant languages. We aim to prepare students to change the world by understanding it more deeply, and prepare them for the job market by acquiring knowledge and skills demanded of 21st century graduates. 

Major Description

Global Studies (GS) exposes students to global issues, problems, cultures and relations through an integrated and interdisciplinary curriculum based in the liberal arts. GS students use the lenses of the humanities, social sciences, business, international experiences and internships to understand the world they live in. They will divide their time between UNE’s campuses in Maine and Morocco, with additional opportunities to spend semesters in Spain and/or France. The major prepares students to assume leadership roles in the fields of government, business, tourism, law, non-profits, consulting and a variety of other professions.

Curricular Requirements
  Credits

CAS CORE CURRICULUM

42-46
Program Required Courses 48
GLS 100- Introduction to Global Studies 3
CGH 490- Global Humanities Seminar 3

GLS XXX- Global Studies Capstone Seminar

3

Interdisciplinary Core

Take at least four global courses, each from a different disciplinary area (below), with at least 3 credits at the 300-level or above

12

Regional Concentration

Choose either one regional concentration with 18 credits of coursework (below) and at least 6 credits at the 300-level or above OR choose two regional concentrations with 9 credits each and at least 3 credits at the 300-level or above for each concentration

18

Foreign Language Courses

At least two of the courses must be in the same foreign language. At least one course above the introductory level must be taken during study abroad.

9
Open Elective Courses (as needed to reach 120 credits)

variable

Minimum Required Total Credits  120

Interdisciplinary Core

  Credits
Literature  
ENG 329 - Topics in World Literature* 3

ENG 405 – Topics in Postcolonial Literature*

3
Political Science  

PSC 201 - Introduction to International Relations*

3
Economics   

PSC 322 – International Political Economy*

3
Anthropology  

ANT 102 – Cultural Anthropology*

3
History  

HIS 278 – Origins of the Contemporary World*

3
Development and Environment  

ENV 200 – Society, Population and the Environment: A Global Perspective*

3

*These courses can count towards the core curriculum.

 

Regional concentration courses

  Credits
Europe/The Mediterranean  

ARH 322 – History of Spanish Art

3

BUEC 328G – The European Union

3
PSC 328G - The European Union 3

ENG 225G – Nobel Prizes: Critical Approach

3

ENG 345 – Moroccan Theater and Social Change

3

HIS 230 – From Togas to Black Rats

3

HIS 231 – Reformations, Revolutions

3

HIS 352G – Historical Ties/Spain and US

3

HIS 329 – Tangier – Crossroads of Civilization

3

HIS 344 – Postwar – Europe after WWII

3

HIS 358G – Spanish History 1450 – Present

3

HIS 359G – Spanish History Prehistory to 1500

3

PSC 206G – Portraits of France

3

PSC 327G – Contemporary Spanish Politics

3

PSC 355G – Democracy/Portugal, Greece and Spain

3

PSC 414G – US/Europe Relations since WWII

3

SOC 212 – Society and Culture in Morocco

3

SOC 319G – Spanish Culture/History through Film

3

Latin America/Caribbean

ANT 230 – Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

3

ENG 225G – Nobel Prizes: Critical Approach

3

HIS 240 – Latin Amer His I: Colonial Lat

3

HIS 241 – Latin Amer His II:Modern Latin

3

HIS 316 – Rebellion and Revolution in 20th Century Latin America

3

HIS 331 – Revolution and Social Protest in Mexico

3

SOC 230 – Society in Latin America

3

SOC 331 – Latin America Society and Culture through Cinema

3

ENV 376 – Caribbean Sustainable Development

3

Africa/Middle East

ANT 231 – Culture and Society in the Middle East

3

ENG 345 – Moroccan Theater and Social Change

3

ENV 348/348L – Environment, Health and Community Development in East Africa

3

SOC 212 – Society and Culture in Morocco

3

PSC 110 – Politics – Culture/Inven/Trade

3

PSC 304 – Middle East and North Africa through Film

3

PSC 307 – R & P: Political Islam and Islamic

3

PSC 408 – The Arab – Israeli Conflict

3

HIS 370 – Slave/Citizens: Africans in the New World

3

At least two full semesters abroad or one semester abroad plus twelve credits of UNE travel courses are required for this major. 

 

Students in this major can participate in the pre-health graduate school preparation tracks.

https://www.une.edu/cas/programs/pre-health-graduate-school-preparation-tracks-non-degree

 

Learning Outcomes

GS graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe, explain and analyze global issues and problems from multiple and critical disciplinary perspectives;
  2. Demonstrate a level of historical/cultural/economic/political knowledge necessary to engage constructively in intellectual discourse on global issues;
  3. Assume and draw on the perspective of individuals and cultures other than their own;
  4. Connect curricular and extracurricular lessons gained during study abroad to those in the global studies major and the UNE core curriculum.
  5. Describe and articulate the distinctive features of at least one global region's culture, history and modem features/issues/challenges;
  6. Communicate at an intermediate level in oral and written forms in at least one modern language other than English;
  7. Conduct interdisciplinary research in international settings and on global questions;
  8. Develop solutions to complex global problems that are informed by knowledge, analytical reasoning, and experience;
  9. Identify and describe career opportunities in global studies and the skill sets required in each.
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TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2017-2018 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication April 28, 2017.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.