Global Studies Courses


Because the influence of governments, corporations, schools, and organizations of all kinds will continue to grow, global interdependence has become increasingly important. The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies is a 45-48 hour major offering students an interdisciplinary program that examines the world from multiple perspectives and enables them to compete successfully in the international arena. Its interdisciplinary curriculum links history, sociology, geography, non-western literature, intercultural communications, management, economics, and natural science.

Major in Global Studies
requires 30 hours of core courses, including:

IS 211 Intro to Global Studies
IS 300 Conflict Resolution/Peace Studies
IS 450 Seminar in International and Global Studies
IS 499 Senior Capstone Project
BA 140 Introduction to Business
HI 328 Political Geography
NS 392 Global Sustainability
PS 237 American Government and Politics
RL 201 Approaches to Religion OR RL 267 Islam
SO 265 Cultural Diversity

Additional 15 hours of courses, including:

EC 205 Macroeconomics 
EN 325 Post Colonial Literature 
GE 232 World Geography

Two of the following courses:

BA 365 international Business 
CA 335 Intercultural Communications and Technology 
EC 375 International Trade
CA 440 Organizational Communication 
MG 331 Management and Organizational Behavior
RL 353 Leadership and Group Work Theory
RL 321 Ethics and Morals

Other courses as approved by the advisor

In addition, students have a required internship, study-abroad, or urban studies experience as approved by the major advisor. It is strongly recommended that this component of the program include a specialization in an area appropriate to the interests and career goals of the student.

Global Studies Minor

IS 211 Introduction to International and Global Studies
IS 300 Conflict Resolution/Peace Studies
NS 392 Global Sustainability
HI 328 Political Geography
RL 321 Ethics and Morals OR RL 267 Islam
SO 265 Cultural Diversity

McMaster Certificate

McMaster Scholars are offered the opportunity to enhance the community-based research that takes place in their learning community by participating in the McMaster Certificate Program. In addition to the completion of their individual learning
community requirements, students may choose to pursue a McMaster Certificate, which is intended to recognize their work and to help them gain a deeper understanding of the political, social, and economic issues associated with their location of study.