GLST- Global Studies
Global Studies, B.A.
Students at the University of South Carolina are living in an increasingly globalized context in which economic, social, environmental, and cultural transformations in one part of the world can affect all others. The Global Studies major is a flexible, interdisciplinary degree program that familiarizes students with the complex historical and contemporary relationships and processes that link together people and places. By focusing on themes relating to globalization, the major also encourages students to recognize and to appreciate the world’s diversity. To achieve this end, the major requires students to focus on a particular world region and to attain proficiency in a modern foreign language. The overall aim of the program is to foster in students a critical, global outlook that will allow them to engage with pressing global questions and to thrive in an interconnected world.
Note: Bachelor of Arts degrees require 120 hours. Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees require additional hours; see Program of Study for major requirements.
Note: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees follow General Education Requirements for the BA except where specified in Programs of Study for major requirements.
Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:
It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.
Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements:
Prerequisites (6 Hours)
Two courses from the following:
Major Requirements (24-33 Hours)
I. Foreign language (modern) - Two 300 or above level language courses (6 Hours)
II. Global Theme or Concentration --- Students must complete one theme or one concentration from the following lists (6-15 hours). Special topics courses with appropriate content may be applied to the global theme or concentration requirement with approval of the advisor.
II.a. Global Themes - Two courses selected from one of the following global theme groups (6 Hours)
II.b. Global Concentrations – Courses selected to fulfill one of the following concentrations (12-18 Hours)
Prerequisite: Students must select one of the following options (3-6 Hours):
Required Courses: Students must select one course from four of the following categories (12 Hours)
III. World Region - Three courses selected from one of the following area studies groups (9 Hours). See entries for minors in these areas in the undergraduate Bulletin for lists of approved courses. Special topics courses with appropriate content may be applied to the world region requirement with approval of the advisor.
IV. Major Elective –One course from any of the approved global theme, global concentration, or world region courses (0-3 Hours). Note: Students completing a concentration are exempt from this requirement.
3. Cognate or Minor Requirements (12-18 Hours) for B.A. Degrees
The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major. The cognate must consist of twelve (12) hours of courses at the advanced level, outside of but related to the major. The cognate may be taken in one or more departments or programs, depending on the interests of the student and the judgment of the advisor.
Courses offered by departments and programs that are acceptable for cognate credit are outlined in the section titled Courses Acceptable for Cognate Credit in Degree Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
For cognate course offerings in other colleges, consult the appropriate sections of this bulletin. Some major programs have specific cognate requirements.
It should be emphasized that the cognate is not a second set of elective courses to be chosen at random by the student. The cognate must be approved by the major advisor as being related to the major field of study. Students are urged to consult their major advisors for specific requirements in their major.
Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the cognate.
For Bachelor of Arts degrees, all cognate courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
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Prerequisite: HRTM 280 – Foundations of Tourism (satisfies GSS Carolina Core requirement)
In place of the cognate a student in the College of Arts and Sciences may choose a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. (Some minors in the sciences require a minimum of 16 hours.) The subject area of the minor may be related to the major. Students pursuing interdisciplinary minors who wish to use courses in their major department for minor credit must petition the College Committee on Scholastic Standards and Petitions for permission to do so.
The minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second area of study. It differs from the cognate inasmuch as the courses must be concentrated in one area and must follow a structured sequence. Interdisciplinary minors can be designed with the approval of the assistant dean for academic affairs and advising.
Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the minor. No course may satisfy both major and minor requirements. All minor courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher. At least half of the courses in the minor must be completed in residence at the University.
A list of minor programs of study can be found at Programs A-Z.
4. Electives for B.A. Degrees and B.F.A.
No courses of a remedial, developmental, skill-acquiring, or vocational nature may apply as credit toward degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences allows the use of the Pass-Fail option on elective courses. Further clarification on inapplicable courses can be obtained from the College of Arts and Sciences.
We are here proposing a new concentration to be added to the existing Global Studies BA. The new concentration, Leadership in the Global Economy (GLE), will provide an opportunity for Global Studies majors to pursue coursework that is focused on issues of leadership and international economic development. The concentration will provide an academic path for students who are attracted to international business, but who also want the broad intercultural understanding provided by the Global Studies degree.
GLE students will have the option to select one of the existing "global themes" , or to select this concentration in place of the theme (and the major elective). Many of the courses approved for this new concentration already appear on previously approved lists of courses for one of the global themes. This concentration requires students to select courses focused towards the leadership and the global economy. In addition to the 1 additional courses (3 credit hours) beyond the basic Global Studies B.A., the GLE concentration will require either one ACCT or two RETL pre-major courses. Thus, the total changes amount to not more than threecourses, or 9 credit hours.
With this propopsal we also request the creation of an new designator. The GLST designator was not need previously as all courses were already offered under different designatoers. Once created, the first GLST courses will be special topics and for internships.
All other changes in the presentation of the GS major in the Bulletin are the reformatting of the description in the attempt to clarify the structure and explicit requirements for this degree.
From: HARDING JR., TAYLOE HARDING
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 15:40
To: COX JR., ROBERT
Subject: Re: Request for a letter of concurrence Global Studies Track- Leadership in the Global Economy
Please accept this note as my concurrence for the inclusion of the MUSC 580 and 582 courses and the COSW courses 306 and 307 in the compendium of acceptable courses in the new Global Studies Track ofthe LDI: Leadership in the Global Economy as attached.
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From: SHAW, TODD
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:03
Subject: RE: Letter of Concurrence
Hello Dr. Cox (Bob):
The Department of Political Science concurs with the inclusion of the following Political Science courses in the Leadership in the Global Economy concentration within the Global Studies degree:
• POLl 315- International Relations (GLD)
• POLl 330- International Organization (GLD)
• POLl 370 - Introduction to Public Administration
• POLl 371 - Politics of Taxing and Spending
• POLl 373 - Regulatory Policies
• POLl 374 - Public Policy
• POLl 433- Economic Aspects of International Politics (GLD)
We also recommend that if any time in the future an explicit leadership component fits into the design of the concentration that you consider the inclusion of POLl 215 Introduction to Leadership Studies.
Best wishes, Todd Shaw
Department of Political Science
University of South Carolina
CAS Distinguished Associate Professor of
Political Science & African American Studies
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From: GILLENTINE, ANDY
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 16:36
To: COX JR., ROBERT OH, HAEMOON
Subject: Re: Request for support for new track in Global Studies
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Good afternoon Bob,
Thanks you for sharing this proposal with us. I believe this will be a good addition to the USC academic offering and see no initial problems with this proposal moving forward. I am glad to see the courses from HRSM included and hope we can work together on this and other proposals in the future. We are firmly committed to global studies and think our collaboration with your program will strengthen both our units.
Please let me know if you need any additional information or help with this process. Take care,
Andy Gillentine, PhD Associate Dean & Professor
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Dept. of Biological Sciences
and School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment
19 September 2016
Prof. Robert Cox
Walker Institute for International and Area Studies
I hereby give concurrence for the new track within the Global Studies degree, "Leadership in the Global Economy", on behalf of the SEOE and the Environment & Sustainability Program. This will be an interesting and useful addition to the USC offerings for undergraduates.
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From: KUPFER, JOHN
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 14:53
To: COX JR., ROBERT MEADE, DOUGLAS
Subject: RE: Request for a letter of Concurrence- New track -- Leadership in the Global Economy
On behalf ofthe Geography Department, I am happy to concur to the proposal for a new "Leadership in the Global Economy Track" pending the following minor additions. Under the major requirements, we request the following additions to the Geography courses that count for the major track:
• GEOG 311 - Cultural Geography
• GEOG 312 - Geography and Global Geopolitics (GLD)
• GEOG 313 - Economic Geography
• GEOG 569 - Environment and Development (GLD)
• GEOG 581 - Globalization and Cultural Questions
It seems like there could easily be another relevant cognate focused on 'environmental governance and planning' or something similar that would be comprised of courses from geography (e.g., GEOG343: Human Impact on the Environment; GEOG566: Social Aspects of Environmental Planning and Management), political science (e.g., POLI477: Green Politics), and ANTH or some other department.
DOUGLAS H. WEDELL, PH.D.
PROFESSOR AND CHAIR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
September 19, 2016
Robert Henry Cox
Director, Walker Institute for International and Area Studies
Professor of Political Science
Columbia, SC 29208
Thank you for sharing the proposal for the Global Studies, B.A. (Leadership in the Global Economy Track). The Global Studies major will be an exciting and innovative addition to undergraduate opportunities at the University. Under "Major Requirements" item "II" you list two Psychology Courses that could fulfill credit for this requirement. Our Undergraduate Psychology Committee discussed the proposal on Thursday September 16, 2016 and were enthusiastic. The committee generated three recommendations. First, because Psyc 350 (Industrial Psychology) is infrequently taught, we recommend deleting this course. The committee recommended adding two courses. These are Psyc 430 (social psychology) which describes cultural perceptions, intergroup dynamics, and other multicultural aspects of human interaction that seem relevant to this major. The other was Psyc 465 (Health Psychology), which speaks to key issues of health disparities, health access and attitudes toward health issues that are important to the Global Economy Track. Thank you for considering our
recommendations. Overall, the Psychology Department endorses this new major and is happy to have courses count towards the major. The three courses we recommend having in the major (Psyc 430, Psyc 465 and Psyc 487) are all taught regularly and available to students outside the Psychology Major.
Douglas H. Wedell, Ph.D. Professor and Chair
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From: MADDEN JR., ED
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 9:20
Subject: Re: Request for a letter of Concurrence- New track -- Leadership in the Global Economy
Will an email of concurrence suffice. We are glad to support this proposal, and happy to see courses from our curriculum included.
Dr. Ed Madden
Professor of English
Director, Women's & Gender Studies Program
Columbia SC 29208
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College of Information and Communications
September 13, 2016
Dr. Robert Cox
Walker Institute for International and Area Studies
Columbia, SC 29208
Dear Dr. Cox:
Your proposal for a "Leadership in the Global Economy" track toward the undergraduate degree in Global Studies has considerable merit. I am pleased to offer this letter of concurrence and the support of the College of Information and Communications.
In almost all regards, we live in a global economy. The collection and dissemination of information through the borderless and boundless web of contemporary communications platforms is an integral component of conducting commercial, governmental and non governmental affairs on an international scale. For that reason alone, our college is an eager participant in the expansion of global studies at the university.
I look forward to increasing the number of courses that we might contribute and expanding the interdisciplinary participation of our students and faculty in the Global Studies program.
Thank you for considering the College of Information and Communications as part of this endeavor.
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Professor Robert Cox University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208
Dear Professor Cox:
I am writing in support of the new Global Studies concentration, “Leadership in the Global Economy.” The Darla Moore School of Business is pleased to offer two of the required courses in the concentration, ACCT 222 and ECON 224. If increased student demand results from addition of the new concentration such that existing sections of these courses are at capacity, new sections through the Office of On Your Time Initiatives (OYT) will be added. The Accounting or Economics departments will approve all selected adjunct faculty to teach OYT sections of ACCT 222 or ECON 224 (as is the current policy of OYT now). DMSB will not incur the cost of any additional OYT hires.
In addition, we note students in this concentration must complete a minor or cognate. However, the Moore School endorses the program design such that the Business Minor is not included as one of the options for minors for the concentration. The Business Minor cannot fulfill the requirement for a minor or cognate for this concentration.
Thank you again for the opportunity to review the proposal. We are pleased to see development of this new option for students. Best wishes with the new program!
Dr. Peter Brews
Dean, Darla Moore School of Business
Please makeedits as per the Internal Comments.
Corrected Major Hours from 24-30 to 24-33; all other comments are about the Carolina Core/General Education sections, which were taken directly from official language.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
Adding one concentration, no BOT approval required. NOC to CHE and notification to SACS.
CHE appv 2/3/17
SACS acknowledged 7/26/17. Notified us that we can move forward with this request.