Major Requirements (Fall '21-present)

Major Requirements

The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Global Studies offers students a rigorous education in the basic elements of the field. The program provides a sound general education for students interested in the complex interrelationships (political, economic, social, and cultural) that exist among nations in our interdependent modern world.

Starting in Fall of 2021, the Global Studies Department updated its undergraduate curriculum options in a new version of the Global Studies major. The new major has different requirements, and its own pre-major sequence of courses. Students who declared a pre-major after Summer 2021 will follow the new requirements. Students who declared a pre-major or major before Fall 2021 remain under the “old” requirements. See New Major FAQs for more information on these updates. 

Why Study Global Studies? What’s required to earn a degree? It's all summarized in our major map.

 


Pre-Major in Global Studies Requirements

Interested in the Global Studies major? The first step before applying to the major is adding the pre-major and completing the pre-major requirements.

"New" Pre-Major Requirements

For students adding the pre-major Fall 2021 onward.

  • One course from Global Studies Gateway Courses: GLBL 101 or GLBL 102 (offered Fall 2019 as INTL 199, “International Skills” and Winter 2021 as GLBL 199, “Navigating Cultures”)
  • Two courses from Global Studies Foundation Courses (Block A): GLBL 230, 240, 250, 270
    • NOTE: During the 21-22 and 22-23 Academic Years, students applying to the "New" major may apply GLBL 260 and/or 280 to their Block A in place of one of the four required Foundation courses.
  • Second language sequence started or equivalency demonstrated
  • Complete one course in the UO Writing Requirement:
    • Non-Clark Honors College Students: WR 121, WR 122, or WR 123, or equivalency demonstrated (WR123 is strongly encouraged)
    • Clark Honors College Students: One HC writing course: HC 101, HC 221, HC 231, HC 241, or HC 301.
  • Cumulative UO GPA of 3.0 or higher; or three consecutive terms of 3.0 or above
  • Complete at least 2 terms at the UO (apply your third term, if the other checklist items are complete)

 Declare/Change the Global Studies Pre-Major

"New" Pre-Major Exceptions for Transfer Students Only:

The "new" Global Studies major welcomes transfer students! The following pre-major exceptions will be applicable for any transfer student that has an Associate Degree, and/or is third-year level (90.00-134.99 credits) in their classification as a UO student:

  • These students may apply to the major during their first term at the University of Oregon.
  • These students may use a previous institution's GPA when applying to the major.
  • These students may apply for a substitution to use up to three of their transfer courses to meet the six course lower-division (100 or 200-level) pre-course requirements outlined above.

"New" Global Studies Major Requirements

The "New" Global Studies Major consists of:

  • Gateway Courses (8 GLBL credits)
    • GLBL 101: Introduction to International Studies
    • GLBL 102: Foundations for Intercultural Competence
  • Block A: Foundation Courses (16 GLBL credits)
    • GLBL 230: Global Wellbeing
    • GLBL 240: Perspectives on International Development
    • GLBL 250: Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective
    • GLBL 270: Globalization and the Global Economy
  • Block B: The Professional Concentration (16 GLBL credits)
    • Internal Option – Students select a Professional Concentration from out of the twelve internal professional concentration areas and complete required credits choosing from a diverse and exciting list of required and elective courses.
    • External Option – Students select any minor program from any other UO Department and complete those requirements, in addition to completing a Global Studies breadth requirement consisting of 4 GLBL courses.
  • Block C: The Geographic Focus (16 credits)
  • Language Requirement:
    • 3 years of a Second Language: Third year proficiency in one language other than native language (English becomes the second language requirement for international students)
    • “2+2” Option: Second year proficiency in two languages other than native language
  • Intercultural Experience Requirement: A significant intercultural experience (minimum of 10 weeks)*

A minimum of 56 credits, 32 of which must be upper division, are required for the major (this number does not include the credits taken to fulfill the language requirement or the intercultural experience requirement). Courses must be passed with grades of C- or better to satisfy the major requirements.

All courses taken for the major must be graded, with the exception of the language requirement and up to 8 credits in GLBL 406 or GLBL 409.

A maximum of 12 credits in courses taken to fulfill the university group requirements may be applied toward the Global Studies major.

A maximum of 20 credits in courses taken in a single department (with the exception of Global Studies) may be applied toward the Global Studies major, exclusive of the language requirement.


"New" Global Studies Major Requirements - Details

Gateway Courses

The "New" 'Global Studies major requires the following two Gateway courses (8 credits)

  • GLBL 101: Introduction to International Studies
  • GLBL 102: Foundations for Intercultural Competence*

*Offered prior as: INTL 199: International Skills (Fall 2019); GLBL 199, "Navigating Cultures" (Winter 2021).

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Block A: Core Foundation Courses

The "New" 'Global Studies major requires the following four Core Foundation courses (16 credits)

  • GLBL 230: Global Wellbeing*
  • GLBL 240: Perspectives on International Development**
  • GLBL 250: Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • GLBL 270: Globalization & the Global Economy***

*Offered prior as: INTL 199: Wellbeing (Winter 2020); GLBL 199, Wellbeing (Spring 2021, Summer 2021).

** Please note this course serves as a pre-requisite to many upper-division GLBL courses, including those required for various Professional Concentrations.

***Offered prior as: INTL 199: Globalization & the Global Economy (Spring 2018, Spring 2019, and Spring 2020); GLBL 199: Globalization & the Global Economy (Winter 2021 and Fall 2021).

The "New" major does not prohibit students from applying for a substitution to utilize two upper-division (300 or 400-level) GLBL courses (8 credits) of the four course (16 credits) Core Foundation requirement. Seeking a substitution? Talk to a Global Connections Advisor.

Global Connections Advisors will seek approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies for any requests to substitute the following courses into the Block A: GLBL 399 experimental courses, GLBL 401 "Research," GLBL 403 "Thesis" GLBL 405 "Reading," GLBL 406 "Field Studies," GLBL 407 experimental courses, GLBL 409 "Practicum," and GLBL 410 experimental courses.

Global Connections Advisors are authorized to substitute other 300 or 400-level GLBL courses into the Block A, if requested though students are encourage to complete all four 200-level Core Foundation courses.

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Block B: Professional Concentration

Students will now be able to fulfill their Block B Professional Concentration requirements either via an Internal Professional Concentration or an External Professional Concentration.

Internal Professional Concentration

All Internal Professional Concentrations require four upper-division (300 or 400-level) courses (16 credits).

Students pick one of the following twelve internal professional concentration areas and complete required credits choosing from a diverse and exciting list of required and elective courses. Click each Professional Concentration for more details, including a list of required and elective courses.

Environmental Justice and Resilience

Required Courses - The following course:

dept number title
GLBL 420 Global Community Development

Elective Courses - 3+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development & Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood Cross-Cultural Perspective
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
BI 370 Ecology
EC 333 Resource and Environmental Economic Issues
EC 430 Urban & Regional Economics
ENVS 335 Allocating Scarce Environmental Resources
ENVS 345 Environmental Ethics
ENVS 410 Consumerism & Env
ENVS 411 Environmental Issues: [Topics]
ENVS 435 Environmental Justice
ENVS 450 Political Ecology
ES 350 Native Americans & the Environment
GEOG 341 Population and Environment
GEOG 361 Global Environmental Change
GEOG 430 Long-Term Environmental Change
GEOG 461 Environmental Alteration
GEOG 463 Geography, Law, and the Environment
GEOG 467 International Water Policy
GEOG 468 Contemporary Food Systems
HC 231H Top Sustainability Mvmts
LAW 310 Environmental Regulation
PHIL 309 Global Justice
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PPPM 331 Environmental Management
PPPM 340 Climate-Change Policy
PPPM 399 Sp St Intl Publ Policy
PPPM 444 Environmental Policy
PPPM 445 Green Cities
PS 367 Science & Politics of Climate Change
PS 477 International Environmental Politics
SOC 304 Community, Environment, & Society
SOC 416 Issues in Environmental Sociology: [Topic]
WGS 432 Gender, Environment, and Development

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Development Studies

Required Courses - Both of the following:

Dept number title
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Devel Countries

Elective Courses - 2+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 340 Global Health and Development
GLBL 360 International Cooperation and Conflict
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 399 Education and Development
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development & Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
BA 316 Management: Creating Value through People
CRES 351 Roles of a Diplomat
EC 380 Intl Economic Issues
EC 390 Problems & Issues in the Developing Economies
EC 480 International Finance
EC 481 International Trade
EC 482 Economics of Globalization
EC 490 Economic Growth and Development
EC 491 Issues in Economic Growth & Development
FIN 463 International Finance
GEOG 341 Population and Environment
GEOG 342 Geography of Globalization
GEOG 343 Society, Culture, and Place
GEOG 441 Political Geography
GEOG 442 Urban Geography
GEOG 465 Environment and Development
HC 231H Top Sustainability Mvmts
LAW 415 Human Rights, Law, and Culture
PPPM 370 Global Sustainable Development and Policy
PPPM 399 Sp St Intl Publ Policy
PPPM 415 Policy & Planning Analysis
PPPM 443 Natural Resource Policy
PPM 446 Socioeconomic Development Planning
PPPM 480 Nonprofit Management l
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PPPM 432 Justice & Urban Revitalization
PS 304 Democracy, Dictators, & Development
PS 337 The Politics of Development
PS 340 International Political Economy
PS 347 Political Power, Influence, and Control
PS 477 International Environmental Politics
PS 479 U.S. Interventions in Developing Nations
PS 410 Globalization & Devel
SOC 410 Sociology of Culture
SOC 420 Political Economy
SOC 450 Sociology of Developing Areas
SOC 465 Political Sociology

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Migration, Refugees, and Humanitarian Assistance

Required Courses - Both of the following:

dept number title
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 422 Aid to Devel Countries

Elective Courses - 2+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 340 Global Health and Development
GLBL 360 International Cooperation and Conflict
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development & Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
GLBL 434 Language Issues in International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
ANTH 329 Immigration & Farmworkers Political Culture
ANTH 410 Migrant Refuge Citizens
EC 430 Urban and Regional Economics
EDST 410 Eq Opp: Imm & Diaspora
ES 380 Race, Migration, & Rights
ES 410 Queer Migrations
HC 231H Top Sustainability Mvmts
HIST 415 Top Ancient Immigration
HIST 415 Top Global Migrations
HIST 469 Top Indian Removal
HIST 470 Top Blk Women & Slavery
PHIL 309 Global Justice
SOC 442 Urbanization and the City
SOC 450 Sociology of Developing Areas
SOC 452 Issues of Migration: [Topics}

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Diplomacy, Peace, and Conflict Studies

Required Courses - The following:

dept number title
GLBL 360 International Cooperation and Conflict

Plus one of the following:

dept number title
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 431 Cross Cultural Communication

Elective Courses - 2+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 323 Islam and Global Forces
GLBL 360 International Cooperation and Conflict
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development & Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
CRES 351 Roles of a Diplomat
CRES 410 Community Justice and Reconciliation
CRES 415 Conflict and Gender
CRES 420 Restorative Justice
CRES 435 Israel and Palestine
CRES 440 Dialogue Across Differences
CRES 441 Dialogue Across Differences ll
EC 380 International Economic Issues
ENVS 435 Environmental Justice
ES 352 Social Equity & Criminal Justice
GEOG 441 Political Geography
GEOG 463 Geography, Law, and the Environment
HC 231H Top Sustainability Mvmts
HIST 340 US Military History
HIST 407 Indigenous Human Rights
LAW 415 Human Rights, Law, and Culture
PPPM 325 Community Leadership and Change
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PPPM 399 Sp St Intl Publ Policy
PPPM 415 Policy & Planning Analysis
PPPM 494 Practice of Leadership & Change
PS 304 Democracy, Dictators, & Development
PS 310 Roots of Democracy
PS 326 US Foreign Policy l
PS 330 Government and Politics in Latin America
PS 337 The Politics of Development
PS 340 International Political Economy
PS 346 Terror & Weapon Proliferation
PS 347 Political Power, Influence, and Control
PS 351 Democratic Dilemmas
PS 449 Racial Politics in the United States
PS 455 Theories of International Politics
PS 465 LGBT Rights in Courts
PS 467 The United States Presidency
PS 477 International Environmental Politics
PS 479 U.S. Interventions in Developing Nations
PSY 459 Cultural Psychology
REL 357 War, Terrorism, & Religion
SOC 380 Introduction: Deviance, Control, and Crime
SOC 420 Political Economy
SOC 464 Systems of War and Peace
SOC 465 Political Sociology
SOC 475 Marxist Sociological Theory

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Media and Communications

Required Courses - The following:

dept number title
J 396 International Communications

Plus one of the following:

dept number title
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 434 Language Issues in International Studies

Elective Courses - 2+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 360 International Cooperation and Conflict
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development & Social Change in Europe
GLBL 420 Global Community
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Len on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 440 National and Regional Cinema: [Topics]
CINE 399 Sp St Glob Mobil Media
CINE 399 Sp St Cinema & Power
CINE 381M Film, Media, & Culture
COLT 450 Comparative Studies in Cinema: [Topics]
ENG 316 Top Travel Writing
ENG 381M Film, Media, & Culture
ITAL 305 Cultura e linga: arte, musica, l mass media
J 320 Gender, Media, & Diversity
J 350 Principles of Public Relations
J 387 Media History
J 397 Media Ethics
MKTG 420 Marketing Communications
PS 350 Politics and Film
SOC 317 Sociology of the Mass Media

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Business, Trade, and Tourism

Required Courses - Two of the following:

dept number title
MGMT 420 Managing in Global Economy
MKTG 470 International Marketing
GEOG 448 Tourism & Development

Elective Courses - 2+ courses from above or from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 323 Islam and Global Forces
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development & Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
BA 317 Marketing: Creating Value for Customers
BA 361 Cross-Cultural Business Communication
BA 365 Cross-Cultural Negotiation
EC 360 Issues in Industrial Organization
EC 370 Money and Banking
EC 380 International Economic Issues
EC 421 Introduction to Econometrics
EC 480 International Finance
EC 481 International Trade
EC 482 Economics of Globalization
EC 484 Multinational Corporations
EC 490 Economic Growth and Development
EC 491 Issues in Economic Growth and Development
ENG 316 Top Travel Writing
FIN 463 International Finance
GEOG 341 Population and Environment
GEOG 342 Geography of Globalization
GEOG 410 Economic Geography
GEOG 441 Political Geography
GEOG 465 Environment and Development
HC 231H Top Sustainability Mvmts
HC 301H Top Economics
MGMT 417 Negotiation Strategies
MKTG 311 Marketing Management
MKTG 435 Consumer Behavior
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PPPM 399 Sp St Intl Publ Policy
PPPM 410 International Tourism
PPPM 410 Sustainable Eco-Tourism
PPPM 422 Grant Proposal Writing
PPPM 484 Public & Nonprofit Financial Management
PS 340 International Political Economy
PS 477 International Environmental Politics
SOC 304 Community, Environment, and, Society
SOC 346 Work & Occupations
SOC 420 Political Economy
SOC 450 Sociology of Developing Areas
SOC 467 Economic Sociology
SPAN 399 Sp St Business Spanish

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Arts and Identity

Required Courses - The following course:

dept number title
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society

Elective Courses - 3+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
AAAP 411 Introduction to Historic Preservation
AAD 450 Art in Society
AAD 451 Cultural Programming
AAD 462 Cultural Policy
ANTH 349 Origins of Art
ANTH 449 Cultural Resource Management
ARH 358 History of Design
ARH 457 Contemporary Art:: [Topics]
ARH 471 Latin American Art History: [Topic]
CINE 399 Sp St Cinema & Power
CINE 381M Film, Media, & Culture
DAN 301 African Dance Aesthetics
ENG 385 Graphic Narratives & Cultural Theory
ENG 381M Film, Media, & Culture
FLR 411 Folklore & Religion
FLR 413 Folk Art & Material Culture
HC 231H Top Sustainability Mvmts
LA 410 Cultural Landscapes
MUS 358 Diversifying Music
MUS 451 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
MUS 452 Musical Instruments of the World
PHIL 322 Philosophy of the Arts
PPPM 410 Art in Society
PPPM 422 Grant Proposal Writing
PS 350 Politics and Film
SOC 450 Sociology of Developing Areas
TA 367 History of Theater l
TA 368 History of Theater ll
TA 472 Multicultural Theater: [Topic]

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Gender, Race, and Equality

Required Courses - The following course:

dept number title
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development

Elective Courses - 3+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 323 Islam and Global Forces
GLBL 340 Global Health and Development
GLBL 345 Africa Today: Issues and Concerns
GLBL 360 International Cooperation and Conflict
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 399 Education and Development
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development and Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood Cross-Cultural Perspectives
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
ANTH 315 Gender, Folklore, Inequality
ANTH 332 Hum Attraction & Mating Strategies
CINE 440 Top Trasnat Womn Film
CLAS 314 Gen & Sexuality in Antiquity
COLT 360 Gender & Identity in Literature
CRES 415 Conflict & Gender
ENVS 411 Top Gender & Clim Just
ES 330 Women of Color: Issues and Concerns
ES 352 Social Equity & Criminal Justice
ES 410 Queer Migrations
FLR 370 Folklore and Sexuality
GEOG 410 Gender and Geography
GER 354 German Gender Studies
HC 231H Top Sustainability Mvmt
HIST 407 Sem Women of China
HIST 416 Advanced Women's History: [Topic]
HIST 470 Top Blk Women & Slavery
J 320 Gender, Media, & Diversity
PHIL 315 Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PS 348 Women & Politics
PS 380 Gender and Politics in Developing Countries
SOC 355 Sociology of Gender
SOC 455 Issues in  Sociology: [Topic]
SOC 456 Feminist Theory
SOC 208 Social Inequality
WGS 303 Women & Gender in American History
WGS 315 History and Development of Feminist Theory
WGS 321 Feminist Perspectives: Identity, Race, Culture
WGS 331 Science Technology & Gender
WGS 341 Women, Work, & Class
WGS 351 Decolonial Feminisms
WGS 361 Gender, Film, and the Media
WGS 399 Sp St Black Fmnst Theo
WGS 410 Muslim Women and Identity
WGS 411 Feminist Praxis
WGS 432 Gender, Environment, and Development
WGS 450 Literature & Feminist World-Making
WGS 451 Global Perspectives on Gender: [Topic]

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Law and Human Rights

Required Courses - Both of the following:

dept number title
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries

Elective Courses - 2+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 323 Islam and Global Forces
GLBL 340 Global Health and Development
GLBL 360 International Cooperation and Conflict
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 399 Education and Development
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development & Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood Cross-Cultural Perspective
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
CRES 415 Conflict and Gender
CRES 420 Restorative Justice
CRES 440 Dialogue Across Differences
ENVS 411 Top Gender & Clim Just
ENVS 435 Environmental Justice
ES 352 Social Equity & Criminal Justice
ES 450 Race and Incarceration
ES 452 Race and Ethnicity and the Law: [Topic]
GEOG 463 Geography, Law and the Environment
HC 231H Top Sustainability Mvmts
J 412 Top Doc Civil Rights
J 400M Computer Crime Law
LAW 415 Human Rights, Law, and Culture
LAW 416 Transitional Justice
LAW 610 Human Rights Law
LAW 671 International Law
LAW 693 Human Rights and Environment
PHIL 309 Global Justice
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PPPM 399 Sp St Intl Publ Policy
PPPM 418 Introduction to Public Law
PS 375 Race, Politics, & the Law
PS 465 LGBT Rights in the Courts
PS 485 Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
SOC 380 Introduction: Deviance, Control, and Crime
SOC 464 Systems of War and Peace
SOC 484 Issues in Deviance, Control, and Crime: [Topic]

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Food Studies

Required Courses - Both of the following:

dept number title
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 425 Global Food Security

Elective Courses - 2+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 323 Islam and Global Forces
GLBL 340 Global Health and Development
GLBL 345 Africa Today: Issues and Concerns
GLBL 360 International Cooperation and Conflict
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 399 Education and Development
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development & Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectiveso n Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
EC 333 Resource and Environmental Economic Issues
ENVS 435 Environmental Justice
ENVS 450 Political Ecology
GEOG 430 Long-Term Environmental Change
GEOG 461 Environmental Alteration
GEOG 463 Geography, Law, and the Environment
GEOG 465 Environment and Development
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PPPM 443 Natual Resource Policy
PS 477 International Environmental Policy

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Global Health

Required Courses - The following course:

dept number title
GLBL 340 Global Health and Development

Elective Courses - 3+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 323 Islam and Global Forces
GLBL 340 Global Health and Development
GLBL 345 Africa Today: Issues and Concerns
GLBL 360 International Cooperation and Conflict
GLBL 370 International Human Rights
GLBL 399 Education and Development
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development & Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Intervention in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhoos in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Socail Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
AFR 410 Global Disease Eradication
ANTH 362 Human Biological Variation
ANTH 369 Human Growth and Development
ANTH 410 Emerging Infect Disease
ANTH 413 Culture and Psychology
ANTH 459 Advanced Evolutionary Medicine
ANTH 474 Human Skeletal Pathology
BI 309 Tropical Disases in Africa
BI 353 Sensory Physiology
BI 358 Investigations in Medical Physiology
BI 360 Neurobiology
BI 423 Human Molecurlar Genetics
BI 426 Genetics of Cancer
BI 471 Population Ecology
EC 443 Health Economics
EC 490 Economic Growth and Development
ENVS 410 Water, Pub Health, Env
GEOG 341 Population and Environment
GEOG 468 Contemporary Food Systems
HC 231H Top Sustainability Mvmts
HC 232H Disease, Public Health Modern World
HC 444H Top TPS Public Health
HIST 410 Health/Disease in Africa
HIST 461 American Medical History
PHIL 309 Global Justice
PHIL 335 Medical Ethics
PPPM 370 Global Sustainable Developmental and Policy
PPPM 399 Sp St Intl Publ Policy
PPPM 407 Sem Public Health
PPPM 460 Health Policy
PSY 301 Scientific Thinking in Psychology
PSY 302 Statistical Methods in Psychology
PSY 303 Research Methods in Psychology: [Topics]
PSY 366 Culture and Mental Health
PSY 459 Cultural Psychology
PSY 472 Psychology of Trauma
SOC 311 Research Methods
SOC 312 Statistical Analysis in Sociology
SOC 399 Sp St Soc Cnstr Health
SOC 399 St St Med & Health Soc
WGS 331 Science, Technology, and Gender
WGS 421 Bodies and Embodiment

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Global Education

Required Courses - Both of the following:

dept number title
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 433 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Elective Courses - 2+ courses from the following:

dept number title
GLBL 399 Education and Development
GLBL 407 Culture and Development
GLBL 410 Ecology & Health
GLBL 410 Transnational Migration
GLBL 410 Development & Social Change in Europe
GLBL 410 Food Sovereignty
GLBL 415 The Global Story of Race
GLBL 420 Global Community Development
GLBL 421 Gender and International Development
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World
GLBL 424 United Nations Interventions in Global Crisis
GLBL 425 Global Food Security
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
GLBL 432 Indigenous Cultural Survival
GLBL 433 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
GLBL 435 Global Perspectives on Disability
GLBL 442 South Asia: Development and Social Change
GLBL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
GLBL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
GLBL 446 Development and Social Change in Latin America
GLBL 448 Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society
GLBL 463 Population Displacement and Global Health
GLBL 465 Global Reproductive Health
GLBL 467 Global Mental Health
BA 361 Cross-Cultural Business Communication
CRES 430 Working Internaitonally: Culture and Context
CRES 440 Dialogue Across Differences
CRES 441 Dialogue Across Differences ll
EDST 410 Eq Opp: Imm & Diaspora
EDST 456 Equal Opportunity: Decolonization
ENG 335 Inventing Arguments
GEOG 343 Society, Culture, & Place
GEOG 445 Culture, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
HC 231H Top Sustainability Mvmts
J 396 International Communication
LING 211 Languages of the World
LING 491 Sociolinguistics
MUS 358 Diversifying Music
PPPM 327 Global Leadership & Change
PPPM 399 Sp St Intl Publ Policy
PPPM 422 Grant Proposal Writing
PPPM 452 Public Participation in Diverse Communities
PS 372 Music and Politics
PSY 459 Cultural Psychology
SOC 410 Sociology of Culture
SOC 491 Sociology of Education

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Please note the following carefully:

List of electives are not exhaustive, but simply list courses which are known to teach material relevant to the professional concentrations. If a student finds other courses which may be appropriate electives in a given concentration area, they may consult with the Global Connections Advisors for approval. Seeking a substitution? Talk to a Global Connections Advisor.

Non-GLBL courses listed as approved electives may have pre-requisites in place as required by those departments. Global Studies majors are responsible for completing pre-requisites for those courses, in addition to the elective course approved for their Block B. Global Studies staff and advisors are not able to override these pre-requisites for Global Studies majors; all requests such as these should be directed to the appropriate departments.

External Professional Concentration

In addition to the minor requirements (which vary in number of credits required), all External Professional Concentrations require four upper-division (300 or 400-level) GLBL courses (16 credits).

  1. Complete all requirements for a minor certificate in any other UO department.
  2. In addition, complete a breadth requirement in Global Studies by completing four upper-division (300 or 400-level) GLBL courses (16 GLBL credits).

"Are you serious?" you ask? Oh yes, we're serious. "Any minor??" you ask? Yes any minor. Use the Admissions website's "Find Majors and Minors" page to explore minors by interest, or by school or college. Just enter "minor" in the search bar and feast your eyes on the possibilities.

A note regarding individualized study GLBL courses:

Students can work with a Global Connections Advisor to apply up to four credits of the following courses to their Block B: GLBL 401 "Research," GLBL 403 "Thesis," GLBL 405 "Reading," GLBL 406 "Field Studies," GLBL 409 "Practicum."

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Block C: Geographic Focus

The "New" Global Studies major Block C Geographic Focus areas haven't changed in terms of options, but what has changed is an expanded list of course options for each region.

The Geographic Focus areas that Global Studies majors may choose from are listed below. Click each Professional Concentration for more details, including a list of required and elective courses.

North America - only a regional option for international (non-domestic) students.

Notes:

List of electives are not exhaustive, but simply list courses which are known to teach material relevant to the professional concentrations. If a student finds other courses which may be appropriate electives in a given concentration area, they may consult with the Global Connections Advisors for approval. Seeking a substitution? Talk to a Global Connections Advisor.

A note regarding individualized study GLBL courses: Students can work with a Global Connections Advisor to apply up to four credits of the following courses to their Block B: GLBL 401 "Research," GLBL 403 "Thesis," GLBL 405 "Reading," GLBL 406 "Field Studies," GLBL 409 "Practicum."

Non-GLBL courses listed as approved electives may have pre-requisites in place as required by those departments. Global Studies majors are responsible for completing pre-requisites for those courses, in addition to the elective course approved for their Block B. Global Studies staff and advisors are not able to override these pre-requisites for Global Studies majors; all requests such as these should be directed to the appropriate departments.

One other update related to the Geographic Focus: students may now apply for a substitution to use one term (4 or 5 credits) of introductory (100 or 200-level) language for their geographic focus requirement, and as long as it is confirmed as different from the language the student is using for their 3-year language requirement the substitution will be approved. (Prior, students were only allowed to use four credits of an upper-division language course as an elective for the Geographic Focus). Seeking a substitution? Talk to a Global Connections Advisor.

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Major Language Requirement

The "New" Global Studies major encourages Global Studies students to take a variety of language courses!

Global Studies students have two options for completing the major's language requirement:

Three Years of a Second Language

  • Demonstrate third-year, third-term proficiency in any one language, other than the student's native language. The language does not have to coincide with the student's geographic focus, and English becomes the second language requirement for international students.
  • If a student chooses to take language classes to fulfill the requirement, they must complete three terms of at least 300-level courses for one language.
  • Proficiency can be fulfilled either through coursework or taking a placement exam.

"2+2" Option

  • Demonstrate second-year, third-term proficiency in any two languages, other than the student's native language.
  • If a student chooses to take language classes to fulfill the requirement they must complete three terms of at least 200-level courses for two different languages.
  • Proficiency can be fulfilled either through coursework of taking a placement exam.

One other update related to the Geographic Focus: students may now apply for a substitution to use one term (4 or 5 credits) of introductory (100 or 200-level) language for their geographic focus requirement, and as long as it is confirmed as different from the language the student is using for their 3-year language requirement the substitution will be approved. (Prior, students were only allowed to use four credits of an upper-division language course as an elective for the Geographic Focus). Seeking a substitution? Talk to a Global Connections Advisor.

Conclusion: take language courses and apply them to your Global Studies major!

Need help deciding on which path to take? Speak with a Global Connections Advisor to further explore your options for this requirement. You can also review this helpful article titled "Seven hundred reasons for studying languages" to help aid your final language pathway!


Course Lists

Click the links below for lists of courses compiled by program staff for term-by-term course offerings applicable to Global Studies. These courses can be used to fulfill requirements toward your Global Studies major, as noted. For archived course lists, please visit the CAS Student resource page

Please consult the official Class Schedule for the most current information concerning the term’s courses as course information and offerings may have changed since the publishing of this list.

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