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GLOBAL and REGIONAL STUDIES MAJOR
Global Studies Track (click Here to download pdf)
Check Off List

Lower Division :
All the following five courses are required:
1. GRS 1 Introduction to Global and Regional Studies (1) ___
2. Anthro 1 Intro to Social and Cultural Anthro (2) ____
3. Economics 4 Principles of Macro Economics ____
4. History 1 or 2 World History (3) ____
5. Politics 4 Introduction to International Politics ____

Upper Division Requirements:
1. GRS 100: Cultural Geography and Global Societies ____
2. GRS 130: Interdisplinary Issues in Global Studies_____
3. GRS 196: Senior Thesis (4) ____
* GRS 100 must be completed at Saint Mary’s College.

In addition to these courses, you must take six upper division courses—two in each of three
groups: Group A (Intellectual Traditions), Group B (Issues and Topics), and Group C (Regional Studies). Some courses not listed below may satisfy the requirement with the approval of the Director of Global and Regional Studies.

1. Group A: Intellectual Traditions – Take two of the following courses:
ANTH 134 Issues in Globalization ____
ECON 102 Development of Economic Thought ____
ECON 160 Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 190 International Economics _____
ECON 192 Economic Development _____
HIST 100 Topics in World History _____
POL 115 Theories of Justice _____
POL 121 International Political Economy

2. Group B: Issues and Topics – Take two of the following courses:
ANTH 112 Global Perspectives on Race ____
ANTH 114 Urban Studies: The Culture of the City ____
ANTH 117 Religion _____
ANTH 118 Health and Illness _____
ANTH 128 Food and Culture _____
HIST 118 The Victorian Empire ______
HIST 137 US History in Comparative and Transnational Perspective _____
HIST 154 Latin America, the US and the Drug Trade ______
POL 122 Topics in International Politics ______
POL 125 Human Rights ______
POL 126 Food Politics ______
POL 128 Dynamics of Terrorism ______
POL 129 Politics of Developing Nations ______
SPAN 160 Culture and Civilization of Spain ______
SPAN 161 Culture & Civilization of Latin America (5) ______
SPAN 162 Culture and Civilization of Mexico ______

3. Group C (Regional Studies) – Take two of the following courses:
ANTH 119 Cultures of the Americas ____
ANTH 121 World Cultures _____
FREN 123 Comparative Politics – Western Europe ____
FREN 129 French Literature Outside Europe ______
HIST 110 Special Topics in European History _______
HIST 115 France & Germany:From National Revolutions to European Union _____
HIST 116 Transnational Origins of the Welfare State ______
HIST 117 20th Century Europe _______
HIST 119 German History ________
HIST 150 Topics in Latin American History ________
HIST 151 Women in Latin American History (6) ________
HIST 152 Revolution in Latin America ________
HIST 153 The African Diaspora in Latin America ________
HIST 154 Latin America, the US and the Drug Trade ______
HIST 155 Latin American Environmental History ________
HIST 160 Topics in Asian History ________
HIST 161 Modern Japan ________
HIST 162 Modern China ________
HIST 163 Ethnic Identity and Conflict in China (7) ________
HIST 170 Topics in African History ________
HIST 172 African History since 1850 ________
MODL 185 Culture and Civilization of France ______
MODL 186 Culture and Civilization of Italy ______
MODL 187 Culture and Civilization of Spain ______
MODL 188 Culture and Civilization of Latin America ______
MODL 189 Culture and Civilization of Mexico ______
POL 143 Middle East Politics
POL 144 Asian Politics
POL 145 Government and Politics in Latin America ______
POL 146 West European Politics _______
POL 148 East European Politics
SPAN 141 Latin America Literature II (8) _____
SPAN 143 Contemporary Latin American Literature _____
SPAN 145 20th Century Mexican Literature _____

Those opting for a concentration in GLOBAL JUSTICE STUDIES also need to complete:
1. POL 115 Theories of Justice ______
2. Internship with a local organization/business while focusing on global justice issue ______
(may be completed in conjunction with an independent studies course that counts as a GROUP B course)
3. Write senior thesis (GRS 196) on global justice topic (meets WID core requirement)

Language Proficiency Requirement
Language: __________________________
Students in both tracks must complete the equivalent of level four (4) semesters in a foreign language (appropriate to the region if selected). Language study should correspond with the country where students wish to spend their study abroad. The interdisciplinary and language
courses taken by students will prepare them for critically engaged learning experiences.

STUDY ABROAD
Study abroad is a vital component of the GRS major and provides students with an important experience that allows them to understand more directly the cultural complexities and lived experiences of their region of study. Regional studies track majors are strongly encouraged to
spend a minimum of one semester studying abroad in their selected region during their junior year in a country that corresponds with their foreign language study. Global studies track students are also strongly encouraged to study abroad for a semester in any region of their
interest, or may opt for a semester long internship with an international focus.

MINIMUM GPA
Students must be mindful of meeting the minimum GPA requirement of the study abroad program of their choice, which range from 2.8 to 3.5.

(1) Meets Common Good Core requirement
(2) Meets both Global Perspectives and Social, Historical, Cultural Core requirement
(3) Meets both Global Perspectives and Social, Historical, Cultural Core requirement
(4) Meets WID UD requirement
(5) Meets Global Perspectives Core requirement
(6) Meets both Global Perspectives and Social, Historical, Cultural Core Requirement
(7) Meets both Global Perspectives and Social, Historical, Cultural Core Requirement
(8) Meets Global Perspectives Core requirement

GLOBAL AND REGIONAL STUDIES GOVERNING BOARD
Program Director
Maria Luisa Ruiz, Ph.D., Department of Modern Languages
(925) 631-4568
mlruiz@stmarys-ca.edu

Faculty
Ronald Ahnen, Ph.D., Department of Politics
Zeynep Ataly, Ph.D. Department of Sociology
Jennifer Heung, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology
Helga Lénárt-Cheng, Ph.D., Department of Modern Languages (French)
Manisha Anantharaman, Ph.D. Justice, Community and Leadership
Aeleah Soine, Ph.D., Department of History
Elena Songster, Ph.D., Department of History

 
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