Catalog 2010-2012

Global Studies

The Global Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx), the following specified major requirements, plus electives outside the major. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics. 

The major requirements themselves total a minimum of 33 hours (core courses 6 hours, thematic area 12 hours, geographic area 15 hours). Any prerequisites for courses in the thematic and geographic areas of study, as well as any additional required language study will raise the number of major credit hours past 33. Students with no foreign language preparation at the high school or college level may expect to complete up to an additional 20 hours in foreign language study. For many students the foreign language hours will be considerably less. Because of the diversity of study possibilities in the Global Studies major, as well as the diversity of academic preparation students will bring to the major, a maximum range of credit hours to complete the major cannot be provided. See the course listings for the thematic and geographic areas of study (program components II‑III), as well as the specific requirements for language proficiency (program component IV) below. Finally, note the two highly recommended components (V‑VI) of the Global Studies major‑‑study abroad and the Certificate in Non‑Profit Management and American Humanics‑‑as important additional preparation for professional employment.

This is an interdisciplinary program that draws upon courses from all five* UNI undergraduate colleges, and is housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  (*Plans are in progress to consolidate the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences by June 30, 2011.)

Course selection and prerequisites: The Global Studies major does not limit the double‑counting of credit hours from the Liberal Arts Core or any other academic program. However, no double counting of credit hours is allowed between the different thematic and geographic areas, and between the required and elective components within any thematic and geographic area of the Global Studies major. Students may petition to have relevant experimental or readings courses or seminars count toward their major requirements. Per university regulations for all majors, at least 10 hours of course work must be in courses numbered 100‑199 (see page xxx for 4-digit numbers associated with 100-level courses). Courses which have  prerequisites will be indicated within each thematic/geographic area.  See the UNI catalog for course descriptions and prerequisites.

Grades, transcripts, and transfer credit: A minimum grade of C is required for all courses applied toward the major.  Courses 410:161 and 410:197 are credit/no credit courses, and the minimum grade of C‑ to receive credit will be allowed for these two courses. Transcripts will contain the student's geographic and thematic areas of concentration.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS (I‑VI)

I. CORE COURSES (6 hours)

Courses chosen here may not be used to satisfy thematic or geographic area requirements.

Required:

Anthropology: 990:011 or

Geography: 970:010 or 970:040 .....3 hours

Political Science: 943:024 or 944:040 .....3 hours

II. THEMATIC AREA (12 hours)

Choose in consultation with a Global Studies faculty advisor. See below for course list and specific requirements for each area. Students must focus on one area; however, they may choose to add an additional area(s) to their program, which will be reflected on their transcripts. Within each area, no more than 6 hours may be taken in any one department (the Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology counts as three departments).

THEMATIC AREAS:

Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights

International Economics and Development

Global Resources and Environment

International Communication and Media

Global Studies in Gender

Global Health

 

Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights

Required: (from the following) .....3 hours

Political Science: 943:120 or 943:126.

Electives: (from the following) .....9 hours

Social Work: 450:102 (same as 980:102 and 990:102).

Political Science: 941:122, 943:120, 943:125, 943:126, 943:129, 943:143, 943:145, 944:121, 944:123.

History: 963:157.

International Economics and Development

Required: (from the following) .....3 hours

Economics: 920:136* or

Political Science: 943:119* or 943:125.

Electives: (from the following) .....9 hours

Social Science: 900:041 (same as 450:041).

Economics: 920:136, 920:143, 920:175*.

Political Science: 943:119, 943:125.

Geography: 970:101, 970:111, 970:119.

Sociology: 980:120*, 980:135*.

Anthropology: 990:148*, 990:167*.

*These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

920:136 and 920:175 have prerequisites of 920:053 and 920:054.

943:119 has prerequisite of 943:024, which is a choice in the program core.

980:120 and 980:135 have prerequisite of 980:001, which will satisfy LAC Category 5A.

990:148 has prerequisite of 980:001 or 990:011, either of which will satisfy LAC Category 5A.

990:167 has prerequisite of 400:001 or 980:001 or 990:011.  Course 400:001 can satisfy LAC Category 5B, and 980:001 or 990:011 can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

Global Resources and Environment

Required: (from the following) .....6 hours

Religion: 640:175 (same as 650:175).

Biology: 840:167 or

Geography: 970:100.

Electives: (from the following) .....6 hours

Religion: 640:175 (same as 650:175).

Humanities: 680:189.

Environmental Science: 830:165.

Biology: 840:051, 840:167*, 840:168*.

Earth Science: 870:031, 870:035*.

Economics: 920:123*.

Geography: 970:026, 970:028, 970:100*, 970:101, 970:119, 970:127, 970:129.

*These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

840:167 and 840:168 have prerequisites of 840:100 and 840:140.  Courses 840:100 and 840:140 also have prerequisites of: 840:051; 840:052; 860:044 and 860:048, or 860:070.

870:035 has prerequisite of 870:031, which will satisfy LAC Category 5B.

920:123 has prerequisites of 920:053 and 920:054.

970:100 has prerequisite of 970:010 or 970:026 or 970:028 or 970:040.

International Communication and Media

Required: (from the following) .....6 hours

Communication Studies: 48C:151 or

Anthropology: 990:177 (same as 400:177 and 980:177).

Communication Studies: 48J:151* or 48P:170.

Electives: (from the following) .....6 hours

Management: 150:114*.

Communication Studies: 48C:151, 48C:153, 48J:151, 48P:170.

Sociology: 980:138*.

Anthropology: 990:177*.

*These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

150:114 has prerequisite of 620:005 or 620:015, either of which will satisfy LAC Category 1A.

48J:151 has prerequisite of 48J:002.

980:138 has prerequisite of 980:001 or 990:011, either of which will satisfy LAC Category 5A.

990:177 has prerequisite of 400:001 or 980:001 or 990:011.  Course 400:001 can satisfy LAC Category 5B, and 980:001 or 990:011 can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

Global Studies in Gender

Required: (from the following) .....3 hours

Humanities: 680:040 or

Anthropology: 990:167 (same as 400:167 and 980:167).

Electives: (from the following) .....9 hours

Health Promotion: 410:138, 410:147, 410:161, 410:162, 410:167, 410:197.

Communication Studies: 48C:151, 48C:153.

World Religions: 640:024 (Family Life Emphasis only).

Humanities: 680:040, 680:289.

Modern Languages (French): 720:031.

Political Science: 943:126.

History: 963:161.

Sociology: 980:120*, 980:171*.

Anthropology: 990:167* (same as 400:167 and 980:167).

Courses 410:161 and 410:197 may be taken credit/no credit only.  This course will only be applied to the major if a grade of "credit" is achieved.

*These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

980:120 has prerequisite of 980:001 or 990:011, either of which can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

980:171  has prerequisite of 900:020 or 980:001 or 990:011.  Course 900:020 can satisfy LAC Category 5C, and course 980:001 or 990:011 can satisfy LAC Category 5A. 

990:167 has prerequisite of 400:001 or 980:001 or 990:011.  Course 400:001 can satisfy LAC Category 5B, and 980:001 or 990:011 can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

Global Health

Required: (from the following) .....5 hours

Health Promotion: 410:138 and

Sociology: 980:168* (same 990:168).

Electives: (from the following) .....7 hours

Health Promotion: 410:147, 410:161*, 410:167, 410:197.

Social Work: 450:041 (same as 900:041).

Environmental Science: 830:165 (same as 410:165).

Courses 410:161 and 410:197 may be taken credit/no credit only.  This course will only be applied to the major if a grade of credit is achieved.

*These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

410:161 has prerequisite of 410:167.

980:168  has prerequisite of 980:001 or 990:011.  Course 980:001 or

990:011 can satisfy LAC Category 5A.

 

III. GEOGRAPHIC AREA (15 hours)

Choose in consultation with a Global Studies faculty advisor. See below for course list and specific requirements for each area. Students must focus on one area; however, they may choose to add an additional area(s) to their program, which will be reflected on their transcripts. Unless otherwise noted, within each area no more than 9 hours may be taken in any one department.

GEOGRAPHIC AREAS:

Africa/Middle East

Asia

Latin America

Russia/Eastern Europe

Western Europe

 

Africa/Middle East

Required: .....6 hours

Humanities: 680:127 and 680:128.

Electives: (from the following) .....9 hours

World Religions: 640:134.

Modern Languages (French): 720:108*, 720:128*.

Political Science: 944:121, 944:165.

History: 962:151, 964:175.

Geography: 970:141.

*These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

720:108 has prerequisite of 720:101.

720:128 has prerequisites of 720:101 and 720:104.

Asia

Students are strongly encouraged to concentrate on one, but no more than two, major countries of the region‑‑China, India, Japan‑‑unless they go beyond the 15 credit hour requirement for the region.

Required: (from the following) .....3‑6 hours

At least 3 hours but no more than 6 from:

Humanities: 680:122, 680:124, and 680:125.

Electives: (from the following) .....9‑12 hours

Restrictions:

  1. For courses 680:xxx, no more than 3 hours if only 3 hours is completed in the required field;
  2. For courses 964:xxx, no more than 6 hours on the pre‑modern period (to approx. 1700).

World Religions: 640:130, 640:132.

Humanities: 680:122, 680:124, 680:125.

Political Science: 944:162.

History: 964:127, 964:128, 964:181, 964:182, 964:183, 964:187.

Latin America

Required: (from the following) .....6 hours

Humanities: 680:123 or 680:137 or

Modern Languages: 780:120.

Only one of 680:123 and 780:120 will count toward program credit.

Political Science: 944:167.

Electives: (from the following) .....9 hours

Humanities: 680:123 (no credit if student has credit in 780:120), 680:137.

Modern Languages (Spanish): 780:112*, 780:120* (no credit if student has credit in 680:123), 780:131*, 780:162*.

Modern Languages (Portuguese): 790:031, 790:123*, 790:180*.

History: 964:176, 964:180.

Anthropology: 990:142*.

*These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

780:112 has prerequisite of 780:104 or 780:105 or equivalent.

780:120 has prerequisite of 780:101 or 780:150 or equivalent.

780:131 has prerequisite of 780:112.

780:162 has prerequisite of 780:118.

790:123 and 790:180 have prerequisite of 790:101.

990:142 has prerequisite of 990:010.

Russia/Eastern Europe

Required: (from the following) .....6‑9 hours

Humanities: 680:121 or

Modern Languages: 770:141 and 770:142

Political Science: 944:164 or

History: 963:188.

Electives: (from the following) .....6‑9 hours

Humanities: 680:121.

Modern Languages (Russian): 770:031, 770:102, 770:104*, 770:122*, 770:132*, 770:134*, 770:141*, 770:142*, 770:196*.

Political Science: 944:164.

History: 963:169, 963:170, 963:188.

*These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

770:104 has prerequisite of 770:102.

770:122 has prerequisite of 770:101.

770:132, 770:134, 770:141, 770:142, and 770:196 have prerequisite of 770:103.

Western Europe

Because of the broad offerings in this area, students are strongly encouraged to plan an integrated program of study with their advisor.

Required: .....6 hours

Humanities: 680:023.

Political Science: 944:135.

Electives: (from the following) .....9 hours

Restrictions:

  1. No more than 3 hours in courses covering the pre‑1700 period;
  2. No more than 6 hours in courses numbering 720:xxx, 740:xxx, and 780:xxx or  their combination.

Modern Languages (French): 720:104*, 720:114*, 720:122*, 720:124*, 720:125*, 720:144*.

Modern Languages (German): 740:031, 740:104*, 740:116*, 740:122*, 740:123*, 740:130*, 740:134*, 740:136*, 740/CAP:148, 740:150*.

Modern Languages (Spanish): 780:118*, 780:123*, 780:135*, 780:163*.

History: 962:101, 962:103, 962:123, 962:126, 962:152, 962:153, 962:158, 962:164, 962:171, 963:154, 963:155,963:157, 963:160, 963:161, 963:165, 963:172, 963:174.

Sociology: 980:120*.

*These courses listed above have additional prerequisites as follows:

720:104, 720:114, and 720:144 have prerequisite of 720:101.

720:122 has prerequisites of 720:101 and 720:104.

720:124 and 720:125 have prerequisite of 720:101.

740:104 has prerequisites of 740:013 and 740:014.

740:116 and 740:123 have prerequisite of 740:101.

740:122 has prerequisites of 740:101 and 740:104.

740:130 and 740:134 have prerequisite of 740:101 or 740:103.

740:136 has prerequisites of 740:101 and 740:104.

740:150 has prerequisite of 740:101.

780:118 has prerequisite of 780:104 or 780:105.

780:123 has prerequisite of 780:011 or 780:150.

780:135 and 780:163 have prerequisite of 780:112 or 780:118.

980:120 has prerequisite of 980:001. Course 980:001 will satisfy LAC Category 5A.

IV. FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Students must be able to demonstrate competence in a foreign language at the intermediate (second year) level; however, foreign language study past the two year requirement is strongly recommended. Language proficiency may be achieved through high school and college study (two years of high school study equals one year of college‑level study), transfer credit, study abroad, native or heritage knowledge, or a combination of the above. Students seeking to use four years of high school foreign language study to satisfy the language requirement will be required to complete a proficiency exam. Heritage speakers seeking to use their home/family language to satisfy the language requirement may be required to complete a proficiency exam. The language chosen to satisfy the foreign language requirement must be used extensively in the student's geographic area of focus. However, because UNI has limited offerings in the languages of Africa/Middle East and Asia, with the approval of a Global Studies advisor, a student may use any foreign language offered at UNI to satisfy the language requirement for these areas. Students focusing on Africa/Middle East and Asia, nevertheless, are strongly encouraged to pursue area‑specific language study through other venues. See the UNI catalog for the current language offerings of the Department of Modern Languages*.

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Modern Languages by June 30, 2011.

 

V. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Study abroad

Study abroad may be used to satisfy program requirements for language, or thematic or geographic area study. If possible, students should complete the core requirements for the Global Studies major prior to participating in a study abroad experience.

 

VI. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: The Certificate in Non‑Profit Management and American Humanics

Many students completing the Global Studies Major will eventually seek employment in the non‑profit sector. This certificate provides knowledge, skill‑building and professional experience for students interested in working for non‑governmental organizations (NGOs) and international non‑governmental organizations (INGOs). Earning this certificate at UNI also enables students to earn a national Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from American Humanics, Inc. See the University Catalog (School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, page xxx) for certificate requirements.