Undergraduate Study

Global Studies Minor

The Global Studies minor offers students a multidisciplinary curriculum in the humanities and social sciences through which they can explore the complex and multifaceted interconnections that characterize the contemporary world. The minor is designed to complement and enrich studies in their major.

To enter the minor, students must (1) be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 grade-point average) and (2) have completed Global Studies 1 and one course in two of the following three categories: (a) culture and society — Anthropology 3, 4, Asian 70C, Asian American Studies 10, Chicana and Chicano Studies 10B, Comparative Literature 1C or 2CW, 1D or 2DW, 4CW or 4DW, Ethnomusicology 25, French 14, 14W, Gender Studies 10, Geography 3, 6, History 2B, 8A, International and Area Studies 31, Italian 42A, 42B, Middle Eastern Studies 50C, Russian 90B, 90BW, Spanish 42, 44, World Arts and Cultures 20, or 33, (b) governance and conflict — History 10B, 22, Political Science 10, 20, 50, 50R, or Sociology 1, and (c) markets and resources — Economics 1, 2, Environment 12, Clusters M1A, or Sociology 51.

Required Courses (22 to 25 units): Global Studies 100A, 100B, and one course selected from each of the following three categories: (1) culture and society — Anthropology 146, M148, Asian American Studies M130C, 170, M172A, M172C, Chicana and Chicano Studies 120, 143, CM147, Comparative Literature 100, M148, English 130, 131, 133, 134, Film and Television 106C, 112, French 121, 142, Gender Studies 102, M147C, M162, Geography 133, 138, 139, 141, Political Science M184A, Religion M107, Southeast Asian 157, Society and Genetics 134, Sociology 151, 152, 154, M162, or 191F; (2) governance and conflict — Asian American Studies 171A, M171D, 171E, Chicana and Chicano Studies 151, Environment M132, Geography M109, 140, History 121E, 121F, 144, M186A, Honors Collegium 125, Political Science 120A, 120B, 121A, 122A, M122B, 123A, 123B, 125A, 126, 128A, 132A, M132B, 135, 137A, 138B, 169, or Sociology 182; (3) markets and resources — Anthropology 143, Chicana and Chicano Studies M125, 176, Economics 121, 122, Environment 134, Geography M128, 148, History 131A, 134C, International Development Studies M120, Political Science 124A, 151B, M167C, 167D, Spanish 135 or Sociology 183.

After completing Global Studies 100A and 100B, Global Studies minors are highly encouraged to participate in a summer Global Learning Institute at one of several locations around the world. The courses offered, Global Studies 110A and 110B, may be applied toward any two of the elective categories ( culture and society, governance and conflict, and markets ).

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.