The IGS major as proposed is one of the first international and global studies majors in the United States to offer a two-model, highly interdisciplinary undergraduate bachelor degree.
Under IGS Model A, students will have the opportunity to pursue international and global studies as a stand-alone undergraduate degree, or by pairing the IGS with an existing major (declaring a double-major).
Under IGS Model B, students will be able to elect a minor in the humanities or social sciences, as well as a minor in the physical and natural sciences.
Both IGS models require between 43 and 45 undergraduate credits. As the visual below indicates, both models rest on a solid
- LOWER AND UPPER DIVISION CORE foundation course structure (21 credits)
- REGIONAL FOCUS AND CONTENT REQUIREMENT (12 Credits)
- LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT pertinent to the selected region of emphasis (6-8 credits)
- INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE (study and/or internship) or a domenstic internship with international content, or service learning experience, and a
- CAPSTONE COURSE, which includes a 3-credit senior thesis and a 1-credit thesis presentation seminar.
All IGS majors will be introduced to a wide range of international and global topics, both in the IGS introductory course (3 credits) and in three required core courses in Lower Division Cores A, B and C (9 credits) and in the three mandatory courses (9 credits) in the Upper Division Core.