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Global Studies Major

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The Global Studies major at Coppin State University is an innovative, interdisciplinary and career-oriented program of study that prepares students for the increasing number and range of international careers in fields, such as business, foreign affairs, intelligence, development, health, law enforcement and social services.

Each student must complete the Global Studies Core Courses, as listed below. Additionally, each student must complete fifteen credits focused upon the study of an area (see Regional Tracks below) or upon a global skill related to a career (see Global Skills Tracks below). The Global Studies program is designed to encourage study abroad and internships.

THE GLOBAL STUDIES MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM (TOTAL: 45 CREDIT HOURS)

All Global Studies Majors must complete a core curriculum consisting of the following courses:

Foreign Languages (18 credits)
Global Studies majors are required either; a) to complete 18 credits of progressively advancing coursework in one foreign language, or, b) to complete 12 credits of progressively advancing coursework in one foreign language and 6 credits in a second language, or, c) to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at an advanced level
Language (French or Spanish 101,102, 103, 104, 201, 202)Two languages; First Language 101, 102, 103, 104; Second Language 101 and 102
Economics (6 credits from the following courses)
ECON 103 Intro Business & Entrepreneurship
ECON 201 Intro Economics
ECON 211 Principles of Economics I
ECON 212 Principles of Economics II
GEOG 403 Economic Geography
World History (6 credits)
HIST 201 World History I
HIST 202 World History II
Geography (3 credits from the following courses)
GEOG 102 World Regional Geography
GEOG 101 Elements of Geography
Global Studies (3 credits from the following courses)
HIST 407 U.S. Foreign Policy
GLST 450 Seminar in Global Studies I
POSC 404 International Relations
Information Technology (3 credits)
PHSC 103 Technology in Human Affairs
Government (3 credits from the following courses)
POSC 303 Comparative Government
GEOG 402 Political Geography
Technical Writing (3 credits)
ENGL 305 Advanced Expository Writing

REGIONAL AND GLOBAL SKILLS CURRICULUM (TOTAL: 15 CREDITS)

In addition to the GER courses and the Global Studies Core curriculum, majors must complete 15 credit hours of course work that focuses on developing their expertise on a region or on skills related to a career in global affairs.

Latin America and the Caribbean (15 credits)
HIST 405 History of Latin America/Caribbean
GEOG 304 Geography of Latin America/Caribbean
POSC 415 Peoples and Politics of Latin America
GLST 451 Seminar in Global (International) Studies
Another upper-level course Latin American/Caribbean Art, History, Geography, Culture, or Politics
Africa (15 credits)
HIST 207/315 Intro to African History or Modem Africa
GEOG 405 Geography of Africa
POSC 408/409 Peoples and Politics of Africa I or II
GLST 451 Seminar in Global (International) Studies
OR
Another upper-level course African Art, History, Geography, Culture, or Politics
Asia (15 Credits)
HIST 404 Modern Asia 
GVPP 485 The Far East in World Affairs
POSC 410 Peoples and Politics of Asia
GLST 451 Seminar in Global (International) Studies
Another upper-level course Asian Art, History, Geography, Culture, or Politics
Europe (15 Credits)
HIST410/411 History of Europe I or II
GVPP487 Western European Government
HIST 406 History of Soviet Union
 OR
HIST 411 The C.I.S. in World Affairs (GVPP 488)
GLST 451 Seminar in Global (International) Studies II
Another upper-level course European Art, History, Geography, Culture, or Politics

Notes:

  1. Regional and skills course requirements may be satisfied by approved courses from study abroad host institutions.
  2. Select courses are University of Baltimore Collaborative offerings.

GLOBAL SKILLS TRACKS (TOTAL: 15 CREDITS)

The Global Skills track is an innovative, multidisciplinary and career-oriented curriculum that enables students to pursue disciplinary interests within a global context and to avail themselves of opportunities for study abroad and internships. Global Skills tracks consist of nine credits in a career-oriented topic, complemented by an additional six credits of relevant study in upper-level courses in regional geography, history, political science, independent research, and/or internships that will assist the student's pursuit of an international career. This "9 plus 6 credits" structure is designed to encourage students to take advantage of the broad and increasing range of international careers.

Global Skills track courses must be approved in advance by departmental advisors, who will ensure the courses are complementary and relevant to a career-oriented topic.

Some Examples of Global Skills Tracks include:

Global Skills in Marketing (15 Credits)
MNSC 380 International Marketing
ECON 410 International Economics
MNSC 310 Marketing for Managers
GLST 451 Seminar in Global Studies II
GEOG 405 African Geography
Global Skills in Geospatial Technologies (15 Credits)
GEOG 303 Geography: Tools & Techniques
GEO G373 Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 372 Remote Sensing
GEOG 402 Political Geography
GLST 451 Seminar in Global Studies II
Global Skills in Finance (15 Credits)
MNSC 470 International Finance
ECON 410 International Economics
ECON 402 Comparative Economics
GLST 451 Seminar in Global (International) Studies II
GEOG 405 African Geography
Global Skills in Advertising (15 Credits)
MNSC 465 Advertising
MNSC 360 Consumer Behavior
MNSC 310 Marketing for Managers
GLST 451 Seminar in Global (International) Studies II
HIST 405 History of Latin America/Caribbean
Global Skills in Social Work
SOWK 390 A Special Topics in Aging
SOWK 390 A Information Technology in Social Work
SOWK 461 Social Work Research
GLST 451 Seminar in Global (International) Studies I
HIST 404 History of Modern Asia
Global Skills in Adult Education (15 Credits)
ADLT 371 Materials and Methods in Adult Education
ADLT 374 Principles and Program Planning in ADLT
ADLT 473 Practicum in Adult Education
HIST 315 Modem African History
POSC 409 Peoples and Politics of Africa II
Global Skills in Criminal Justice (15 Credits)
CRJU 310 Police Roles in Society
CRJU 330 Police Community Relations; Etiquette, Ethics, and Protocol
CRJU 382 The Criminal Justice Professional
HIST 430 History of West Africa
GLST 451 Seminar in Global Studies II
Global Skills in Community Health (15 Credits)
HLTH 110 Drug Abuse Education
HLTH 420 Community Health
HLTH 203 Health and Urban Living
GLST 451 Seminar in Global Studies II
HIST 424 Internship in History
(In lieu of a Health Internship course, the combination of GLST 451 and HIST 424 enables the student to take advantage of an opportunity for a 6-credit internship working on African health issues at an NGO.)
Global Skills in Journalism (15 Credits)
JRNL 310 Article and Feature Writing
JRNL 311 Editorial and Review Writing
ART 308 Photojournalism
POSC 415 Peoples and Politics of Latin America
GLST 451 Seminar in Global (International) Studies II


Global Studies Major


Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
 *ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 125  Math for Liberal Arts  3
 *»HIST 201  World History  3
 ■FOLA 101  Spanish/French I  3
 *ECON 201  Intro to Econ  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 *»HIST 202  World History II  3
 ■FOLA 102  Spanish/French II  3
 *GEOG 102  World Reg Geography  3
 **MISY 150  Tech Fluency  3
 Semester Total 15

Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
 *FOLA 201
 Spanish/French
 3
 *BIOL 101
 Biological Science  4
 *○WLIT 207
 World Literature
 3
 *×PHIL 102
 Intro to Logic
 3
 ■GEOG 302
 Economic Geography   3
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 ■ENGL 305
 Technical Writing
 3
 ■GEOG 402
 Political Geography  3
 *PHSC 103  Tech & Human Affairs
 3
 ■FOLA 201
 Spanish/French
 3
 *POSC 301  U.S. Government  3
 Semester Total 15

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
 ■GLST 450
 Seminar
 3
 ■FOLA 301  Spanish/French  3
 ▲  Program Elective
 3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■GLST 451  Seminar II
 3
 ■FOLA 302  Spanish/French
 3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ▲  Program Elective
 3
 ▲  Program Elective
 3
 ▲  Program Elective
 3
 ♦  General Elective  3 
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲
 Program Elective  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲  Program Elective
 3
 Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS
122


Major: Global Studies Regional Tracks


Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
 *ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 125  Math for Liberal Arts  3
 *»HIST 201  World History  3
 ■FOLA 101  Spanish/French I  3
 *IDIS 102  Music & Dance  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 ■FOLA 102  Spanish/French II  3
 *»HIST 202  World History II  3
 *GEOG 102  World Reg Geography  3
 **MISY 150  Tech Fluency  3
 Semester Total 15

Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
 *×PHIL 102
 Logic
 3
 *POSC 301
 U.S. Government  3
 *BIOL 101
 Biological Science
 4
 *○WLIT 207
 World Literature
 3
 ■FOLA 201
 Spanish or French   3
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 ■ENGL 305
 Technical Writing
 3
 ■FOLA 202
 Spanish or French  3
 ■GEOG 402  Political Geography
 3
 *PHSC 103
 Tech and Human Affairs
 3
 ■ECON 201  Intro to Economics  3
 Semester Total 15

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
 ■FOLA 301
 Spanish or French
 3
 ▲HIST 300  Meth of Historical Research  3
 ▲HIST 407  U.S. Foreign Policy
 3
 ■GEOG 302  Economic Geography  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■SPAN 302  Spanish
 3
 ▲  Program Elective
 3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ■GLST 450  Seminar
 3
 ▲  Program Elective 
 3
 ▲  Program Elective
 3
 ▲  Program Elective  3 
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■GLST 451  Seminar in Global Studies  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲
 Program Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective
 3
 Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS
122


Major: Global Studies Skills Tracks


Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
 *ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 125  Math for Liberal Arts  3
 *»HIST 201  World History  3
 ■FOLA 101  Spanish/French I  3
 *IDIS 102  Music & Dance  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 ■FOLA 102  Spanish/French II  3
 *»HIST 202  World History II  3
 *GEOG 102  World Reg Geography  3
 **MISY 150  Tech Fluency  3
 Semester Total 15

Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
 *×PHIL 102
 Intro to Logic
 3
 *POSC 301
 U.S. Government  3
 *BIOL 101
 Biological Science
 4
 *○WLIT 207
 World Literature
 3
 ■FOLA 201
 Spanish or French   3
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 ■ENGL 305
 Technical Writing
 3
 ■FOLA 202
 Spanish or French  3
 ■GEOG 402  Political Geography
 3
 *PHSC 103
 Tech and Human Affairs
 3
 ■ECON 201  Intro to Economics  3
 Semester Total 15

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
 ■FOLA 301
 Spanish or French
 3
 ▲HIST 300  Meth of Historical Research  3
 ▲HIST 407  U.S. Foreign Policy
 3
 ■GEOG 302  Economic Geography  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■SPAN 302  Spanish
 3
 ▲  Program Elective
 3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ■GLST 450  Seminar
 3
 ▲  Program Elective 
 3
 ▲  Program Elective
 3
 ▲  Program Elective  3 
 ♦  General Elective  3
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■GLST 451  Seminar  3
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ▲
 Program Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective  3
 ♦  General Elective
 3
 Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS
122

 *  General Education Requirement
 **  University Graduation Requirement
 ■  Major Course
  »  or any 2 part 200 level History
 or any ENGL 200 level or above
 BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
×  PHIL 103 or PHIL 102
 or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211

 or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102
 ♦  General Elective - any University course
 ▲  Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline
 ▬  Support Course
§  Management Science Elective

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options. 

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