Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Arts and Letters Interdepartmental and Interdisciplinary Programs Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities provides students with the tools to encounter and understand the representations, values, concerns, and debates that shape human experience. It focuses on scholarship related to experiences at the crossroads of cultures, the circulation of goods and services, and the tensions within and across global spaces, historically and in the present, as they are reflected upon through literary, philosophical, linguistic, and artistic practices. Students who select this major will study the local and global dynamics of systems, governments, and cultures, and investigate the specific contributions, perceptions, and interventions offered by humanistic engagements with the issues affecting the peoples of the world.
The major will assist in the preparation of students for positions in government, business, or non-governmental organizations engaged in global activities as well as for graduate studies.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities.
The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities major is met by completing Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities 450. That course is referenced in items 3. a. below.
The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Proficiency in a second language as certified by the assessment coordinator in the Center for Language Teaching-Advancement or completion of a major or minor in a language other than English with a grade-point average of 3.0 in that language.
The following requirements for the major:
All of the following courses (20 credits):
Global Interactions and Identities
Values, Experience, and Difference in Global Contexts
Conflict and Justice in a Global Setting
Crossing Boundaries/Changing Worlds
Media Mobility: Change, Access, Representation
Global Concepts and Theories Seminar (W)
Senior Thesis in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities (W)
Complete 12 to 16 credits in courses selected in areas such as history of the arts, philosophy, literature and other cultural media, gender and ethnicity studies, and religious studies, in consultation with the student's advisor from a list maintained by the program.
Participate in an international experience through study abroad, study away, or internship. This experience must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.