Undergraduate Degree - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities

Program:
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
Program Code:
5694 Global Stdys Arts & Humanities
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS09


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 certification.

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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 or successful completion of AFR 450, FRN 321, GRM 302, ITL 320, PRT 320, SPN 342. For other languages the student must complete at least one course at the 300-level or above as approved the program advisor.
     
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (11 credits):
    GSAH 220 Global Interactions and Identities 3
    GSAH 230 Values, Experience, and Difference in Global Contexts 3
    GSAH 450 Global Concepts and Theories Seminar (W) 3
    GSAH 499 Senior Thesis in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities (W) 2
    b. Complete 9 or 10 credits from the following courses:
    GSAH 310 Conflict and Justice in a Global Setting 3
    GSAH 311 Crossing Boundaries/Changing Worlds 3
    GSAH 312 Media Mobility: Change, Access, Representation 3
    GSAH 391 Special Topics in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities 1 to 4
    No more than 4 credits in GSAH 391 may be used to fulfill this requirement.
    c. 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.
    d. Participate in an international experience through study abroad, study away, or internship. This experience must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, BA (5694)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Global Interactions
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Global Interactions: 1 course from GSAH220

Requirement 12: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Values, Experience and Difference
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Values, Experience and Difference: 1 course from GSAH230

Requirement 13: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Conflict and Justice
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Conflict and Justice: 1 course from GSAH310

Requirement 14: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Changing Worlds
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Changing Worlds: 1 course from GSAH311

Requirement 15: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Media Mobility
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Media Mobility: 1 course from GSAH312

Requirement 16: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Tier II Writing
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Tier II Writing: 1 course from GSAH450

Requirement 17: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Senior Thesis
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Senior Thesis: 1 course from GSAH499

Requirement 18: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Affiliated Courses
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Affiliated Courses: 12 credits from courses with the approval of the student's advisor.

Requirement 19: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - International Experience
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - International Experience: 1 credit from an international experience through study abroad, study away, or internship. This experience must be approved by the student's advisor.

Requirement 20: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Language Proficiency
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - Language Proficiency: 1 credit from a foreign language demonstrating oral proficiency in a second language as certified by the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA). See student's advisor for more information.

Requirement 21: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - 1st Cognate
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - 1st Cognate: 12 credits from a single discipline or thematic area. With departmental approval, a secondary or addl major or a minor may be an approved substitute. One 300-400 level 3 credit course must be included in one cognate.

Requirement 22: Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - 2nd Cognate
Major - Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities - 2nd Cognate: 12 credits from a single discipline or thematic area. With departmental approval, a secondary or addl major or a minor may be an approved substitute. One 300-400 level 3 credit course must be included in one cognate.

Requirement 23: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 24: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.

Requirement 25: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 26: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.