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2016-2017 USC Lancaster Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Global Studies, B.A.


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Learning Outcomes College of Arts and Sciences  
Degree Requirements  

Learning Outcomes

  • Global Studies majors will employ a variety of disciplinary perspectives to demonstrate a critical understanding of global processes and the theories and concepts used to explain and interpret these processes.
  • Global Studies majors will evaluate the interactions between global and local processes by selecting a world region for intensive study.  
  • Global Studies majors will demonstrate expertise in key global issues through courses in one of four thematic areas:  Global Development and Sustainability; Global Health; Global Conflict and Security Studies; and Global Cultural Studies.
  • Global Studies majors will demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language, allowing them to study, work, travel, and/or conduct research outside of the United States.
  • Students will demonstrate their preparation for appriopriate careers or graduate studies.

Overview

Students at the University of South Carolina are living in an increasingly globalized context in which economic, social, environmental, and cultural transformations in one part of the world can affect all others. The Global Studies major is a flexible, interdisciplinary degree program that familiarizes students with the complex historical and contemporary relationships and processes that link together people and places. By focusing on themes relating to globalization, the major also encourages students to recognize and to appreciate the world’s diversity. To achieve this end, the major requires students to focus on a particular world region and to attain proficiency in a mod ern foreign language. The overall aim of the program is to foster in students a critical, global outlook that will allow them to engage with pressing global questions and to thrive in an interconnected world.

Basic Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degrees (120 Hours)


Note: Bachelor of Arts degrees require 120 hours. Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees require additional hours; see Program of Study  for major requirements.

  1. Carolina Core Plus General Education Requirements
  2. Major
  3. Cognate or Minor Requirements (optional for BAIS majors)
  4. Electives

1. Carolina Core Plus General Education Requirements


Note: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees follow General Education Requirements for the BA except where specified in Programs of Study for major requirements.

CMW: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 Hours)


  • Must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

ARP: Carolina Core Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6-8 Hours)


SCI: Carolina Core Scientific Literacy (8 Hours)


Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:

  • Two 4-credit hour laboratory science courses.

GFL: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Communicate Effectively in More than One Language (0-9 Hours)


Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in the 122 course is required for all baccalaureate degrees. Students can demonstrate this proficiency by successfully completing Phase II of the Proficiency Test or by successfully completing the 122 course, including the exit exam administered as part of that course.

It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.

GHS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (6 Hours)


Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:

  • One Carolina Core GHS-approved course primarily focused on U.S. History: HIST 111, 112, 214, or another GHS-approved course determined by the College of Arts and Sciences to fit this geographic category and
  • One Carolina Core GHS-approved course primarily focused on non-U.S. History: HIST 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, GERM 280, FILM 300, or another GHS-approved course determined by the College of Arts and Sciences to fit this geographic category.

GSS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (6 Hours)


Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:

AIU: Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)


Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements:

  • Up to two of these requirements may be met in overlay courses. At least one of these requirements must be satisfied by a course not applied elsewhere in general education. (3-9 Hours)

CMS: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Speech (3 Hours)


INF: Carolina Core Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)


VSR: Carolina Core Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (3 Hours)


Other Required General Education Courses from the College of Arts and Sciences


Fine Arts and Humanities Requirements (9 Hours)


  • Bachelor of Arts degrees require 3 Hours in the fine arts. (May be taken as Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding.)
  • Bachelor of Arts degrees require an additional 9 Hours in the fine arts or humanities.

Prerequisites (6 Hours)


Two courses from the following:

Note: College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements specify that students must take two courses designated as Carolina Core GHS (Historical Thinking); one course must be focused on U.S. history and the other focused on non-U.S. history. Prerequisites may be applied to general education requirements, where appropriate.

Language Proficiency: Global Studies students must demonstrate proficiency in one modern foreign language, approved by the advisor, at the advanced level by completing 6 hours in language courses numbered 300 and above or the equivalent. Courses in that foreign language at the beginning or intermediate levels (100 or 200 - levels), if needed as prerequisites, may be applied to general education requirements, where appropriate.

2. Major Requirements (24 Hours)


I. Foreign language (modern) - Two 300 or above level language course s (6 Hours)

II. Global Theme - Two courses selected from one of the following global theme groups (6 Hours) Special topics courses with appropriate content may be applied to the global theme requirement with approval of the advisor.

  • Global Development and Sustainability Studies
  • Global Health Studies
  • Global Conflict and Security Studies
  • Global Cultural Studies

III. World Region - Three courses selected from one of the following area studies groups (9 Hours). See entries for minors in these areas in the undergraduate Bulletin for lists of approved courses. Special topics
courses with appropriate content may be applied to the world region requirement with approval of the advisor.

  • African Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • European Studies
  • Middle East and North Africa (Islamic World Studies)
  • Latin American Studies
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies

IV. Major Elective - One course selected from any of the approved global theme or world region courses (3 Hours)

International Experience

Students are strongly encouraged to spend a period of time overseas, preferably in a country where they can develop their language skills. Participating in a study abroad program or an overseas work experience are two ways to gain
an international experience. A period of a semester or full year is most beneficial. Approved study abroad courses may apply to some Global Studies major requirements, with permission of the advisor and the College.

Second Majors

Global Studies majors are encouraged to pursue appropriate second majors, where possible. Students who are declared majors in both Global Studies and a second major may count 3 credit hours of major course work, where
applicable, toward both majors.

Global Development and Sustainability Studies Courses

  • ANTH 208 - Anthropology of Globalization and Development  
  • ANTH 381 - Gender and Globalization  
  • ANTH 556 - Language and Globalization  
  • ANTH 569 - Environment and Development  
  • ANTH 581 - Globalization and Cultural Questions  
  • ECON 224 - Introduction to Economics  
  • ECON 548 - Environmental Economics  
  • ENVR 231 - Introduction to Sustainability Management and Leadership  
  • ENVR 295 - Green Technology in Germany  
  • ENVR 322 - Environmental Ethics  
  • ENVR 331 - Integrating Sustainability  
  • ENVR 548 - Environmental Economics  
  • GEOG 311 - Cultural Geography  
  • GEOG 313 - Economic Geography  
  • GEOG 343 - Human Impact on the Environment  
  • GEOG 347 - Water as a Resource  
  • GEOG 348 - Biogeography  
  • GEOG 512 - Migration and Globalization  
  • GEOG 568 - Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change  
  • GEOG 569 - Environment and Development  
  • GEOG 581 - Globalization and Cultural Questions  
  • GERM 295 - Green Technology in Germany  
  • HIST 360 - Into the Wild: Global Conservation since 1800  
  • HIST 448 - American Environmental History  
  • HRTM 280 - Foundations of Tourism  
  • HRTM 383 - Ecotourism  
  • HRTM 482 - Sustainable Tourism Planning and Policy  
  • HRTM 597 - Global Travel and Tourism  
  • LING 556 - Language and Globalization  
  • PHIL 322 - Environmental Ethics  
  • POLI 380 - Comparative Politics of Developing Countries  
  • POLI 433 - Economic Aspects of International Politics  
  • RETL 485 - Multi-National Retailing  
  • RETL 592 - Retailing/Fashion Merchandising Field Study  
  • SOCY 315 - Global Population Issues  
  • WGST 381 - Gender and Globalization   

Global Health Studies Courses

  • AFAM 365 - Medical Experimentation and the Black Body  
  • ANTH 204 - Plagues Past and Present  
  • ANTH 365 - Medical Experimentation and the Black Body  
  • ANTH 388 - Cultures, Pregnancy, and Birth  
  • ANTH 551 - Medical Anthropology: Fieldwork  
  • ANTH 552 - Medical Anthropology  
  • ANTH 565 - Health and Disease in the Past  
  • ENHS 321 - Environmental Pollution and Health  
  • ENHS 323 - Global Environmental Health  
  • ENVR 321 - Environmental Pollution and Health  
  • ENVR 323 - Global Environmental Health  
  • EPID 410 - Principles of Epidemiology  
  • HPEB 470 - Principles of Global Health  
  • HPEB 551 - Medical Anthropology: Field Work  
  • HPEB 552 - Medical Anthropology  
  • HPEB 621 - Maternal and Child Health  
  • HPEB 684 - HIV/STI Prevention  
  • RELG 473 - Religions, Medicines, and Healing  
  • SOCY 360 - Sociology of Medicine and Health  
  • SOWK 306 - Social Work in Other Nations  
  • SOWK 307 - International Social Work and Social Justice  
  • WGST 113 - Women's Health  
  • WGST 388 - Cultures, Pregnancy, and Birth  
  • WGST 621 - Maternal and Child Health  

Global Conflict and Security Studies Courses

  • ANTH 353 - Anthropology of Law and Conflict  
  • ANTH 535 - Conflict Archaeology  
  • ARMY 406 - American Military Experience  
  • GEOG 330 - The Geography of Disasters  
  • GEOG 530 - Environmental Hazards  
  • HIST 335 - The History of Modern Russia and the Soviet Union  
  • HIST 338 - Modern Germany  
  • HIST 347 - The Middle East in Modern Times  
  • HIST 352 - Africa since 1800  
  • HIST 354 - Modern East Asia  
  • HIST 356 - China Since 1949  
  • HIST 358 - Japan since 1800  
  • HIST 374 - Nationalism: Myth and Reality  
  • HIST 376 - War and European Society, 1914-1945  
  • HIST 396 - Evolution of Warfare I  
  • HIST 397 - Evolution of Warfare II  
  • HIST 406 - The United States and a World at War, 1917-1945  
  • HIST 407 - United States History Since 1945  
  • HIST 421 - Modern Latin America  
  • LASP 342 - Modern Latin America  
  • LING 240 - Language Conflict and Language Rights  
  • HIST 465 - American Diplomatic History  
  • HIST 466 - American Diplomatic History  
  • HIST 468 - American Military Experience  
  • POLI 330 - International Organization  
  • POLI 340 - The Conduct and Formulation of United States Foreign Policy  
  • POLI 341 - Contemporary United States Foreign Policy  
  • POLI 342 - National Security Policies of the United States.  
  • POLI 383 - Genocide: A Comparative Perspective  
  • POLI 416 - Revolution and Political Violence  
  • POLI 417 - Theories of War in International Relations  
  • POLI 420 - International Law  
  • POLI 421 - Law and Contemporary International Problems  
  • POLI 432 - Nationalism and Ethnicity in World Politics  
  • POLI 442 - Globalization and Security  

Global Cultural Studies Courses

  • AFAM 202 - Introduction to African-American Studies: Arts and Cultural Foundations  
  • ANTH 355 - Language, Culture, and Society  
  • ANTH 381 - Gender and Globalization    
  • ANTH 553 - Anthropological Approaches to Narrative and Performance  
  • ANTH 556 - Language and Globalization  
  • ANTH 581 - Globalization and Cultural Questions  
  • ARTH 335 - History of 20th Century Art  
  • CHIN 335 - Women in China  
  • CPLT 270 - World Literature  
  • CPLT 301 - Great Books of the Western World I  
  • CPLT 302 - Great Books of the Western World II  
  • CPLT 303 - Great Books of the Eastern World  
  • EDUC 360 - Global and Multicultural Perspectives on Education in International Settings  
  • ENGL 270 - World Literature  
  • ENGL 390 - Great Books of the Western World I  
  • ENGL 391 - Great Books of the Western World II  
  • ENGL 392 - Great Books of the Eastern World  
  • ENGL 437 - Women Writers  
  • ENGL 455 - Language in Society  
  • FAMS 240 - Introduction to Film and Media Studies  
  • FAMS 300 - Film and Media History  
  • FREN 397 - The French Film Experience  
  • GEOG 311 - Cultural Geography  
  • GEOG 581 - Globalization and Cultural Questions  
  • GERM 280 - German Culture and Civilization  
  • GERM 518 - German Sociolinguistics  
  • LING 340 - Language, Culture, and Society  
  • LING 440 - Language in Society  
  • LING 545 - Anthropological Approaches to Narrative and Performance  
  • LING 548 - German Sociolinguistics  
  • ANTH 556 - Language and Globalization  
  • RELG 333 - Sex, Gender and Religion  
  • RELG 471 - Interfaith Dialogues in the 21st Century  
  • WGST 381 - Gender and Globalization  
  • WGST 437 - Women Writers  

3. Cognate or Minor Requirements (12-18 Hours) for B.A. Degrees


Cognate


The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major. The cognate must consist of twelve  (12) hours of courses at the advanced level, outside of but related to the major. The cognate may be taken in one or more departments or programs, depending on the interests of the student and the judgment of the advisor.

Courses offered by departments and programs that are acceptable for cognate credit are outlined in the section titled Courses Acceptable for Cognate Credit in Degree Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences .

For cognate course offerings in other colleges, consult the appropriate sections of this bulletin. Some major programs have specific cognate requirements.

It should be emphasized that the cognate is not a second set of elective courses to be chosen at random by the student. The cognate must be approved by the major advisor as being related to the major field of study. Students are urged to consult their major advisors for specific requirements in their major.

Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the cognate.

For Bachelor of Arts degrees, all cognate courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Minor


In place of the cognate a student in the College of Arts and Sciences may choose a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. (Some minors in the sciences require a minimum of 16 hours.) The subject area of the minor may be related to the major. Students pursuing interdisciplinary minors who wish to use courses in their major department for minor credit must petition the College Committee on Scholastic Standards and Petitions for permission to do so.

The minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second area of study. It differs from the cognate inasmuch as the courses must be concentrated in one area and must follow a structured sequence. Interdisciplinary minors can be designed with the approval of the assistant dean for academic affairs and advising.

Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the minor. No course may satisfy both major and minor requirements. All minor courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher. At least half of the courses in the minor must be completed in residence at the University.

A list of minor programs of study can be found at Programs A-Z .

4. Electives for B.A. Degrees and B.F.A.


No courses of a remedial, developmental, skill-acquiring, or vocational nature may apply as credit toward degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences allows the use of the Pass-Fail option on elective courses. Further clarification on inapplicable courses can be obtained from the College of Arts and Sciences.

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