Global Studies, BA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2018-2019. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
GEOG 1114Physical Geography (LN)4
2 hours designated (N)2
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)10
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
First Year Seminar
(Transfer students with 15 hours exempt)1
Arts & Humanities
See note 2.a.9
Natural & Mathematical Sciences
See note 2.b.3
Foreign Language
See note 39
Non-Western Studies
At least one course
See note 2.d.
Upper-Division General Education
Select 6 hours outside major department
See note 2.c.
Hours Subtotal22
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50. Minimum 2.00 GPA in all GEOG and GLST courses
GEOG 1113Introduction to Cultural Geography (IS)3
GEOG 1713World Regional Geography (IS)3
GEOG/GLST 2103Global Perspectives (IS)3
GEOG/GLST 2002Global Sustainability (N)2
GLST 4513Senior Capstone Experience3
Skills Requirement
Select one of the following or another course at the discretion of the advisor:3
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Field Techniques and Geodata Collection
Spatial Analysis (A)
Regional Study
Western region:
Select one of the following:3
Exploring North America and Diversity (DS)
Exploring North America and Diversity (DS)
Europe (IS)
Europe (IS)
Latin America (IS)
Latin America (IS)
Australia and the Pacific Realm (IS)
Australia and the Pacific Realm (IS)
Non-Western region:
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Central Asia Studies
Introduction to Central Asia Studies (IS)
Russia and Its Neighbors (IS)
Russia and Its Neighbors (IS)
Asia (IS)
Asia (IS)
Africa (IS)
Africa (IS)
The Middle East (IS)
The Middle East (IS)
Thematic Courses
Select five courses from one category15
Select hours related departmental-approved upper-division courses6
Hours Subtotal44
Electives
Select 14 hours14
May need to include 6 hours upper-division general education outside major department (see note 2.c.) and 7 additional upper-division hours
Hours Subtotal14
Total Hours120

Categories

Culture, the Arts and Humanities

ANTH 3353Cultural Anthropology (IS)3
ANTH 3443Peoples of Mesoamerica (IS)3
ANTH 4883Comparative Cultures (IS)3
ART 4703Art East and West: Biases and Borrowings3
ART 4713The Visual Culture of the Islamic World (HI)3
ART 4793Architecture and Space in East Asia3
ENGL 3463History of International Film (HI)3
ENGL 4350Contemporary International Cinema3
GEOG 3173Cultural Geography (S)3
GEOG 3213Geographies of New Media3
GEOG 4143Geography of Travel and Tourism3
GEOG 4253Geographic Perspectives on American Women's Travel Accounts Then and Now3
GWST 4950Special Topics in Global Feminism3
HIST 3133African Diaspora History (H)3
HIST 3543Israel & Palestine in Modern Times (HI)3
HIST 3553Media and Popular Culture in the Arab Middle East (HI)3
HIST 3583Minorities and Diversity in the Middle East (H)3
PHIL 3613Philosophy of Religion (H)3
PHIL 3623Philosophy of Race (DH)3
PHIL 3943Asian Philosophy (HI)3
PHIL 4943Indian Philosophy3
PHIL 4953East Asian Philosophy3
REL/SOC 3713Religion, Culture and Society3
REL 4113The World of Islam: Cultural Perspectives (HI)3
REL 4213Understanding Global Islam (HI)3
REL 4223Religions and Sects in the Middle East (HI)3
SOC 4653Gender and the Middle East (IS)3

Geopolitics and the Global Economy

AGEC 4343International Agricultural Markets and Trade (I)3
ECON 3613International Economic Relations (S)3
ECON 4643International Economic Development (IS)3
EEE 3020Business Plan Laboratory1-3
ENTO/PLP 2143Global Issues in Agricultural Biosecurity and Forensics3
GEOG 3123Urban Geography (S)3
GEOG 3133Political Geography (IS)3
GEOG 3163Economic Geography (S)3
GEOG 3183Transportation Geography3
MKTG 3993International Business (I)3
POLS 3003The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture(IS)3
POLS 3033International Law3
POLS 3123Russian & Eurasian Politics (I)3
POLS 3163African Politics (I)3
POLS 3193Latin American Politics (IS)3
POLS 3223Asian Politics3
POLS 3313Middle Eastern Politics3
POLS 3893Terrorism & Counterterrorism3
POLS 4013American Foreign Policy3
POLS 4043Global Political Economy3
POLS 4113International Organization3
POLS 4223Social Movements3

Sustainability

ENTO 2003Insects and Society (N)3
ENTO 2223Insects in Global Public Health (N)3
ENVR 1113Elements of Environmental Science3
ENVR 3113Sampling and Analyses for Solving Environmental Problems3
GEOG 2344Digital Tools for Environmental Exploration (LN)4
GEOG 3023Climatology (N)3
GEOG 4113Environment and Development3
GEOG 4003Natural Hazards and Society3
GEOG 4073Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future3
GEOG 4233Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change3
NREM 4001Issues In Global Change1
NREM 4043Natural Resource Administration and Policy3
NSCI 3543Food and the Human Environment (IS)3
SOC 4433Environmental Sociology (S)3
SOC 4453Environmental Inequality (S)3
SOC 4533World Population Problems3

Other Requirements

  • See the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
  • Upper-Division Credit: Total hours must include at least 40 hours in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • Hours in One Department: Hours in one department in excess of 54 will be added to the minimum total of 120 required for graduation.

    College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

    1. General Education Requirements
      No more than two courses (or eight hours) from the major department may be used to meet General Education and College and Departmental Requirements. The General Education required English Composition, required U.S. History, required American Government, one required MATH or STAT course, and required foreign language for B.A. degrees do not count against the two-course maximum.
    2. A&S College/Departmental Requirements
      1. Arts and Humanities are defined as any course carrying an (H) designation or courses from AMST, ART, DANC, ENGL (except ENGL 3323 Technical Writing) HIST, MUSI, PHIL (except PHIL 1313 Logic and Critical Thinking (A), PHIL 3003 Symbolic Logic (A) and PHIL 4003 Mathematical Logic and Computability), REL, TH, and foreign languages.
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences are defined as any course from the following prefixes: ASTR, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CS (except CS 4883 Social Issues in Computing), GEOL, MATH, MICR, PBIO, PHYS, and STAT; or courses from other departments that carry an (A) or (N) general education designation.
      3. The required six hours of upper-division General Education may not include courses from the student’s major department. This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student’s degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
      4. Non-Western Studies Requirement for B.A. and B.F.A.; One 3-hour course in Non-Western Studies (N.W.). This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student's degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
      5. The College of Arts & Sciences requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major requirements and a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major-prefix courses.
    3. Foreign Language Proficiency
      1. The foreign language requirement for the B.A. may be satisfied by 9 hours college credit in the same language, which must include 3 hours at the 2000-level, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; TOEFL exam; presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates the high school was primarily conducted in a language other than English; etc.). Computer Science courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement. Currently Arabic and Mvskoke are not offered at the 2000-level at OSU.
      2. The foreign language requirement for the B.S., B.M. and B.F.A. may be satisfied by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language (passing grades at second-year level of study). It may also be satisfied by 6 hours college credit in the same language, which must include language courses 1713 and 1813, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; TOEFL exam; presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates the high school was primarily conducted in a language other than English; etc.). Computer Science courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
      3. In addition to a. and b., students pursuing teacher certification must meet novice-high foreign language proficiency by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language with no grade below B. Or, students may complete 3 hours college credit in a single language with no grade below C (or pass an advanced standing examination, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, or Oral Proficiency Interview developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, equivalent to 3 hours of college credit.) Or, students may meet the requirement by transfer of documentation of meeting the foreign language competency from one of the teacher education programs in the State of Oklahoma approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
    4. Exclusions
      1. Courses used to satisfy the General Education English Composition, U.S. History, American Government, and Mathematics or Statistics requirements will not count toward the 54-hour maximum allowed from one department.
      2. Courses with ATHL or LEIS prefixes and leisure activity courses may not be used for degree credit.
    5. Teacher Certification
      Students can satisfy the requirements for secondary schools teaching certification while earning a B.A. or B.S. in the College of Arts & Sciences. Those interested should see their Arts and Sciences advisor and the OSU Professional Education Unit in room 325 Willard.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2024.