International & Global Studies
The new International & Global Studies major emphasizes a common multi-disciplinary set of core courses, a common expectation of global study and language learning, and the rigor of a methods course and senior seminar while allowing for the distinctive approaches of two tracks within the IGS major.
Because the two tracks include some self-design, students must complete an application for the major working closely with one of the faculty members of the International & Global Studies Committee. Applications for the International & Global Studies major must be submitted no later than the fall of the junior year.
Major check sheets
Global Studies Track International Affairs Track
Core Requirements for the major include 4 foundation courses and 6 courses for the chosen track. At least 2 of the 6 courses must be at the 300-level.
The purpose of these core courses is to provide a common base of knowledge for all students as well as a basic set of skills and tools with which they can analyze global issues from the perspective of cultures, states, non-state actors, and systems.
Foundation courses are the following:
- Anth 103 – Intro to Cultural Anthropology
- Econ 104 – Principles of Macroeconomics
- Pol 103 or 104 – International or Comparative Politics
- Hist 103 or 110 – 19th or 20th Century World History
Tracks (6 Courses. At least 2 must be at the 300-level)
- ECON 251 – International ECON [pre-req ECON 103 & 104]
- POL 203, 242, 252 or 253 [pre-req POL 103 or permission]
- POL Select Elective
- Three additional Selective [At least two disciplines, not ECON or POL]
One of these must be a HIST Selective elective
3 courses [ 1 at 300-level]
Theme [pick one]
3 courses [1 at 300-level]
- Conflict Studies
- Development Studies
- Global Health
- Global Business
- Social Justice & Human Rights
- Global Environmentalism
- Global Culture
- Self-Design: __________________
ALL MAJORS also complete [4 Courses]
- 1 Methods Course
- 4 semesters of language study [2 for GC requirement, 2 for the IGS major. Not all classes need to be taken in the same language. These can be taken on or off campus.]
- 1 semester global study
- 1 Senior Seminar
Interested students can apply for the IGS major by sending an email to the IGS Chair at IGS_Major@gettysburg.edu.