Description

The global studies major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln prepares students for a changing and complex world by increasing their knowledge of global issues and developing their skills in critical thinking, communications and logical analysis. The interdisciplinary program is designed to help students understand the growing connectedness and diversity of interactions at the global level.

Global studies provides students with a range of classroom, community and co-curricular activities. It is built on the framework of:

  1. being a dynamic and well-integrated interdisciplinary academic program for student learning opportunities and an active partner in the College’s internationalizing the curriculum strategic plan;
  2. providing students a variety of well-vetted academic and international/experiential learning opportunities that will enhance their depth of global understanding;
  3. collaborating with other internationally-focused programs at UNL to promote interest in and understanding of global events and structures; and
  4. developing strong, mutually-beneficial partnerships with relevant community groups and individuals.

College Requirements

College Admission

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process may have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under “Removal of Deficiencies.”

In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of one foreign language. Four years of high school coursework in the same language will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences’ language requirement. It will also allow students to continue language study at a more advanced level at UNL, and provide more opportunity to study abroad.

Transfer Students

To be considered for admission as a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, students must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who graduated from high school January 1997 and after must also meet the UNL General Admission Requirements. Those transfer students who graduated before January 1997 must have completed in high school, 3 years of English, 2 years of the same foreign language, 2 years of algebra, and 1 year of geometry. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must also submit either their ACT or SAT scores.

Ordinarily, hours earned at a similarly accredited college or university are applicable to the UNL degree.  The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer, and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them, based upon its exclusion and restriction policies. Sixty is the maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college or international institution. Transfer credit in the major or minor must be approved by the departmental advisor on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major or minor. At least half of the hours in the major field must be completed at the University regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The College of Arts and Sciences will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other schools. The C- and D grades cannot be applied toward requirements for a major or minor. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to UNL. All D grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK, but they are not applicable to a major or minor.

Readmitted Students

UNL students who choose not to take courses for more than 2 consecutive terms, must reapply to UNL.  Students readmitted to the College of Arts and Sciences will follow the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year of readmission and re-enrollment as a degree-seeking student in Arts and Sciences. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. Beginning in 1990-1991, the catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students must remove entrance deficiencies in geometry and foreign language as soon as possible, and before graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences.  For questions and more information, students should consult a college advisor in the Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall.

Removing Foreign Language Deficiencies

Students must complete the second semester of a first year language sequence to clear the deficiency and the second semester of the second year language sequence to complete the college graduation requirement in language.

Removing Geometry Deficiencies

A deficiency of one year of geometry can be removed by taking high school geometry courses through an approved independent study program, or by completing a geometry course from an accredited community college or a four-year institution. Neither of these options will count for college credit.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (16 hours + Language)

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are designed to further the purposes of liberal education by encouraging study in several different areas within the College. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements. A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one of the following five distribution requirements. A student cannot use a single course to satisfy both an ACE outcome and a College distribution requirement. A student cannot use a course from their primary major to satisfy the Breadth Requirement (F), but may apply an ancillary requirement of the primary major or a course from their second major toward this requirement. Independent study or reading courses and internships cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements. To see a complete list of excluded courses, run a degree audit through MyRED.

Courses from interdisciplinary programs will count in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department(s).
 

College Distribution Requirements
CDR A - Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR B and BL - Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences with Lab4
Select from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics and statistics. Must include one lab in the natural or physical sciences. Lab courses may be selected from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, meteorology and physics.
Some courses from geography and anthropology may also be used to satisfy the lab requirement above. 1
CDR C - Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR D - Social Science3
Select from: anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR E - Language0-16
Fulfilled by the completion of the 6-credit-hour second-year sequence in a single foreign language in one of the following departments: Classics and religious studies, modern languages and literatures, or anthropology. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Omaha, Russian, and Spanish. A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement.
CDR F - Additional Breadth3
Select from: natural, physical and mathematical sciences (Area B), humanities (Area C), or social sciences (Area D). Cannot be a course from the primary major.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16-32
1

See degree audit or a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for approved geography and anthropology courses that apply as natural science.

2

Language courses numbered 210 or below apply only for the foreign language requirement.

3

See degree audit or College of Arts and Sciences advisor for list of natural/physical science courses in anthropology, geography, and psychology that do not apply as social science.

Scientific Base

Bachelor of Science Only (60 hours)

The bachelor of science degree requires students to complete 60 hours in mathematical, physical and natural sciences. Approved courses for scientific base credit come from the following College of Arts and Sciences disciplines: actuarial science, anthropology (selected courses), astronomy, biochemistry (excluding BIOC 101), biological sciences (excluding BIOS 203), chemistry (excluding CHEM 101), computer science (excluding CSCE 10), geography (selected courses), geology, life sciences, mathematics (excluding courses below MATH 104), meteorology, microbiology, physics and statistics.

See your degree audit or a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for a complete list including individual classes that fall outside of the disciplines listed above. Up to 12 hours of scientific and technical courses offered by other colleges may be accepted toward this requirement with approval of a college advisor.

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Languages Exemption Policy

UNL and the College of Arts and Sciences will exempt or waive students from the UNL entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or from the College’s language distribution requirement based on documentation only. The following are the options and procedures for documentation:

High School Transcripts

For the University entrance requirement, students must show an official high school transcript with two or more years of the same foreign language.

For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, students must show an official high school transcript with four or more years of the same foreign language in high school, or show evidence of graduation from a non-English-speaking foreign high school. Students whose native language is not English must show English as a Second Language study on an official high school transcript. Four years of ESL at the high school level (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades) will be the basis for a waiver of the CDR E Language requirement.

Proficiency Examination at UNL

For the University entrance requirement, students who do not have transcript documentation can request to take a proficiency exam in the language. (This is not the same test as the Modern Languages Placement Exam.) However, UNL will provide testing only in the languages it teaches. Currently, these languages are: Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Japanese, Chinese.

For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, the Department of Modern Languages will oversee the test at the 202 level. If the student passes the test, the department will sign the College Request for Waiver form and indicate the level of proficiency. The form is then forwarded to the Arts and Sciences Advising Center for approval.

The Department of Modern Languages will oversee the test and provide written documentation to the Arts and Sciences Advising Center the level of proficiency passed.

Distance Education

For the University entrance requirement, students without transcript documentation who claim proficiency in a language not taught at UNL, have the option of seeking out a distance education program in languages. If the student completes the equivalent of 102 from an approved distance education program, the student will meet the UNL entrance requirement. The student must have the course work approved before he/she takes/completes the course as equivalent to 102 by a College advisor. The student then completes the course and has the distance education program send the transcript to the Admissions Office.

For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, the student can seek out a distance education program and complete the equivalent of the 202-level course. The student must submit the request on the College Request for Substitution form and have the course work approved by a College advisor. The student then completes the course and has the distance education program send the transcript to the Admissions Office.

Third Language Option

If a student demonstrates knowledge of two foreign languages at the 102 level, the College of Arts and Sciences may consider waiving two semesters of the four semester College Distribution Requirement E-Languages requirement. If this waiver were granted, the student would then be required to complete 101 and 102 in another, 3rd foreign language at UNL.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. A total grade point average of at least 2.0 is required.

Grade Rules

Restrictions on C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other schools except for UNO and UNK. No transfer C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. No UNL C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege state:

  • The Pass/No Pass option is designed for your use by seeking to expand your intellectual horizons by taking courses in areas where you may have had minimal preparation.
  • Neither the P nor the N grade contribute to your GPA.
  • P is interpreted to mean C or above.
  • A change to or from a Pass/No Pass may be made until mid-term (see academic calendar for specific dates per term).
  • The Pass/No Pass or grade registration cannot conflict with the policy of the professor, department, college, or University governing the grading option.
  • Changing to or from Pass/No Pass requires using the MyRED system to change the grading option or filing a Drop/Add form with the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building. After mid-term of the course, a student registered for Pass/No Pass cannot change to a grade registration unless the Pass/No Pass registration is in conflict with the policy of the professor, department, college, or University governing Pass/No Pass.
  • The Pass/No Pass grading option cannot be used for the removal of C- or D or F grades.

Pass/No Pass privileges in the College of Arts and Sciences are extended to students according to the following additional regulations:

  • Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of University ACE requirements and college distribution requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  • Most Arts and Sciences departments and programs do not allow courses graded Pass/No Pass to apply to the major or minor. Students should refer to the department’s or program’s section of the catalog for clarification. By college rule, departments can allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass in the major or minor.
  • Departments may specify that certain courses of theirs can be taken only on a P/N basis.
  • The college will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of P/N grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all Pass grades earned at UNL and other U.S. schools. NOTE: This 24-hour limit is more restrictive than the University regulation.

Grading Appeals

A student who feels that he/she has been unfairly graded must ordinarily take the following sequential steps in a timely manner, usually by initiating the appeal in the semester following the awarding of the grade:

  1. Talk with the instructor concerned. Most problems are resolved at this point.
  2. Talk to the instructor’s department chairperson.
  3. Take the case to the Grading Appeal Committee of the department concerned. The Committee should be contacted through the department chairperson.
  4. Take the case to the College Grading Appeals Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office, 1223 Oldfather Hall.

Course Level Requirements

Courses Numbered above 299

Thirty of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299. Of the 30 hours above 299, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at UNL.

Graduate Courses

Seniors in the University who have obtained in advance the approval of the dean for Graduate Studies may receive up to 12 hours credit for graduate courses taken in addition to the courses necessary to complete their undergraduate work, provided that such credits are earned within the calendar year prior to receipt of the baccalaureate. For procedures, inquire at the Office of Graduate Studies.

Course work taken prior to receipt of the baccalaureate may not always be accepted for transfer to other institutions as graduate work.

Residency

Residency Requirement and Open Enrollment and Summer Independent Study Courses

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at UNL. Students must complete at least 1/2 of their major course work including 6 hours above 299 in their major, and 15 of the 30 hours required above 299 in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

ACE Requirements

Consistent with the mission and values of the University, ACE is based on a shared set of four institutional objectives and ten student learning outcomes. The ACE program was approved by faculty in all eight undergraduate colleges and endorsed by the Faculty Senate, the student government, and the Academic Planning Committee in January 2008 for implementation in the fall 2009. ACE aligns with current national initiatives in general education.

Key characteristics of ACE demonstrate the benefits of the program to students:
 

  • Students receive a broad education with exposure to multiple disciplines, critical life skills and important reasoning, inquiry, and civic capacities.
  • ACE is simple and transparent for students, faculty and advisors. Students complete the equivalent of 3 credit hours for each of the ten student learning outcomes.
  • Students connect and integrate their ACE experiences with their selected major.
  • Students can transfer all ACE certified courses across colleges within the institution to meet the ACE requirement and any course from outside the institution that is directly equivalent to a UNL ACE-certified course. Courses from outside institutions without direct equivalents may be considered with appropriate documentation for ACE credit (see academic advisor).

ACE allows faculty to assess and improve their effectiveness and facilitate students’ learning.

ACE Institutional Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

To meet the ACE Program requirement, a student will complete a minimum of 3 credit hours for each of the ten ACE Student Learning Outcomes (a total of 30 ACE credit hours). See the ACE website at: http://ace.unl.edu for the most current information and the most recently certified courses.

Catalog Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. Beginning in 1990-1991 the catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in global studies will be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding of the concept of globalization and international relations and be able to relate that understanding to: at least one region of the world (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle-East); and at least two thematic areas (Culture and Society; Human Rights; Global Security and Foreign Policy; and Global Resources and the Environment).
  2. Cultivate a comprehensive and informed world view with respect to governmental institutions, global organizations, politics, economics, world resources, cause and effect relationships, and alternative solutions to global challenges.
  3. Develop multidisciplinary perspectives and frameworks with which to understand, analyze, and apply theories to coursework and academic discussions.
  4. Engage in critical thinking, both written and oral, on global issues.
  5. Demonstrate advanced fluency in a foreign language.
  6. Have effective command of written and spoken skill sets for working with people of different cultural backgrounds.
  7. Have at least one pre-professional extracurricular experience with a global focus.

Major Requirements

Forty (40) hours, with no more than 9 hours in one department, excluding Core Courses and Foreign Language. At least 15 hours at the 300 or 400 level. No course may apply in more than one area.

Core Requirements

GLST 101Windows to the World1
GLST 160 / POLS 160International Relations3
GLST 201Introduction to Global Studies3
GLST 494Seminar in Global Studies (Capstone)3
Total Credit Hours10

Specific Major Requirements

Foreign Language
Select 6 hours of a modern foreign language (excluding literature in translation) over the 202/210 level.6
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Global Awareness
Education Abroad or Internship in Global Studies3
Transfer of academic credit from an approved education abroad experience (substitution for GLST 395)
Internship for governmental or private agency involved in global issues (upon approval of program advisor) domestic or abroad (GLST 395 Internship in Global Studies)
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Total Credit Hours9
Region
Choose one region, and select three courses associated with that region.9
Africa and Middle East
Exploring Love, Sexuality and Femininity in the History of Arabic Culture
Women in Quran
Introduction to African Literature
Caribbean Literature
Introduction to Africa
Aspects of Francophone Civilization
Francophone Literature
Studies in Francophone Literature and Cultures
African Culture and Civilization
History of Islam
History of Christianity
Israel: The Holy Land
Introduction to Jewish History
Africa Since 1800
Algeria and France
Ancient Israel
The Holocaust
History of the Modern Middle East
History of Radical Islam
Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Women and Gender in African Societies
History of South Africa
Conflict and Development in Africa
Israel and the Middle East
Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Introduction to Islam
Islam in the Modern World
Asia and Eurasia
Introduction to East Asian Civilization
History of Christianity
Introduction to Jewish History
Russia: The Nineteenth Century to the Present
Modern East Asia
War and Peace in Europe: 1914 to the Present
Eastern Europe and the Balkans Since 1815
China in Revolution: From Sun Yat-sen to Chairman Mao
History of Modern Japan
Recent Russia
World Religions
Introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism
Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism
Business and Political Russian
Russian Literature in Translation I
Europe
British Authors Since 1800
French Civilization I
French Civilization II
Studies in Francophone Literature and Cultures
German Civilization I
German Civilization II
Premodern Europe
Modern Europe
History of Christianity
Introduction to Jewish History
History of England Since the Glorious Revolution
History of Germany: 1914 to Present
Contemporary Europe
Jews in the Modern World
War and Peace in Europe: 1914 to the Present
The Holocaust
Eastern Europe and the Balkans Since 1815
The Enlightenment
Modern European Jewish Philosophy
Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Spain
Representative Authors of Spain
Exploring Hispanic Culture: Spain
Latin America
Ancient Mesoamerica
Pro-seminar in Latin American Studies
Geography of Latin America
Cuban-American Literature
History of Latin America
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Modern Mexico
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
Race in Modern Latin America
Latin American Politics
Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Latin America
Latin American Civilization
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9
Total Credit Hours9
Themes
Choose two themes, and select two courses in each of those themes.12
Identity, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Family, Marriage, and Kinship
Belief Systems: Animism to Zombies
Intercultural Communication
Rhetoric, Media, and Civic Life
Communication and Social Identity
Communicating Organizational Culture and Power
Representative Authors I
Representative Authors II
Introduction to International Economics
British Authors Since 1800
Representative Authors I
Representative Authors II
Geography of World Regions
Representative Authors I
Representative Authors II
Global Literatures since 1850
Cultures in Transit
Storytelling
Women Write the World
Premodern Europe
Modern Europe
African Culture and Civilization
History of Latin America
Introduction to East Asian Civilization
History of Islam
History of Christianity
Israel: The Holy Land
Introduction to Jewish History
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Women in European History
Eastern Europe and the Balkans Since 1815
The Enlightenment
Race in Modern Latin America
The Music Experience
Advanced Social Political Philosophy
Political Ideas
Political Sociology
Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Latin America
Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Spain
Representative Authors of Spain
Global Development and Service
Accounting for Business Decisions
Interpersonal Skills for Leadership
Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice
Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations
Leadership and Diversity in Organizations and Communities
Applied and Development Anthropology
Business, Government & Society
Global Issues
Global Leadership and the Culture Map
Organizing Social Change
Communicating Organizational Culture and Power
Global Organizational Communication
Introduction to Planning
Economic Essentials and Issues
Introduction to International Economics
Financial Decision Making
Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations
Contemporary Marketing
Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition
Advanced Social Political Philosophy
Global Security and Foreign Policy
The Evolution of US Air and Space Power I
The Evolution of US Air and Space Power II
National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty I
National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty II
Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Anthropology of War
Communicating in Small Groups
Debate
Theories of Persuasion
Communication and Social Identity
Global Organizational Communication
Sociology of Deviant Behavior
Terrorism
Organized Crime
Cryptography and Computer Security
Introduction to Geospatial Information Sciences
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Geo-demographic and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Political Geography
United States Military History Since 1917
The Cold War
History of Modern Espionage and Intelligence
War and Peace in Europe: 1914 to the Present
America and the World Since 1914
Evolution of Warfare
Introduction to National Security
Writing and Briefing for the National Security Enterprise
Analysis for the National Security Establishment
Threats and Solutions to Global Security in the 21st Century
Causes of War and Peace
Threats to World Order
The United Nations and World Politics
Globalization, Human Rights and Diversity
United States Foreign Policy
International Political Economy
Psychology of Terrorism
Fundamentalism, Religion, and Politics
Business and Political Russian
Human Rights
Anthropology of War
Human Variation
Communication and Social Identity
Literature of War and Peace
Women in History
Jews in the Modern World
The Holocaust
History of South Africa
Social Justice, Human Rights and the Media
Advanced Social Political Philosophy
Political and Social Philosophy
Challenges to the State
The United Nations and World Politics
Globalization, Human Rights and Diversity
International Law
International Human Rights
State Terror
Minority Groups
Global Resources and Environment
Natural Resource and Environmental Law
International Food and Agricultural Trade
Introduction to Global Agricultural and Natural Resources Issues
Soil Resources
Water Quality Strategy
Land, Food and People
Ethics in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Environmental Leadership
Ecological Anthropology
Environmental Planning and Policy
Energy in Perspective
Introduction to Energy Systems
Energy and the Environment: Economics and Policy
University Honors Seminar
Science, Systems, Environment and Sustainability
Individual and Cultural Perspectives on the Environment
Environmental Engagement and the Community
Psychology of Environmental Sustainability
Quality of the Environment
Biogeography
Geography of Latin America
Fossil Fuel Geology and Exploration
Economic and Exploration Geology
Climate in Crisis
Earth's Natural Resource Systems Laboratory
Principles of Ecology
and Ecology Laboratory
Natural Resources Policy
Basic and Applied Climatology
Climate and Society
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Sociology
Introduction to Water Science
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Total Credit Hours12

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

No course taken as Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the major or minor, with the exception of GLST 395 Internship in Global Studies.

Course Level Requirement

At least 15 hours at the 300/400 level.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Eighteen (18) credit hours, with no more than 6 credit hours in one department, excluding the core, and at least 6 hours at the 300/400 level.
 

Required Courses
GLST 160 / POLS 160International Relations3
GLST 201Introduction to Global Studies3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Region
Select two courses associated with one of the following regions (see course lists in major section):6
Africa and Middle East; Asia and Eurasia; Europe; Latin America
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Theme
Select two courses associated with one of the following themes (see course lists in major section):6
Identity, Culture, and Society; Global Development and Service; Global Security and Foreign Policy; Human Rights; Global Resources and Environment
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Total Credit Hours18

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

No course taken Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the major or minor, with the exception of GLST 395 Internship in Global Studies.

GLST101
Windows to the WorldCrosslisted with MODL 101

Description: Samples of culture, literature and language from around the world. Representative countries and regions include Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Taught in English.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

GLST160
International RelationsCrosslisted with POLS 160, POLS 160H

Description: How and why states act as they do in their contemporary international relations. Continuing factors, such as power, war, ideology, and governmental organizations, and recently emerging influences, including supranational organizations, multinational corporations, and natural resource allocation analyzed. Diverse approaches and theories examined.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

GLST201
Introduction to Global Studies

Prerequisites: Global Studies major or minor

Letter grade only.

Description: In this foundation course you will develop an understanding of the contemporary and interdisciplinary nature of global studies. Global Studies focuses on basic questions, such as the connectivity of human populations and their activities across time and space, the dynamics of conflict in different regions, and how local issues or regional developments have profound impacts on people across the globe.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GLST242
Global Literatures since 1850Crosslisted with ENGL 242

Description: A survey of literatures written since 1850 from around the globe in historical and cultural contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

GLST364
Model United NationsCrosslisted with POLS 364

Description: An introduction to the United Nations system and the Model United Nations program, including research, debate and resolution writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

GLST381
Cultures in TransitCrosslisted with MODL 381, POLS 381

Description: Interdisciplinary comparative literature course that offers critical studies on socio-political changes in modern nations and respective cultures. It focuses on war, revolution, migration, exile, diaspora, and transnational conditions. Letter grade only.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

GLST382
StorytellingCrosslisted with MODL 382, MRST 382, SOCI 382

Description: Close study of stories, in various forms, from around the world. Considers the role of gender, race, and history as lenses through which to approach the production and reception of storytelling. Readings, discussions, and assignments conducted in English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

GLST383
Women Write the WorldCrosslisted with MODL 383, ENGL 383, WMNS 383

Description: Survey on the literary production written by women in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

GLST395
Internship in Global Studies

Prerequisites: Permission

Students must apply to the Chief Adviser of Global Studies the semester preceding the one in which they wish to register. GLST 395 is 'Pass/No Pass only'.

Description: Internship program in a foreign country or in the United States with a governmental or private agency involved in global issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GLST491
Special Topics

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GLST494
Seminar in Global Studies

Prerequisites: Junior standing with 18 credits completed toward major in Global Studies

Only 3 hours of GLST 494 will count toward the Global Studies major.

Description: Capstone course for majors in global studies. Topical seminar for seniors; required for all majors in global studies. Offered with a different topic each time and taught by program faculty.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GLST499
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; and 9 credit hours completed toward major in Global Studies; and permission

Projects as approved by the Director of Global Studies. Pass/No Pass only.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


Global Studies (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
15 HR TERM 1
Global Studies CoreCritical
complete GLST 201, GLST 160
6hr
C
GLST 201 and 160 are ideally completed in the first term of enrollment. They become critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR E is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 2
Region: Africa Mid East
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
C
Recommended to take a course towards a 9 hour Regional Specialization this term. Regions include: Africa, The Middle East, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, and Latin America.

CDR A: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

CDR B: Math/Sci w/Lab
complete 1 from Approved Science Courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Math or Science discipline with a lab: ASTR, BIOC, BIOS, CHEM, CSCE, GEOL, LIFE, MATH, METR, PHYS, STAT (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

CDR B: Lab
complete 1 from ASCLAB1
1hr
Complete an approved lab associated with a course from a Math or Science discipline: BIOS, CHEM, GEOL, LIFE, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR E is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course
2hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 3
Theme: Culture Society
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
C
Recommended to take a course towards one of two 6 hour Thematic Specializations this term. Themes include: Identity, Culture & Society, Global Development & Service, Global Security & Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and Global Resources & Environment.

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Intermediate Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
C
Continue your language study.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 4
Region: Africa Mid East
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
C
Recommended to take a course towards a 9 hour Regional Specialization this term. Regions include: Africa, The Middle East, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, and Latin America.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

Intermediate Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
C
Continue your language study.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 5
Global AwarenessCritical
complete GLST 395
3hr
C
GLST 395 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.

Theme: Culture Society
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
C
Recommended to take a course towards one of two 6 hour Thematic Specializations this term. Themes include: Identity, Culture & Society, Global Development & Service, Global Security & Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and Global Resources & Environment.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 6
Region: Africa Mid East
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
C
Recommended to take a course towards a 9 hour Regional Specialization this term. Regions include: Africa, The Middle East, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, and Latin America.

Theme: Global Security
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
C
Recommended to take a course towards one of two 6 hour Thematic Specializations this term. Themes include: Identity, Culture & Society, Global Development & Service, Global Security & Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and Global Resources & Environment.

CDR D: Social Sciences
complete 1 from Any Anthropology Course, Any Communications Course, Any Geography Course, Any National Securities Studies Course, Any Political Science Course, Any Psychology Course, Any Sociology Course
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Social Science discipline: ANTH, COMM, GEOG, NSST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI.

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
Global Studies Seminar
complete GLST 494
3hr
C
GLST 494 will fulfill the ACE 10 requirement.

CDR C: Humanities
complete 1 from Any Arabic Course at the 300 Level, Any Classics Course, Any Czech Course at the 300 Level, Any Czech Course at the 400 Level, Any English Course, FREN 282, Any French Course at the 300 Level, Any French Course at the 400 Level, GERM 282, Any German Course at the 300 Level, Any German Course at the 400 Level, Any Greek Course at the 300 Level, Any Greek Course at the 400 Level, Any Hebrew Course at the 300 Level, Any History Course, Any Japanese Course at the 300 Level, Any Latin Course at the 300 Level, Any Latin Course at the 400 Level, Any Philosophy Course, Any Religious Studies Course at any Level, Any Russian Course at the 300 Level, Any Russian Course at the 400 Level, SPAN 264, SPAN 265, Any Spanish Course at the 300 Level, Any Spanish Course at the 400 Level
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Humanities discipline: ARAB, CLAS, CZEC, ENGL, FILM, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, HIST, JAPN, LATN, PHIL, RELG, RUSS, SPAN.

Electives
complete Any Course
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
Theme: Global Security
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
C
Recommended to take a course towards one of two 6 hour Thematic Specializations this term. Themes include: Identity, Culture & Society, Global Development & Service, Global Security & Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and Global Resources & Environment.

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

CDR F: Additional Breadth
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved additional courses from CDR B, CDR C, or CDR D that is outside of the discipline of your primary major.

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Transferable Skills

  • Understand human interactions and behaviors in multiple environments
  • Use various qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Listen actively and facilitate individual and group communication
  • Present information and research to large and small groups
  • Examine and address social problems, and implement creative solutions

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Refugee Resettlement Case Worker, Catholic Social Services - Lincoln NE
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Peace Corps -
  • Guest Communications, Disney Parks Resorts - Orlando FL
  • Intelligence Analyst, BAE Systems/R2G - McLean VA
  • Diplomat Assistant, China Foreign Diplomat Service - Beijing ZZ

Internships

  • English Teaching Intern, Senshu Matsudo Jr. High - Matsudo, Japan ZZ
  • Pathways Intern with USCIS, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security - Lincoln NE
  • American Embassy Intern, U.S. Dept of State - Budapest Hungary ZZ
  • Civil Rights Intern, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights - Lincoln NE
  • Research Intern, Federal Public Defenders - Omaha NE

Grad Schools

  • Ph.D. Diplomatic History, Ohio State University - Columbus OH
  • Masters of Security Studies, Georgetown University - Washington DC
  • Medical Anthropology, Creighton University - Omaha NE
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Indiana -
  • Master of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha NE