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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Global Studies (BA)


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Total required hours: 126

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I. General Education Requirements


  • First Year or Transition Year Seminar (4 hrs)
  • Integrative Studies (28 hrs)
  • Modern Language (0, 4 or 8 hrs)
  • Mathematics (4 hrs)
    Note: This major requires   
  • Health and Physical Education Lifestyles (1 hr)
  • Senior Year Experience (4 hrs)
  • Writing Intensive Requirement (click the General Education Requirements link below for details)

    See   for specifics.

II. Major Requirements (48 hrs)


B. Modern Language (1 course required)


Students are required to acquire intermediate proficiency in a language by taking one course beyond the University modern language general education requirement. For students who have received credit for a language offered at the 1000 level, they should take at least one additional course at the 2000 level that continues the sequence for which they have received credit. Students may also meet this requirement through taking language coursework in a study abroad program approved by the History Department chairperson. When appropriate language coursework is not offered at the time, students may meet this requirement through taking a course approved by the chairperson at the 3000 or 4000 level that is directly related to the language or region in which the language is spoken or by taking a placement exam. Since fluency in a foreign language is essential to understanding a foreign culture, students are encouraged to acquire fluency. Have the chairperson inform the Registrar in writing of the course being used to fulfill this requirement.

D. Concentration (select one)


     East Asia Concentration


      3 courses from this group; 1 course from any of the other concentrations

     Business and Economics Concentration


      3 courses as directed below: 1 course from any of the other concentrations.

      Note: This concentration requires additional pre-requisite courses.

F. Senior Year Global Citizenship Capstone (required)


  • GLST 4950 - Capstone: Global Citizenship 4 hrs
  • Note to Majors:  Students are highly encouraged to study abroad in a location that aligns with the Modern Language they have studied and their Regional or Topical Focus. This experiential learning will significantly deepen your understanding of other cultures and have a high impact on your learning. Students may also take an appropriate internship that is directly linked to their Regional or Topical Focus. Students may ask the chair of the History and Political Science Department to count such experiences towards the completion of the major.

III. Residency Requirements


In order to graduate from any university a student should take a significant proportion of the hours for his or her program of study from that university, take a significant proportion of hours in the major from that university, and take a significant proportion of the “signature elements” of that university’s general education requirements.

At Otterbein, at least 48 semester hours of coursework must be taken in Otterbein classes. MATH 0900 cannot be used to help fulfill this requirement. Of these hours:

  • at least 12 semester hours must be taken in each of a student’s majors at the 3000 level or above,
  • at least 4 semester hours (any level) must be taken in each minor, and
  • the INST dyad must be taken at Otterbein.

IV. Required Total Hours for the Degree (126 hrs)


If the coursework taken to fulfill the General Education Requirements and the requirements in your major do not equal 126 hours, select a sufficient number of electives to achieve that total.

V. Minimum GPA Overall and in the Major


A GPA of 2.0 overall as well as in the major must be achieved. To be licensed to teach, a GPA of 2.5 overall must be achieved.

VI. Application for Degree


A prospective graduate must complete an Application for Degree at the Registrar’s Office two terms prior to the term in which the degree is to be completed.

 

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