Undergraduate

 

Global Studies was established as an interdisciplinary major within the Global and International Studies Program in 1998. It provides an undergraduate major that is distinctive in its emphasis on transnational processes and interactions that bring the world together across traditional national boundaries. It is one of the first programs in the nation to offer a degree with contemporary as well as historical globalizing trends as the central organizing theme.

The major includes two introductory gateway courses in global history, culture, and ideology and on global socioeconomics and politics and is built around three upper-division core courses that provide a coherent introduction to global culture and ethics, global ideologies and world order, and global economy and development. Through its elective requirements, the major also affords students an opportunity to take additional courses offered by other departments and programs in the university: three in global issues and another three in one particular region of the world (Africa, the Middle East, South/Southeast Asia and the Pacific, East Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, or North America). For more information about major requirements, visit the UCSB General Catalog.

 

Questions regarding your major and/or academic progress? Please email Undergraduate Advisor Meghan Zero at: meghanzero@global.ucsb.edu and include your name and perm #. If you are a UCSB student, emails must be sent from your UCSB email account. Please allow one full business-day for a response to your email.
 
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