2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global & Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary Major (B.A.)

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Global and cultural studies equips students with the research and critical thinking skills that can be employed in a variety of professions. In particular, students learn to assess and solve problems by taking a comparative approach and accounting for multiple perspectives. This approach is invaluable to work in law, politics, nonprofit and business administration, journalism, and vocational missions. Training in complex global processes gives students a particular understanding of the importance of remaining adaptable and teachable-skills that continue to serve them professionally as they enter a job market that globalization will shape throughout their professional lives. The major is popular with students who want to pursue a variety of post-graduate options both in the United States and abroad. Students receive a well-rounded liberal arts education degree that will help prepare them for a variety of careers in the international arena. Alumni have left Samford for careers and fellowships in law, international development, journalism, business, teaching, and government. The major allows students to study the development of culture broadly and the emphasis on language acquisition assists graduates in finding interesting and diverse job opportunities. Our alumni are successful professionals and engage global issues creatively on local, national, and international levels.

Required Courses

General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 27 Credits

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Global & Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary Major: 40-44 Credits

Global & Cultural Studies Concentration: 12 Credits

Choose three courses (12 credits) from one of the following concentrations:

Europe Concentration (GCST Major/Minor)  (12)
Human Geography Concentration (GCST Major/Minor)  (12)
Latin America Concentration (GCST Major/Minor)  (12)
Middle East Concentration (GCST Major/Minor)  (12)

Approaches to Culture(s): Theory or Practice (Optional): 0-4 Credits

Complete 4 credits of international study* or internship** (subject to approval of academic advisors)
*Required courses taken abroad can complete this option.
**Internships can be either domestic or international.

Required Minor***: 20-25 Credits

***Students may select from any minor offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures  (FREN, GER, LAST, SPAN, WLAC) or selected minors offered through the Brock School of Business  (ENTR, GBUS, SONM). Language minors should be in keeping with the student’s chosen area(s) of concentration.

General Electives (or Second Concentration): 10-19 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

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