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Global Studies Major

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ready to explore the cultures, history and politics that shape our world? Prepare to work across boundaries in an interconnected, global society? Earn a global studies degree from Bridgewater.

As a global studies major, you are strongly encouraged to explore a minor in your area of interest – world languages and cultures, economics, business, philosophy and religion, and more. – and to study abroad. See the world from new perspectives and experience life in another country.

Global Studies Major

Requires the bachelor of arts degree and consists of 43 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses (19 credits)

Introduces scarcity opportunity cost and supplyand demand analysis with special emphasis onaggregate economic growth unemploymentinflation and fiscal and monetary policies.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education 2014 Social Sciences

Unit(s): 3

PSCI/
Interdisciplinary exploration of the power anddynamics of human similarities and differences ona global scale. Covers globalization from theperspective of identity and difference andprovides opportunities to question contemporaryassumptions values and patterns of behavior withthe goal of making global interactions moreconstructive and more peaceful.Prerequisite PDP 150350General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the world as a site ofpolitical activity. Examines institutions andprocesses on a global scale. Topics includesovereignty power globalization warmultilateral institutions the environmenttrade development poverty and a variety ofcurrent events.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduces the diversity of political structuresprocesses cultures ideologies and change(revolution democratization etc.) asmanifested in multiple national political systemsin the global community. Introduces theapplication of social science methods topolitical phenomena. Considers the outcomes ofpolitical systems for human well-being.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to the production of knowledgeabout political phenomena. Topics include therelationship between theory and researchformulation of research questions and researchdesign and quantitative and qualitative methods.Students will understand and evaluate scholarlyresearch in the field and conduct their ownresearch projects.

Unit(s): 3

This course is designed to prepare the politicalscience student for entry into the job market orfurther study at the graduate level. This classmeets once a week and addresses issues ofrelevance to the political science professional.Topics of relevance to postgraduates includinggraduate exams graduate applications and resumeand interview preparation will be discussed.Students will prepare a career portfolioindividually designed to meet their specificneeds in which professional and graduate schoolapplcation materials will be collected. Theportfolio will be fully assessed at the end ofthe semester.Prerequisite Junior standing

Unit(s): 1

Examination of significant professionalliteraturein political science and international studiesthrough preparation and presentation of a majorresearch paper.

Unit(s): 3

Global Processes (12 credits)

Theoretical and practical survey of interculturalcommunication processes. Examines intrapersonalinterpersonal organizational and mass mediadimensions of intercultural communication. Thecourse specifically focuses on the distinctivecultural behaviors expectations values andpower dynamics that affect our abilities tocommunicate effectively and people from diversecultures.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education global dynamicsAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Theory of international economicinterrelationships including trade finance andmonetary policies and institutions.Prerequisite ECON 200 or 210General education 2014 global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

A human geographic exploration of all worldregions emphasizing population culturaleconomic and political geographies. Prerequisites HIST 110 and either ECON 200 orSOC 101 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

This courses explores the history of genocide.Examines origins of and paths to genocideincluding dynamics tied to imperialism race andnationalism also investigates the conception ofthe word genocide and the development ofcritical genocide studies as a field of inquiry.Specific case studies that occurred in modernhistory as well as broader themes give studentsthe opportunity to wrestle with and comparehistorical dynamics historiographicaldiscussions and theoretical conceptions.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Europeans relationship with the rest of theworld from the origins of modern European empiresin the 19th-century to the process ofdecolonization in the 20th-century to currentdebates about neo-imperialism andneo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empireon both the colonizers and the colonized.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

PSCI-335
History structures issues and politics of theUnited Nations and a consideration of theorganizations role in world politics. Thiscourse may include travel to New York City orWashington DC.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education Global dynamics2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost for travel toWashington DC 150Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the continuity and changes in thecontexts structures processes actors andissues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and21st centuries.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Major themes questions problems and events inglobal politics as chosen by the instructor.Students will engage in written and publicdiscourse concerning topics that are global inscope and important to understanding politics inthe twenty-first century. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350FILA global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Examination of major foreign policy issues facingthe United States and consideration of policyoptions available.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Explores the nature of international law and itssimilarities and differences with domestic law.Examines the institutions rules andorganizations that provide the context for globalinteractions in an increasingly globalizingworld.Case studies include issues such as human rightsthe International Criminal Court the World TradeOrganization and the World Bank andInternationalMonetary Fund.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110Writing Intensive CourseAlternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

Political implications of global economicrelations including such topics as the politicsof trade monetary relations financial crisesdevelopment global systems of production andconsumption and multinational corporations.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General education global dynamics & writingintensiveAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

The internship program provides an opportunityfora student to gain field experience in an arearelated to the students concentration or careergoals. Supervision of an intern is provided byanappropriate faculty member and by a staff memberof the agency or business in which the student isan intern. A student who wishes to engage in aninternship must consult with the appropriatefaculty member at least eight weeks in advance ofthe start of the term in which the internship isto be completed. A description of theinternshipsigned by the student and the faculty sponsormust be filed with the Director of Internships bythe first day of the semester prior to the startof the internship. Approval of each applicationfor an internship is made by the Director ofInternships based upon policies and guidelines asapproved by the Council on Education and thefaculty. To be considered for an internship astudent must have junior or senior status and atleast a 2.00 grade point average. Internshipsaregraded on an S or U basis. A student may enrollin an internship program for three credits persemester and internship credit may be earned insubsequent semesters subject to the limitationsthat no more than two internships may be pursuedin any one agency or business and a maximum ofnine credits in internships may be applied towardgraduation.

Unit(s): 3

Comparative study of justice systems derived frommajor legal traditions. The development andapplication of these systems is examined with anemphasis on historical trends and social forcesthat shape them. Comparative themes include therole of political power public perceptionssystems of morality constructions of guilt andcorrections philosophies.Prerequisite SOC 101Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Dilemmas tensions and theoretical and policyissues related to the position of Third Worldcountries in the modern world. Questions ofurbanization industrialization modernizationwesternization and distribution of economicresources are discussed. Various theories ofdevelopment and underdevelopment are criticallyexamined.Prerequisite PDP-150 or PDP-350 and SOC 101General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Comparative and Regional Studies (12 credits)

Study of French and American Films and fiction toexplore competing narratives and representationsthat have shaped perceptions of Viet nam inFrance and the United States. Special attentiongiven to literature cinema and art by overseasVietnamese in France and in the Unuited States.Readings and documentaries provide historicalbackground and critical orientation to discusshow art reflects and influences society. Taughtin English. Credit available for French majorsand minors upon completion of a French languagecomponent.Prerequisite PDP 150 or 350General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Reinforces more advanced syntactical structuresof the language. Further develops these andvocabulary through expository persuasiveargumentative and debate style speaking.Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

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Covers key topics in the modern history of Francesince 1871. Survey of the modern period of Frenchhistory through the lens of a special topic.Topics may include France at war in the 20thcentury French intellectuals and the worldmulticultural France or social transformation inmodern France.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history fromthe French Revolution to the present day. Majortopics include the French Revolution andNapoleonic Europe industrialization the rise ofnew ideologies and systems of thought the newImperialism the World Wars and the Holocaustrise and fall of communism and the place ofEurope in the world in the early 21st century.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic and culture trendsin British history from the Glorious Revolutionof 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain standsas one of the cornerstones of the contemporaryworld and its politics and culture influencedglobal society in countless way ranging fromsoccer to modern environmentalism toconstitutional law. The course focuses on severalmajor themes including the role of religionfinance and industry the royal family sportand most important of all social class inbuilding British society. Students will acquire abasic understanding of the major driving forcesof modern British history and the ways that theycompare and interrelate with Europe the UnitedState and the world.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Explores womens histories in Asia. Stresses theconstruction of gender norms and their evolutionover time and encourages comparison of womenslives and experiences across various culturalcontexts in Asia. Topics include womenspolitical rights and participation womenseducation and literacy womens sexuality andreproduction and womens work.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes the connection between the medievalcrusading movement and modern Middle Easternterrorism by analyzing the historical context forclaims used to justify violent Islamic extremism.Students work to build a balanced historicalperspective and engage their socialresponsibility to present reasoned opinions inthe public discourse over modern terrorism.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamicsAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of western interventionimperialism and nation building in CentralAsia and Afghanistan from the initial periods ofRussian and British expansion into the region inthe early eighteenth century to the American andNATO intervention in Afghanistan in thetwenty-first century. Major themes includecultural and political interaction between localsocieties and the British Russians Soviets andAmericans. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education 2014 world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800tothe present. Emphasis is upon the differentpathstowards modernity taken by each society theconflicts involved in the attainment ofmodernityand the impact of the West during the period.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the eraof the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the presentand places special emphasis on sub-SaharanAfrica.It approaches the history of the continentthroughconsideration of the nature and impact ofEuropeanintrusion into African societies and Africanresponses to European imperialism. Moreover thecourse examines how independent African nationshave addressed the legacies of their history andthe challenges independence has posed for Africannations. Special topics include Apartheid thestruggle against segregation African womenfeminism development and the difficulty increating viable democracies and stable economiesin the late twentieth-century.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in non-western history chosen by theinstructor. The course can be either global inperspective or specific to a region.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of India and Pakistan fromthe beginning of British rule in the early 1700sto the present. A region of the world that is bythe day becoming more important to the UnitesStates and the West this class explores themajorissues of modern South Asian history includingthe rise of British dominion the Indian revoltof1857-58 the escalation of religious communalismgrowth of nationalism Indias partition andindependence and the current nuclear standoffbetween India and Pakistan by focusing on thecomplex interplay between nationalismimperialism and the three major religions of theregion - Hinduism Islam and Sikhism - over thelast 300 years.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of Japan in the early modernand modern times. While chronologically surveyingpolitical economic social and culturalchanges the course explores key themes includingprojects of building a modern nation-state andempire and of rebuilding the society after WorldWar II and the roles played by gender familyand nationalism in those projects.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Comparative analysis of contemporary LatinAmerican politics and governments. Considerspolitical and economic themes noting especiallythe challenges of democracy development andinequality. Examines the regions relationshipwith the rest of the world including the UnitedStates.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

The internship program provides an opportunityfora student to gain field experience in an arearelated to the students concentration or careergoals. Supervision of an intern is provided byanappropriate faculty member and by a staff memberof the agency or business in which the student isan intern. A student who wishes to engage in aninternship must consult with the appropriatefaculty member at least eight weeks in advance ofthe start of the term in which the internship isto be completed. A description of theinternshipsigned by the student and the faculty sponsormust be filed with the Director of Internships bythe first day of the semester prior to the startof the internship. Approval of each applicationfor an internship is made by the Director ofInternships based upon policies and guidelines asapproved by the Council on Education and thefaculty. To be considered for an internship astudent must have junior or senior status and atleast a 2.00 grade point average. Internshipsaregraded on an S or U basis. A student may enrollin an internship program for three credits persemester and internship credit may be earned insubsequent semesters subject to the limitationsthat no more than two internships may be pursuedin any one agency or business and a maximum ofnine credits in internships may be applied towardgraduation.

Unit(s): 3

Major living religions of the Near East stressinga sympathetic understanding of the illuminationwhich is provided the adherents of each for dailyliving as well as some of the culturalexpressions of each in those societies where theyflourish. Religions studied include JudaismChristianity and Islam.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Major living religions of the Far East stressinga sympathetic understanding of the illuminationwhich is provided the adherents of each for dailyliving as well as some of the culturalexpressions of each in those societies where theyflourish. Religions studied include HinduismBuddhism and native Chinese religion.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

The racial social and cultural history ofAfricain ancient and modern times. Attention is giventothe impact of urbanization and to Africanresponses to Western values and institutions ascarried to the continent by the Colonial powers.Contemporary political and socioeconomic trendsand problems.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 101General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

The historical development of Spain includingconsideration of geography as well as politicalsocial economic intellectual and artisticfactors. Taught in Spanish.Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission ofinstructor

Unit(s): 3

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The historical development of Spanish-speakingandLatin America including consideration ofgeographyas well as political social economicintellectual and artistic factors. Taught inSpanish.Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission ofinstructor

Unit(s): 3

Students may take one Internship (PSCI 480) toward the requirements for the major and apply the credits to either global processes or comparative and regional studies.

One international travel course (such as ART 307X) or cultural exploration course (such as COMM 333X, ENG 240, FCS 250, FREN 305, SOC 363 or SOC 365, or SPAN 306 or SPAN 308X) may be used toward the comparative and regional studies requirement.

Students may substitute SOC 322 for PSCI 250.

Students may not double major in political science and global studies. Political science majors may minor in global studies, but the 15 credits from non-core areas must be taken in disciplines other than political science.

Students pursuing a global studies major are strongly encouraged to study abroad, to explore a minor relevant to their area of interest (world languages and cultures, economics, business, philosophy and religion, etc.), and to participate in an internship. Relevant internships through PSCI 480 earn credit toward the major.

Careers and Graduate Schools

What can you do with your global studies degree?

Like the department’s recent graduates, you might enter graduate schools such as:

  • Catholic University (International Studies) 
  • Clemson University (History)
  • The George Washington University (International Development and Business) 
  • James Madison University (History) 
  • Indiana University (Hispanic Literature)
  • Northwestern University (Politics/International Relations) 
  • University of Chicago (Middle Eastern Studies) 
  • University of Delaware (Public History) 
  • University of Pittsburgh (Security and Intelligence Studies)
  • University of Richmond (Law School)
  • University of South Carolina (Public History) 
  • Virginia Tech (Public Administration and Women’s Studies) 
  • West Virginia University (Doctoral History Program)

Or pursue a career in:

  • Government Services
  • International Organizations 
  • Law
  • Museum and Archival Work
  • Religion
  • Secondary and Higher Education

Learn more about employment and advancement in the field of political science from the American Political Science Association.

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Questions? Contact us!

Dr. Brandon Marsh, Department Chair
540-828-5657
bmarsh@bridgewater.edu