The University of Alabama Global Studies Certificate (GSC) is designed to introduce the undergraduate student to the cultural, economic, physical and political aspects of being a world citizen in the 21st century. The emphasis is the contemporary rather than the historical. Nine hours of the program are specified as GSC core (usually lower division) and ideally are taken prior to the six emphasis area hours (usually upper division).
The CIP 200 Introduction To Global Studies or CIP 202 Introduction to Global Studies: Experiential Learning course should be taken first in the sequence of GSC Core and emphasis area courses, but the remaining courses may be taken in any order. The introductory course sets the basis for the student's approach to the entire Global Studies Certificate curriculum, both core and upper division, emphasis area courses.
Students must successfully complete a total of 15 hours of coursework as specified below. Some courses may have prerequisites. Candidates for the certificate must complete an application form before the certificate can be listed on their transcript. Application forms are available in the Capstone International Center, Room 135 B.B. Comer Hall, and from our website (http://international.ua.edu).
|Mandatory introductory course|
|CIP 200 or||Introduction To Global Studies||3|
|CIP 202||Introduction to Global Studies: Experiential Learning|
|Select two of seven existing courses:||6|
|Intro Cultural Anthropology|
GY 105 or
|World Regional Geography|
|People, Places, and Environment|
|Culture & Human Experience|
REL 100 or
|Intro To Religious Studies|
|Intro to Religions of the World|
|Intro To Sociology|
|GSC emphasis area courses|
|Select 6 hours of the following:||6|
|Intro American Studies: World Nation & Region|
|Peoples Of Europe 1|
|Peoples Of Latin Amer 1|
|Peoples Of Asia 1|
|Anthropology of Art|
|Cult Dynam Apparel Text|
|Text Apparl Intnat Trade|
|Economic Development of Latin America|
|World Literature I|
|World Literature II|
|Special Topics In Literature|
|Intro To Linguistics|
|Geography Of Africa|
|Context of Global Business|
|Introduction to World Business|
|Multinational Business Communication|
|Music In World Cultures|
|Globalization & Folk Crft Prod|
|Soviet Post Sov Politics|
|Government Politics West Europ|
|For Pol Sov Un Suc State|
|Amer Foreign Policy|
|Internatl Polit Econom|
|Intro To Religious Studies|
|Survey Of Asian Religion|
|Philosophies Of Judaism|
|Independent study (all colleges) 2|
|Select 3 hours|
|Language studies (FL or HU for some) 3|
|Select 6 hours|
NOTE: As course offerings change, subject to the approval of the GSC advisor additional courses may be used to satisfy the required emphasis hours.
Offered according to demand.
Special Topics/Field Education/Directed Readings with permission of department/professor and GSC advisor.
All MLC and critical languages at the 300 to 400 level are eligible.