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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Global Studies Concentration, BA (Interdisciplinary Programs Major)


Michael Handelsman, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Chair

The global studies concentration focuses on understanding connections between different parts of the world. Globalization, or the trans-national exchange of investments, commodities, people, politics, technologies, and cultures, is both a characteristic of the contemporary world and the culmination of large-scale, long-term social change. Although globalization, at times, seems dominated by new economic and political formations more powerful than the traditional nation-state, it has also mobilized new expressions of local and transnational discontent and resistance.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, global studies curriculum helps students understand the implications of global change, allowing the university community to confront what is occurring in our immediate locale by examining what is going on elsewhere. Bringing together faculty and students from diverse perspectives creates an interdisciplinary understanding of the disruption and integration resulting from changing configurations of nations, global processes, and identities.

College Requirements


Arts and Sciences  

Concentration Requirements


The concentration which requires 30-31 credit hours in the form of ten courses. No course may be counted toward more than one of the following categories. No more than 3 credit hours may be taken under the 300-level. Any courses taken to fulfill a core requirement cannot be used to fulfill a regional studies or methods/foreign language requirement. A student may choose to concentrate in either global society and culture or global politics and economy. Three hours of independent study or off-campus study can be used to substitute for a core course. Courses are to be distributed as follows:

A. Select five courses from primary track and two courses from secondary track:


B. Select two regional studies courses:


C. Select one course from Option I or II:


Note:


Additional courses not listed above may be petitioned for credit upon successful completion with the Director of Global Studies when the course content is consistent with the objectives of the major.

 

 

* Meets University General Education Requirement