2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 05, 2021  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies Concentration, BA (Interdisciplinary Major)

Jon Shefner, Sociology, 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 29-30 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 5 courses from primary track and 2 courses from secondary track:

C. Select 1 course from Option I or II: