• MTSU students in England immerse themselves in the rich history of one of the world's largest empires
  • Living in another culture can become a life-changing experience
  • When MTSU students study abroad they learn about different cultures and lifestyles
  • These MTSU students in Greece encounter both thefamiliar
    and the unfamiliar

Global Studies and Cultural Geography

Global Studies and Cultural Geography is a new major that offers exciting academic and career paths for students seeking knowledge and direct experience in a constantly changing world. Students may choose from two concentrations: Global Studies and Cultural Geography. Global Studies allows students to critically examine, understand, and reflect upon local, regional, and global connections between peoples, places, and events from cross-cultural, interdisciplinary perspectives. Cultural Geography allows students to critically engage a range of issues relating to such topics as human migration, human/environment interactions and changing cultural landscapes. A combination of the disciplinary strengths of Global Studies and Cultural Geography offers students a comprehensive, hands-on education about the world that can skillfully position them for a variety of careers.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Studying abroad, a requirement for all MTSU Global Studies students, soon becomes a life-changing experience. Students live for one month to one year in a foreign country of their choosing and study courses from international business to geography to foreign language.

Future bright with Fulbright

Future bright with Fulbright

Anna Yacovone, a 2011 MTSU graduate with degrees in global studies and organizational communication, received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship to Laos in 2012. Yacovone is teaching English in Vientiane, mostly at the National University of Laos.

The study of Global Studies and Cultural Geography can open many doors. Below are examples for both concentrations.

A Global Studies degree develops viable, valued employees for the international marketplace. With a broad-based educational background, study abroad, and language skills, the Global Studies student is empowered with tools to pursue graduate work, professional service, and careers in public and private sectors—here and abroad. The majority go to graduate school.

For information on career options available in government, education, media, journalism, business, tourism, non-profit organizations, click here.

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • SALT International
  • Foreign Service
  • Multinational corporations
  • Peace Corps
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Service agencies
  • International education



There are numerous career options and possibilities with a degree in Cultural Geography. The nature of the program is built around the diversity and flexibility of geography; therefore, our majors find jobs in many sectors of the economy.

Examples of employment and work places include

  • Area and regional specialists
  • Community development
  • Demographers
  • Location and market analysts
  • Park rangers and interpreters
  • State and federal government agencies such as National and State Parks, Bureau of Census, Department of Agriculture, and Department of State
  • Teaching – domestically and abroad
  • Tourism

 

The Global Studies and Cultural Geography Program offers an interdisciplinary major in Global Studies and Cultural Geography that leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Students choose from two concentrations: 

  • The Global Studies concentration allows students to critically examine, understand, and reflect upon local, regional, and global connections between peoples, places, and events from cross-cultural, interdisciplinary perspectives.Through rigorous academic coursework and an exciting study-abroad component, students have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals and gain skills to effectively pursue and serve in a wide range of careers in the United States and abroad.

  • The Cultural Geography concentration allows students to critically engage a range of issues relating to such topics as human migration, human/environment interactions, and changing cultural landscapes. Cultural geographers are at the forefront of exploring human societies. Students are offered an in-depth study of different cultures, peoples, places, and global processes.  The Cultural Geography concentration seeks to provide students with professional, highly sought-after skill sets to help them analyze and solve problems in a complex, globalized world.

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS tab above.

The major, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, consists of 33 hours including 12 hours in required classes, 12 hours in the student's field of study, and 9 hours in a region of study, along with a 12-hour foreign language cognate, general education requirements, electives, and a minor area of study.

Teacher Licensure

The Global Studies and Cultural Geography (GSCG) Teacher Licensure Program offers an innovative, interdisciplinary teacher licensure track for those pursing Tennessee secondary education (7-12) Social Studies endorsements. This 120-hour GSCG degree option allows students to pursue a "fast-track" B.S. in Global Studies and Cultural Geography while simultaneously earning credits toward dual teaching endorsements in Geography and one of three additional fields: History, Government (Political Science), and Economics. This program consists of an interdisciplinary, content-driven curriculum with experiential learning courses, education abroad opportunities, and field experiences that makes graduates more attractive to prospective school systems and boosts earning potential. No foreign language requirements make this program the most direct path to the social studies classroom.

Also offered are interdisciplinary minors in Global Studies and in Cultural Geography. The Global Studies minor requires 18 hours and includes 9 hours in required courses and 9 additional hours selected by the student and advisor. The Cultural Geography minor requires  GEOG 2000 Introduction to Regional Geography and GEOG 4360 Cultural Geography; the remaining 12 hours are selected from the cultural geography offerings.

Global Studies Cultural Geography GSCG Teacher Licensure


Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Global Studies Concentration, B.S.

Global Studies and Cultural Geography Program 
615-494-7744
Doug Heffington, program director
Doug.Heffingto@mtsu.edu

The Global Studies concentration provides students with a systematic awareness of the global forces and processes directly transforming contemporary societies and individuals. Students achieve a thorough understanding of globalization through a course of study that combines study abroad and language skills with a broad-based educational background. This approach empowers Global Studies students with the tools to pursue graduate work, professional service, and careers in public and private sectors-here and abroad.  Where there is the need-national, international, or intercultural-Global Studies students have the education and expertise to meet ever-changing global demands.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Global Studies and Cultural Geography Teacher Licensure, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education courses are recommended for this major:

  • GS 2010 and/or GEOG 2000 (Soc/Beh Sci)

Major Requirements (39 hours)

  • GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography

    3 credit hours

    Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Examines world regions using the geographical perspective, identifying the main physical and cultural features, especially through the use of maps.

  • GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4361.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

  • GS 2010 - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies majors or minors and Cultural Geography majors. Establishes a broad-based foundation for understanding varying perspectives and values in a culture other than one's own. Differing global and international views on cultural and environmental issues past, present, and future. The student's cultural background will be used for comparative purposes.

  • GS 3000 - Globalization  3 credit hours  

    GS 3000 - Globalization

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors. Explores concepts and history of globalization including forms and processes. Introduces historical antecedents and contemporary issues of globalization such as globalism verses globalization and Americanization, migration and cultural diffusion, civil discord, global and regional governance, technology, environment, media, gender and inequality, regionalism, and the cultural landscapes of globalization/globalism. Requires off-campus activities.

  • GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad  1 to 12 credit hours  (3 credit hours)

    GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad

    1 to 12 credit hours

    Three credit hours are required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Prerequisite: GS 2010 or approval of program director. Credit given for study abroad and/or extended field experiences in another culture. Pass/Fail.

  • GS 4990 - Senior Seminar  3 credit hours  

    GS 4990 - Senior Seminar

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Capstone course requiring projects reflecting integration and demonstration of knowledge and skills used by all successful global citizens. Projects determined by the student with advisement of the program director and may be completed on campus, abroad, or in the field.

  • Field of Study 12 credit hours  (See course listings below.)
  • Region of Study 9 credit hours (See course listings below.)

Courses for Field of Study

Students will select one of the following fields of study: Global Human Diversity and Multiculturalism (for those students interested in aspects of culture), Global Governance and Commerce (for those students interested in government, global affairs, and commerce), and Global Gender (for those students with interest in gender from a global perspective). Students will select 12 upper-division hours (3000- and 4000-level) of electives to meet the field of study requirement. No more than nine (9) hours can be selected from a specific or single discipline. Courses selected for each field of study will be global, multicultural, or transnational in nature and reflect the interest and career goals of the student. The student will select these 12 hours with the approval and guidance of the Global Studies advisor. Courses that may be used for fields of study are provided below. Each contains a global, international, or multicultural component.Note: Other courses may be used that are not on the list only with the approval of the program director. Courses for each field of study will be selected from the following colleges:

  • Global Human Diversity and Multiculturalism: Courses will be selected from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, and the College of Media and Entertainment.
  • Global Governance and Commerce: Courses will be selected from the College of Liberal Arts and the Jones College of Business.
  • Global Gender: Courses will be selected from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, and the College of Media and Entertainment.

Global Human Diversity and Multiculturalism

  • AAS 3200 - Cultural Diversity: Competency for Practice

    3 credit hours

    (Same as SW 3200.) Prerequisites: SW 2570 and SW 2630. An examination of culturally appropriate practice issues that are essential considerations for effective service delivery, including African American families and ethnic subcultures predominant in the U.S.

  • SW 3200 - Cultural Diversity: Competency for Practice

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AAS 3200.) Examines culturally appropriate practice issues that are essential considerations for effective service delivery, including African American families and ethnic subcultures predominant in the U.S.

  • ANTH 3710 - Topics in Anthropology  1 to 6 credit hours  

    ANTH 3710 - Topics in Anthropology

    1 to 6 credit hours

    An in-depth study of a special topic which is significant in current anthropological literature.

  • ANTH 3750 - Race, Class, and Gender

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: 3 hours anthropology or women's studies; ANTH 2010 recommended. An anthropological examination of the biological and cultural aspects of human identity as expressed through the concepts of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Focus on ways in which regional, ethnic, and gender identities are celebrated, contested, and regulated cross-culturally.

  • ANTH 4130 - Anthropology of Globalization

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; ANTH 2010, ANTH 3010, or GS 2010, or permission of instructor. Explores the phenomenon of globalization anthropologically including competing understanding of transnational flow of capital, goods, people, images, and ideas around the world.

  • CJA 4930 - International Criminal Justice

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CJA 1100 or permission of instructor. Compares the American criminal justice system with those in other countries. Examines historical origins, structural differences, and varying degrees of effectiveness and efficiency in law enforcement, courts, and corrections in selected nations. Explores challenges posed by the globalization of crime and terrorism.

  • COMM 3350 - Diversity in Communication

    3 credit hours

    Communication and intergroup relationships among people of different ethnic/racial backgrounds in the United States.

  • COMM 3560 - Intercultural Communication

    3 credit hours

    Examines how perceptions, values, norms of behavior, and communication patterns vary among cultures. Content emphasizes increased understanding and problem-solving techniques when people from different cultures interact.

  • EMC 4500 - International Cinema

    3 credit hours

    Explores how culture and the contours of history influence filmmaking. Illustrates how foreign filmmakers both emulate and challenge mainstream U.S. fare.

  • EMC 4790 - Global News and World Media Cultures

    3 credit hours

    (Same as JOUR 4790.) Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    Systems and philosophies associated with gathering international news and news coverage in different regions. Looks at global communication systems and ownership; examines how cultures shape news and the role of the individual in reporting news internationally. Includes discussion of development issues and role of global advertising and public relations.

  • ENGL 3760 - Introduction to Folklore

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C-  or better. Traditional lore and culture (literature, ballads, beliefs, materials) with primary attention to the American scene.

  • GEOG 3720 - Cultural Ecology  3 credit hours  OR

    GEOG 3720 - Cultural Ecology

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ANTH 3720; HIST 3720.) Prerequisites: 3 hours anthropology or geography. Comparison of ecological systems utilized by tribal, peasant, and industrialized peoples of the world. Special attention paid to the theoretical approaches examining the interface of the environment and culture, the evolution of modes of subsistence, and contemporary development and indigenous people.

  • HIST 3720 - Cultural Ecology  3 credit hours  

    HIST 3720 - Cultural Ecology

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ANTH 3720; GEOG 3720.) Prerequisite: 3 hours anthropology or geography. Comparison of ecological systems utilized by tribal, peasant, and industrialized peoples of the world. Special attention paid to the theoretical approaches examining the interface of the environment and culture, the evolution of modes of subsistence, and contemporary development and indigenous people.

  • GEOG 4270 - Special Problems and Topics in Cultural Geography

    3 or 6 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Detailed examination of problem or topic pertinent to cultural geography. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.

 

  • GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography  3 credit hours  OR

    GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4361.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

  • HIST 4361 - Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as GEOG 4360.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

 

  • GEOG 4550 - Global Issues  3 credit hours  

    GEOG 4550 - Global Issues

    3 credit hours

    An examination of current global issues in the context of their geographic environment. Emphasis on geographic factors impacting those issues. Topics examined vary from year to year.

  • GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad

    1 to 12 credit hours

    Three credit hours are required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Prerequisite: GS 2010 or approval of program director. Credit given for study abroad and/or extended field experiences in another culture. Pass/Fail.

  • GS 3040 - Contemporary Migration: Global Trends, Local Implications

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Examines past and present trends in global migration; causes and effects of human movement; the impact migration has on host and home societies; emergence of transnational communities; evolving concepts of race, gender, and class in an era of accelerating globalization; and socioeconomic challenges caused by transnational immigration. Requires off-campus assignments.

  • GS 3050 - Globalization Through Film

    3 credit hours

    Utilizes films to examine issues of globalization such as human diversity, movement of people and goods, and conflict. Compares and contrasts film's history (specifically Western cinema) from creation, promotion, and perpetuating views of global cultures with those films produced in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East. Some off-campus film viewing possible.

  • GS 3200 - Special Problems and Topics in Global Studies

    3 to 6 credit hours

    Prerequisites: GS 2010 and permission of department. A detailed examination of a problem or topic pertinent to Global Studies. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics. No more than three (3) hours may apply toward the Global Studies major or minor.  

  • GS 3300 - Global Studies Internship  1 to 6 credit hours  

    GS 3300 - Global Studies Internship

    1 to 6 credit hours

    Prerequisites: GS 2010, permission of department, and junior standing. Practical experience in a professional setting relating to Global Studies. Number of credit hours determined by hours interned and is subject to advisor's approval. Six (6) hours can be applied to the major and three (3) to the minor. Pass/Fail.  

  • GS 4000 - Global Issues in Human Trafficking

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department; junior standing. Human trafficking examined globally in regards to issues of recruiting, transporting/transferring, and harboring/receiving persons through force for the purpose of exploitation. Laws and preventative measures also examined. Students research trafficking issues in global contexts and engage in Experiential Learning activities by volunteering in service projects with registered and certified local non-profit organizations, whose missions are to combat human trafficking locally and globally.

  • HIST 3070 - Topics in World History

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. A detailed examination of a topic pertinent to world history. Topics vary. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic.

  • JHS 3010 - Jewish Culture and Civilization

    3 credit hours

    Interdisciplinary study of the development of Jewish culture and civilization from the pre-Biblical period to the present.

  • JHS 3020 - The Holocaust  3 credit hours  

    JHS 3020 - The Holocaust

    3 credit hours

    An interdisciplinary survey of the origins, development, course, and consequences of the Nazi genocide.

  • JOUR 4790 - Global News and World Media Cultures

    3 credit hours

    (Same as EMC 4790.) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Systems and philosophies associated with gathering international news and news coverage in different regions. Looks at global communication systems and ownership; examines how cultures shape news and the role of the individual in reporting news internationally. Includes discussion of development issues and role of global advertising and public relations.

  • LSTS 4850 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Leisure and Tourism

    3 credit hours

    An in-depth study of the leisure experience in other (non-U.S.) cultures through onsite observations; visits to cultural/historic sites; and interactions with managers and staff at selected parks, museums, attractions, and world heritage sites.

  • MUHL 4130 - Survey of World Music

    3 credit hours

    Selected music cultures from around the world and here at home. Listening, watching, reading, and concert attendance.

  • ORCO 4200 - Multinational Organizations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above. A critical study of multinational organizations and the expatriate experience, including analysis of organizational preparation and employee training.

  • PS 3400 - Municipal Government

    3 credit hours

    Powers, functions, and politics of municipal governments from the standpoint of city management. Attention is given to problems related to the execution of municipal policy. Offered infrequently.

  • PS 4030 - Human Rights  3 credit hours  

    PS 4030 - Human Rights

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Fosters critical thinking about human rights by developing skills in weighing powerful but opposing arguments in complex moral situations. Familiarizes students with the role of both national and international organizations in global politics.

  • PS 4220 - World Politics  3 credit hours  

    PS 4220 - World Politics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Experiencing contemporary international politics through the medium of simulation. Particular focus areas include the U.S., F.S.U., People's Republic of China, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southern Africa.

  • PS 4390 - Special Topics in Political Science

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or PS 1005 or permission of the instructor. An in-depth study of a special topic significant in contemporary political developments or political science literature. May be taken more than once, as topics change, with up to six credit hours applied to a Political Science major.

  • RS 3020 - Comparative Religion

    3 credit hours

    The meaning of religion in life, both ancient and modern. The impact of intellectual and emotional commitment upon conduct is emphasized through a study of world religions.

  • RS 3600 - Religion and Film  3 credit hours  

    RS 3600 - Religion and Film

    3 credit hours

    Examines the cinematic expression of religious traditions and development of religious issues in cinema.

  • RS 4030 - Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Religions

    3 credit hours

    Examines and analyzes contemporary issues in the religious lives of Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal, and other indigenous groups from a religious studies perspective.

  • RS 4050 - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

    3 credit hours

    Explores historical and socio-cultural developments within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; their relation to other religions of the world.

  • SOC 4150 - Topics in Sociology

    3 credit hours

    An in-depth study of a special topic which is significant in current sociological literature.

  • SOC 4520 - Population and Society

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010 or SOC 2010 or permission of instructor. Examines world and U.S. population trends and the impact of social forces on such demographic variables as births, deaths, migration, age, sex, education, and marital status and how these impact social conditions.

  • SW 3100 - International Social Work

    3 credit hours

    International dimensions of social work. Explores the impact of globalization on social work problems. Includes status of women, aging populations, family breakdown, drug addiction, child abuse and neglect, poverty, and emerging problems such as civil strife, ethnic cleansing, resettlement, and AIDS.

  • WGST 3900 - Women and Globalism

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: WGST 2100 and ENGL 1020 or ANTH 2010. Introduces the most relevant issues affecting women globally. Focused survey of the experiences of women around the world. Exposes students to transnational examples and critical ways of thinking about poverty, violence, and resistance. Seeks to further understanding of the global dimensions of gender, race, class, and sexuality.

Global Governance and Commerce

  • ANTH 3710 - Topics in Anthropology  1 to 6 credit hours  

    ANTH 3710 - Topics in Anthropology

    1 to 6 credit hours

    An in-depth study of a special topic which is significant in current anthropological literature.

  • ANTH 4730 - Economic Anthropology

    3 credit hours

    The ways people produce, distribute, and consume goods, how such systems are organized, how they operate, how they develop, and how they relate to other systems, especially the family, political, and ideological. Draws on case material for household economies, the transition to capitalist economies, and the world economic system.

  • ECON 4440 - International Economics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites:  ECON 2410, ECON 2420; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Differences between domestic trade and international trade, foundations of international trade, economic effects of free trade and restricted trade; mechanisms of international payments and structure of balance of payments; history and contemporary issues of trade policies and world monetary systems.

  • ECON 4470 - Economic Development of the Third World

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites:  ECON 2410, ECON 2420; junior standing; and admission into the College of Business. Conditions and problems of the less-developed countries; causes, processes, and consequences of economic development; introduction to basic growth models, development theories, and strategies for development. Economic as well as noneconomic factors studied.

  • ECON 4650 - Comparative Economic Systems

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Compares economic institutions and performance among nations; presents the historical and cultural context of economic evolution in selected nations; and examines the relationship between institutional arrangements and outcomes such as prosperity, liberty, and equality.

  • ECON 4990 - Independent Study in Economics

    1 to 3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission into the College of Business. Problems for intensive study are chosen in joint consultation between student and instructor.

  • GEOG 4270 - Special Problems and Topics in Cultural Geography

    3 or 6 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Detailed examination of problem or topic pertinent to cultural geography. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.

  • GEOG 4300 - Military and Conflict Geography

    3 credit hours

    A consideration of geographical and geopolitical influences upon military operations and strategic decision-making as well as the cultural and economic implications of a military presence.

  • GEOG 4325 - Global Geo-Political Economics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: GS 2010, GEOG 2000, ECON 2410, or PS 1010. Overview of global economic and political systems from a geographic perspective. Emergence and growth of a global economy and changing geo-political boundaries examined historically to present day using spatial and temporal analyses used by geographers. Examines role of transnationalism in global economies, the changing concept of nation-states, and evolution of sections of the global economy. Global case studies such as NAFTA, OPEC, and EU examined along with regional and local examples. Requires field work.

  • GEOG 4550 - Global Issues  3 credit hours  

    GEOG 4550 - Global Issues

    3 credit hours

    An examination of current global issues in the context of their geographic environment. Emphasis on geographic factors impacting those issues. Topics examined vary from year to year.

  • GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad

    1 to 12 credit hours

    Three credit hours are required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Prerequisite: GS 2010 or approval of program director. Credit given for study abroad and/or extended field experiences in another culture. Pass/Fail.

  • GS 3200 - Special Problems and Topics in Global Studies

    3 to 6 credit hours

    Prerequisites: GS 2010 and permission of department. A detailed examination of a problem or topic pertinent to Global Studies. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics. No more than three (3) hours may apply toward the Global Studies major or minor.  

  • GS 3300 - Global Studies Internship  1 to 6 credit hours  

    GS 3300 - Global Studies Internship

    1 to 6 credit hours

    Prerequisites: GS 2010, permission of department, and junior standing. Practical experience in a professional setting relating to Global Studies. Number of credit hours determined by hours interned and is subject to advisor's approval. Six (6) hours can be applied to the major and three (3) to the minor. Pass/Fail.  

  • GS 4010 - Global Warfare and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department; junior standing. Examines the philosophical and organizational influences upon the evolution of warfare and culture through societal, strategic, organizational, military, and human dynamics. Development of a warrior ethos among various cultures also considered. Case studies and off-campus activities required.

  • GS 4150 - Ecotourism, Geotourism, and Sustainable Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. In-depth examination of ecotourism (low-impact study and travel), geotourism (human engagement with abiotic resources), and sustainable development (interaction with and preservation of the natural environment). Examines the role humans play in interpretation and preservation of our natural and cultural surroundings from local, regional, and global perspectives. Requires field component(s).

  • HIST 3070 - Topics in World History

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. A detailed examination of a topic pertinent to world history. Topics vary. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic.

  • HIST 3150 - Twentieth Century Global History

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. An integrated examination of major themes and selected area studies of the twentieth century. Themes include the world system, colonialism, the Great Depression, both world wars, the cold war, emergence of independent countries, economic globalization and dependency, religious stirrings, urbanization, massive migrations, social revolution, and the postindustrial world.

  • PS 3100 - Politics and Film  3 credit hours  

    PS 3100 - Politics and Film

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1005, PS 1010, or permission of instructor. Analysis of political ideas as expressed in motion pictures. Topics include leadership, political biographies, campaigns and elections, ideology, and war.

  • PS 3210 - International Relations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. The state system and national power, balance of power, balance of terror, game theory, psychological aspects of international conflict, decision making, diplomacy and negotiation, war, disarmament, and collective security.

  • PS 3220 - Comparative Politics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Seminar covering the theoretical literature, methodological debates, and current issues in the field of comparative politics. Offers preparation for upper-division courses in comparative politics.

  • PS 3500 - International Law  3 credit hours  

    PS 3500 - International Law

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. General principles of modern international law taught by the case study method in a seminar format encouraging debate and discussion. Issues concerning the development of international law and human rights will be studied.

  • PS 3510 - International Political Economy

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: PS 1010  or permission of instructor. The relation between politics and economics in international affairs and its implications for global peace, security, ecology, and social welfare.

  • PS 4030 - Human Rights  3 credit hours  

    PS 4030 - Human Rights

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Fosters critical thinking about human rights by developing skills in weighing powerful but opposing arguments in complex moral situations. Familiarizes students with the role of both national and international organizations in global politics.

  • PS 4210 - International Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Responses

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the causes of interstate war, intrastate war, and transnational terrorism as well as the social consequences of and policy responses to international conflict.

  • PS 4220 - World Politics  3 credit hours  

    PS 4220 - World Politics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Experiencing contemporary international politics through the medium of simulation. Particular focus areas include the U.S., F.S.U., People's Republic of China, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southern Africa.

  • PS 4390 - Special Topics in Political Science

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or PS 1005 or permission of the instructor. An in-depth study of a special topic significant in contemporary political developments or political science literature. May be taken more than once, as topics change, with up to six credit hours applied to a Political Science major.

  • PS 4850 - Advanced Studies in Comparative Politics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: PS 1010 and PS 3220 or permission of instructor. Advanced study in the area of comparative politics. May be repeated for credit when subject matter varies.

Global Gender

  • ENGL 3360 - Multicultural Literature of the United States

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Writers, genres, and criticism in Native American, African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American literatures.

  • ENGL 3885 - Topics in Gender and Film

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. A selected subject or focus within gender and film studies. Topic will vary each time course is taught. Possible topics include representation of women in film, history of gender representation in film, women directors; Hollywood and gender; queer film studies; gender and international cinema; gender, race, and Hollywood, etc. May be repeated up to four times with different topics.

  • GEOG 4270 - Special Problems and Topics in Cultural Geography

    3 or 6 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Detailed examination of problem or topic pertinent to cultural geography. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.

  • GEOG 4550 - Global Issues  3 credit hours  

    GEOG 4550 - Global Issues

    3 credit hours

    An examination of current global issues in the context of their geographic environment. Emphasis on geographic factors impacting those issues. Topics examined vary from year to year.

  • GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad

    1 to 12 credit hours

    Three credit hours are required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Prerequisite: GS 2010 or approval of program director. Credit given for study abroad and/or extended field experiences in another culture. Pass/Fail.

  • GS 3200 - Special Problems and Topics in Global Studies

    3 to 6 credit hours

    Prerequisites: GS 2010 and permission of department. A detailed examination of a problem or topic pertinent to Global Studies. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics. No more than three (3) hours may apply toward the Global Studies major or minor.  

  • GS 3300 - Global Studies Internship  1 to 6 credit hours  

    GS 3300 - Global Studies Internship

    1 to 6 credit hours

    Prerequisites: GS 2010, permission of department, and junior standing. Practical experience in a professional setting relating to Global Studies. Number of credit hours determined by hours interned and is subject to advisor's approval. Six (6) hours can be applied to the major and three (3) to the minor. Pass/Fail.  

  • HIST 3070 - Topics in World History

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. A detailed examination of a topic pertinent to world history. Topics vary. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic.

  • HIST 4810 - History of Women in the Third World

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Connections between modern colonialism and development of third-world feminisms. Focuses first on conquest and colonialism and the consequences for third-world women. Focus moves to post-colonial societies and expands to include women's political, economic, and social roles in the three regions of Africa, China, and Latin America.

  • ORCO 3245 - Women, Leadership, and Communication

    3 credit hours

    (Same as LEAD 3245.) Communication behaviors and issues unique to women in leadership positions in gendered organizations. Activities and discussions designed to develop critical-thinking skills, broaden perspectives, adapt decision-making skills to the professional environment, and develop professional relationships.

  • PS 3010 - Women and the Law  3 credit hours  

    PS 3010 - Women and the Law

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1005 or permission of the instructor. Analysis of the legal treatment of women in the home, school, and workplace. Examines development of law, relationship of law to political movements, and current state of law and legal theory on women's rights and gender equality.

  • PS 4030 - Human Rights  3 credit hours  

    PS 4030 - Human Rights

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Fosters critical thinking about human rights by developing skills in weighing powerful but opposing arguments in complex moral situations. Familiarizes students with the role of both national and international organizations in global politics.

  • PS 4260 - The Political Status of Women in the World

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or WGST 2100 or permission of instructor. Comparative examination of the political, economic, and social status of women in the United States and abroad. Particular emphasis on women in developing countries, the relationship between economic and political power, and the impact of both conflict and globalization on the status of women.

  • PS 4390 - Special Topics in Political Science

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or PS 1005 or permission of the instructor. An in-depth study of a special topic significant in contemporary political developments or political science literature. May be taken more than once, as topics change, with up to six credit hours applied to a Political Science major.

  • PSY 4620 - Psychology of Women

    3 credit hours

    Psychological impact of the culture on women's attitudes, roles, aspirations, problems, and personality development.

  • SOC 3250 - Social Deviance  3 credit hours  

    SOC 3250 - Social Deviance

    3 credit hours

    A general survey and theoretical review of the definitions, causes, and consequences of deviance and social control. Analyzes drugs, panics, sex, media violence, and emotions in society.

  • SOC 3400 - Gender and Society

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010, SOC 2010, or WGST 2100. A sociohistorical and cultural exploration of the socialization patterns, relationships, expectations, influences, organizational, institutional, and aging experiences of women and men in American society.

  • SOC 4011 - Social Inequality  3 credit hours  

    SOC 4011 - Social Inequality

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010 or SOC 2010. The origins, variations, and consequences of class, status, and power in society. Individual and group economic interests, social prestige, ideology, market and institutional inequality.

  • SOC 4150 - Topics in Sociology

    3 credit hours

    An in-depth study of a special topic which is significant in current sociological literature.

  • SOC 4361 - Contemporary Issues in Women's Health

    3 credit hours

    Examines the social and cultural issues that shape women's health-related experiences and disparities in health and illness in contemporary culture. Critically analyzes problems associated with medicalization, technological favoritism, and for-profit intrusion. Explores issues and experiences among women by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic class, age, sexual orientation, and abilities.

  • SOC 4520 - Population and Society

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010 or SOC 2010 or permission of instructor. Examines world and U.S. population trends and the impact of social forces on such demographic variables as births, deaths, migration, age, sex, education, and marital status and how these impact social conditions.

  • SW 3050 - Women and Poverty  3 credit hours  

    SW 3050 - Women and Poverty

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: WGST 2100 or SW 2570. Predominant theories, policies, and programs dealing with poverty among women. Explores the effects of poverty on women in addition to a general knowledge of poverty; ageism, sexism, and racism in relation to poverty; historical treatment of women and views of poverty.

  • WGST 3500 - Women in the Media

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: WGST 2100 and 1000- and 2000-level English requirements or permission of instructor. Women in popular/mass media. Emphases include images of women in the media; women as producers and consumers of media; the intersections of gender, race, and class in the media; comparative global images and issues; and feminist approaches to media study.

  • WGST 3900 - Women and Globalism

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: WGST 2100 and ENGL 1020 or ANTH 2010. Introduces the most relevant issues affecting women globally. Focused survey of the experiences of women around the world. Exposes students to transnational examples and critical ways of thinking about poverty, violence, and resistance. Seeks to further understanding of the global dimensions of gender, race, class, and sexuality.

  • WGST 4201 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Women and Religion

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: WGST 2100 or permission of instructor. Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.  

  • WGST 4500 - Feminist Theory  3 credit hours  

    WGST 4500 - Feminist Theory

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: WGST 2100 and junior standing or permission of instructor. Major voices, texts, and ideas in the field of feminist theory from the early seventeenth century through the present within the contexts of a variety of critical discourses and emergent critical fields. Intended as a capstone for the minor. Required for all Women’s and Gender Studies minors.

  • WGST 4900 - Independent Study

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. A variable-content course examining a topic within the study of women and gender not covered in depth in other Women’s and Gender Studies courses. Student develops project, conducts research, and confers regularly with the instructor. Student must submit a formal project proposal to be approved by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program’s Independent Studies Committee at least one semester prior to enrolling for WGST 4900. (Not offered during Summer terms. Please consult the Women’s and Gender Studies website for more information.) May be taken for credit no more than twice.

Courses for Region of Study

Students will select one of the following world regions for further study: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Classes that can be used for the region focus are provided below. Note: Other courses may be used that are not on the list only with the approval of the program director.

Africa

  • ANTH 3514 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AAS 3514.) The diverse peoples and cultures of Africa. History, sociocultural system, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

  • ART 4870 - African Art  3 credit hours  

    ART 4870 - African Art

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 1910 or permission of instructor. Survey of visual art from the African continent and an examination of selected artists of the African diaspora. Discussion of ancient through contemporary artistic production, with focus upon nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

  • GEOG 3470 - Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

    3 credit hours

    Cultural and physical geography of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Emphasis on geography of humans specifically their demographics, settlement patterns, urbanization, internal and external migrations, ethnicity and ethnic tensions, humans and natural resources, and globalization.

  • GEOG 4270 - Special Problems and Topics in Cultural Geography

    3 or 6 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Detailed examination of problem or topic pertinent to cultural geography. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.

  • HIST 4430 - Sub-Saharan Africa

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AAS 4430.) Prerequisite: HIST 2040, HIST 2050, HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120 or AAS 2040 or AAS 2050. Survey of the history of Africa from prehistoric times to the present. Emphasis on the early African kingdoms, European imperialism and colonialism, and the role of Africa as a contemporary world force.

  • HUM 3400 - Contemporary African Literature and Film

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2030 or HUM 2610 or permission of instructor. Explores thematic questions impacting postcolonial societies depicted in Sub-Saharan African literature and film.

  • PS 4180 - African Politics  3 credit hours  

    PS 4180 - African Politics

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AAS 3180.) Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Comparative study of selected African political systems with different colonial traditions in the process of rapid change. The ideology and politics of development, political system forms and processes, modernization efforts, and the challenges of nation building.

Asia

  • ANTH 3509 - Peoples and Cultures of China and Japan

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ANTH 2010 recommended. The diverse peoples and culture of China and Japan. Overview of East Asia as a region and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

  • ANTH 3510 - Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia

    3 credit hours

    The diverse peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, East Timor, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam). History, sociocultural system, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

  • GEOG 3440 - Geography of Asia and Pacific Rim

    3 credit hours

    Inclusive geographic survey of sub-regions of Asia such as Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Asia along with areas comprising the Pacific Rim. Focus on linkages and diversity within this geographic region specifically those dealing with culture, religion, politics, economies, resources, transnationalism, migrations, and globalization. Emphasis on Japan, China, India, and Pacific Rim.

  • GEOG 4270 - Special Problems and Topics in Cultural Geography

    3 or 6 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Detailed examination of problem or topic pertinent to cultural geography. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.

  • GS 3400 - China Under Transformation

    3 credit hours

    Critical examination of the immense changes taking place in contemporary People's Republic of China. Topics covered include government, economy, political culture, family and children, sexuality, the Internet, films, avant-garde art, rock and roll, and sports with a special focus on how power and resistance to power exercised in various ways.

  • GS 3990 - China and the World

    3 credit hours

    Critical examination of the nature and scope of China's global impact. Topics include international trade, human rights, security and cultural clashes with a special focus on understanding the complexity of China at the international level.

  • JAPN 4010 - Topics in Japanese Language and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Topics will vary and will be selected from specialized areas in Japanese language or culture. May be repeated for maximum 6 hours credit.

  • HIST 3130 - The Vietnam War  3 credit hours  

    HIST 3130 - The Vietnam War

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Examines military, diplomatic, political, and cultural aspects of the Vietnam War. Causes of the war; interplay between military, diplomatic, and domestic policy; historical memory of the conflict through analysis of texts, oral histories, films, and material culture.

  • HIST 4450 - Japan  3 credit hours  

    HIST 4450 - Japan

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Japanese history from the formation of the first Japanese political state to the country's emergence as a post-World War II economic superpower, focusing on the interconnection between cultural, economic, and political developments.

  • HIST 4460 - China  3 credit hours  

    HIST 4460 - China

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Chinese history from antiquity to the present People's Republic, stressing social history and the unique cultural features defining China's civilization.

  • PHIL 3200 - Asian Thought  3 credit hours  

    PHIL 3200 - Asian Thought

    3 credit hours

    The origins, development, essence, and implications of leading philosophical-religious traditions originating in Asia.

  • PS 4310 - Comparative Asian Government

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Comparative analysis of the governmental forms and practices of China, Japan, India, and other governments in the region.

Europe

  • ANTH 3516 - Peoples and Cultures of Europe

    3 credit hours

    The diverse peoples and cultures of Europe. History, sociocultural system, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

  • ENGL 3430 - Modern European Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Completion of 1000- and 2000-level English requirements with a grade of C- or better. Survey of continental literature (in translation) from 1800 to the present, including Goethe, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Ibsen, and Mann.

  • GEOG 3430 - Geographical Approach to Contemporary Europe

    3 credit hours

    Explores the past and present physical and cultural processes that influence Europe (including Russia) by examining ideas and concepts about economics, politics, culture identity, environment, and territory from a geographical perspective.

  • GEOG 4270 - Special Problems and Topics in Cultural Geography

    3 or 6 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Detailed examination of problem or topic pertinent to cultural geography. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.

  • HIST 3090 - Topics in European History

    1 to 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. A detailed examination of a topic pertinent to European history. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic.

  • HIST 4230 - Reformation Europe

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Examines the political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural developments of Italy, France, England, Germany, and the Low Countries during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

  • HIST 4270 - Europe 1815-1900  3 credit hours  

    HIST 4270 - Europe 1815-1900

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Nineteenth-century Europe.

  • HIST 4290 - Europe Since 1945

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Major European countries and European themes from 1945 to the present.

  • HIST 4790 - Women in Europe Since 1700

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. A comparison of the social, intellectual, cultural, political, and economic history of women's lives in Great Britain, France, Germany, and Russia/USSR in the modern era.

  • JHS 3010 - Jewish Culture and Civilization

    3 credit hours

    Interdisciplinary study of the development of Jewish culture and civilization from the pre-Biblical period to the present.

  • JHS 3020 - The Holocaust  3 credit hours  

    JHS 3020 - The Holocaust

    3 credit hours

    An interdisciplinary survey of the origins, development, course, and consequences of the Nazi genocide.

  • PS 4300 - Comparative European Government

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Comparative analysis of the governmental forms and practices of England, France, Germany, the European community, and others.

Middle East

  • GEOG 4270 - Special Problems and Topics in Cultural Geography

    3 or 6 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Detailed examination of problem or topic pertinent to cultural geography. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.

  • GEOG 4500 - Geography of the Middle East and North Africa

    3 credit hours

    Situated at the intersection of Europe, Africa and Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa together form a complex and dynamic region linked by similarities such as environment, culture, and religion. Explores the geography of the region emphasizing current issues such as population and migration, religion, conflict, natural resources, geo-political alliances and globalization.

  • HIST 3080 - Topics in Modern Middle East History

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. A major problem or political or social development in the contemporary Middle East. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic (up to six credit hours).

  • HIST 4440 - The Middle East  3 credit hours  

    HIST 4440 - The Middle East

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120.The rise and spread of Islam, the Ottoman Empire, European imperialism in the Middle East, and contemporary developments. Emphasis on cultural contributions of the Middle East to Western civilization.

  • MES 3100 - Special Topics in Middle East Studies

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Completion of three (3) credit hours in a course listed for the Middle East Studies minor or permission of the instructor. An in-depth study of a specific topic relating to the Middle East announced in the online course schedule by the faculty member teaching the course. May be repeated with a different topic. A maximum of six semester hours credit may be applied toward a minor in Middle East Studies.

  • MUHL 4140 - Music of the Middle East

    3 credit hours

    Examines various Middle Eastern cultural soundscapes from an ethnomusicological perspective, including the relationship between folk, classical, and popular musical traditions and music's role in religious experience.

  • PS 4190 - Middle East Politics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Emphasis on the Palestinian question, the Arab-Israeli wars, the role of the United Nations; conflicts between and among the Arab nations; the various peace initiatives that have been proposed.

  • PS 4690 - International Relations of the Middle East

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010, MES 2100, or permission of instructor. Examines framework within which to understand Middle East international relations. Includes Arab/Israeli conflict; oil and Middle East international relations; political Islam; the war on terror; and United States, European, Chinese, and Russian policies in the Middle East.

  • UH 4600 - Senior Interdisciplinary Seminar

    3 credit hours

    (May be taken more than once as topics change.) Examines humanistic ideas. Reading materials drawn from literature, history, philosophy, science, art, and/or any other areas relevant to the semester topic. See online or RaiderMT class schedule for current semester's topic.

Latin America

  • ANTH 3518 - Peoples and Cultures of Latin America

    3 credit hours

    The diverse peoples and cultures of Latin America. History, sociocultural systems, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

  • ART 3880 - Latin American Art

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 1910 or permission of instructor. A survey of the art of Latin America from the period of Independence (1821) to the present, focusing on architecture, sculpture, and painting from Mexico through South America. Impact of these cultural expressions on Hispanic/Chicano/Latino arts of the United States.

  • GEOG 3420 - Latin America in the 21st Century: Challenges, New Opportunities

    3 credit hours

    Comprehensive survey of the human and physical geographies of Latin America. Examines the ecological, historical, cultural, economic, and political processes that shape the region. Emphasis placed on socioeconomic development, migration, globalization, and linkages.

  • GEOG 4270 - Special Problems and Topics in Cultural Geography

    3 or 6 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Detailed examination of problem or topic pertinent to cultural geography. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.

  • HIST 4480 - South America  3 credit hours  

    HIST 4480 - South America

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Cultural, economic, and political traditions since 1492.

  • HIST 4490 - Mexico and the Caribbean

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AAS 4490.) Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. The development of cultural, economic, and political traditions since 1492.

  • HUM 3500 - Latino Images in U.S. Film

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, HUM 2610, or permission of instructor. Explores the past and present portrayals of Latinos in U.S. cinema.

  • PS 4900 - Latin American Politics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PS 1010 or permission of instructor. Emphasis on the comparative analysis of structures, functions, and aspects of Latin American political cultures and systems.

  • SPAN 3070 - Introduction to Latin American Civilizations and Cultures

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or permission of instructor. Historical and cultural overview of Latin America from its early pre-Columbian origins to this region's dynamic realities in the twenty-first century.

  • SPAN 3080 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3020 or permission of instructor. Acquaints students with a basic knowledge of literary criticism and theory through the study of representative works from both Spanish and Spanish-American literature.

  • SPAN 4030 - Spanish Literature II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Spanish literature from the eighteenth century to the present.

  • SPAN 4055 - Cervantes' Don Quixote

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Don Quixote in the social, historical, and cultural context of Spanish Renaissance literature.

Foreign Language (12 hours)

Global Studies majors will successfully complete 12 hours in a single foreign language that best suits their academic and career needs. This includes 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020 courses for whichever language is selected.

Minor (15-18 hours)

Global Studies majors (in conjunction with the Global studies advisor) will select a minor(s) that reflects their academic and professional goals, academic interests, plus enhance their degree and field of study. For examples, a minor for Global Studies may be topical such as History, Women's and Gender Studies, or Religious Studies; regional such as Middle East Studies, Latin American Studies, or Russian Studies; skill driven such as Organizational Communication, Entrepreneurship, or Political and Civil Engagement; or focused on language such as Spanish, French, or Japanese.

Electives (10-13 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Global Studies Concentration

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography

    3 credit hours

    Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Examines world regions using the geographical perspective, identifying the main physical and cultural features, especially through the use of maps.

  • GS 2010 - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies majors or minors and Cultural Geography majors. Establishes a broad-based foundation for understanding varying perspectives and values in a culture other than one's own. Differing global and international views on cultural and environmental issues past, present, and future. The student's cultural background will be used for comparative purposes.

  • Foreign language 1010 and 1020 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 6 credit hours
  • Mathematics 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 hours

Sophomore

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

  • Social/Behavioral Science 6 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 8 credit hours
  • Foreign language 2010 and 2020 6 credit hours
  • Major field area 3 credit hours

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 32 Hours

Junior

  • GS 3000 - Globalization  3 credit hours  

    GS 3000 - Globalization

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors. Explores concepts and history of globalization including forms and processes. Introduces historical antecedents and contemporary issues of globalization such as globalism verses globalization and Americanization, migration and cultural diffusion, civil discord, global and regional governance, technology, environment, media, gender and inequality, regionalism, and the cultural landscapes of globalization/globalism. Requires off-campus activities.

  • GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad

    1 to 12 credit hours

    Three credit hours are required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Prerequisite: GS 2010 or approval of program director. Credit given for study abroad and/or extended field experiences in another culture. Pass/Fail.

  • Major field area 6 credit hours
  • Major region area 6 credit hours
  • Minor courses 12 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

  • GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4361.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

  • GEOG 4990 - Senior Seminar in Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department; senior standing. Required capstone course for all Cultural Geography majors. Implements acquired knowledge from previous cultural geography courses to develop a research project. Offers preparation for graduate study and/or job opportunities in geography.

  • Major field area 3 credit hours
  • Major region area 3 credit hours
  • minor courses 6 credit hours
  • Electives 10 credit hours

Subtotal: 28 Hours


Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Cultural Geography Concentration, B.S.

Global Studies and Cultural Geography Program 
615-494-7744
James Chaney, program director
James.Chaney@mtsu.edu

The Cultural Geography concentration offers a comprehensive, applicable skill set designed to understand the diversity of cultures and socio-geographic complexities found in human societies. Cultural geographers seek to understand how humans uniquely create, manipulate, and adapt to the places they inhabit by examining natural environments, cultural practices, and economic and political systems. Knowledge gained from the Cultural Geography concentration is valuable as contemporary societies are interacting globally with one another as never before. Cultural geographers identify and comprehend these changes and find solutions to a variety of sociocultural problems taking place. This marketable skill set is attractive to a wide range of employers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Cultural Geography, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education courses are recommended for this major:

  • GS 2010 and/or GEOG 2000 (Soc/Beh Sciences)

Major Requirements (37 hours)

  • GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography

    3 credit hours

    Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Examines world regions using the geographical perspective, identifying the main physical and cultural features, especially through the use of maps.

  • GEOG 3402 - Cultural Geography Field Course

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department. Required for all Cultural Geography majors. Supervised study in some geographical area/topic. Emphasis on cultural elements of the environment with special attention directed toward interpretation of cultural landscapes. For fees and specific credit, consult the instructor. Course has required off-campus activities.

  • GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4361.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

  • GEOG 4990 - Senior Seminar in Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department; senior standing. Required capstone course for all Cultural Geography majors. Implements acquired knowledge from previous cultural geography courses to develop a research project. Offers preparation for graduate study and/or job opportunities in geography.

  • GS 2010 - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies majors or minors and Cultural Geography majors. Establishes a broad-based foundation for understanding varying perspectives and values in a culture other than one's own. Differing global and international views on cultural and environmental issues past, present, and future. The student's cultural background will be used for comparative purposes.

  • GS 3000 - Globalization  3 credit hours  

    GS 3000 - Globalization

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors. Explores concepts and history of globalization including forms and processes. Introduces historical antecedents and contemporary issues of globalization such as globalism verses globalization and Americanization, migration and cultural diffusion, civil discord, global and regional governance, technology, environment, media, gender and inequality, regionalism, and the cultural landscapes of globalization/globalism. Requires off-campus activities.

Regional Geography (9 hours)

Select three courses from the following:

  • GEOG 3120 - Geography of Tennessee and the South

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 3115.) Geography's influence upon Tennessee and the American South's development in local, regional, national, and global contexts. Examines the physical, cultural, political, and economic geographies and their role in shaping the state and the region.

  • GEOG 3420 - Latin America in the 21st Century: Challenges, New Opportunities

    3 credit hours

    Comprehensive survey of the human and physical geographies of Latin America. Examines the ecological, historical, cultural, economic, and political processes that shape the region. Emphasis placed on socioeconomic development, migration, globalization, and linkages.

  • GEOG 3430 - Geographical Approach to Contemporary Europe

    3 credit hours

    Explores the past and present physical and cultural processes that influence Europe (including Russia) by examining ideas and concepts about economics, politics, culture identity, environment, and territory from a geographical perspective.

  • GEOG 3440 - Geography of Asia and Pacific Rim

    3 credit hours

    Inclusive geographic survey of sub-regions of Asia such as Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Asia along with areas comprising the Pacific Rim. Focus on linkages and diversity within this geographic region specifically those dealing with culture, religion, politics, economies, resources, transnationalism, migrations, and globalization. Emphasis on Japan, China, India, and Pacific Rim.

  • GEOG 3470 - Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

    3 credit hours

    Cultural and physical geography of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Emphasis on geography of humans specifically their demographics, settlement patterns, urbanization, internal and external migrations, ethnicity and ethnic tensions, humans and natural resources, and globalization.

  • GEOG 4500 - Geography of the Middle East and North Africa

    3 credit hours

    Situated at the intersection of Europe, Africa and Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa together form a complex and dynamic region linked by similarities such as environment, culture, and religion. Explores the geography of the region emphasizing current issues such as population and migration, religion, conflict, natural resources, geo-political alliances and globalization.

Topical Geography (9 hours)

Select three courses from the following:

  • GEOG 3720 - Cultural Ecology  3 credit hours  

    GEOG 3720 - Cultural Ecology

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ANTH 3720; HIST 3720.) Prerequisites: 3 hours anthropology or geography. Comparison of ecological systems utilized by tribal, peasant, and industrialized peoples of the world. Special attention paid to the theoretical approaches examining the interface of the environment and culture, the evolution of modes of subsistence, and contemporary development and indigenous people.

  • GEOG 4300 - Military and Conflict Geography

    3 credit hours

    A consideration of geographical and geopolitical influences upon military operations and strategic decision-making as well as the cultural and economic implications of a military presence.

  • GEOG 4325 - Global Geo-Political Economics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: GS 2010, GEOG 2000, ECON 2410, or PS 1010. Overview of global economic and political systems from a geographic perspective. Emergence and growth of a global economy and changing geo-political boundaries examined historically to present day using spatial and temporal analyses used by geographers. Examines role of transnationalism in global economies, the changing concept of nation-states, and evolution of sections of the global economy. Global case studies such as NAFTA, OPEC, and EU examined along with regional and local examples. Requires field work.

  • GEOG 4340 - Historical Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4341.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. The changing human geography of the United States during four centuries of settlement and development. Emphasis on changing population patterns as well as patterns of urban and rural settlement.

  • GEOG 4370 - Urban Geographies: Key Trends, Problems, and Solutions

    3 credit hours

    Explores different geographies of cities through contemporary socioeconomic processes that shape urban development. Cityscapes of North America and abroad surveyed to determine how cultural, economics, globalization, infrastructure, race, geography, and policy influence urban growth. Global networks and associations emphasized.

  • GEOG 4470 - Rural Settlement and Agricultural Landscapes

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4471.) Prerequisites: GEOG 2000; junior standing. A geographical analysis of forms, structures, and distribution of rural settlements in distinctive parts of the earth based upon their origin, function, and development. Special emphasis in analyzing rural settlements of middle Tennessee.

  • GEOG 4480 - Recreational and Tourism Geography

    3 credit hours

    A geographical analysis of natural and cultural factors influencing use of space for recreation and tourism. Concepts and themes such as globalization's influence on recreation and tourism, long-term sustainability of recreational space/place, cultural landscapes of tourism, and public geography/history and the role of interpretation of places examined.

  • GEOG 4540 - Geography of Indigenous Peoples

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4540.) Prerequisite: junior standing. Historical and current examination of indigenous peoples from a geographic perspective including their locations(s), history, diffusion and migration, human/land relationships, cultural traits, and cultural landscapes.

  • GEOG 4572 - Internship in Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department; junior standing. Practical work experience for students in a professional setting that relates to foundations and themes of cultural geography.

  • GEOG 4772 - Field Course in Historical Geography/Archaeology

    3 to 6 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Key elements of historical geography explored using archaeologically generated data. Themes such as migration, economic interaction spheres and linkages, public history/geography, and historical landscape change examined through archival and field work. Requires off-campus activities.

Minor 1 (15-18 hours)

Minor 2 (15-18 hours)

Electives (6-12 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Cultural Geography Concentration

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography

    3 credit hours

    Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Examines world regions using the geographical perspective, identifying the main physical and cultural features, especially through the use of maps.

  • GS 2010 - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies majors or minors and Cultural Geography majors. Establishes a broad-based foundation for understanding varying perspectives and values in a culture other than one's own. Differing global and international views on cultural and environmental issues past, present, and future. The student's cultural background will be used for comparative purposes.

  • Mathematics 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 6 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 8 credit hours

Subtotal: 32 Hours

Sophomore

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 credit hours
  • Minor courses 9 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours

 

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Junior

  • GS 3000 - Globalization  3 credit hours  

    GS 3000 - Globalization

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors. Explores concepts and history of globalization including forms and processes. Introduces historical antecedents and contemporary issues of globalization such as globalism verses globalization and Americanization, migration and cultural diffusion, civil discord, global and regional governance, technology, environment, media, gender and inequality, regionalism, and the cultural landscapes of globalization/globalism. Requires off-campus activities.

  • GEOG 3402 - Cultural Geography Field Course

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department. Required for all Cultural Geography majors. Supervised study in some geographical area/topic. Emphasis on cultural elements of the environment with special attention directed toward interpretation of cultural landscapes. For fees and specific credit, consult the instructor. Course has required off-campus activities.

  • Major core courses 12 credit hours
  • Minor courses 12 credit hours

Subtotal: 31 Hours

Senior

  • GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4361.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

  • GEOG 4990 - Senior Seminar in Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department; senior standing. Required capstone course for all Cultural Geography majors. Implements acquired knowledge from previous cultural geography courses to develop a research project. Offers preparation for graduate study and/or job opportunities in geography.

  • Major core courses 6 credit hours
  • Minor courses 15 credit hours

Subtotal: 27 Hours


Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Cultural Geography Licensure, B.S.

The Cultural Geography licensure program offers a comprehensive, applicable skill set designed to understand the diversity of cultures and socio-geographic complexities found in human societies. Cultural geographers seek to understand how humans uniquely create, manipulate, and adapt to the places they inhabit by examining natural environments, cultural practices, and economic and political systems. Knowledge gained from the Cultural Geography concentration is valuable as contemporary societies are interacting globally with one another as never before. Cultural geographers identify and comprehend these changes and find solutions to a variety of sociocultural problems taking place. This marketable skill set is attractive to a wide range of employers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Students in the licensure program complete the Secondary Education Minor and choose an additional minor in History, Political Science, or Economics.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Global Studies and Cultural Geography Teacher Licensure, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education courses are recommended for this major:

  • GEOL 1030/1031 (Nat Sci)
  • GS 2010 and/or GEOG 2000 (Soc/Beh Sci)

Major Requirements (31 hours)

  • GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science

    3 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1031. The earth and its relationship to its space and environment emphasized. Forces and processes which combine to mold the face of the earth and its atmosphere, as well as the internal constitution of the earth. Three hours lecture. Together, GEOL 1030 and GEOL 1031 satisfy 4 hours of the Natural Sciences portion of the General Education requirement.

  • GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography  3 credit hours  (may be counted for 3 credit hours in General Education)

    GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography

    3 credit hours

    Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Examines world regions using the geographical perspective, identifying the main physical and cultural features, especially through the use of maps.

  • GS 2010 - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences  3 credit hours  (may be counted for 3 credit hours in General Education)

    GS 2010 - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies majors or minors and Cultural Geography majors. Establishes a broad-based foundation for understanding varying perspectives and values in a culture other than one's own. Differing global and international views on cultural and environmental issues past, present, and future. The student's cultural background will be used for comparative purposes.

  • GS 3000 - Globalization  3 credit hours  

    GS 3000 - Globalization

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors. Explores concepts and history of globalization including forms and processes. Introduces historical antecedents and contemporary issues of globalization such as globalism verses globalization and Americanization, migration and cultural diffusion, civil discord, global and regional governance, technology, environment, media, gender and inequality, regionalism, and the cultural landscapes of globalization/globalism. Requires off-campus activities.

  • GS 4990 - Senior Seminar  3 credit hours  

    GS 4990 - Senior Seminar

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Capstone course requiring projects reflecting integration and demonstration of knowledge and skills used by all successful global citizens. Projects determined by the student with advisement of the program director and may be completed on campus, abroad, or in the field.

  • GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4361.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

  • GEOG 4340 - Historical Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4341.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. The changing human geography of the United States during four centuries of settlement and development. Emphasis on changing population patterns as well as patterns of urban and rural settlement.

  • GEOG 3402 - Cultural Geography Field Course

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department. Required for all Cultural Geography majors. Supervised study in some geographical area/topic. Emphasis on cultural elements of the environment with special attention directed toward interpretation of cultural landscapes. For fees and specific credit, consult the instructor. Course has required off-campus activities.

  • GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad  1 to 12 credit hours  (3 credit hours required)

    GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad

    1 to 12 credit hours

    Three credit hours are required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Prerequisite: GS 2010 or approval of program director. Credit given for study abroad and/or extended field experiences in another culture. Pass/Fail.

  • PGEO 4380 - Cartography  4 credit hours  

    PGEO 4380 - Cartography

    4 credit hours

    General knowledge of the field including familiarity with the techniques and tools of professional cartography and graphics. Selected lectures, class discussions, and a series of map construction assignments. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

  • GS upper-division 3 credit hours
  • GEOG regional elective 6 credit hours

Secondary Education Minor (30 hours)

A Secondary Education minor is required for licensure.

Minor (15-18 hours)

Students choose a second minor from History, Political Science, or Economics.

Electives (3-6 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Cultural Geography Licensure

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography  3 credit hours  (Soc/Beh Sci)

    GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography

    3 credit hours

    Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Examines world regions using the geographical perspective, identifying the main physical and cultural features, especially through the use of maps.

  • GS 2010 - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies majors or minors and Cultural Geography majors. Establishes a broad-based foundation for understanding varying perspectives and values in a culture other than one's own. Differing global and international views on cultural and environmental issues past, present, and future. The student's cultural background will be used for comparative purposes.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 6 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours
  • Endorsement 1 or 2 elective 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Sophomore

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • GS 3000 - Globalization  3 credit hours  

    GS 3000 - Globalization

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors. Explores concepts and history of globalization including forms and processes. Introduces historical antecedents and contemporary issues of globalization such as globalism verses globalization and Americanization, migration and cultural diffusion, civil discord, global and regional governance, technology, environment, media, gender and inequality, regionalism, and the cultural landscapes of globalization/globalism. Requires off-campus activities.

  • YOED 2500 - Planning and Assessment

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Completion of 45 semester hours and admission to Teacher Education. Offers preparation for planning instruction, assessing student learning, and understanding how classroom assessment and standardized testing should impact instruction. Introduces education policy, professionalism, and theory which informs students as they enter and practice the profession. Field experience required.

  • Natural Sciences 8 credit hours
  • Endorsement 1 or 2 electives 6 credit hours
  • GEOG regional elective 3 credit hours

 

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 32 Hours

Junior

  • PGEO 4380 - Cartography  4 credit hours  

    PGEO 4380 - Cartography

    4 credit hours

    General knowledge of the field including familiarity with the techniques and tools of professional cartography and graphics. Selected lectures, class discussions, and a series of map construction assignments. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

  • GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4361.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

  • GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad  1 to 12 credit hours  (3 credit hours)

    GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad

    1 to 12 credit hours

    Three credit hours are required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Prerequisite: GS 2010 or approval of program director. Credit given for study abroad and/or extended field experiences in another culture. Pass/Fail.

  • GEOG 3402 - Cultural Geography Field Course

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Permission of department. Required for all Cultural Geography majors. Supervised study in some geographical area/topic. Emphasis on cultural elements of the environment with special attention directed toward interpretation of cultural landscapes. For fees and specific credit, consult the instructor. Course has required off-campus activities.

  • YOED 3000 - Classroom Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: YOED 2500 with grade of B or better and admission to Teacher Education. Introduces a variety of classroom management strategies and techniques that will foster a positive learning environment in the classrooms. Provides an overview of behavior management models, theories, and research as a foundation for classroom practice. Facilitates, through the use of field experiences, the analysis of school-wide policies/procedures and insight on real life classroom management expectations of the first-year teacher.

  • YOED 3300 - Problem-Based Instructional Strategies

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: YOED 2500 with grade of B or better and admission to Teacher Education. Offers preparation for students to develop and present instructional strategies that frame curriculum content in problem-solving contexts. Field experience in a public school setting required.

  • GS upper-division elective 3 credit hours
  • GEOG regional elective 3 credit hours
  • Endorsement 1 or 2 electives 9 credit hours

Subtotal: 31 Hours

Senior

  • GEOG 4340 - Historical Geography

    3 credit hours

    (Same as HIST 4341.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. The changing human geography of the United States during four centuries of settlement and development. Emphasis on changing population patterns as well as patterns of urban and rural settlement.

  • GS 4990 - Senior Seminar  3 credit hours  

    GS 4990 - Senior Seminar

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Capstone course requiring projects reflecting integration and demonstration of knowledge and skills used by all successful global citizens. Projects determined by the student with advisement of the program director and may be completed on campus, abroad, or in the field.

  • YOED 4030 - Residency I: Grades 7-12

    9 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; successful completion of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300 with a grade of B or better; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.5; and senior standing. A school-based clinical experience in a problem-based learning format.

    NOTE: All students must obtain a grade of B or better in this course to move forward to Residency II.

  • YOED 4400 - Residency II  12 credit hours  

    YOED 4400 - Residency II

    12 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; successful completion (with grade of B or better) of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300, YOED 4020,YOED 4030, or YOED 4040; passing score(s) on the specialty area exam(s) of Praxis II; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.50; and senior standing. A full-day, full-semester supervised teaching experience in a public school classroom. Pass/Fail grading.

Subtotal: 27 Hours

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Global Studies

GS 2010 - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences
3 credit hours

Required of all Global Studies majors or minors and Cultural Geography majors. Establishes a broad-based foundation for understanding varying perspectives and values in a culture other than one's own. Differing global and international views on cultural and environmental issues past, present, and future. The student's cultural background will be used for comparative purposes.

GS 2500 - Understanding U.S. Culture and Education
3 credit hours

Serves as an introduction to U.S. culture and higher education in the U.S. for international students. Emphasis on various topics that beginning students who are new to the U.S. need to know in order to be successful in academic, research, or business programs in the U.S.

GS 3000 - Globalization
3 credit hours

Required of all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors. Explores concepts and history of globalization including forms and processes. Introduces historical antecedents and contemporary issues of globalization such as globalism verses globalization and Americanization, migration and cultural diffusion, civil discord, global and regional governance, technology, environment, media, gender and inequality, regionalism, and the cultural landscapes of globalization/globalism. Requires off-campus activities.

GS 3010 - Field Experience and Study Abroad
1 to 12 credit hours

Three credit hours are required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Prerequisite: GS 2010 or approval of program director. Credit given for study abroad and/or extended field experiences in another culture. Pass/Fail.

GS 3040 - Contemporary Migration: Global Trends, Local Implicatio
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Examines past and present trends in global migration; causes and effects of human movement; the impact migration has on host and home societies; emergence of transnational communities; evolving concepts of race, gender, and class in an era of accelerating globalization; and socioeconomic challenges caused by transnational immigration. Requires off-campus assignments.

GS 3050 - Globalization Through Film
3 credit hours

Utilizes films to examine issues of globalization such as human diversity, movement of people and goods, and conflict. Compares and contrasts film's history (specifically Western cinema) from creation, promotion, and perpetuating views of global cultures with those films produced in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East. Some off-campus film viewing possible.

GS 3200 - Special Problems and Topics in Global Studies
3 to 6 credit hours

Prerequisites: GS 2010 and permission of department. A detailed examination of a problem or topic pertinent to Global Studies. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics. No more than three (3) hours may apply toward the Global Studies major or minor.  

GS 3300 - Global Studies Internship
1 to 6 credit hours

Prerequisites: GS 2010, permission of department, and junior standing. Practical experience in a professional setting relating to Global Studies. Number of credit hours determined by hours interned and is subject to advisor's approval. Six (6) hours can be applied to the major and three (3) to the minor. Pass/Fail.  

GS 3400 - China Under Transformation
3 credit hours

Critical examination of the immense changes taking place in contemporary People's Republic of China. Topics covered include government, economy, political culture, family and children, sexuality, the Internet, films, avant-garde art, rock and roll, and sports with a special focus on how power and resistance to power exercised in various ways.

GS 3990 - China and the World
3 credit hours

Critical examination of the nature and scope of China's global impact. Topics include international trade, human rights, security and cultural clashes with a special focus on understanding the complexity of China at the international level.

GS 4000 - Global Issues in Human Trafficking
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Permission of department; junior standing. Human trafficking examined globally in regards to issues of recruiting, transporting/transferring, and harboring/receiving persons through force for the purpose of exploitation. Laws and preventative measures also examined. Students research trafficking issues in global contexts and engage in Experiential Learning activities by volunteering in service projects with registered and certified local non-profit organizations, whose missions are to combat human trafficking locally and globally.

GS 4010 - Global Warfare and Culture
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Permission of department; junior standing. Examines the philosophical and organizational influences upon the evolution of warfare and culture through societal, strategic, organizational, military, and human dynamics. Development of a warrior ethos among various cultures also considered. Case studies and off-campus activities required.

GS 4150 - Ecotourism, Geotourism, and Sustainable Development
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. In-depth examination of ecotourism (low-impact study and travel), geotourism (human engagement with abiotic resources), and sustainable development (interaction with and preservation of the natural environment). Examines the role humans play in interpretation and preservation of our natural and cultural surroundings from local, regional, and global perspectives. Requires field component(s).

GS 4990 - Senior Seminar
3 credit hours

Required of all Global Studies majors or minors. Capstone course requiring projects reflecting integration and demonstration of knowledge and skills used by all successful global citizens. Projects determined by the student with advisement of the program director and may be completed on campus, abroad, or in the field.

Cultural Geography

GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography
3 credit hours

Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Examines world regions using the geographical perspective, identifying the main physical and cultural features, especially through the use of maps.

GEOG 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
3 credit hours

(Same as SPAN 2105, PS 2105, SOC 2105, ART 2105, ANTH 2105.) A multidisciplinary, team-taught introduction to Latin America. Covers the cultures and societies of the region: pre-history, history, geography, politics, art, languages, and literatures. Required course for all Latin American Studies minors.

GEOG 3120 - Geography of Tennessee and the South
3 credit hours

(Same as HIST 3115.) Geography's influence upon Tennessee and the American South's development in local, regional, national, and global contexts. Examines the physical, cultural, political, and economic geographies and their role in shaping the state and the region.

GEOG 3402 - Cultural Geography Field Course
4 credit hours

Prerequisites: Permission of department. Required for all Cultural Geography majors. Supervised study in some geographical area/topic. Emphasis on cultural elements of the environment with special attention directed toward interpretation of cultural landscapes. For fees and specific credit, consult the instructor. Course has required off-campus activities.

GEOG 3410 - Cultures and Landscapes of the United States and Canada
3 credit hours

Study of cultural and physical features of the U.S. and Canada with focus on culture regions, settlements patterns, natural resources, and cultural landscapes.

GEOG 3420 - Latin America in the 21st Century: Challenges, New Oppo
3 credit hours

Comprehensive survey of the human and physical geographies of Latin America. Examines the ecological, historical, cultural, economic, and political processes that shape the region. Emphasis placed on socioeconomic development, migration, globalization, and linkages.

GEOG 3430 - Geographical Approach to Contemporary Europe
3 credit hours

Explores the past and present physical and cultural processes that influence Europe (including Russia) by examining ideas and concepts about economics, politics, culture identity, environment, and territory from a geographical perspective.

GEOG 3440 - Geography of Asia and Pacific Rim
3 credit hours

Inclusive geographic survey of sub-regions of Asia such as Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Asia along with areas comprising the Pacific Rim. Focus on linkages and diversity within this geographic region specifically those dealing with culture, religion, politics, economies, resources, transnationalism, migrations, and globalization. Emphasis on Japan, China, India, and Pacific Rim.

GEOG 3470 - Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
3 credit hours

Cultural and physical geography of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Emphasis on geography of humans specifically their demographics, settlement patterns, urbanization, internal and external migrations, ethnicity and ethnic tensions, humans and natural resources, and globalization.

GEOG 3720 - Cultural Ecology
3 credit hours

(Same as ANTH 3720; HIST 3720.) Prerequisites: 3 hours anthropology or geography. Comparison of ecological systems utilized by tribal, peasant, and industrialized peoples of the world. Special attention paid to the theoretical approaches examining the interface of the environment and culture, the evolution of modes of subsistence, and contemporary development and indigenous people.

GEOG 4270 - Special Problems and Topics in Cultural Geography
3 or 6 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Detailed examination of problem or topic pertinent to cultural geography. Topics vary and may be taken as an independent study or in a traditional classroom setting. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.

GEOG 4300 - Military and Conflict Geography
3 credit hours

A consideration of geographical and geopolitical influences upon military operations and strategic decision-making as well as the cultural and economic implications of a military presence.

GEOG 4325 - Global Geo-Political Economics
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: GS 2010, GEOG 2000, ECON 2410, or PS 1010. Overview of global economic and political systems from a geographic perspective. Emergence and growth of a global economy and changing geo-political boundaries examined historically to present day using spatial and temporal analyses used by geographers. Examines role of transnationalism in global economies, the changing concept of nation-states, and evolution of sections of the global economy. Global case studies such as NAFTA, OPEC, and EU examined along with regional and local examples. Requires field work.

GEOG 4340 - Historical Geography
3 credit hours

(Same as HIST 4341.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. The changing human geography of the United States during four centuries of settlement and development. Emphasis on changing population patterns as well as patterns of urban and rural settlement.

GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography
3 credit hours

(Same as HIST 4361.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

GEOG 4370 - Urban Geographies: Key Trends, Problems, and Solutions
3 credit hours

Explores different geographies of cities through contemporary socioeconomic processes that shape urban development. Cityscapes of North America and abroad surveyed to determine how cultural, economics, globalization, infrastructure, race, geography, and policy influence urban growth. Global networks and associations emphasized.

GEOG 4460 - The Cultural Landscape
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Through behavior, cognition, and perception people assign meaning to the environment and transform spaces into places and create a sense of place. These dynamic processes result in cultural landscapes. Explores the types, methods, and meanings used by geographers to "read" those landscapes constructed by humans.

GEOG 4470 - Rural Settlement and Agricultural Landscapes
3 credit hours

(Same as HIST 4471.) Prerequisites: GEOG 2000; junior standing. A geographical analysis of forms, structures, and distribution of rural settlements in distinctive parts of the earth based upon their origin, function, and development. Special emphasis in analyzing rural settlements of middle Tennessee.

GEOG 4480 - Recreational and Tourism Geography
3 credit hours

A geographical analysis of natural and cultural factors influencing use of space for recreation and tourism. Concepts and themes such as globalization's influence on recreation and tourism, long-term sustainability of recreational space/place, cultural landscapes of tourism, and public geography/history and the role of interpretation of places examined.

GEOG 4500 - Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
3 credit hours

Situated at the intersection of Europe, Africa and Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa together form a complex and dynamic region linked by similarities such as environment, culture, and religion. Explores the geography of the region emphasizing current issues such as population and migration, religion, conflict, natural resources, geo-political alliances and globalization.

GEOG 4540 - Geography of Indigenous Peoples
3 credit hours

(Same as HIST 4540.) Prerequisite: junior standing. Historical and current examination of indigenous peoples from a geographic perspective including their locations(s), history, diffusion and migration, human/land relationships, cultural traits, and cultural landscapes.

GEOG 4550 - Global Issues
3 credit hours

An examination of current global issues in the context of their geographic environment. Emphasis on geographic factors impacting those issues. Topics examined vary from year to year.

GEOG 4572 - Internship in Cultural Geography
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Permission of department; junior standing. Practical work experience for students in a professional setting that relates to foundations and themes of cultural geography.

GEOG 4772 - Field Course in Historical Geography/Archaeology
3 to 6 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department; junior standing. Key elements of historical geography explored using archaeologically generated data. Themes such as migration, economic interaction spheres and linkages, public history/geography, and historical landscape change examined through archival and field work. Requires off-campus activities.

GEOG 4990 - Senior Seminar in Cultural Geography
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Permission of department; senior standing. Required capstone course for all Cultural Geography majors. Implements acquired knowledge from previous cultural geography courses to develop a research project. Offers preparation for graduate study and/or job opportunities in geography.

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