Global Studies Track | BAS & BLS
The University of Iowa

This track enables students to understand global issues and perspectives.

EFFECTIVE FALL 2017: The track has an optional world languages component which provides up to 6 s.h. of credit for courses equivalent to a University of Iowa World Languages General Education course. The track requires 12 s.h. of foundation course work, and 18 s.h. of upper-level course work (courses numbered 3000 or above). Students admitted on or after Fall 2017 will be automatically enrolled in this option. Students admitted prior to Fall 2017 who want to switch to this option should contact their advisor for assistance.

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PRIOR TO FALL 2017: The track requires the world language component, 6 s.h. of foundation course work, and 18 s.h. of upper-level course work (courses numbered 3000 or above). Required course work for the world language component depends on the individual student's preparation; one year of a world language in high school is equivalent to one semester of a world language in college. For reference: Global Studies track requirements prior to Fall 2017

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Foundation course work—Must complete 12 s.h.

  • ANTH:2100 Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems (3 s.h.)
  • ANTH:2220 Archaeology of Mesoamerica (3 s.h.)
  • ANTH:2261 Human Impacts on the Environment (3 s.h.)
  • ARTH:1040 Arts of Africa (3 s.h.)
  • CLSA:1117 Intrigue/Command in Rome: Caesar to Nero (3 s.h.) ** Effective Fall 2017 **
  • CLSA:1840 Roman Civilization (3 s.h.) ** Effective Fall 2017 **
  • CRIM:2430 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 s.h.)
  • ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 s.h.)
  • HIST:1403 Western Civilization III (3 s.h.)
  • HRTS:2115/IS:2115 Introduction to Human Rights (3 s.h.)
  • POLI:1400 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 s.h.)
  • POLI:1500 Introduction to International Relations (3 s.h.)
  • POLI:1501 Introduction to American Foreign Policy (3 s.h.)
  • RELS:1130 Introduction to Islamic Civilization (3 s.h.)
  • RELS:2852/GWSS:2052 Women in Islam and the Middle East (3 s.h.)
  • STAT:1020/PSQF:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference (3.s.h.)
  • OR STAT:1030 Statistics for Business (4 s.h.)
  • World Languages General Education Courses (up to 6 s.h.)

Upper-level course work—Must complete 18 s.h.

  • ANTH:3275/CLSA:3596 The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (3 s.h.)
  • ANTH:3278 Archaeology of Ancient Cities (3 s.h.)
  • ANTH:4205 Rise of Ancient Civilization (3 s.h.) ** Will be removed Fall 2017 **
  • ENTR:4460 Entrepreneurship and Global Trade (3 s.h.)
  • GEOG:3420 Sustainable Development and Green Building Concepts (3 s.h.)
  • GHS:3050/ASP:3135/SSW:3135 Global Aging (3 s.h.)
  • GHS:3850 Promoting Health Globally (3 s.h.)
  • OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health (3 s.h.)
  • POLI:3104 Immigration Politics (3 s.h.)
  • POLI:3503 Politics of Terrorism (3 s.h.)
  • POLI:3512 International Conflict (3 s.h.)
  • POLI:3520 National Security Policy (3 s.h.) ** Effective Fall 2017 **
  • POLI:3550 Problems of International Politics (3 s.h.)
  • RCE:4194 Interpersonal Effectiveness (3 s.h.)
  • RCE:4197 Citizenship in a Multicultural Society (3 s.h.)
  • RELS:3105 The World of the Old Testament (3 s.h.)
  • SOC:4225 The Social Psychology of Leadership (3 s.h.)
  • SSW:3785/ASP:3785 Social Policy and the Elderly (3 s.h.) ** Will be removed Fall 2017 **
  • SSW:4843 Social Welfare Policy and Practice (3 s.h.) ** Will be removed Fall 2017 **
  • STAT:4143/PSQF:4143 Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 s.h.)
  • TR:3174 Cultural Perspectives in Health Care (3 s.h.)