Global Studies (GS)

GS 201      OUR GLOBAL WORLD      Credits: 3

Introductory class to the Global Studies program that serves as a backdrop to many of the global challenges and opportunities present in the 21st century.

GS 301      GLOBAL POLITICS, IDENTITY, AND COMMERCE      Credits: 3

Introduction to two primary themes within a globalized world: global political affairs and cultural identity, and global commerce, economics, and resource sustainability.
Prerequisites: GS 201 with a C or higher.

GS 302      GLOBAL HUMAN ISSUES      Credits: 3

Introduction to two primary themes within a globalized world: human rights and social justice, and global public health and education.
Prerequisites: GS 201 with a C or higher.

GS 303      GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS      Credits: 3

Introduction to contemporary global challenges and solutions that are currently in the news.
Prerequisites: GS 201 with a C or higher.

GS 304      INTERCULTURAL ENGAGEMENT: WORKING, LIVING, AND STUDYING INTERNATIONALLY      Credits: 3

Introduction to the opportunities and challenges of living and studying internationally with an emphasis on intercultural communication and building intercultural competence.
Prerequisites: GS 201 with a C or higher; Course must be taken prior to any study abroad experience connected to the Global Studies program.

GS 460      RELIGION IN THE MODERN WORLD      Credits: 3

The course will orient students to the pervasive nature of religion in all aspects of the modern world with special attention to how social interaction with religious people occurs in contemporary society and influences politics and conflict.
Prerequisites: REL 371 with a D or higher.

GS 482      INTERNSHIP PREPARATION      Credit: 1

Prepares students to undertake an internship related to the student’s major so that they may better evaluate and comprehend the specific career choice they are considering and to gain valuable experiences that ensure they are career-ready.

GS 483      INTERNSHIP I      Credits: 2

Provides students with real-world experiences in fields related to their chosen or contemplated professions and provides valuable experiences that ensure that students are career-ready.
Prerequisites: GS 482 with a C or higher.

GS 484      INTERNSHIP II      Credits: 2

Provides students with real-world experiences in fields related to their chosen or contemplated professions and provides valuable experiences that ensure that students are career-ready.
Prerequisites: GS 482 with a C or higher.

GS 487      INTENSIVE INTERNSHIP      Credits: 5

Provides a single-semester, intensive internship for students who are highly motivated to complete their internship and graduate under an accelerated timeline. As with all internship experiences, it provides students hands-on experience in their academic field and offers a direct opportunity to understand and evaluate the specific career choices they are considering and to gain valuable expereiences that ensure they are career-ready.
Prerequisites: Permission of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and completion of Approval Form.

GS 492      SENIOR THESIS PREPARATION      Credit: 1

This course is required for students planning to complete a senior thesis. The product of this course will be a thesis proposal.
Prerequisites: Upper division standing as a Global Studies major; approval of department chair.

GS 493      GLOBAL STUDIES THESIS I: LITERATURE REVIEW AND PROJECT DESIGN      Credits: 2

The first of two courses required to complete the thesis option of the Senior Project for graduation as a Global Studies major. Students are guided through initial components of the thesis process including literature review, project design, obtaining approval from Concordia's Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the first steps of implementation.
Prerequisites: GS 492 with a B or higher; upper division standing; agreement of a faculty member to serve as Faculty Supervisor for thesis project.

GS 494      GLOBAL STUDIES THESIS II: RESEARCH, WRITING, AND DEFENSE      Credits: 2

The second of two courses required to complete the thesis option of the Senior Project for graduation as a Global Studies major. Students are guided through the final components of the thesis project, including research, data gathering and analysis, and writing and defense of the thesis. The defense will be a public event open to faculty, staff, students, and community members.
Prerequisites: GS 493 with a C or higher.

GS 497      INTENSIVE THESIS      Credits: 5

Provides a single-semester, intensive thesis for students who are highly motivated to complete their thesis and graduate under an accelerated timeline. Students are guided through selecting and planning a research topic or theme, data gathering and analysis, and writing and defense of the thesis. The defense of the thesis will be a public event open to faculty, staff, students, and community members.
Prerequisites: Permission of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and completion of Approval Form.