The Global Studies major is designed for students with a particular interest in culture and in learning about the diversity of human behavior. The major also offers a Departmental Honors Track (see below). In addition to the CORE Requirements and General Education Requirements, students will take additional upper division coursework in anthropology as well as an upper division course in international politics. The major prepares students for working and living in different cultural settings, as well as for graduate school.

Major Requirements1

Select four of the following2

  • ANTH 132 Modern Middle East
  • ANTH 134 Anthropology of Africa
  • ANTH 153 Language and Culture
  • ANTH 170 Culture and Economy
  • ANTH 172 Culture and Power
  • ANTH 188 Anthropology Theory

Select one of the following2

  • INTL 174 Global Environmental Policy
  • POLS 141 Western European Comparative Politics
  • POLS 151 Principles of Comparative Politics
  • POLS 152 Politics of Asia
  • POLS 160 Theories of International Politics
  • POLS 164 International Political Economy
  • POLS 166 International Conflict and Conflict Management
  • POLS 168 Comparative Foreign Policy
  • POLS 170 US Foreign Policy

Select one of the following

  • INTL 107 Global Economic Issues
  • ECON 125 Economic Development

1 Capstone research project must be conducted independently and completed on an approved international topic, and receive a minimum grade of B+ to earn departmental honors.
2Four of the five required courses must be taken at Pacific.

Departmental Honors

Students must earn a B+ or higher grade in Independent Research or Capstone Seminar (INTL 197 or POLS 189)*, and have a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.5 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree in global studies with departmental honors.

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University of the Pacific
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Stockton, CA 95211