Global and Multicultural Studies Option

In addition to selecting 27 credits from an approved list of global/multicultural courses spanning a wide range of disciplines, students in this option select a specific area studies focus (e.g. Latin America, Asia, Europe, Native American, or Women's Studies) in which they take 12 additional credits to provide deeper understanding of that region or field of study. In addition, students are required to achieve competence, at an intermediate level, in a foreign language appropriate to their field of area studies. Students in this option are encouraged to study abroad in a region appropriate to their field of area studies. Credits earned abroad may, with the approval of the Program Director, be substituted for global/multicultural or area studies courses as appropriate.

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpring
LS 101US - Ways of Knowing3  
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3  
Modern Language4  
University Core3  
Electives2  
Modern Language  4
University Core  6
Electives  5
Year Total: 15 15
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpring
Modern Language3  
Integrative Studies6  
University Core3  
Electives3  
Integrative Studies  6
University Core  6
Electives  3
Year Total: 15 15
Junior YearCredits
FallSpring
LS 301 - Integrative Seminar1  
Global & Multicultural Electives (see below)6  
Area Studies Electives (see below)6  
Electives2  
Global & Multicultural Electives (see below)  9
Area Studies Electives  3
Electives  3
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
FallSpring
LS 301 - Integrative Seminar1  
Global & Multicultural Electives (see below)6  
Area Studies Electives (see below)3  
Electives5  
LS 401 - Senior Project  4
Global & Multicultural Electives (see below)  6
Elective  5
Year Total: 15 15
Total Program Credits: 120

Per MSU requirements for the degree, a minimum of 42 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. In addition to LS 401, at least 15 credits must be in courses that apply to the Liberal Studies degree and are numbered 300 and above.

Global and multicultural electives to be chosen from:

AGSC 465RHealth, Agriculture, Poverty4
ANTY 101DAnthropology and the Human Experience3
ANTY 225ISCulture, Language, and Society3
ARCH 221World Architecture: Modern to Contemporary3
ARCH 322IAWorld Architecture I3
ARCH 323IAWorld Architecture II3
ARTH 462Islamic Art And Architecture3
BGEN 242DIntro to Int'l Business3
BGEN 245DCultural Dimensions of International Business3
BMGT 464International Management3
BMKT 441International Marketing3
ECNS 314International Economics3
ECNS 317Economic Development3
EDU 211DMulticultural Education3
GPHY 121DHuman Geography3
GPHY 141DGeography of World Regions3
GPHY 325Cultural Geography3
HSTA 416Race and Class in America3
HSTR 135DThe Modern Middle East4
HSTR 160DModern World History4
HSTR 366Middle East/20th Century3
HSTR 468The Making of Modern Turkey3
HSTR 484World Environmental History3
LIT 214DRegional Lit3
LIT 285DMythologies3
LIT 308Multicultural Lit3
LIT 440Studies in World Lit3
ML 100IHIntro to World Cultures3
MUSI 307IAWorld Music3
PHL 110IHIntro Ethics:Good and Evil3
PHL 255DPhilosophy and Culture3
PHL 308Language and the World3
PHL 354Philosophy of Race3
PSCI 230DIntroduction to International Relations3
PSCI 331International Relations Theory3
PSCI 434International Law3
PSCI 436Politics of Food & Hunger3
PSCI 437International Political Econ3
PSCI 439International Human Rights3
RLST 100DIntro to the Study of Religion3
RLST 110DReligion, Conflict & Politics4
RLST 402Natural/Unnatural/Supernatural3
RLST 410What is Religion?3
SOCI 344Sociology of Race & Ethnicity3
SOCI 358Crime and Inequality3
SOCI 370Sociology of Globalization3
SOCI 373Sociology of Indigenous People3
SOCI 434Sociology of Human Sexuality3
SOCI 436Law and Inequality3

With consent of the program director, courses from the Area Studies categories below, excluding Europe, may be applied as Global and Multicultural Electives.

Area studies electives to be selected from courses on one of the following areas

Asia

ANTY 242DContemporary Japan3
ANTY 337Sex, Gender, Sexuality Japan3
ANTY 338Contemporary Pacific Societies3
ANTY 343Popular Culture - Japan3
ANTY 441Social Movements in Japan3
ARTH 360History of Asian Art and Architecture3
CHIN 130DHistorical and Literary Journey into Modern China3
CHIN 320IHHistory of Chinese Cinema3
GPHY 446East Asia in the Global System3
HSTR 140DModern Asia4
HSTR 145DReinventing Japan4
HSTR 340Age of the Shoguns3
HSTR 342Japan's Long 19th Century3
HSTR 345Modern China3
HSTR 346Modern India3
HSTR 443Gender in Asia3
HSTR 444Gender in Japan3
HSTR 445Environ, Health & Sci in Japan3
HSTR 446Science and Medicine in China3
JPNS 150DJapanese Culture & Civ3
JPNS 320Classical Japanese Literature3
JPNS 321Modern Japanese Literature3
JPNS 361IHJapanese Text and Cinema3
PHL 270Philosophies of Asia3
RLST 202DHindu Traditions3
RLST 203DBuddhist Traditions3

Europe

ARTH 200IAArt of World Civilization I4
ARTH 201IAArt of World Civilization II4
FRCH 306IHFrench: From Reflection to Rev3
GRMN 303IHIssues of German Cinema3
GRMN 360IHGerman Myths3
HSTR 101IHWestern Civilization I4
HSTR 102IHWestern Civilization II4
HSTR 32219th Century Europe3
HSTR 32420th Century Europe3
HSTR 350Modern Britain3
HSTR 353Modern France3
HSTR 359Russia to 19173
HSTR 362Modern Germany3
HSTR 372The World at War3
HSTR 423European Intellectual History3
LIT 323Old/Middle English Lit3
LIT 32416th/17th Century British Lit3
LIT 325Restoration/18th Century British Lit3
LIT 32619th Century British Lit3
LIT 473RHStudies in Shakespeare3
MUSI 211IAMasterworks in Music3
PHL 361RHHist of Philo:Ancient/Medieval3
PHL 362History of Philosophy: Modern3
PHL 383Reason and Revolution3
PSCI 356Classical Political Thought3

Latin America

HSTR 130DLatin American History4
HSTR 232DReligion in Latin America3
HSTR 330History of Mexico3
HSTR 430Latin Amer Soc History3
HSTR 431Race in Latin America3
HSTR 432Colonial Latin America3
HSTR 434Gender in Latin America3
SOCI 368Latino Immigration3
SPNS 330Modern Cultures Latin America3
SPNS 332Contemp Latin Amer Literature3
SPNS 335IHTravel in Latin Am Lit & Film3
SPNS 362Hispanic Poetry3
SPNS 416Latin America: Culture and Revolution3
SPNS 430Latin Amer Perspectives3

Native American Studies

ANTY 332Native North America3
NASX 205DNative Americans Contemp Soc3
NASX 105DIntro Native Amer Studies3
NASX 232DMT Indian Cult, Hist, Cur Issu3
NASX 239Native North American History through Art and Material Culture3
NASX 280ISNA Studies Rsrch Theors/Mthds3
NASX 304Native American Belief & Phil3
NASX 310Native Cultures of N America3
NASX 340Native American Literature3
NASX 360Native Americans and Cinema3
NASX 405Gndr Iss In Native Amer Stdies3
NASX 415Native Food Systems3
NASX 430American Indian Education3
NASX 440Montana Indian Literature3
NASX 450History of American Indians3
NASX 476Amer Indian Policy and Law3

Women's Studies

ANTY 337Sex, Gender, Sexuality Japan3
HTH 220Human Sexuality3
HSTA 407Gender in US & Canadian West3
HSTA 408Gender in America3
HSTR 415Gender and Technology3
HSTR 434Gender in Latin America3
HSTR 443Gender in Asia3
HSTR 444Gender in Japan3
LIT 335Women and Lit3
NASX 405Gndr Iss In Native Amer Stdies3
PHL 351Philosophy and Feminism3
PSYX 235DContemp Issues in Human Sexual3
PSYX 335Psychology of Gender3
RLST 321Religion and Gender3
SOCI 326Sociology of Gender3
SOCI 434Sociology of Human Sexuality3
WGSS 201IHIntro to Feminist Theories3
WGSS 301RHIntegrative Seminar in Women's Studies3

Up to 12 credits required in a minor or in a second degree program may be applied toward the Global & Multicultural and Area Studies electives.