Global and Intercultural Studies Co-Major

For information, contact the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, 120 MacMillan Hall, 513-529-2018.

The GIC Co-Major enhances a primary degree by exploring questions related to global systems of power in our interconnected world. The Co-Major examines questions related to belonging, identity and culture, as well as economic and political trends.  Students learn to address contemporary issues, such as immigration, poverty, inequality, and sustainable development, using interdisciplinary perspectives and diverse frames of reference. Students, will, with an advisor, design a concentration in an area of interest to them, such as Global Economies; Critical Race and Ethnicities; Human Rights and Social Movements; Migrations: Transnationalism and Diaspora; Critical Gender and Sexualities; Visual and Popular Culture; and Environment, Science and Health. GIC Co-Majors may have a primary major in any department and division. A minimum of 18 credit hours must be unique to the Co-Major, thus, outside of students' primary major coursework.

Program Requirements

Core Courses
Select the following:
GIC 101Global and Intercultural Studies3
GIC 301Approaches to Global and Intercultural Studies: Globalization and Belonging3
Select two of the following:6-7
Intro to Asian/ Asian Amer
Asia and Globalization
Introduction to American Cultures
America: Global and Intercultural Perspectives
Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Introduction to Africa
Introduction to International Studies
Introduction to Latin America
Latin America in the United States
Introduction to Women's Studies
Introduction to GLBT Studies
Experiential Component3
Approved by advisor from the following, or see advisor for alternatives:
Independent Studies
American Identities
Spanish for Community Work
Engaged Learning Practicum
Select one:
Senior Capstone in American Studies
Feminism and the Diaspora: U.S. Women of Color
Interpersonal Violence
Social/Political Activism
Senior Capstone in International Studies
Current Latin American Issues
The Role of Women in a Transforming Society
Concentration Hours 115
Approved by advisor, in one area of concentration, from existing courses.
Concentration hours may be approved from Programs in the GIC Department or from relevant departments.
Total Credit Hours33-35

 Minimum of 15 at the 300-level or above, at least 9 of which must be from Programs in the GIC Department.