Global Studies Program

In order to complete your degree on time....

We recommend you follow, as much as possible, the recommended schedule laid out below. Please note this is a recommended timeline only. Every student designs their major in their own way, and your schedule may be quite different (particularly if you declare your major later in your college career). However, we hope these general guidelines will be helpful.

RECOMMENDED TIMELINE FOR DEGREE COMPLETION:

FRESHMAN YEAR

» ANTH/HIST/POLI 210
» One core course (either ANTH 102, ECON 111, or HIST 215)
» Foreign language (either 101/102 or 201/202 depending on proficiency).

SOPHOMORE YEAR

» Another core course (either ANTH 102, ECON 111 or HIST 215)
» One course addressing your Issue Concentration
» Foreign language (either 201/202 or 301/302 depending on proficiency)
» If you do not plan on a semester abroad, plan to take a J-Term Away course that addresses your Issue Concentration.

JUNIOR YEAR

» One PLU course addressing your Issue Concentration
» Semester Away (ensure that 8 credit hours of coursework are relevant for your Issue Concentration)
» If not taking a semester abroad, plan on a J-term Away course that addresses your Issue Concentration.

SENIOR YEAR

» Conclude any remaining credits, if necessary
» Spring Semester: Global Studies Capstone (GLST 499)
             (Please note GLST 499 is always offered in the spring semester, and plan accordingly. We do not recommend taking more than one capstone at a time. If possible, plan to take your capstones during different years or semesters.)

 

Keep in mind that students transferring to PLU as Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors, or those choosing the Global Studies major as more advanced students will need to take these requirements in a shorter amount of time.