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Global Studies

For students attending: College of DuPage
Who plan to major in: Global Studies


I. Core Curriculum Electives

  • A. Basic Writing Proficiency – A grade of “C” or better in ENGLI 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: English (any course from 1130-1165), History, Humanities, Philosophy (not PHIL 1120 or 1125), Religious Studies, or ART 1100, MUSIC 1100 or THEATER 1100.
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics ( any course from 2200-2220 except ECONO 2202), Geography (not 1108), Political Science (not POLS 2203 or 2220), Psychology (not 1180 or 2280), Sociology (not 1205 or 2205), or Social Sciences 1100 or 1110.  
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course.
  • E. Math - Choose either MATH 1218, 1220 or 1533.
  • F. Science - Choose 10 hours from the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science (not 1116 or 1117) or Physics. Two courses must be in the same field, and at least one course must be in a different field
  • G. Free Electives - Choose eleven courses with an IAI designation.
  • H. The successful completion of intermediate (second-year) foreign language coursework may be applied to the language proficiency/international experience requirement for the Global Studies major. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs for additional information on how to satisfy this requirement.

II. Required courses for the Global Studies degree:

MATH 1635 or PSYCH 2280 Statistics or Statistics of Social and Behavioral Sciences BUS 221 or PSYC 203 (Math Elective)
CIS 1400 Programming Language and Technology CS 110 
ECON 2202 Principles of Economics II (see note 1) ECON 151
POLS 2220 World Politics PS 230
POLS 2203 Comparative Politics PS 232

Note 1) ECON 151 will substitute for ECON 211 in IIT's Global Studies major.

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding the course equivalencies.

Updated October 2018