Aug 12, 2022
Douglas Heffington, Director
The objectives of the interdisciplinary major in Global Studies are to prepare students to make effective decisions as global citizens; induce and nurture global and international perspectives in students as they pursue various academic majors and career goals; and increase academic opportunities for undergraduate students to study, learn, and explore cultural and physical environments other than their own.
Global Studies courses are selected from over 100 courses in five colleges at MTSU. The primary goal of the Global Studies major is to broaden the world perspective of students and prepare them for the global marketplace.
Required General Education Courses (41 hours)
Students select courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences as outlined under General Education .
Required Courses (9 hours)
Concentration (24 hours)
With the advisement of the Global Studies advisor/director, students select courses that best reflect their academic, professional, and personal interests. Students select courses to total at least 24 hours of credit. No more than four (4) courses may be selected from a single discipline.
Electives (16–19 hours)
Electives will reflect the student’s academic and career interests and will be chosen with the advisement of the Global Studies advisor/director.
Foreign Language (12 hours)
Global Studies majors will successfully complete 12 hours of a foreign language that best suits their academic and career needs.
Minor (15-18 hours)
Global Studies majors will select minors that reflect their academic or professional goals and interests with the advisement of the Global Studies advisor/director.
Courses in Global Studies
Courses containing a global, international, and/or cross-cultural focus can be found within the departments/programs listed below. The student will select eight courses for the major or three courses for the minor from these with the approval of the Global Studies director.
College of Basic and Applied Sciences
Agribusiness and Agriscience
Physics and Astronomy
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Criminal Justice Administration
Health and Human Performance
Jennings A. Jones College of Business
Business Communication and Entrepreneurship
Economics and Finance
Management and Marketing
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Sociology and Anthropology
Speech and Theatre
College of Mass Communication
Electronic Media Communication