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Global Studies Concentration

Semester Requirements

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444, libarts@rit.edu

The global studies concentration offers courses in economics, history, and political science. While some courses focus on the comparative economic and political systems of the world, others emphasize the development of modern states through studying their social, intellectual, and institutional systems. Finally, other courses examine relations among the states of the world. The purpose of this concentration is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a global perspective to examine the economic, political, historical, and diplomatic aspects of the contemporary world. The concentration further introduces students to the tools to analyze the component parts of the global system, namely the individual countries of which it is comprised. Note: Evening students may not declare this concentration.

Electives—Choose three of the following:
0507-441 Modern U.S. Foreign Relations
0507-446 Europe since 1945 and the European Union
0507-496 African History
0511-448 Economics of Lesser-Developed Countries*
0513-453 American Foreign Policy†
0513-461 Comparative Politics

* Prerequisite: Principles of Microeconomics (0511-211)

† Prerequisite: American Politics (0513-211) or Introduction to International Relations (0513-214)