Why study global and international studies?
Because global and international studies will give you the tools to understand the rapid and profound changes that are occurring around the world.
Requirements for the Minor
Students selecting this minor must complete the following:
GIST Minor Core Requirements
Global & International Studies Core Knowledge and Skills. Satisfied by completion of GIST 220, and one course from the following list:
|GIST 220||Introduction to Global and International Studies||3|
|and one of the following:|
|GIST 210||Culture and Health||3|
|or GIST 211||Culture and Health, Honors|
|GIST 215||A Global History of Money: Aristotle to Bitcoin||3|
|GEOG 100||World Regional Geography||3|
|or GEOG 101||World Regional Geography, Honors|
|ABSC 150||Community Leadership||3|
|ANTH 108||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3-4|
|or ANTH 109||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Honors|
|or ANTH 308||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
|The Varieties of Human Experience|
or ANTH 360
|The Varieties of Human Experience|
|ECON 104||Introductory Economics||4|
|or ECON 105||Introductory Economics, Honors|
|ECON 144||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|or ECON 145||Principles of Macroeconomics, Honors|
|GEOG 102||People, Place, and Society||3|
|or GEOG 103||Principles of Human Geography, Honors|
|POLS 150||Introduction to Comparative Politics||3|
|or POLS 151||Introduction to Comparative Politics Honors|
|POLS 170||Introduction to International Politics||3|
|or POLS 171||Introduction to International Politics Honors|
|REL 106||Asian Religions||3|
|or REL 107||Jews, Christians, Muslims|
|SOC 130||Comparative Societies||3|
|or SOC 131||Comparative Societies, Honors|
GIST Regional Expertise. Global & International Studies Regional Expertise Requirement (6 hours/2 courses). Students must take 2 courses on one of the following regions of the world: Africa; the Middle East; Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Western Europe; and Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Of these 6 hours, a minimum of 3 must be at the 300 level or above and at least 3 of these must be taken from a regional overview course listed with the respective regions below. Additional courses may be appropriate to fulfill the Regional Expertise and the Substantive Specialization requirement if approved by the Center for Global and International Studies.
- Africa (6 Required). Satisfied by completing either AAAS 542, AAAS 305 or AAAS 300 and 1 additional approved course about Africa.
- The Middle East (6 Required). Satisfied by completing either HIST 328 or POLS 661 and 1 additional approved course about the Middle East.
- Asia (6 Required). Satisfied by completing either EALC 331, EALC 380 or EALC 656 and 1 additional approved course about Asia.
- Latin America & the Caribbean (6 Required). Satisfied by completing LAA 300 and 1 additional approved course about Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Western Europe (6 Required). Satisfied by completing either EURS 302, EURS 503, or EURS 604 and 1 additional approved course about Western Europe.
- Russia, Eastern Europe, & Central Asia (6 Required). Satisfied by completing either REES 492, REES 220, or REES 110 and 1 additional approved course about Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
GIST Substantive Specialization
Global & International Studies Substantive Specialization Requirement (6 hours/2 courses). Students must take 2 courses in one of the specialization fields. The content of these courses must be global, trans-regional or relating to countries and regions outside of the student’s regional specialization.
- Comparative Political & Social Systems. Satisfied by 2 approved courses in comparative political and social systems.
- International Buisness and the Global Economy. Satisfied by 2 approved courses about the global economy.
- Literature, Popular Culture, and the Arts in the Global Context. Satisfied by 2 approved courses about literature,m popular culture, and/or the arts in the global context.
- Culture, Ethnicity, and Belief. Satisfied by 2 approved courses about culture, ethnicity, and belief systems.
- Gender & Sexuality in the Global Context. Satisfied by 2 approved courses about gender and sexuality in the global context.
- The Global Environment. Satisfied by 2 approved courses about the global environment.
Global & International Studies Minor Foreign Language
Global & International Studies Foreign Language Course. Satisfied by completing one additional foreign language course (3 hours) beyond the 4th semester proficiency language requirement (300 level or above); or any available additional language course (3-5 hours).
Minor Hours & Minor GPA
While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.
Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.
Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.
Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.