Want to explore the world while still making it to class?
Thinking about a career in international development, international humanitarian work or foreign service?
Or just interested in learning more about the world?
The Global Politics major has been developed within the Mount’s social justice framework, with a solid basis in both global context and academic theory. This major emphasizes global service learning, and challenges students to take their academic work and apply it to the world around you. Our graduates are prepared for international jobs in areas such as development, humanitarian work, and foreign service. The unique design of this course requires an global learning experience that can be study abroad, internship abroad, volunteer abroad, or local internship focused on global issues. Our students work in communities to help provide access to clean water, help build after school programs for local children or provide access to public health services all while working towards an undergraduate degree. As graduates our student’s are ready for work on the ground!
Helen G. Boutrous, JD, PhD
Department of History and Political Science
Dr. Lia Roberts
Advisor for the Global Politics Major
Department of History and Political Science
Political Science 2 World Politics (3units)
Language:Global Politics majors are required to take one semester of language above the Mount general studies requirement.(3units)
Section A : Theory : (9 units)
GLP/POL 131 International Relations Theory (3 units)GLP/ POL 128 Globalization and Interdependence (3 units)GLP/ POL 151 Humanitarian Intervention (3 units)GLP 193: Current Topics in Globalization (3 units)GLP 194: International Organization/Diplomacy (3 units)GLP/ POL 148 Refugees and International Migration (3 units)
Section B: Special Topics and Regional Studies** (15 units)
POL 143 Terrorism and Political ViolencePOL 154 U.S./Mexican RelationsPOL U.S./Latin American RelationsPOL 125 U.S. Foreign PolicyPOL 147 Women and DevelopmentPOL 132 Political and Economic Development
POL 137 Ethnic Conflict and Civil War
POL 138 International Law
POL 122 Middle East Politics
POL 123 African PoliticsPOL 124 Latin American PoliticsPOL 126 Politics of the former Soviet UnionPOL 136 Revolutions in World HistoryPOL 144 Politics of Europe and European Union
POL 145 Politics of South East AsiaPOL 152 A Politics of ChinaPOL 152 B Politics of JapanPOL 138 - International LawHIS 112 Economic History of Europe HIS 25 - Cultural and Historical Geography ECO 2 MacroeconomicsCUL 107 - Theory and Practice of CultureRST 161 - World ReligionsPHI 180 - Chinese Philosophy
**Students who do study abroad can apply 3-9 units taken at host institution towards Section B; must be pre-approved by Global Politics Advisor.
Section C: Methods and Experiential Learning: ( 9 units)
GLP/ POL 101 Research Methods (3 Units)GLP 199a: Global Politics: Learning in Global Context (3 units): Students are required to complete study abroad/experiential learning trip/internship and complete a research paper analyzing their experience within the framework of the their academic coursework
Learning in a Global Context:
GLP 199b: Senior project: Independent research project (3 units)Senior project course designed with the goal of creating interest in research related fields, deepening critical thinking skills, demonstrating an mastery of the theoretical approaches in the field, and connecting theory and policy. This is a capstone seminar.
A Global Women's Studies Concentration is available to students interested in focusing their studies on women and politics from a global perspective.
GWS students must complete: Total 39 units
**Work in Global Research Methods, international experiential learning component and senior project must focus on an issue(s) related to women.
D) Required: 6 units from below
GLP/POL 147 Women and DevelopmentGLP /HIS 109 Global History of Women's MovementsGLP /HIS 110 History of Political Feminist TheoryGLP/HIS 187 Gender in a Global Context GWS 194 Current Topics in Women's Studies.
Plus, 9 units of approved electives. Electives may come from the following list or other courses approved by the program coordinator. Up to 6 units may be transferred from Study Abroad host institution if the student chooses the Study Abroad option from Learning in a Global Context.
POL 102 Women and the LawHIS 107 History of Women in the Middle Ages: Finding a Voice HIS 192 Women of Color in the US CUL 117 Women's Literature in Translation / ENG 123 Women Voices in LiteratureRST 135 Women and ChristianityRST 23 Spiritual Journeys of WomenBUS 140 Women's Issues in Business and Economics
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