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Global Studies Minor

The global studies minor is a multidisciplinary program that adds a rich, experience-based intercultural emphasis to any student’s major course of study. Whereas global studies majors complete both the Los Angeles Term (domestic/multicultural) and the Global Learning Term (international/cross-cultural) programs, minors choose one of the two programs with the guidance of their faculty advisor. They then take a combination of “common” and “track” specific courses. Why a regional program in a global curriculum? The simple answer is that global learning can no longer be defined either by the exoticness of cultures or geographic distance from home. The realities of L.A. and the wider world—whether cultural, economic, political or environmental—interpenetrate and mutually define each other. Students opting for the L.A. Term track interact with peoples and cultural forms from throughout the world, even as students who choose the GLT track encounter peoples and places abroad that are profoundly shaped by financial flows and cultural products originating in cities like Los Angeles.

Program requirements include:

Requirements for the Global Studies Minor25-27 units
Common courses required for both tracks
GLBL 301
Anthropology for Everyday Life
3
Select one of the following:
POLI 320
Comparative Politics
3
POLI 385
Politics of Developing Countries
3
POLI 390
History and Politics of the Non-Western World
3
Choose one of the two tracks listed below
Los Angeles Term Track (see above for details)15
GLBL 320
Global Engagement in the 21st Century
3
GLBL 420
Sustainable Societies
3
Global Learning Term Track
Global Learning Term (see above for details)9
HIST 210
World Geography
3
GLBL 305
Peoples and Places
3
GLBL 425
Integration and Formation Seminar
1
GLBL 465
Globalization and Development
3

**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.

Sociology Minor

Sociology Minor Requirements21 units
Core Courses6 units
SOC 120
Introduction to Sociology*
3
SOC 298
Basic Sociological Theory
3
Sociology Electives15 units
Select electives for the sociology minor from the list of sociology major elective courses. In addition, elective choices for the minor include PSYC 299 (not live), SOC 471, and SOC 472.

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
^Prerequisite: PSCY110

The TESOL Minor

Requirement Units21 units
ENGL 402
Principles of Language
3
ENGL 404
Approaches to Grammar
3
ENGL 406
Advanced Composition**
3
TESL 545
Second-language Pedagogy I^
3
Select one of the following:
TESL 456
Teaching Practicum
3
TESL 557
Reflective Teaching^
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 435
Social and Psychological Aspects of Language
3
TESL 505
Second-language Acquisition^
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 405
American English Language History
3
GLBL/COMM 310
Intercultural Communications**
3

**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^Senior Standing Required

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.