Minor in Global Studies
Courses Required for the Minor1,2
The minor in Global Studies is intended to prepare students for careers that
engage the global community either at home or abroad. Students who
complete the minor demonstrate their experience and ability to live and
work in international environments and to communicate effectively across
global cultures. Completion of this minor will fulfill the world language
and intercultural competence requirements of USC Upstate's Peace Corps
credit hrs. Completed
ANTH U102: Understanding Other
GLST U301: Global Cultures and Identities 3
World Language requirement (6 hours)
Two courses (U201 or U202) of either
Chinese, French, German or Spanish.
Courses may be exempted by placement
test or advanced standing by successfully
completing a world language course for
which U202 is a prerequisite.
Study abroad coursework, internship,
service learning, or independent study,
such as FREN U350, GERM U350, SPAN
U350, ENGL U350, ENGL U355, POLI U355,
or similar course in another field.
One additional course from among
the following: 3
Any 300- or 400-level world language,
literature, or culture course in FREN, GERM,
ENGL U275: Masterpiece of World Literature
ENGL U387: Topics in Literature, Culture, and
Difference (focused on international topic)
ENGL U398: Topics in Language and Litera-ture
(focused on international topic)
FILM U475: International Film
POLI U310: International Politics
POLI U320: Comparative Politics
POLI U330: International Organizations
SPCH U380 Intercultural Communication
Any 300- or 400-level course examining an
international topic or country other than the
Total Hours Required 18
1 Up to 6 hours of General Education (<300 level) may be used to satisfy requirements of a minor.
2 Minimum grade of C is required for all coursework.
Global Competence Certificate
Courses Required for the Certificate1,2,3,4
Global competence is one of the most important career skills in the 21st-century
economy. The Global Competence Certificate prepares students
to understand international issues and the interdependence of local and
global communities; navigate intercultural encounters and relationships;
communicate and collaborate with people from diverse cultures, perspectives,
and languages; and take actions to ensure prosperity within a global
marketplace and within the global economy of the Upstate region.
Four 300- or 400-level globally-focused courses from
at least two disciplines chosen from the following: 12
CRJU U383; CRJU U386/SOCY U359; ECON U303; ENGL
U387; FINA U461; FILM U475; FREN U308-U499; GERM
U308-U499; GLST U301-U499; HIST U374-U378; HIST
U381; JOUR U315; MGMT U378; POLI U310-U320; POLI
U325-U327; POLI U330, U408, U420, U460; RELG U300,
U360; SOCY U329-U330; SOCY U343-U349; SPAN U304-
U499; SPCH U380; or any 300- or 400-level USC Upstate
study abroad, special topics, or internship course with a
global and/or intercultural focus.4
Total Hours Required 12
1 Minimum grade of C is required for all coursework.
2 A course taken in the major cannot also be counted toward the certificate.
3 Only degree-seeking students enrolled at USC Upstate are eligible to complete this certificate in
conjunction with their degree requirements.
4 Consult the Academic Catalog for course prerequisites or placement requirements for all
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