Major Academic Plan for B.A. in Global Studies: US and World Affairs

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs. Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuAppropriate placement score 
GE Objective 3 3  GE   
GE Objective 4: LANG 1101 4  GE   
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GEF, S, SuENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 5: Lecture & Lab 4  GE   
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
GLBL 2200 Simulation 1   F, S  
LANG 1102 Elementary Foreign Language II 4    LANG 1101 
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GEF, S  
GE Objective 5 3  GE   
GE Objective 6: ECON 2201 suggested 3  GE   
LANG 2201 4    LANG 1102 
Free Elective 2      
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GE   
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
LANG 2202 Intermediate Foreign Language II 4    LANG 2201 
POLS 2221 Introduction to International Relations 3   F, S  
Free Elective: ECON 2202 suggested 3      
Semester Total16
Fifth Semester
Area of Concentration 6      
Free Electives 9      
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
Area of Concentration 6  UM   
Upper Division Free Elective 3  UU   
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
GLBL 4400 Simulation 1  UMF, S  
Major Electives 6  UM   
Upper Division Free Electives 5  UU   
Free Elective 3      
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
GLBL 4493 Senior Thesis 4  UMF, S  
Area of Concentration 6  UM   
Major Electives 4  UM   
Semester Total14
Total120
MAP Credit SummaryCredits
Major49
General Education38
Electives to reach 120 credits33
Total120