BGInS Programs

Honours Degree

Year Core Courses Language Specialization Electives Total
1 GINS 1000 (0.5): Global History
GINS 1010
(0.5): International Law and Politics
GINS 1020
(0.5): Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
1.0 credit 1.0 credit foundation courses 1.0 credit FYSM + 0.5 credits electives 5.0
2 GINS 2000 (0.5): Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010
(0.5): Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020
(0.5): Global Literatures
1.0 credit 2.0 credits, including up to 1.0 methods 0.5 credits 5.0
3 GINS 3010 (0.5): Conceptualizing the Global and International System
GINS 3020
(0.5): Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
2.0 credits 2.0 credits 5.0
4 GINS 4090 (0.5): Honours Seminar in Global and International Studies 2.5 credits, including 1.5 honours seminars 2.0 credits 5.0
Total

credits

4.5 2.0 7.5 6.0 20.0

Notes:

  1. Students with prior language competence may “test out” of the language requirement.   Students who successfully test out are not required to take language courses and should take additional elective courses instead.
  2. Each Specialization consists of 7.5 credits, but the specific allocation of credit requirements across year levels varies by Specialization; the pattern shown is merely indicative. Students should consult the individual Specialization for specific credit requirements by year level.
  3. In addition to the credit requirements shown, students must satisfy the international experience requirement.

General Degree

Year Core Courses Language Stream Electives Total
1 GINS 1000 (0.5): Global History
GINS 1010
(0.5): International Law and Politics
GINS 1020
(0.5): Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
1.0 credit 1.0 credit foundation courses 1.0 credit FYSM + 0.5 credits electives 5.0
2 GINS 2000 (0.5): Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010
(0.5): Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020
(0.5): Global Literatures
1.0 credit 1.5 credits, including up to 1.0 methods 1.0 credit 5.0
3 GINS 3010 (0.5): Conceptualizing the Global and International System
GINS 3020
(0.5): Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
1.5 credits 2.5 credits 5.0
Total

credits

4.0 2.0 4.0 5.0 15.0

Notes:

  1. There is no direct external admission into the BGInS General (15 credit) degree, though students in the Honours degree may transfer to the General degree.
  2. Students with prior language competence may “test out” of the language requirement.   Students who successfully test out are not required to take language courses and should take additional elective courses instead.
  3. Students are required to take 4.0 credits from a Stream; the pattern shown is merely indicative.