Foundation Courses in the 18 BGInS Specializations

Depending on their Specialization, students must take 0.5 to 2.0 credits first year foundation courses. Below is a listing of the mandatory foundation courses by Specialization.

Africa and Globalization

AFRI 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to African Studies I
AFRI 1002 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Issues in African Studies II

Global Media and Communication

COMS 1000 (1.0 credit)
Introduction to Communication and Media Studies

Europe and Russia in the World

EURR 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to European and Russian Studies

Global Politics

GPOL 1500 (0.5 credits)
Debates in Global Politics

French and Francophone Studies

FYSM 1408 (1.0 credit)
World Literature in French

Globalization and the Environment

GEOG 1010 (0.5 credits)
Global Environmental Systems
GEOG 1020/ENST 1020 (0.5 credits)
People, Places and Environments

Global and Transnational History

HIST 1707 (1.0 credit)
World History

Globalization, Culture and Power

ANTH 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Anthropology
OR
ANTH 1002 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Issues in Anthropology

Global Development

GINS 1100 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Global Development
ANTH 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Anthropology
OR
ANTH 1002 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Issues in Anthropology
ECON 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Microeconomics
AND
ECON 1002 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Macroeconomics
OR
FYSM 1003 (1.0 credit)
Introduction to Economics

International Economic Policy

ECON 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Microeconomics
AND
ECON 1002 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Macroeconomics
OR
FYSM 1003 (1.0 credit)
Introduction to Economics

Global Genders and Sexualities

WGST 1808 (1.0 credit)
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

LACS 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
LACS 1002 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II

Global Inequalities and Social Change

SOCI 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Sociology I
AND
SOCI 1002 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Sociology II
OR
SOCI 1003 (1.0 credit)
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives

Migration and Diaspora Studies

ENGL 1009 (0.5 credits)
Literature in Global Context
ENGL 1010 (0.5 credits)
Writing an English Essay
SOCI 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI 1002 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Sociology II

Global Law and Social Justice

LAWS 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Legal Studies 1
LAWS 1002 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Legal Studies 2

Teaching English in Global Contexts

ALDS 1001 (0.5 credits)
Language Matters: Introduction to ALDS
LING 1001 (0.5 credits)
Introduction to Linguistics 1

Global Literatures

ENGL 1009 (0.5 credits)
Literature in Global Context
ENGL 1010 (0.5 credits)
Writing an English Essay

Global Religions: Identity and Community

RELI 1741 (0.5 credit)
Global Religions: Identity and Community
1.0 credit from:
RELI 1710 (0.5 credit)
Judaism, Christianity, Islam
OR
RELI 1715 (0.5 credit)
South Asian Religions
OR
RELI 1716 (0.5 credit)
East Asian Religions
OR
RELI 1720 (0.5 credit)
Indigenous Religions in a Global Context