Major Requirements Have Changed

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

 Major Worksheet (Pre Fall 22)

New Major Worksheet (Fall 22) 

Course requirements

 Course Descriptions 

 Glbl St course descriptions

Degree Planner

3 and 4-year Degree Plans

 

Enrollment Tips

WINTER 2023

Courses with * will show up on DAR in Feb 

Winter Courses Here

PAST COURSES

Click HERE for past course offerings

SUMMER 2023 COURSES

 Session A  Session C

                         Travel Study                           

PETITION

Study abroad courses and UC/Non-UC courses

Petition for Committee Review


GLBL STUDIES COURSES- Fall 2022-23 Offerings

Core courses are offered once a year. Travel Study is required but students should visit advising office if they can't meet this requirement to explore options.

*I A STD 195CE is an optional internship course that fulfills capstone requirement

Subject to change

Latest Term Courses
May Be Taken
Fall 22 Winter 23 Spring 23 Summer Travel Study 

 Junior Year
(at the latest)

GLBL ST 1 (5 units)
Adina Matisoff

Students must apply for
the major during
this term

GLBL ST 103 (5 units)
Eric Min

GLBL ST 104 (5 units)
Adina Matisoff

*GLBL ST 160 - Global Justice (4 units)
Tejas Parasher

 


GLBL ST 102 (5 units)
Chris Wegemer


GLBL ST 110A (5 units)

GLBL ST 110B (5 units)

 Senior Year

GLBL ST 191 (4 units)
Eric Min

 

 

GLBL ST 191 (4 units)
Rebecca Feinberg

*I A STD 195CE (4 units)

GLBL ST 191 (4 units)
Tejas Parasher

*I A STD 195CE (4 units)

*I A STD 195CE (4 units)

Check campus covid-related updates HERE.  

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

*Note: At least 20 units of the minor (upper and lower division) must be exclusive to the minor.

 Minor worksheet

Minor requirements

 Course Descriptions

Detailed Descriptions



WINTER 2023

 Winter Courses Here 

PAST COURSES

Click HERE for past course offerings

SUMMER 2022 COURSES 

                   Session A               Travel Study                                

 PETITION

Study abroad courses and UC/Non-UC courses

Petition for Committee Review


2022-23 COURSE SEQUENCE

Fall 22 Winter 23 Spring 23 Summer Travel Study 

GLBL ST 1 (5 units)
Adina Matisoff

Students must apply for
the major during
this term

GLBL ST 103 (5 units)
Eric Min

GLBL ST 104 (5 units)
Adina Matisoff

GLBL ST 102 (5 units)
Chris Wegemer

 

GLBL ST 110A (5 units)

GLBL ST 110B (5 units)

Senior Thesis is only required for students admitted to the Glbl St major on or before Winter 2022. This thesis is optional for all other students. IF you are under the new requirements & would like to do a thesis, please click on the "New: Senior Capstone" tab.

Find a Topic!

  1. Library research workshops/tutorials 
  2. Spring Global Studies Undergraduate Research Workshop and complete the worksheet
  3. Global Studies Library Resource Guide: Find journals and sources for your thesis.
  4.  Make an appointment with our Global Studies Librarian:
 Joseph Yue (310) 825-6151 joseph.yue@library.ucla.edu

 

 2022 Senior Thesis and Honors Workshop

 


Guidelines & Resources 

Thesis Handbook

Requirements, timeline, tips

Outstanding Global Studies Theses
Samples of previous thesis papers

Writing Assistance

One on-one and workshops

 

Effective Fall 2022: New Capstone Requirement Guidelines

Students admitted to the major after Fall 2022 are no longer required to write a thesis. Instead, they can choose ONE option during their senior year to fulfill the senior capstone requirement.

NOTE for currently declared/admitted GS majors: Sophomores (2nd year) or Juniors (3rd year) who have already been admitted to the major are allowed to submit a request to switch to new requirements. Please read our FAQs for more information.

1. One Quarter of Independent Research

Students can complete research in any quarter of their senior year. Faculty advisor must be secured by week 1 of the term they are conducting research. Research topic must be approved by the Global Studies office.

Potential advisors can be only Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, or Emeritus. Lecturers, adjunct, and visiting instructors are not allowed. 

Enrollment Steps:

  • Narrow down your topic. (the central question/topic must be on a globalization theme)
  • Find faculty Advisor (professors only, lecturers are not allowed) Instructions HERE
  • Faculty advisor must submit Faculty Form
  • Submit signed contract  to enroll in Glbl St 199A. Instructions HERE

Deliverable:

  •  10-15 page original research paper.
  • Attend two Undergraduate Research Center Cornerstone Research Series Workshops
  • Submit final paper and proof of attendance to workshops to GS advising office to receive credit for capstone

2. One Quarter of Internship Experience

Internships must be done during senior year, including the summer and they must relate to globalization and deal with issues that involve crossing international borders.  See FAQ for examples of approved Global Studies internships. Internship offer must be secured by Week 1 of the quarter in which the student will enroll in the course and they must consist of a minimum of 80 hours and 8 weeks during a quarter.

Approval Process:

  • Submit Capstone Interest Petition Form for approval (please allow two weeks for processing). See FAQ for examples of approved Global Studies internships.

Enrollment Requirements:

International students should consult the Dashew Center prior to beginning their internship research process*

Internship sites:

Students are expected to find their own internships and ensure they are approved by our office and by the Center for Community Engagement. The programs below include internships that may fulfill the GS major requirement.

          Academic Year:

          UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) Poli Sci 192A Internship

          UCLA Quarter in Washington (UCDC) I A STD 195CE.  Elective course may also be petitioned for a pillar

          UCEAP Internship Programs Internship course while abroad.

       

      Summer:  students should plan around required Summer Glbl St travel study program 

       D.C. Fellows Summer in Washington Program I A STD 195CE  Internship Course 

      UCLA Global Internship Program I A STD 195CE remote while doing an internship abroad.

3. Senior Thesis (Departmental Honors)

Students must enroll in both Global Studies 199A and 199B consecutively across 2 quarters.
  • Faculty advisor must submit Faculty Form
  • Submit signed contract (the central question/topic must be on a globalization theme) and application by week 7 of the Fall quarter. Application HERE (gmail account required to log in)
  • Must attend two Undergraduate Research Center Cornerstone Research Series Workshops by no later than week 7 of Fall quarter.
  • Submit final 35-50 page thesis and proof of attendance to workshops to GS advising office to receive credit for capstone.

Instructions and guidelines:  Senior Thesis Handbook 


Summer Travel Study is required for Global Studies majors, and optional for Global Studies minors. 

Global Studies majors may participate in EAP study abroad programs in addition to the required Global Studies Travel Study programs if they plan accordingly.

Select the links below to learn more about each program.

Travel Study (required)+

   

          Scholarships Available for Global Studies Majors

  APPLY HERE  

 

2022 UCLA's Study Abroad for Global Studies students

 

Open to ALL MAJORS

  • 10 UCLA graded units (two classes: Glbl St 110A and 110B)
  • All programs are taught in English (there are no language prerequisites).
  • 3-4 week-long summer programs
  • Financial aid might cover part of the cost, check with Financial Aid office for details.  
  • Registration begins on November 18. To register, visit the IEO website

    Glbl St Majors: Travel Study is a requirement**. The optional Glbl St 199 course (Directed Research in Global Studies, resulting in a research paper) can be petitioned to be used towards an elective requirement, where relevant.

    Glbl St Minors:
    Travel Study is optional. The two courses may be applied towards any two electives for the minor. The optional Glbl St 199 course (Directed Research in Global Studies, resulting in a research paper) can be petitioned to be used towards the 3rd elective requirement for the minor with Chair approval.

    ** DACA/undocumented students who are not able to participate in travel study may fulfill this requirement domestically. Please meet with a Global Studies counselor to explore your options. 

UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) (optional)+

Summer, semester and year-long programs in 42 countries. Take a Virtual World Tour to explore available locations! 
  • Many offer internships, research, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Financial Aid available.
  • Approval Process

    Use database--->Email course descriptions for pre-approval--->Submit official petitions upon your return. More details below:

     

    GLOBAL STUDIES Abroad
    FACT SHEET

    Tips on how to choose a program, petitioning courses, and more!

    See Fact Sheet here

    PRE-APPROVED GLOBAL STUDIES
    EAP COURSES

    Filter by country for sample EAP courses taken by previous Global Studies students

    See Database here

     

    Visit the UCLA International Education Office for a complete list of programs.

     

    Quarter in Washington (UCDC) (optional)+

    Researching World Politics: can be used to satisfy the Governance and Conflict requirement as long as the paper focuses on globalization. Students must have paper topic pre-approved. Some examples of acceptable topics are:

    • What explains support for trade, international finance, migration, or foreign direct investment
    • The role of social media in spreading misinformation globally (not just the US)
    • Globalization and the rise of the Far Right globally (or insert other problems like climate change)
    • The role of international organizations in solving global problems (for example, climate change, the Russia-Ukraine war, development, terrorism, the Iran Nuclear Deal, regulating social media companies)

    Power and Purpose: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy: can be used to satisfy the Governance and Conflict requirement

    I A STD 195CE: can be petitioned for Senior Capstone (internship must relate to globalization and deal with issues that involve crossing international borders)

    International Institute Events

    Attend numerous events on specific world regions and pressing global issues. For upcoming International Institute Events, visit the Event Calendar. 

     

     Event Calendar

     

    International Institute Open House

    International Institute Career Panel

    Recommended Campus Groups

    • Global Development Lab - Equips students with skills and resources necessary to foster global development initiatives.
    • GlobeMed at UCLA  - Promoting global health equity through partnerships and sustainability.

           Find more UCLA student groups HERE

    STUDY ABROAD FUNDING

    All Regions

    Asia

    Europe

    Program-Specific Aid

    Students studying abroad through programs below are eligible for funding.

    General Study Abroad Scholarship Sites

    • UCLA Summer Travel Study Scholarships & Other Scholarship Opportunities
    • UCLA Scholarship Resource Center-Study Abroad Scholarships
      Search for scholarships, grants, & fellowships. Located at 233 Covel Commons. For more information, call (310) 206-2875
    • Studyabroad.com
      Forum on Financial Aid-Sources and Tips for Study Abroad Funding
    • UCLA Career Center Lab & UCLA Library
      There are numerous books available that highlight financial aid for specific programs and destinations. Here are a few to look into:
      • Financial Aid for Study Abroad by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber.
      • Work, Study, Travel Abroad: The Whole World Handbook, Council on International Educational Exchange.
      • Financial aid for research and creative activities abroad, Reference Service Press.
      • Financial aid for study and training abroad, Reference Service Press.
      • Financial resources for international study: a guide for U.S. nationals, Institution of International Education.

    INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

    RESEARCH AWARDS

    UCLA Undergraduate Research Center Awards:

    • Travel Grants
      Funding for presenting a paper at a regional / national conference
    • UCLA Undergraduate Research Fellows Program
      2-quarter (Winter and Spring) research project / honors thesis
    • UCLA Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP)
      Completion of Honors Thesis or 199 project during senior year

    UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

    • UndocuBruins Fellowship Program: a fellowship program that ensures all students, regardless of immigration status, have the opportunity to receive financial support and achieve their educational and professional goals. Application closes August 29th, 2022.
    • Mariposa Achivement Project (MAP) Scholarship: MAP Scholarship was created to support undocumented students cover the cost of academic materials. Application will close on September 23, 2022.

    Summer Research Opportunities

     

    The Departmental Scholar Program (DSP) allows exceptional juniors and seniors to pursue the bachelor's and master's degrees simultaneously. It offers advanced students access to graduate level classes and an opportunity to do graduate level research under the direct supervision of UCLA's distinguished faculty.

    International Institute Academic Programs that have participated in the Departmental Scholars program in the past include:

     
    Eligibility

    Students seeking nomination to the Departmental Scholar Program should review the eligibility criteria on the UCLA Honors Programs website.


    Application Process

    A completed application must include all of the following materials before being considered for admission:

    • Statement of Purpose –No more than two pages in length. Statement of purpose should describe academic, and/or professional experience
    • Two Letters of Recommendation – Letters should be from tenured UCLA faculty members as specified here
    • Writing Sample – A research paper or other writing sample that well demonstrates writing and analytical skills (10 pages maximum). The goal of the writing sample is to demonstrate your ability to write professionally and clearly. For that reason, the writing sample should be written in English.
    • Transcript (can be unofficial)

    For more information please contact:

    Yumi Kinoshita, Academic Advisor
    UCLA International Institute Academic Programs
    Office of Academic Advising
    10256  Bunche Hall
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

    idpgrads@international.ucla.edu

    Zoom meetings can be scheduled here. 

    For general information on becoming a Departmental Scholar, or to see if other departments offer similar programs, please contact College Honors.

     

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    Meet your Major/Minor Advisors!

    We strive to provide holistic and comprehensive support to our students through one-on-one advising, workshops and events that focus on academic and professional planning, inspire exploration of research, internship opportunities and experiences abroad. Our ultimate goal is to encourage our students to make a positive impact in the world both during and after their college careers as informed and responsible global citizens.

     

    Global Studies & IDS Advisor Sandy Valdivieso

    Sandy Valdivieso

     

    Global Studies & IDS Advisor

    Liz Alvarez

     We can assist you with:

    • Thoughtful academic and professional planning
    • Exploration of research
    • Inspire internship opportunities and experiences abroad
    • Helping you connect your major to your career and personal goals
    • Clarifying the scope and requirements of the major or minor

    Contact your Counseling Unit with questions about GE/IGETC Requirements, Course Add/Drop Petitions, Degree Plan Contracts, College-specific requirements, Holds, Grad Checks, Probation status, Readmission, etc.

    Contact the Registrar's Office with questions about registration, fees, classes, etc.- view FAQ's

    E-mail us

     Please include your name and UID in all emails. idps@international.ucla.edu

    Appointments

    Current UCLA students only. If you're not a UCLA student, please e-mail us. The appointment will be cancelled if you're not present (online or in person) within 5 minutes of the scheduled time. Our offices are located in Bunche Hall 10270 & 10274. MY.UCLA APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER