(College of Letters and Science)
The minor is overseen by a Program Committee. For more information, see http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu.
The interdisciplinary minor in Global and International Studies will enable students to learn about global and international issues at UC Davis, as well as gain first-hand academic experience abroad. The minor is also designed to give recognition for upper division course work while studying abroad. However, the minor can also be completed with approved course work taken at UC Davis.
Students will be expected to work closely with an academic advisor in developing an intellectually coherent program of study. Each proposal must be approved by the Faculty Directors of UC Davis Study Abroad.
Study Abroad and International Internships. The course cluster requirement may be met in one of two ways: (1) completion of a minimum of 16-17 units in the course cluster emphasis by taking approved UC Davis upper division courses in the area of global/international studies and/or approved upper division courses taken while participating in UC Study Abroad or another approved study abroad program, or (2) completion of 12 units of course work in a UC Davis accredited international internship, plus UC Davis courses sufficient to total 16-17 units. Students must meet with the GIS advisor and complete a Course Cluster Worksheet to demonstrate subject interrelatedness.
Restrictions. No more than two courses from a single UC Davis Department may be offered in satisfaction of the minor requirements.
Foreign Language Study. Students are strongly encouraged to study a foreign language, particularly the language of the country in which and about which they intend to study. However, only upper division coursework may be used to fulfill requirements for the minor.