Following the strong interdisciplinary tradition of St.Scholastica, the Global, Cultural and Language Studies Program offers a broad range of courses which encourage students to examine the complex relationships between national values, international events and global responsibilities. This program gives students the opportunity to develop fluency in a language in tandem with expertise in the historical, political and cultural influences that have shaped current international events. GCL graduates find positions in profit and nonprofit businesses or organizations at home and abroad. They are also prepared for graduate school in either languages or international studies.
The programs of the Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies prepare students to live and work in an increasingly complex world in which the global community is bound together by changing technological, environmental and political factors.
The departmental course offerings provide students the opportunity to cross linguistic, cultural and socio-political boundaries. Students are immersed in alternative contexts that help them raise essential questions about rights, responsibilities and the peaceful resolution of conflict.
Core courses required for a major in GCL:
Plus two of these four courses:
Plus one of these two courses:
Plus 4 credits of Cultural Elective:
Total Minimum Credits Required for GCL Major: 44
The Global, Cultural and Language Studies major is a Bachelor of Arts degree program.
GCL Minor Requirements
Requirements for a minor in GCL include: GCL1101 Introduction to Global, Cultural and Language Studies plus 16 other credits in GCL. In addition students must complete 12 credits of language study beyond 1111 with a minimum GPA of 2.75.