1009 Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute of Arts and Humanities
All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice.
The Global South Studies Program has three main objectives:
Students interested in Global South studies may focus on a theme, problem, or geohistorical area. A Global South studies program of study must be interdisciplinary. Students must choose course offerings from at least three disciplines (anthropology, economics, history, literature, political science, sociology, etc.).
A Global South studies major requires a minimum of twelve upper-division courses plus three lower-division courses from the Global South studies sequence (GSS 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, or 26). Students at Eleanor Roosevelt College may substitute up to two courses, Making of the Modern World 13 and 14, for two of the three-course lower-division sequence, but must take at least one course in the GSS 20–26 sequence. Selection of a specific concentration, discipline, or department should be determined in consultation with a Global South studies faculty member or program adviser.
Students majoring and minoring in Global South studies are encouraged to experience their areas first-hand by studying abroad in any number of ways. Most convenient, depending on the area, is the University of California’s Education Abroad Program, whereby students can gain UC credit for study at foreign universities. This is especially convenient for students who cannot find sufficient courses at UC San Diego pertaining to such regions as the Caribbean and the Indian subcontinent. Moreover, Latin America, Asia, and Africa course work is available in these regions through the Education Abroad Program and various programs available through other US universities.
Students interested in Global South studies as a double major must have at least ten upper-division courses that are unique to each departmental major. The courses required for Global South studies may cover one or more disciplines. Courses may focus on a theme or problem or on a geo-historical area. The remaining two courses may overlap with the other major requirements. Approval from both departments is required for overlaps. Students should consult a Global South studies faculty member or program adviser for approval of a major program.
A student may minor in Global South studies by selecting two courses from the lower-division Global South studies sequence (GSS 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, or 26) and five upper-division courses in disciplines dealing with the Global South.
Global South studies faculty members offer courses in the Departments of Anthropology, Communication, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, History, and in the Global South Studies Program. Appropriate courses in other departments may also be considered. Students should consult departmental and program listings for Global South area offerings.