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General Studies: Global & Intercultural Understanding Emphasis

Bachelor of General Studies

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A broader, multidisciplinary course of study rather than a traditional major/minor, the General Studies degree prepares students to think critically and analytically across a wide range of disciplines or fields of study. Global and Intercultural Understanding provides students with an understanding of the customs, cultures, mores, practices, contributions, and struggles of peoples around the globe. Through ethnographic accounts, students are exposed to various ways of life across the world, and gain the academic preparation needed to succeed in an increasingly global workforce. Selected courses should emphasize the increased study and application of a cultural and global perspective to historical and contemporary issues and concerns and an understanding of  how the nations of the world are economically, politically, socially, and culturally interdependent.

Major Details

College: Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: https://clas.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Math- General Strand 3
Second Language 4
LASC 197M- Success Starts Here 1
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Emphasis Course- GIU 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
Emphasis Course- GIU 3
Concentration One Course 3
Concentration Two Course 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
Emphasis Course- GIU 3
Emphasis Course- GIU 3
Concentration One Course 3
Concentration Two Course 3
Concentration Three Course 3
6th Semester
Emphasis Course- GIU 3
Emphasis Course- GIU 3
Concentration One Course 3
Concentration Two Course 3
Concentration Three Course 3
7th Semester
Emphasis Course- GIU Internship Recommended 3
Emphasis Course- GIU 3
Concentration Three Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
8th Semester
Emphasis Course- GIU 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
LASC 498- Capstone Course 1

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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