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Global Studies Travel Study

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Billboard for Modern Tramway alongside Crumbling Facade - City Centre - Casablanca, Morocco

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Featured Alumni
  • Nebila Abdulmelik

    MA '07

  • Nicole Abeckett

    BA '03

  • John Arboleda

    BA '96

  • Natalya Berenshteyn

    BA '07

  • Tiffany Cantrell-Warren

    BA '06, MA '16

  • Rafael Cardona

    BA '96

  • Sarah Chenault

    MA '11

  • Aerin Cho

    BA '08

  • Cecily Couture

    BA '06

  • Karla Galdamez

    MA '03

  • Alejandro Garcia

    BA '11

  • Gayle Gienger

    BA '03

  • Kimberly Grano

    BA '15

  • Kaitlin Highstreet

    BA '15

  • Zachary Jarvinen

    BA '06

  • Kristin Kalla

    MA '92

  • Kalani Matthew-James Wonyou Kim

    BA '11, MA '14

  • Nancy Knowles

    BA '90

  • Tanya Lara

    BA '07

  • J. Eric Lomeli

    BA '00, MA '02

  • Emily Marsh

    BA '09

  • Angela Mc Duffie

    BA '10

  • Laurel McAndrews

    BA '07

  • Ray Minjares

    BA '02

  • Caley Moffatt

    BA '14

  • Conor Moore

    BA '10

  • Ben Moore

    BA '10

  • Gael Murphy

    MA '82

  • Jennifer Patton

    BA '11

  • Jessica Salgado

    BA '10


The Global Studies minor provides students with an introduction to the fundamental dynamics of  globalization. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, students can explore the complex and multifaceted interconnections that characterize the contemporary world.

Declaring the Minor:

Checklist to declare Global Studies minor:

  • be in good academic standing (minimum 2.00 GPA cumulative)
  •  have completed all preparatory courses for the minor with a minimum prep GPA of 2.00 (grades for all preps should be posted on Degree Audit Report). You don't need to complete any upper division coursework including Glbl St 100A & B prior to declaring
  • Note for students who have exceeded 150 cumulative units: please visit your counseling unit (College Counseling & Honors in Murphy Hall, AAP in Campbell, or Athletics- this can be found on My.UCLA<Academics<Advising and Academic Services) to receive permission to declare the minor prior to submitting the petition to be declared.

Only students who have satisfied all the above requirements may request to be declared Global Studies Minor by submitting a petition no later than the quarter prior to your last quarter at UCLA.



Minor Worksheet:  detailed course requirements and course overlap rules.
Additional Courses for Global Studies: See Courses and Requirements 

Global Studies Travel Study Programs: Summer programs that fulfill minor upper division electives.

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

Course Sequence (1 year)

Latest Term Courses May Be Taken 




      Summer **

 Senior Year (at the latest)

Refer to minor Worksheet for complete           program requirements, including additional preparation requirements, and electives.

 Glbl St 1: Globalization: Markets

(5 units)

 Glbl St 100A: Globalization: Governance and Conflict


Glbl St 100B: Globalization: Culture and Society

(5 units)

 Glbl St 100B: Globalization: Culture and Society


 Glbl St 100A: Globalization: Governance and Conflict

(5 units)

 Glbl St 110A: Globalization in Context

(5 units)

Glbl St 110B: Globalization Research Seminar

(5 units)

**Optional for Minors

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