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Study Global Studies at Otago

Apply for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Overview

Employers consistently rank a global perspective as a top sought-after quality in graduates..

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Global Studies is a multidisciplinary major subject that equips students with the regional knowledge, language and cultural competencies, and a special area of study to address issues of global significance.

Unique to the Global Studies major is its emphasis on applied learning. Each student is assigned a mentor who oversees the selection of a course of study within a specific area of concentration. In their final year, students – with the mentors’ guidance/support – will work on individual projects, and are also offered the opportunity to complete internships with either local or international employers, in governmental institutions, NGOs, and private sectors.

The three key components of the Global Studies major are:

  • the core Global Studies (GLBL) papers 
  • the language-acquisition papers, and
  • papers in the area you would like to focus on

Further information

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Contact details

Dr Paola Voci, Global Studies Co-ordinator
Email global.studies@otago.ac.nz

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Qualifications

Papers

See the list of the core Global Studies (GLBL) papers

Language-acquisition papers
See the list of available papers in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Māori, Spanish.​

Papers in the area (regional and career-pathway) you wish to focus on
See the list of available papers and contact the Global Studies co-ordinator to select your options.

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Programme Requirements

 Diploma in Global Cultures (DipGlobalC)

Papers

GLBL 101  Introduction to Intercultural Communication

GLBL 201 Cultures of the Environment or GLBL 202  A World of Stories: Global Storytelling in the Digital Age

GLBL 301  Cultures of the Environment (Advanced) or GLBL 302  A World of Stories: Global Storytelling in the Digital Age (Advanced)

ASIA 101  Introducing Asia

EURO 202  The Culture of the European City or EURO 302 The Culture of the European City

and two of ASIA 201, ASIA 202, ASIA 301, ASIA 302, CHIN 241, CHIN 242, CHIN 243, CHIN 244, CHIN 342, CHIN 343, CHIN 344, JAPA 242, JAPA 243, JAPA 244, JAPA 342, JAPA 343, JAPA 344, FREN 250, FREN 341, MFCO 316, SPAN 243, SPAN 250, SPAN 251, SPAN 341, SPAN 342, SPAN 343, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, HIST 204, HIST 304

At least two papers must be at 300-level.

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Global Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

GLBL 101  Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Three other approved papers at 100-level or above

Two language-acquisition papers at 100-level or above*

18

54

36

200-level

One of:

  • GLBL 201  Cultures of the Environment
  • GLBL 202  A World of Stories: Global Storytelling in the Digital Age

Two other approved papers at 200-level or above

Two language-acquisition papers at 200-level or above*

18

 

 

 

36

36

300-level

One of:

One language-acquisition paper at 300-level or above*

Two other approved papers at 300-level or above

18

 

 

 

18

36

Plus

90 further points

At least 270 points must be taken from the Arts.

At least 180 of the 360 points must be at 200-level or above.

*Students with previous experience of a second-language will be placed in language papers appropriate to their experience.

90

 

Total   360

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