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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

Globalisation has changed every profession – every profession needs graduates who understand globalisation.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Global Studies is a multidisciplinary subject that equips students with the necessary applied skills, regional knowledge, and language abilities to address issues of global significance. Through an individualised course of studies, students will develop effective and transferable skills and apply a global mindset to their specific area of interest and career pathways.

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 Coordinator
Email global.studies@otago.ac.nz

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Qualifications

Papers

See the list of Global Studies (GLBL) papers

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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

18

200-level

One of:

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

18

300-level

One of:

18

Plus

90 points (5 papers) in language-acquisition papers* (Māori; Chinese; French; German; Japanese; Spanish)

126 points (7 papers) from approved papers in the Division of Humanities. Approved papers may be drawn from those offered by other Divisions.

90 further points.

At least 36 points must be at 100-level, 54 points at 200-level, and 72 points at 300-level, including at least one 300-level language paper. 90 points may be taken from outside Arts.

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

90

 

126

 

90

Total   360

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