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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

Global Studies - Africa Major (B.A.)

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Major code BA4405

Center for International Studies 
Yamada International House 102
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.1840
Fax:  740.593.1837

Catherine Cutcher, contact person

Program Overview

The interdisciplinary nature of the global studies–Africa major is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of Africa applicable for a wide variety of professions. Majors are required to study at least one African language and study abroad or intern in Africa. Students must consult with their advisor and the Education Abroad Office before comitting to an internship or study abroad program.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Global studies–Africa alumi find meaningful post-bachelaureate opportunities in their chosen fields of education, the non-profit world, public policy, the business sector and more.


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences

View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Global Studies Core Requirements

Complete 45 hours, including the following courses:

Global Studies Electives

Complete 12 hours from the following courses (GLC courses for GLC students only):

African Studies Core Course

Complete the following course:

African Studies Electives

African Studies Courses

Complete 12 hours from the following courses. Courses must be from three different departments.

African Language Courses

Complete 6 hours from one of the following “African” languages listed below. In combination with your B.A. language requirement, complete a total of 3 years in one African language or 2 years of one African language and 1 year of another African language or equivalent.

Education Abroad/Internship

Complete one advisor-approved education abroad or internship experience which complements area and language of study; and is at least 5 weeks in duration.

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