BA in Global Studies - Anthropology Major
Global Studies is the interdisciplinary study of the interconnections among cultural, political, economic, and ecological dimensions of social life in an age of globalization. The curriculum provides rigorous theoretical and methodological training in social science appropriate to the changing global workforce of the 21st century.
Anthropology examines human experience broadly from our evolution as a species to our contemporary lives around the world. The Anthropology major focuses on understanding the diversity of human experience in the contemporary world. It explores how and why peoples live and understand our world differently; we vary in our views of and relationship to the environment, health, spirituality, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and more. These differences stem from and reproduce discrimination, intolerance, and conflict. Students majoring in anthropology enter careers in education, public policy and government, cultural resource management/museums, public health and medicine, human rights, international organizations, business and other fields where understanding of the diversity of people's cultural backgrounds is critical to meeting their needs and solving complex problems.
- Lower division university core requirements or (for transfer students) general education requirements
- CLAS requirement
- A minimum of 120 credits hours
- The final 30 credits must be taken at FIU (with exceptions requiring the approval of the Dean’s office)
- GPA 2.0 or higher
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs Requirements
- A minimum of 48 credit hours of upper division courses
- A grade of “C” or higher in each major course
- Foreign language: equivalent of a second semester sequence foreign language course or one more advanced. (with a minimum grade of C)