Special Topics courses and the Global Studies Minor
Marist Campus Special Topics courses :
Each semester, some of the Special Topics courses offered by departments on the Marist College Campus may have a global focus that will warrant their approval as a Global Studies elective. Please consult with the Coordinator at the time of pre-registration to petition for additional approval as a GBST elective.
Special Topics Abroad:
Before qualifying as Global Studies electives, all courses taken abroad must first be approved within their home discipline (History, Communications, Political Science, English, etc) by the departmental chair through the pre-departure process in place at MIP (Marist International Programs). Most will transfer back under an existing Marist catalog number that can then be checked against the list of approved Global Studies Electives.
If a chair approves the abroad course to transfer back as a Special Topics in the relevant discipline, please consult with the Coordinator at the time of pre-registration to petition for additional approval as a GBST elective.
If a course is deemed by the chair to be too interdisciplinary in nature to permit an approval within the discipline, the course may still be submitted to the GBST Coordinator for approval as Special Topic Global Studies (GBST 392 - 393). The course can then be used for the Global Studies Minor, or to fulfill a Social Science Distributive elective in the Core, or as a general elective towards the 120 credits credits requirement for graduation.
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