Honours BA Global Studies in Combination with another Honours BA Program
The Combined Honours Global Studies degree has the same requirements as the Single Honours degree, but the total number of required GS credits is 7.0.
These credits will include:
GS202, 2.0 additional 200 level GS credits,
1.0 300 level GS credit,
1.0 400 level GS credit,
and 1.5 additional senior GS credits.
Students doing a Combined Honours in Global Studies are also required to complete the language credit, as outlined in the single Honours Global Studies section.
Global Studies Experience (GSE):
Global Studies strongly encourages students to extend their
education beyond the classroom. One way to do this is to complete the
Global Studies Experience (GSE), which offers students the opportunity
to create an active link between academic learning and hands-on
experience in the field. The GSE is optional. It consists of
student-initiated volunteer or work placements, which must be conducted
in a field setting outside Canada. The placements are preceded by
completion of GS398 and followed by completion of GS399. In certain
cases placements in Canada will be considered, where a student is able
to demonstrate a substantive equivalence with a placement abroad. In
all cases, students must apply to the GSE Advisor for pre-approval of their placements and permission to enrol in GS398 and GS399.
To apply for the GSE and enrol in GS398, students must be
- in either the Honours or the Combined Honours program,
- have completed at least 2.0 GS credits at the 200 level, and
- have attained at least a 7.0 (B-) average in their GS courses.
Proposed placements are judged for their appropriateness with respect
to the goals of generating intercultural experiences and augmenting
student learning in areas related to the GS curriculum. All placements
must take place between May and August and must last at least four
weeks. There are four steps to completion of the GSE, as follows:
- apply in the fall semester for conditional pre-approval of the proposed
field placement and permission to enrol in GS398;
- obtain final
approval for the field placement and successfully complete GS398 during
- complete the minimum four week field placement
sometime between May-August; and 4. complete GS 399 in the fall
semester following the field placement.