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BGS General Studies – Global and Intercultural Understanding Emphasis

A broader, multidisciplinary course of study rather than a traditional major/minor, the General Studies – Global and Intercultural Understanding Emphasis degree at University of Arizona prepares students to think critically and analytically across a wide range of disciplines or fields of study.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: August, January, May
Tuition Fee: $37,116 per year
Location: Tucson, United States

General Studies – Global and Intercultural Understanding Emphasis degree at University of Arizona provides students with an understanding of the customs, cultures, mores, practices, contributions, and struggles of peoples around the globe. Through ethnographic accounts, students are exposed to various ways of life across the world, and gain the academic preparation needed to succeed in an increasingly global workforce.

Selected courses should emphasize the increased study and application of a cultural and global perspective to historical and contemporary issues and concerns and an understanding of how the nations of the world are economically, politically, socially, and culturally interdependent.

Courses include:

  • Gender and Language
  • Television and U.S. Culture
  • Race and Ethnic Relations

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