Global and Intercultural Studies (co-major)


No specific degree is designated for this co-major. Students select another major at Miami (receiving the degree designation of that major) and choose Global and Intercultural Studies as a second major.

What is Global and Intercultural Studies (co-major)?

The GIC Co-major enhances a primary degree by exploring questions related to global systems of power in our increasingly interconnected world. The co-major studies questions related to belonging and culture as well as economic and political trends. Its themes transcend national boundaries.  They shape and are shaped by an increasingly global and intercultural world.  Students learn to solve contemporary problems using interdisciplinary perspectives and diverse frames of reference.

What are the features of Miami’s program?


The term "co-major" indicates that students must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University. This co-major complements the primary major, which provides significant depth and breadth in an academic discipline.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

You must be concurrently enrolled in and complete another major at Miami University.

What courses would I take?

You will take 33 credit hours worth of courses that will touch on all areas of Global and Intercultural Studies. These include a required group of Global and Intercultural Studies core courses:

  • GIC 101 - Introduction to Global and Intercultural Studies (3)
  • Foundations of Global and Intercultural Studies (6-7)
  • GIC 301 - Approaches to Global and Intercultural Studies (3)
  • Experiential Component (minimum of 3)
  • GIC 401 - Seminar in Global and Intercultural Studies (3)
  • 2 introductory courses in specific GIC programs
    • American Studies
    • Asian/Asian American Studies
    • Black World Studies
    • International Studies
    • Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies
    • Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

What can I do with this major?

Depending on the student's primary major, career paths for students pursuing this co-major may include state department appointments, nongovernmental or nonprofit organizations, small start‐up companies, large corporations and utilities, or other state or federal agencies.

Who can I contact for more information?

Ann Fuehrer, Chief Departmental Advisor
Walt Vanderbush, Chair
Department of Global and Intercultural Studies
120 MacMillan Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-2018