Academic itinerary

ACADEMICS

Academic Itinerary

Four-Year Academic Itinerary1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Year One:
Costa Rica

Global Studies Core

  • The Environment and Human Culture
  • The Argumentative Essay
  • Foundation Year Seminar

Required Area Studies

  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Spanish Language

Global Studies Core

  • The World Economy and Global Governance
  • Writing the Research Paper
  • Introduction to Research Methods

Required Area Studies

  • Spanish Language

Minor & Elective Courses

  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Strategic Communications

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Year Two:
Europe (Spain & Italy)

Global Studies Core (Spain & regional travel)

  • Civilization, Politics & Contexts
  • Bibliographic Research

Required Area Studies (Spain & regional travel)

  • The Emergence of the Modern Nation State
  • Introduction to Spain

Minor & Elective Courses

  • Spanish Language
  • Masters of Spanish Painting
  • Understanding Europe
  • Principles of Marketing

Required Area Studies (Italy & regional travel)

  • National Governments & the European Union
  • Conversational Italian
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • Exploring Documentary Video
  • Sophomore Seminar

Minor & Elective Courses

  • World Cinema
  • Introduction to Web Design

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Year Three:
China or Asia
-Pacific/Australia

Global Studies Core (China & Asia-Pacific)

  • Issues in Global Studies

Required Area Studies, Minor & Elective Courses (China)

  • Modern Chinese History
  • Intensive Mandarin Chinese
  • Electives and Independent Studies

Required Area Studies, Minor & Elective Courses (Asia-Pacific)

  • Political Economy and Ecology
  • Introduction to International Development
  • Religion, Culture and Politics in Thailand
  • Electives and Independent Studies

Global Studies Core (China & Australia)

  • Junior Research Seminar

Required Area Studies, Minor & Elective Courses (China)

  • Ethnic Minority Studies
  • Topics in Chinese Society and Change
  • Intensive Mandarin Chinese
  • Electives and Independent Studies

Required Area Studies, Minor & Elective Courses (Australia)

  • Culture, Politics and Identity in Australasia
  • Australia's First Peoples
  • Innovative Encounters with Nature and Knowledge
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Development

 

Fall Semester: International Research & Internship

Spring Semester: Capstone

Year Four:
International Research and Internship Semester (IRIS)2 & NYC Capstone Semester

Global Studies Core

  • Senior Thesis I
  • Internship in Global Issues OR International Internship in Entrepreneurship

Minor & Elective Courses

  • Special Topics in Global Studies, International Relations, Arts and Communications, Entrepreneurship
  • Studies in World Languages
  • Classical Theories and Contemporary Issues in International Relations

Global Studies Core

  • Senior Thesis II
  • Capstone Seminar
  • New York City Internship

Minor & Elective Courses

  • Current Issues in Global Governance: The Role of International Organizations
  • LIU Brooklyn elective courses to fulfill LIU Global minors

 

1 Based on the 2016-17 academic year.

2 The International Research and Internship Semester (IRIS) is carried out at any of the LIU Global Centers or at approved LIU Global partner sites. 

3 Program itinerary is continually updated based on external factors and program improvements.