Academic itinerary

ACADEMICS

Academic Itinerary

Four-Year Academic Itinerary1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Year One:
Costa Rica

Global Studies Core

  • Foundations of Global Studies: Environment & Ecology
  • Joining the Conversation: The Argumentative Essay
  • Foundation Year Orientation Seminar

Required Area Studies

  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies Seminar
  • Communicative Spanish Language

Global Studies Core

  • Foundations of Global Studies: Governance
  • Exploring Questions: Writing the Research Paper
  • Engaging the Field: Introduction to Research Methods

Required Area Studies

  • Communicative 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)

  • Foundations of Global Studies: Culture
  • Approaching Answers: Writing the Research Paper

Required Area Studies (Spain & regional travel)

  • European Politics: The Emergence of the Modern Nation State
  • Introduction to Spain

Minor & Elective Courses

  • Spanish Language
  • History of Spanish Painting
  • Contemporary Spain Through Film
  • International Business: Communication and Culture
  • Service Learning in a Bilingual Context

Global Studies Core (Italy & regional travel)

  • Foundations of Global Studies: Economics

Required Area Studies (Italy & regional travel)

  • Comparative Politics and the European Ideal: National Governments and the European Union
  • Religions and Politics in the 21st Century
  • Conversational Italian
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • Exploring Documentary Video
  • International Careers and Leadership: An Introduction

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)

  • Global Studies Seminar: Theories, Issues, Solutions

Required Area Studies, Minor & Elective Courses (China)

  • Modern Chinese History
  • Intensive Mandarin Chinese
  • Women's Leadership in Social Innovation
  • The Arts and Society in Contemporary China
  • Chinese Martial Arts

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

  • Political Economy and Ecology in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Innovative Encounters with Nature and Knowledge
  • Australia's First Peoples
  • Introduction to International Development

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
  • Measuring Social Impact and Performance for Innovators and Entrepreneurs
  • Chinese Martial Arts

Required Area Studies, Minor & Elective Courses (Australia)

  • Culture, Politics and Identity in Australasia
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change, Marine Conservation and Coastal Management
  • Multimedia Storytelling for an Interconnected World
  • Australia's First Peoples

 

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
  • International Internship

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
  • Global Studies Capstone Seminar
  • New York City Internship

Minor & Elective Courses

  • Business Fundamentals for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Current Issues in Global Governance: The Role of International Organizations
  • LIU Brooklyn elective courses to fulfill LIU Global minors

 

1 Based on the 2018-19 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.