Several introductory courses are open to first and/or second semester students (listed in Novo as KSGA, IIPS, IDS, ASIA, IRST, MESE and EURO). In addition, there are various co-curricular opportunities offered through the Institutes such as research grants, fellowships, and conferences.
No, many students engage with the Keough School through our co-curricular offerings, which include research grants, fellowships, and student-led conferences.
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More than 40 Keough School faculty are researching some of the contemporary world’s greatest challenges. In addition, the nine institutes and centers housed in the Keough School offer vibrant intellectual communities, dedicated advising, and mentoring.
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A supplementary major is a major that cannot stand alone in qualifying a student for an undergraduate degree. It must be undertaken along with a primary major.
30 credit hours plus 4 semesters (or the equivalent) of a language and at least 6 weeks of a cross-cultural immersive experience.
Students are required to create a global affairs ePortfolio and meet with the associate director for undergraduate programs prior to declaring. Please contact Associate Director Denise Ayo for instructions.
Through multi- and interdisciplinary coursework, language training, and cross-cultural immersive experiences, the supplementary major in global affairs helps prepare students for careers in government, international agencies and corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations around the world as well as graduate school in such fields as global affairs, law, medicine, public policy, and public health.
No. Students are welcome to take Introduction to Global Affairs or an introductory course in one of the concentrations as a way of learning about the field.
Students may begin coursework as early as their first year of studies. Students should, however, declare the supplementary major by the end of their junior year.
If a student has taken Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 10010/20010), they should take Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 10020/20020) to fulfill the Principles of Economics (KSGA 10002) requirement. If a student has taken both Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics (or Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomic Analysis for Business students), there is a chance that they do not need to take another course to fulfill the KSGA 10002 requirement. Please make an appointment to discuss your particular situation.
Students whose primary language is not English, or who have been educated in a language other than English, may request an exemption from the foreign language requirement.
Notre Dame sophomore, junior, and senior students interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to meet with the associate director for undergraduate programs by appointment. Students are also welcome to contact Dr. Ayo directly with questions by email or by phone at 574-631-3590.