Global Studies Registration Guide: Fall 2024

Advising for Fall 2024 begins Monday, Aprl 1. Registration begins on Monday, April 8 for current seniors. Check your registration times.


Please arrange to connect with your GS faculty advisor well before your assigned registration time. If for any reason you are unsure who your GS advisor is, consult GradTracker (if GS is your first major).

Your official faculty advisor must tag BannerWeb status to “Advised” before you can access registration. If you are a double major, and GS is not your first major, the advisor for your primary or first major will change your status to “Advised,” but you should still consult with your GS advisor or the Program coordinator. Students studying abroad should email their advisors but can also find detailed registration information on the Registrar’s Office Website: Registrar’s Office Website.

For questions about registration, transfer credits, approval of courses for the major, and so forth please talk with your advisor before reaching out to the program coordinator. 

The requirements for the major are listed on the website.


These requirements include a semester of study abroad relevant to the concentration within the major (Please consult with your GS faculty advisor before making a decision).


Majors anticipating graduation in December 2024 or May or August 2025 must plan to take the senior seminar, GS 400, a capstone research seminar for all Global Studies majors. (Prerequisite: GS 290 and senior status). For 2024/25 there is one option in each semester:

FALL 2024

GS 400 Senior Seminar: Global Migration (Professor Kahn).
Migration is one of today’s most divisive geopolitical issues, with the United Nations classifying over 250 million people as migrants across the globe. Why do people leave their homes and, often treacherously, cross international borders? What are their experiences on their journeys? How do they cope with different cultural norms and forms of discrimination when they arrive? How do they maintain ties to their homes? How do communities, governments, and international institutions respond? How does migration intersect with other themes of global importance, such as violence, imperialism, capitalism, human rights, gender and sexuality, racism and anti-racism, and climate change?


GS 400 Senior Seminar: Global Poverty and Inequality  (Professor Pribble).
Global poverty and inequality is a topic of intense debate and deep concern. Indeed, since the adoption of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, the issue of global welfare has assumed a privileged place at the top of the international political agenda. Nonetheless, the problem continues to aggravate most regions of the world and in 2015 it was estimated that 41 percent of individuals in sub-Saharan Africa lived in extreme poverty (on less than US$1.25 per day), while that number equaled 17 percent in South Asia; 4 percent in East Asia; and 4 percent in Latin America.


Majors who have not yet completed the gateway courses should register for at least one of the following:

  • The required GS 290 Introduction to Global Studies
  • Either GS/GEOG 210 Planet Earth: People and Place or PLSC 240 Introduction to Comparative Politics


In addition to the courses listed in the schedule under the GS heading, consult listings under Anthropology, Art, Economics, English, Geography, History, Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, or other departments for courses relevant to your concentration.

A list of Fall 2024 courses offered at Richmond for each GS Concentration is posted on the GS website.

Note: GS majors are strongly advised to study in different departments and disciplines; no more than three courses in any one department can be applied toward towards a concentration.


Anyone interested in doing a full-credit GS 388 Internship or GS 390 Independent Study should consult with their GS advisor and with the GS Program Coordinator.