Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I get into a closed GHS
A. Section enrollment and permission number distribution are
based on class size and need, as determined by the GHS Director and
Coordinator. You may request permission into a closed
section of GHS by submitting the GHS
The GHS Coordinator makes every effort to accommodate student
preference when determining permission number distribution, but students are not guaranteed a seat in
their preferred section.
*If GHS cannot accommodate your
preference, the coordinator will find a spot for all
students awaiting a permission number in a class that 1) fits the
student's schedule, and 2) observes GHS enrollment guidelines.
Q. I studied abroad - do I
have to take both semesters of Global and Historical
A. Exemption for 1 semester (3 hours) after successful
completion of 9 or more credit hours of coursework while studying
abroad in a Butler-approved program.
Q. What if my study abroad
experience does not meet the BU-approved program/9-credit hour
A. If you do not meet the automatic waiver criteria, you are
free to petition for a waiver.
Simply complete the GHS Waiver Request Form and submit it to the
GHS office (JH 209). After review by the faculty coordinator, you
will be notified of request approval/denial.
Q. I'm an international student -
do I have to take both semesters of Global and Historical
A. International students automatically receive a
1-semester/3-hour waiver from Global and Historical Studies.
Q. Can I fulfill the GHS
requirement by taking GHS203 and GHS209?
A. Students cannot fulfill the 6-hour requirement by
taking both GHS209 "Revolutionary Europe and
Nigeria" and GHS203 "Contemporary Europe" due to an overlap in the
Q. I completed ID201 or ID202
already and still need another class. Which ones can I
A. If you completed ID201, You may take any of the classes
except for GHS208, which is the same class (China and the Islamic
Middle East). If you completed ID202, you may take any of the
classes except for GHS209
(which is the same class, Revolutionary Europe and Colonial
Nigeria) and GHS203 (Modernizing and Contemporary Europe).