Global Studies

Global studies is the study of the world and how it is connected. This major focuses on topics such as politics, law, and culture and how those issues cross the borders of countries.

For this major you’ll take lots of global studies classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in global studies.

Sample Courses

Global Studies Courses:

  • Geography of the World Economy
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Globalization and Culture
  • Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
  • Europe and Its Margins
  • What Is Equality?
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Studies
  • Cultures of Latin America
  • Zen and Taoism in Asian Literature
  • Health, Gender and Ethnicity
  • Managing New Global Challenges
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • World Political Leadership
  • Forms of Folklore
  • Shamans, Spirits and Ancestors: Non-Western Religious Traditions
  • The Place of Literature in Global Culture

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
International Studies Major Leann G.

“My major is international studies. I chose it because I wanted to make a big difference in today’s world.”

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International Studies Major Jessica H.

“My major is international studies, and I have a focus and peace and conflict study, specifically in Latin America. Part of the reason why I chose this is because it’s a very interdisciplinary major that engages critical approaches in history, politics, sociology, and anthropology. After starting the program and being a Latin American studies minor, I decided that I wanted to get a minor in Spanish as well.”

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