This interdisciplinary minor focuses on the global processes that link politics, economics, culture, society and the environment. Develop the knowledge and tools needed to make sense of and shape the world as a citizen and future global leader.
The Global Studies Minor highlights the development and impact of global policy. Cultivate a sophisticated understanding of current global challenges, including historical, geopolitical, economic, scientific, and sociocultural elements.
We encourage all students in this program to study abroad and develop foreign language proficiency. You will also benefit from public conversations and study groups with international scholars and thought leaders. This integrated approach to learning provides an educational foundation to become a professional on the global stage.
Review the course requirements for a Minor in Global Studies.
This course examines core concepts and issues comprising the emerging field of global studies, and addresses the challenges they pose to the global community and its citizens. Students will engage in research on selected global issues and investigate prospective career options as they consider their personal and professional identity and engagement in the field of global studies.
This course focuses on the study, presentation and research of the United Nations structure, and issues facing the UN, its member countries and the international community. Students’ work is divided into three components: (1) research and training in preparation to participate in the Harvard Model UN, (2) four-day, full-time participation as a HMUN delegate representing the country assigned to Lesley U, (3) analysis, reflection and assessment of the conference and delegate experience.
This course is an integrative seminar where students read and analyze current scholarship in the social sciences and history, and, as appropriate, natural sciences and humanities. Readings will focus on the unfolding issues giving shape to the 21st century. Each student will also develop and pursue an appropriate and original research, scholarly or creative project.
Nancy V. Heims
Assistant Professor of Global Studies
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor of Political Science and Global Studies
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