Focusing on the global processes that link politics, economics, culture, society and the environment, the Global Studies minor enables students to develop critical tools with which to make sense of and shape their world as future global leaders and global citizens.
The Global Studies minor's interdisciplinary focus provides students the opportunity to develop a sophisticated understanding of current global challenges, including historical, geopolitical, economic, scientific and socio-cultural elements. Attention to the development and impact of global policy is highlighted, and students also benefit from public conversations and study groups with international scholars and thought leaders.
Students pursing a Global Studies minor are encouraged to participate in study abroad opportunities and develop foreign language proficiency. These combined areas of study deepen students' understanding of the global landscape and provide an educational foundation to become leading professionals on a global stage.
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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