The Global Studies BA major is rooted in political science, economics, sociology, geography and history. Students in this major integrate theory and research to examine critical cultural and geopolitical issues.
Gain a better understanding of individuals, societies, and systems in a global context through exciting coursework and experiential learning. You'll participate in at least two internships in government, advocacy organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or other settings that address issues ranging from climate change to human rights.
Coursework includes a focus on:
The Global Studies major is well-suited to students wishing to pursue graduate studies, planning careers with an international and/or multicultural orientation, and for those interested in law, policy, and advocacy.
Given that language mastery is often necessary for working in international settings, we strongly recommend that all Global Studies majors take two semester courses in a foreign language and participate in a Study Abroad program.
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 researching select global issues and investigating prospective career options as they consider their personal and professional identity in the field of global studies.
Nancy V. Heims
Assistant Professor of Global Studies
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