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Global Studies

Mission: The Global Studies program challenges students to synthesize research in contemporary global politics, economics, and society with study abroad, foreign language, and global learning experiences (collaborative undergraduate research, internships, community-engaged learning, and global independent study). The most important learning outcomes are: 1- Synthesis of global concepts (Integration); 2- engagement with global institutions, processes, and cultures (Global Learning); 3- development and expression of ideas (Communication); 4- Analysis of texts, information, and concepts (Critical Thinking); and 5- Knowledge, identification, and sharing of appropriate information (Information Literacy). Students are challenged as global citizens to engage in cosmopolitan global thinking, transcend borders, and recognize global-local connections.

Careers: Global Studies students will be prepared for careers in global education, non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations, global corporations, governments, academia and law, journalism, and social advocacy, as well as for graduate and law school programs. Job prospects include: international student director, study abroad coordinator, diplomat, international development program analyst/activist, human rights activist, international lawyer, translator, global trade specialist, global affairs analyst, foreign service officer/analyst, social media coordinator, immigration/customs analyst/officer, Peace Corps worker, public health analyst, sustainable development researcher, and journalist.

More information about the Global Studies Program:

Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Arts with a major in Global Studies.

A student majoring in Global Studies must complete 45 credits with 9 credits of global experiences and 36 credits of coursework.

Requirements for the major (total of 45 credits):

Introductory
:

GLB 101 Magnitudes Dimensions Globaliz

Global Studies majors are required to complete a community-engaged learning project. Students who declare the Global Studies major after the completion of GLB 101 Magnitudes Dimensions Globaliz are required to complete a community-based project in another required course for the major.

Economics:

ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 102 Principles of Macroeconomics

And one course from:

ECN 331 International Finance
ECN 332 International Trade

Sociology:

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 240 Div. & Intercultural Comm.

Politics:

POL 245 Conceptions of Global Power

And one course from:

POL 207 Europe in the 20th Century
POL 210 Comparative Politics
POL 275 Understanding Human Rights
POL 312 American Foreign Policy
POL 313 Contemporary Global Security
POL 314 Global Politics Wealth & Pover
POL 392 Spec Topics in Global Politics

Research:

POL 370 Conduct of Political Inquiry
GLB 499 Synthesizing the Global Exper.

Language: 6 credits of language at the 300-level or above.

Global Experiences:

A study abroad experience of at least 4 weeks' duration. Majors are required to participate in at least one approved non-U.S., off-campus program offered by the LVC Study Abroad office. This may include a full semester of study abroad or an approved alternative program, such as full semester-exchange programs, mini-terms (4 to 8 weeks), short-term (4 weeks), or summer programs that may or may not be led by LVC faculty. Courses taken in off-campus programs can be accepted for credit to the major, although approval for such credit is contingent on equivalent courses in the LVC catalog.

Students must also complete one of the following experiences, for a minimum of 3 credits each:

GLB 400 Internship
GLB 460 Collab. Undergraduate Research
GLB 500 Independent Study/Independent project
GLB 500 Independent Study/Honors
POL 380 EU Simulation

Requirements: Minor in Global Studies.

A student majoring in Global Studies must complete 45 credits with 9 credits of global experiences and 36 credits of coursework.

Requirements for the minor (total of 21 credits):

Introductory:

GLB 101 Magnitudes Dimensions Globaliz

Global Studies minors are required to complete a community-engaged learning project. Students who declare the Global Studies minor after the completion of GLB 101 Magnitudes Dimensions Globaliz are required to complete a community-based project in another required course for the minor.

Core courses:

ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
POL 245 Conceptions of Global Power
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 240 Div. & Intercultural Comm.
3 credits of language at the 300-level or above.

A study abroad experience of at least 4 weeks' duration: Minors are required to participate in at least one approved non-U.S., off-campus program offered by the LVC Study Abroad office. This may include a full semester of study abroad or an approved alternative program, such as full semester-exchange programs, mini-terms (4 to 8 weeks), short-term (4 weeks), or summer programs that may or may not be led by LVC faculty. Courses taken in off-campus programs can be accepted for credit to the minor, although approval for such credit is contingent on equivalent courses in the LVC catalog.