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Global Studies is a broad-based study of processes and problems that transcend national boundaries, preparing students to become global thinkers and problem-solvers for the twenty first century. The Global Studies major includes the study of global historical processes that have made the world more interconnected as well as contemporary issues of global politics, violence, and security issues, global migrations, travel and social movements, global literature, arts and media, the global economic system of trade and finance, and issues of global health and disease, environmental change, and sustainability.

Students will be grounded in two disciplines, as well as a geographic area of study and a foreign language.

Lower-Division Requirements (4 courses)
  • GBST 001 -  Global History, Culture, and Ideas
  • GBST 002 -  Global Socioeconomic and Political Processes
  • Two courses in World History
Upper-Division Requirements (7 courses)
  • Seven upper-division courses with global content in at least two different disciplines (i.e. 3 ANTH, 2 POSC, 1 PHIL courses, all with a global perspective) and two in a single geographic area (i.e. 2 courses that focus on Latin America, Europe, or Asia)

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