Global Studies Minor

Global Studies Minor

Globalization is a complex web of interwoven processes that affect virtually all facets of our daily lives, from pop culture to economics, politics to climate and everything in between. The global studies minor focuses on the myriad ways that people, markets, organizations and governments have been linked across national borders throughout history. It also explores the challenges and opportunities that arise from living in an increasingly inter-connected world: 

  • Does increased interconnectedness and interdependence do more harm than good? 
  • What are the effects of globalization on our society and on others around the world? 
  • How can we solve problems, such as climate change and armed conflict, that transcend national boundaries? 

A complement to virtually any degree program, this minor allows students to actively engage in global issues while also developing cross-cultural awareness by studying issues from different cultural perspectives. Courses cover various dimensions of globalization, exploring everything from free trade and global supply chains to the problem of international terrorism to global public health issues, and much more.  

The global studies minor is comprised of five courses, and you may view the curriculum in the box below. For more information, please contact Melinda Negron-Gonzales, associate professor of politics & society.

The global studies minor is made up of five courses.

You must take one foundational course:

  • PS 520 - Globalization: Politics, Economics & Culture

As well as four courses from at least two of the following thematic pillars:

Governance & Conflict
  • POLT 403 - U.S. in World Affairs
  • HLS 580 - Environmental & Human Security
  • PS 505 - Political Violence & Terrorism
  • PS 509 - Political & Social Change in Developing Countries
  • PS 511 - Women & War
  • PS 512 - Immigration and Refugee Policy in Global Perspective
  • PS 514 - Model United Nations
  • POLT 560 - World Politics
  • PS 651 - Special Topics: International Human Rights
  • PS 702 - International Relations: Interdisciplinary Approaches
  • PS 703 - Dictatorship & Democracy
Culture & Society
  • ANTH 411 - Global Perspectives on the Human Condition: An Intro to Anthropology
  • ARTS 480 - Introduction to Art History
  • ENGL 514 - Survey of British Literature Since 1800
  • ENGL 581 - Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures in English
  • ENGL 681 - Introduction to African Literatures in English
  • ENGL 693 - Post-Colonial/Independence Women writers
  • HIST 421 - World History to the 16th Century
  • HIST 422 - World History in the Modern Era
  • HIST 425 - Foreign Cultures
  • HIST 435 - Origins of European Society
  • HIST 656 - 20th Century Europe
  • HUMA 411 - Humanities I
  • HUMA 412 - Humanities II
Environment & Health
  • BIOL 520 - Our Changing Planet
  • BSCI 421 - Diseases of the 21st Century
  • BSCI 620 - Global Science Explorations
  • ESCI 401 - Dynamic Earth
  • GEOG 401 - Regional Geography of the Western World
  • GEOG 402 - Regional Geography of the Non-Western World
  • HLS 580 - Environmental & Human Security
  • PHIL 450 - Environmental Ethics
  • PS 510 - Politics of Food
Economics & Interdependence
  • BUS 665 - International Marketing Strategy Management
  • ECN 411 - Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles
  • POLT 403 - U.S. in World Affairs
  • POLT 560 - World Politics
  • PS 509 - Political & Social Change in Developing Countries
  • PS 702 - International Relations: Interdisciplinary Approaches

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