Global Studies (Minor)

Global Studies (Minor)

global studies minor

Focus on the myriad ways that people, markets, organizations and governments have been linked across national borders throughout history

What is global studies?

Globalization is a complex web of inter woven processes that affect virtually all facets of our daily lives, from pop culture to economics, politics to climate and everything in between. Many of the pressing problems of the 21st Century —climate change, environmental sustainability, terrorism, pandemics, etc. —transcend national boundaries and will need to be solved as a global community. The global studies minor explores the challenges and opportunities that arise from living in an increasingly inter-connected world and cultivates cross-cultural awareness by encouraging students to view issues from different cultural perspectives.

Why study global studies at UNH Manchester?

The global studies minor at UNH Manchester has four thematic pillars: culture and society, governance and conflict, economics and interdependence, and environment and health. You’ll explore the challenges of global governance in an increasingly inter-connected world; the values and norms of culture around the world and throughout history; human security issues like food security and climate change; politics of international trade and much more. Focused on the myriad ways that people, markets, organizations and governments have been linked across national borders throughout history, this minor adds breadth to any degree program.

Potential career areas

  • Economics
  • Environmental security
  • Homeland security
  • Intelligence
  • International affairs
  • Law enforcement
  • Law or legal support functions
  • National security policy/analysis
  • Politics
  • Research and education

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Curriculum & Requirements

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. Many of the pressing problems of the 21st Century – climate change, environmental sustainability, terrorism, pandemics, etc. – transcend national boundaries and will need to be solved as a global community. The Global Studies minor explores the challenges and opportunities that arise from living in an increasingly inter-connected world and also cultivates cross-cultural awareness by encouraging students to view issues from different cultural perspectives.

The Global Studies minor has four thematic pillars: culture & society, governance & conflict, economics & interdependence, and environment & health.

Governance & Conflict: explores the challenges of global governance in an increasingly inter-connected world of societies with different political and economic systems; analyzes the causes and effects of conflict and examines techniques for conflict resolution

Culture & Society: explores the values, norms, art and literature of different cultures around the world and throughout history, and their inter-relatedness

Environment & Health: explores human security issues, such as food security, health and disease, environmental sustainability and climate change

Economics & Interdependence: explores the politics, policies and practices of international trade and finance, and the development and effects of economic interdependence

All five courses applied to the Global Studies minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and an overall GPA of 2.0. Students must take at least three 500-level or above courses to complete the minor.

Required courses
PS 520Globalization: Politics, Economics and Culture4
Select four approved courses in at least two of the following thematic pillars:16
I. Governance & Conflict
POLT 403
United States in World Affairs
HLS 505
Political Violence and Terrorism
HLS 580
Environmental and Human Security
PS 509
Political and Social Change in Developing Countries
PS 511
Women and War
PS #514
Model United Nations
POLT 560
World Politics
POLT 559
Comparative Politics of the Middle East
HIST 600
Explorations (European Crisis 1900-1945)
HIST 600
Explorations (Justice, Violence and Society)
PS 651
Selected Topics: Public Service (International Human Rights)
PS #702
International Relations: Interdisciplinary Approach
II. Culture & Society
ANTH 411
Global Perspectives on the Human Condition: An Introduction to Anthropology
ARTH 480
Introduction to Art History
ENGL 514
British Literature III: Revolts, Renewals, Migrations
ENGL 581
Reading the Postcolonial Experience
ENGL 681
Contemporary African Literature
ENGL 693
Special Topics in Literature
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
Twentieth Century Europe
HUMA 411
Humanities I
HUMA 412
Humanities II
III. Environment & Health
BIOL 520
Our Changing Planet
BSCI 421
Diseases of the 21st Century
BSCI 620
Global Science Exploration
ESCI 401
Dynamic Earth
GEOG 401
World Regions: Europe and the Americas
GEOG 402
World Regions: Asia and Africa
HLS 580
Environmental and Human Security
PS 510
Politics of Food
PHIL 450
Environmental Ethics
IV. Economics & Interdependence
POLT 403
United States in World Affairs
BUS 665
International Marketing Strategy Management
ECN 411
Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles
PS 509
Political and Social Change in Developing Countries
PS 510
Politics of Food
POLT 560
World Politics
PS #702
International Relations: Interdisciplinary Approach
Total Credits20

For more information, contact Melinda Negron-Gonzales, minor supervisor, at Melinda.Negron@unh.edu.

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