Academic Catalog

Global Studies

Global Studies Program Description

A 21-credit minor is available in Global Studies for both on-campus and online students. It is coordinated and led by the Global Studies coordinator and by the Global Studies Advisory Committee, a free-standing committee made up of interested faculty and staff. It is housed in the Writing, Language, and Literature Department. The Global Studies undergraduate minor was approved in 2020. The minor is interdisciplinary with courses offered by a number of academic departments and programs. Members of the Global Studies Committee serve as faculty contacts for this minor. Students choosing this minor must take 21 credits from courses in the approved list in consultation with a Global Studies faculty advisor. Global Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that gives students a wide range of perspectives, experiences, and skills to be global citizens. This minor draws on globally-focused courses that prepare students to graduate ready to play an active role in the world. The minor not only broadens the understanding and knowledge of students of the world, it equips them with relevant skill sets for careers in the global economy.