Global Studies, Minor
Liberal Arts (Code 424-400)
Advisors: A. Abootalebi (Political Science), M. DaCosta (Economics), or D. Shih (English). Students pursuing a major in the College of Business should see their major advisor for information about the Global Studies Minor.
The interdisciplinary minor in Global Studies is designed to enhance students’ understanding of other languages, diverse cultures, and global issues. It provides students with the knowledge and skills that can be used in a changing and increasingly interdependent world. It also offers curricular options that encourage participation in other international studies programs as well as study abroad and internship options. By completing this minor, students should develop:
- a historical perspective of international life, cultures, and countries;
- an understanding of economic and financial differences that often define life in other countries and account for life experiences, education, and social development;
- an understanding of the social and cultural differences that serve to define life in international communities;
- an understanding of world politics and the influence of private and public organizations that are transforming power and social interactions around the world;
- an understanding of world geography by studying the production, exchange, consumption patterns, and development of international communities;
- an understanding of foreign languages that will prepare them for study abroad experiences as well as employment in multinational companies, governmental agencies, education, social work, and health service organizations.
|To be awarded the minor, in addition to the 24 semester credits required, students also must have foreign language competency at the 102 level.|
|Twenty-four semester credits, including:|
|ECON 104||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|POLS 102||Introduction to Politics||3|
|or POLS 122||Introduction to World Politics|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|World History Since 1500|
|Origins of Current World Conflicts|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
|Introduction to the Religions of the World|
|Religion and Morality|
|Select twelve credits, with a minimum of six credits at the 300 or 400 level:||12|
|Language in Culture and Society|
|Peoples of Africa|
|Anthropology of Law|
|Religion and Culture|
|Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|Art of the 20th Century|
|History of Graphic Design|
|Photography: History and Theory|
|Survey of North American Indian Art|
|Ancient Art and Architecture of Mexico and Central America|
|Economics of Pacific Asia|
|Economic Development of Latin America|
|Survey of World/Postcolonial Literature|
|Topics in World/Postcolonial Literature|
|Modern Germany: Literature, History, Culture|
|Latin American Civilization|
|Geography of Western Europe|
|Geography of Russia and Eastern Europe|
|Geography of the Middle East and North Africa|
|Geography of Latin America|
|International Environmental Problems and Policy|
|Western Civilization Since 1660|
|World History to 1500|
|Modern East and Southeast Asia|
|The Nazis and Germany, 1914-1945|
|Twentieth Century Europe, 1900 to Present|
|Twentieth Century Russia|
|The Vietnam War|
|History of China|
|History of Japan|
|Roots of Selected Contemporary World Problems|
|Latin America Since Independence|
|Global Traditions in Music|
|Music History 1900 to Present|
|Body, Mind, Spirit Wellness|
|Cross Cultural Health|
|Comparative Study in Nursing and Health Care|
|Introduction to Comparative Politics|
|Politics of the Middle East|
|Politics of Russia|
|Politics of Eastern Europe|
|Politics of Asia|
|Model United Nations|
|Politics of Continental Europe|
|International Organization and Law|
|International Political Economy|
|International Relations Theory|
|Culture and Politics|
|Politics of Latin America|
|Buddhism: Past and Present|
|Chinese and Japanese Religions|
|The Holocaust, 1933-1945|
|Indigenous Religions of the Americas|
Note 1: A maximum of 12 credits from the student's major can count toward the Global Studies Minor.
Note 2: It is not likely that students in majors other than Music will have the prerequisites for MUSI 303.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:
- Communication Skills: Political Science students will be able to write and speak effectively.
- Research Skills: Political Science students will be able to construct research questions and use appropriate sources and methods to answer them.
- Knowledge of American Politics: Political Science students will analyze political behavior, institutions, and law or policy.
- Knowledge of Political Theory: Political Science students will analyze core intellectual traditions in political thought and apply to political issues.
- Knowledge of International Relations: Political Science students will analyze the behavior of international actors and the nature of their interactions.
- Knowledge of Comparative Politics: Political Science students will analyze the political systems of states.
- Civic Responsibility: Political Science students will demonstrate sense of responsibility necessary to become constructive global citizens.
- Integration: Political Science students will connect academic knowledge to their own experiences and make connections across disciplines.
- Knowledge of World Politics Theory: Political Science World Politics students will analyze the contending theoretical explanations for state and non- state actor behavior, international conflict, and international cooperation.
- Knowledge of World Political Economy: Political Science World Politics students will analyze the contending theoretical explanations for global political–economic relations and the principal causes and solutions for global economic inequalities and underdevelopment.