The Global Studies Program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and features the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, established in 2016. This degree program encourages interdisciplinary study of global issues while promoting cross-cultural perspectives.
Students in the Global Studies Degree program will focus on one of four themes: Global Health, Global Conflict and Security, Global Sustainability and Development, and Global Cultures. These themes are then applied to one of six world regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and Russia & Eurasia. The major also features a Leadership in the Global Economy concentration.
Given that literature represents real policies and practices in the contemporary world and our ethical responsibility as global citizens, the course will focus on literature from different periods, nations, and regions across the world in order to better understand the way human experiences and different cultures relate. All literature will be read and taught in English.
Critical, historical, and theoretical introduction to modern development practice. Includes extended discussions of contemporary best practices in the field.
Provides the foundation for the study of globalized film and media industries.
Cross-listed course: FAMS 308
History of "capitalist" economic behavior and culture in various premodern societies: the Ancient Middle East, Classical Greece, the Roman Empire, early Islamic society, medieval Christian and Islamic states, the Mongol period and the era of global expansionism; evaluation of competing theories about premodern economic life and the meaning of "capitalism"
A history of capitalism and its evolving definitions in Europe from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century, including its role in agriculture, mechanical industry, international trade, and colonialism and domination.
Selected topics in Global Studies. May be repeated with a change in topic. May be taken three times for credit.
Academic counterpart to a professional work experience in which global or international affairs play a central role. Provides an introduction to foreign affairs and intercultural interactions in a working environment. Introduction to career possibilities for a student trained in global studies. Global Studies major with 3.0 or better GPA and completion of at least 45 credits.