2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies Minor

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In our rapidly changing global political, economic, social and cultural environment, there is a growing need for American students to gain global cross-cultural knowledge and related skills, competences and values.  An interdisciplinary minor in Global Studies can be readily combined with your major fields of study in various departments so that you are better prepared for a wide range of careers. Employers find highly desirable those graduates who have knowledge of world languages, histories, and cultural and business practices.


  • GSLA 10100 - Global Awareness  (3 Credits)
    • Globalization, International Relations, Communication, Politics, Economics
  • Select three courses from at least two Thematic Areas (9 Credits)
    • Culture, Society, & Everyday Life
    • War, Peace, and Conflict
    • Global Politics, Economics, Structures & Relations
  • Capstone in Selected Thematic Area and/or Major (3 Credits)

Sample of Thematic Courses:


Study Abroad courses are highly recommended for the Global Studies minor

All Special Topics (in other disciplines), Area Studies courses (e.g., Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Europe), and Capstone courses in Global Studies have major focus on CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL issues. Advisor approval is required for special topics and area studies courses to count towards Global Studies minor.

Of the fifteen credit hours for the Global Studies Minor, at least twelve of them must come from in-classroom courses.  Three credit hours may come from distance education courses.

Total 15 Credits Required

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