About this program
Why Global Studies?
The Global Studies Track is an ideal course of study for students interested in:
- Critical issues, conflicts and opportunities relating to globalization;
- Cultural change resulting from global flows of people, goods, wealth, and ideas;
- Careers that meet global challenges.
What will I do in the Major?
Global Studies is a track within the Social Science Major. Courses in Global Studies will explore:
- Global issues including human rights, environmental concerns, conflict and violence, inequalities among nations;
- Citizenship and social movements in global perspectives;
- Local, national, and international changes due to globalization and multiculturalism;
Social science approaches to identifying and solving global problems. The Global Studies track combines courses in Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, and Sociology with a real-world internship and students’ own research.
What can I do with the degree?
The Global Studies Track offers graduates valuable training that can be applied to professional work in a number of fields, such as:
- International Law and Global Business
- Foreign Service and International Development
- Non-Profit and Humanitarian Work
- Non-Governmental Organizations.
The Global Studies Track prepares students who wish to explore international careers or work with groups of diverse backgrounds.
The learning outcomes for this major provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the 21st-century workplace to:
- know and understand the essential concepts of social science;
- comprehend the historical foundations, theoretical paradigms, and research methods of social science;
- develop higher order thinking skills by analyzing and interpreting social science literature;
- write analytically in a style that is informed, well-reasoned, and literate;
- recognize and understand differences of gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, religion, and social class;
- understand and utilize a global perspective
- develop civic skills by participating in community-based learning and internships
- become advocates and leaders in their communities, our nation, and the globe.