2007-2008 Academic Catalog

Degree Programs

Global Studies

College of Liberal Arts
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Minor Only

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The minor in global studies is an interdisciplinary program whose purpose is to enhance students’ understanding of issues resulting from an increasingly interdependent world. The global studies program provides students pursuing a bachelor’s degree an opportunity to broaden their intellectual horizon beyond their chosen major and achieve a more integrated vision of contemporary global problems, alternative conceptions of global society and relevant strategies for moving toward a more just and humane world order.


  1. Complete one entry level course from among the following:
    ANTH 245--Culture and Global Studies--3 credits
    GEOG 203--World Economic Geography--3 credits
    ENGL 280--Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature--3 credits
    PS 202--Democracy and Global Society--3 credits
  2. Complete four different courses (12 credits) from one of the following concentrations:
    Global Economic and Political Dynamics
    ANTH 446--Economic Anthropology--3 credits
    PS 201--Comparative Politics--3 credits
    PS 323--International Political Economy--3 credits
    RD 300W--Rural Development in a Global Perspective--3 credits
    SOC 460--Global Issues in Sociological Perspective--3 credits
    Culture and Global Society
    ANTH/RD 315--Tribal People and Development--3 credits
    ANTH/WMS 445--Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective--3 credits
    COMM 330--Intercultural Communication--3 credits
    ENGL 218--Themes in Literature: Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature--3 credits
    ENGL 360--Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States--3 credits
    LING 216--Languages of the World--3 credits
    PHIL 482--Comparative Philosophy and Religions--3 credits
    Science Policy and the Environment
    ANTH 428--Ecological Anthropology and Regional Sustainability--3 credits
    BIOL 476--Ecosystem Ecology--3 credits
    GEOG/NRM 338--Introduction to Geographic Information Systems--3 credits
    HIST 411--Environmental History--3 credits
    NRM/NORS 432--Literature and the Environment--3 credits
    PS 454--International Law and the Environment--3 credits
    PS 455O--Political Economy of the Global Environment--3 credits
    PS 456O--Science, Technology and Politics--3 credits
    Peace, Human Rights and Global Society
    ENGL 280--Introduction to Colonial and Post-Colonial--Literature--3 credits
    ENGL 380--Topics in Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature--3 credits
    HIST 316--Europe since 1945--3 credits
    PHIL/PS 472--Ethics and International Affairs--3 credits
    PS 203--Peace, War and Security--3 credits
    PS 322O--International Law and Organization--3 credits
    SOC 405O--Social Movements and Social Change--3 credits
  3. Complete a civic engagement/internship project--1-3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--16-18 credits