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Global Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor)

Overview

The Global Studies interdisciplinary minor consists of 18 credits, distributed among core requirements, a capstone seminar, and three free electives in the student’s chosen area of specialization. Students in the minor are required to study abroad.

Courses

Core Courses (six credits)

Cultural Studies: History, Literature, Religion (three credits)
ANT 1050 World Cultures: Yesterday and Today
ENG 3520 Modern World Literature
HIS 1010 World History I
THE 2810 Introduction to World Religions
Students may also take any 2000-level or higher language course to satisfy this requirement.

Political Studies (three credits)
GOV 1610 International Relations
GOV 3620 International Law
GOV 3670 International Political Economy
PHI 3660 Political Philosophy

Capstone Course (three credits)

A multidisciplinary approach to global challenges, from the perspective of government and politics, history, geography, economics, anthropology, literary studies, and theology and religious studies. Students consider regional and international conflict, global finance, environmental degradation, global poverty, conflicts between competing religious and political ideologies, and international diplomacy and systems of communication within the context of international political economics, international law, and cultural studies. The course focuses on a number of theoretical approaches to historical and contemporary crisis, which can be understood using the global framework.

Free Electives (nine credits)

Students choose three courses in one of the following four Generalist Tracks or the Specialist Track. For the Specialist Track, students may pursue nine credits in a particular region or area of study, not limited to the courses listed below, with approval of the program director.

Culture and Society
ENG 3520 Modern World Literature
ENG 3580 Postcolonial Literature
GOV 3620 International Law
GOV 3200 Political Image through Literature
HIS 2300 History of Africa
HIS 2301 Africa in the Colonial Period
HIS 2302 Contemporary Africa
HIS 2310 History of Asia
HIS 2311 History of East Asia
HIS 2312 History of Modern East Asia
HIS 2320 The Middle East
HIS 2321 History of Islamic Society
HIS 2330; 2331; 2332 History of Latin America; I; II
HIS 2450 History of the Modern Caribbean
HIS 2540 Europe and the 20th -Century World
HIS 2542 Europe from World War II to the Present
HIS 3100 America Meets China
HIS 3120 The History of Racism in the West Since 1500
HIS 3130 Personalities in History
HIS 3150 History of Inter-American Relations
HIS 3160 History of Human Rights
HIS 3180 America and the Muslim World
HIS 3340 Asian Pacific Diasporas in Modern History
HIS 3360 The History of Modern China
HIS 3370 Modern Wars in Asia
HIS 3400 African Civilizations and the Africa Diaspora
HIS 3501; 3502 Diplomatic History of Europe I; II
HIS 3653 The History of the Soviet Union and the Successor States
HIS 3660 Russia as a Multinational Empire
HIS 3702 U.S. Foreign Relations, 1945 to the Present
HIS 3580 Wars of Empire
HIS 3850 Africa and the Atlantic
PHI 3520 History of Modern Philosophy
PHI 3530 History of Contemporary Philosophy
PHI 3660 Political Philosophy
PHI 3670 Modernity in Crisis
PHI 3680 Philosophical Issues Concerning Religion in the State
RCT 1155 Language and Intercultural Connection
THE 2810 Introduction to World Religions
THE 3250 Dialogue Among the Churches and Religions
THE 3310 The Theology of Peace: A Gospel Reflection on Violence and War
THE 3810 Anthropology of Religion
Students may also count approved foreign language and cultural instruction on the modern world beyond the core toward this requirement.

Global Politics and Environment
ANT/ESP 1120 Human Ecology
ANT 2400 Anthropology of Development
BIO 1070 Environmental Biology
ESP 3480 Environmental Geology
GEO 1001 World Geography
GEO 2001 National Resources and World Development
GEO 2002 Issues in Environmental Conservation
GOV/ESP 2170 Global Environmental Politics and Policies
GOV 2520 Politics of Environment and Development
PHI 3720 Environmental Ethics

International Relations
ANT 1100 Food and Culture
ANT 1155 Language and Intercultural Communication
ANT 1780; 1790 Off-Campus Topics in Multicultural and Multiethnic Studies I; II
ANT 2400 Anthropology of Development
ANT 2450 African Cultures
ANT 2740 Anthropology of Religion
ANT 2760 South Asian Society
ECO 3306 Comparative Economic Systems
ECO 3344 International Economics
ECO 3346 Economic Growth and Development
ENG 3520 Modern World Literature
ENG 3580 Postcolonial Literature
GEO 1001 World Geography
GEO 2001 National Resources and World Development
GOV 1700 Comparative Political Systems
GOV 2170 Global Environmental Politics and Policies
GOV 2640 Foreign Policy of the United States
GOV 2650 Government and Politics of Western Europe
GOV 2660 Government and Politics of Eastern Europe
GOV 2690 Government and Politics of Latin America
GOV 2730 Russia and the CIS Republics
GOV 2750 Politics of the Caribbean Area
GOV 2810 The Politics of War
GOV 3290 The Politics of Revolution
GOV 3570 Comparative Law
GOV 3620 International Law
GOV 3630 Foreign Policy of the Major Powers
GOV 3670 International Political Economy
GOV 3680 Politics of Africa
GOV 3710 Government and Politics of the Far East
GOV 3720 Government and Politics of South and Southeast Asia
GOV 3820 Politics of the Middle East
GOV 3850 Politics of Developing Countries
GOV 3851 Politics of Genocide
HIS 3160 History of Human Rights
HIS 3580 Wars of Empire
PHI 3660 Political Philosophy
PHI 3680 Philosophical Issues Concerning Religion in the State
SOC 2100 Global Poverty
SOC 2330 Human Trafficking
SOC 2420 Immigration and Inequality in the U.S.
SOC 3660 Political Sociology
THE 2810 Introduction to World Religions
THE 3250 Dialogue Among the Churches and Religions
THE 3310 The Theology of Peace: A Gospel Reflection on Violence and War
Students may also count approved foreign language and cultural instruction beyond the core toward this requirement.

Social Development
ANT 1100 Food and Culture
ANT 1155 Language and Intercultural Communication
ANT 1780; 1790 Off-Campus Topics in Multicultural and Multiethnic Studies I; II
ANT 2400 Anthropology of Development
ANT 2450 African Cultures
ANT 2740 Anthropology of Religion
ECO 3306 Comparative Economic Systems
ECO 3344 International Economics
ECO 3346 Economic Growth and Development
ESP 1120 Human Ecology
ESP 2170 Global Environmental Politics and Policies
GEO 1001 World Geography
GEO 2001 National Resources and World Development
GOV 1700 Comparative Political Systems
GOV 2520 Politics of Environment and Development
GOV 2660 Government and Politics of Eastern Europe
GOV 2690 Government and Politics of Latin America
GOV 2730 Russia and the CIS Republics
GOV 2750 Politics of the Caribbean Area
GOV 3670 International Political Economy
GOV 3680 Politics of Africa
GOV 3710 Government and Politics of the Far East
GOV 3720 Government and Politics of South and Southeast Asia
GOV 3820 Politics of the Middle East
GOV 3850 Politics of Developing Countries
HIS 2300 History of Africa
HIS 2301 Africa in the Colonial Period
HIS 2302 Contemporary Africa
HIS 2310 History of Asia
HIS 2311 History of East Asia
HIS 2312 History of Modern East Asia
HIS 2320 The Middle East
HIS 2321 History of Islamic Society
HIS 2330; 2331; 2332 History of Latin America; I; II
HIS 2450 History of the Modern Caribbean
HIS 3100 America Meets China
HIS 3120 The History of Racism in the West Since 1500
HIS 3150 History of Inter-American Relations
HIS 3180 America and the Muslim World
HIS 3340 Asian Pacific Diasporas in Modern History
HIS 3360 The History of Modern China
HIS 3370 Modern Wars in Asia
HIS 3400 African Civilizations and the Africa Diaspora
HIS 3653 The History of the Soviet Union and the Successor States
HIS 3850 Africa and the Atlantic
PHI 3660 Political Philosophy
PHI 3680 Philosophical Issues Concerning Religion in the State
PHI 3740 Social Justice
SOC 2100 Global Poverty
SOC 2330 Human Trafficking
SOC 2420 Immigration and Inequality in the U.S.
SOC 2470 Gender in a Global Context
SOC 2630 Urban Sociology
SOC 3660 Political Sociology

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Brian Lockey, [email protected].