About the Curriculum
The Global Studies major is program with four required foundation courses:
Understanding Global Relations
The Social Construction of Global Society
The Politics of the Global Economy
In addition, students are required to take at least once course in each of the following tracks:
International Communications and Processes
Global Cultures and Global Society
Critical Global Issues
Students are highly encouraged to take foreign language courses, principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and international finance. In addition, they are encouraged to incorporate study abroad into their course of study in order to immerse themselves in a society different from their own with unfamiliar cultural practices, language and history.
Did you know?
In a recent survey, employers were asked what they looked for in the college graduates they hired.
The ability to understand the global context of situations and decisions (67%)
The ability to comprehend global issues and developments and their implications for the future (65%)
An understanding of the role of the United States in the world (57%)
A knowledge of cultural diversity in America and other countries (57%)
The ability to analyze and solve complex problems (75%)
Teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others in diverse group settings (71%)
Civic knowledge, civic participation, and community engagement (52%)
The ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world settings through internships or other hands-on experiences (79%).