Global Studies

TYPE: Minor
DEPARTMENT: Social Inquiry Department

LOCATION: On-Campus/Online

General Description

Global Studies is a window on the world.

Get a glimpse, take a peek, or dive into the world and its varied cultures, religions, economics, and means of communication.

Consider multiple perspectives and ideas, advancing your critical thinking skills, as you explore regional and world-scale patterns of economic, cultural and social development and trends across the world.

Follow the growing globalization of the world through the study of themes like nationalism, gender, and world systems.

Through it all, strengthen your global awareness and become a world citizen.

*The global studies minor is also available through UW-Superior's Distance Learning Center.

Program Outcomes

Through a minor in global studies at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Gain knowledge, experience, and skills for global citizenship
  • Grow your global cultural perspectives and competency
  • Increase your basic knowledge of global political, economic and social structures, and geography and history
  • Foster appreciation of other cultures
  • Understand how to communicate across cultures
  • Become actively involved in global issues
  • Cultivate the sense of global citizenship

Career Opportunities

Employers increasingly are looking for people who not only have the knowledge and skills to do their job, but who also understand and appreciate the complex and diverse processes and consequences of globalization.

A minor in global studies complements virtually any major and increases your career outlook for careers in places such as:

  • Global culture industries
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Greenpeace
  • World Health Organization
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Global marketing agencies
  • Amnesty International
  • Human Rights Watch
  • United Nations
  • World Bank
  • Red Cross
  • UNICEF
  • Peace Corps
  • International businesses
  • Travel agencies
  • Cruise lines
  • U.S. State Department

Did You Know?

  • UW-Superior offers study abroad programs which count toward your minor in countries such as Bosnia, China, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Quebec, Scotland, and South Korea.
  • Students work with professors from a wide range of disciplines, including business, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and environmental sciences.

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