Global Studies

Global Studies

TYPE: Minor
DEGREE: B.A./B.S.
DEPARTMENT: Writing, Language, and Literature Department

LOCATION: On-Campus/Online

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that gives students a wide range of perspectives, experiences, and skills to be global citizens. Drawing upon globally focused courses, the program prepares students to play an active role in the world and to bring an inclusive, global perspective to the workplace. The program not only provides a broad knowledge of people, cultures, governments and economies throughout the world, it also equips students with skill sets beneficial for careers in every sector within the global economy.

Program Outcomes

This minor includes four required components, including:

  • Foundational global studies coursework that fulfills the learning objectives for the minor
  • Elective coursework from three areas of focus: global trade and commerce; race, culture, and identity; and global peace, security, and services
  • Experiential learning that enables students to put their knowledge into action through a variety of study away, language learning, and internship opportunities
  • A final capstone that assesses students’ global understanding, connections made from the courses taken in different disciplines, and application of concepts learned to the student’s career goals.

Upon completion of this minor, students are able to:

  • Understand major systems that guide global structures such as economics, politics, geopolitics, business, social and economic development
  • Articulate and appreciate the importance of diversity and the need to promote it in various spheres of life
  • Recognize personal and social responsibility through their roles as global citizens

Career Opportunities

Competency in global studies prepares students for a broad range of professional opportunities, including:

  • Foreign service
  • International business
  • Global economics
  • Social work
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Teaching
  • International development
  • Journalism
  • Transportation and logistics management
  • Peace Corps/AmeriCorps

Did You Know?

  • 35 countries are represented within our student population
  • US-Superior ranks second among UW schools in percentage of undergraduate international students
  • Employers are 71-95 percent more likely to hire a recent college graduate who has completed an applied learning or project-based learning experience such as an internship, service learning project, or study away program.

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