Global Studies


Deborah Augsburger, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Karl Bahm, Professor, History
Hal Bertilson, Professor, Psychology
Maria Cuzzo, Professor, Legal Studies
Khalil (Haji) Dokhanchi, Professor, Political Science
Olawole Famule, Assistant Professor, Art History
Hilary Fezzey, Assistant Professor, English
Eri Fujieda, Associate Professor, Sociology
Randy Gabrys-Alexson, Professor, Geography
Jerry Hembd, Associate Professor, Economics
Richard Hudelson, Professor, Philosophy
Marshall Johnson, Professor, Sociology
Brett Jones, Assistant Professor, Music
Bruce Kibler, Assistant Professor, Business Management
Joel Sipress, Professor, History
Richard Stewart, Professor, Transportation Logistics
Priscilla Starratt, Professor, History
Shin-Ping Liu Tucker, Associate Professor, Information Technology
Michael Waxman, Professor, Chemistry
George Wright, Professor, Legal Studies

A 24-credit minor is available in Global Studies. It is coordinated and led by the Global Studies coordinator and by the Global Studies Advisory Committee, a free-standing committee made up of interested faculty and staff.

The Global Studies undergraduate minor was approved in 2009. The minor is interdisciplinary with courses offered by a number of academic departments and programs. Members of the Global Studies Committee serve as faculty contacts for this minor. Students choosing this minor must take 24 credits from courses in the approved list in consultation with a Global Studies faculty advisor. 

The mission of the Global Studies Program is to offer a "window on the world" and strengthen global awareness. Students studying Global Studies will gain knowledge, experience and skills for global citizenship through various courses from multiple disciplines. The core courses provide conceptual foundations to think globally. The elective courses enable students to explore their own interests in various pedagogical paths, including study abroad, language acquisition, area study, and issue-specific study. Students are encouraged to consider multiple perspectives and ideas and to advance their critical thinking skills by taking courses from multiple disciplines.

Global Studies Minor

Total: 24 credits required, with a minimum of nine credits at the 300 level or higher.

Required courses: Nine credits total, from three different disciplines.

Required "Introduction to the Global Society" course (three credits)
POLS 175       Introduction to World Politics -- 3 credits
GEOG 100       World Regional Geography -- 3 credits

Required "Contemporary Global Issues" course (three credits)
POLS 263       Contemporary Issues in World Politics  -- 3 credits
SOCI 201        Social Problems in Global Perspectives -- 3 credits

Required "Comparative Studies of Culture and Society" course (three credits)
ANTH 101      Human Experiences -- 3 credits
ENGL 241       World Literature I  --  3 credits
ENGL 242       World Literature II --  3 credits
GEOG 102       Cultural Geography -- 3 credits
MUSI 161       Music and World Culture -- 3 credits

Elective courses: 15 credits total, from at least three different disciplines. 

Up to six credits of college or university-level second language coursework that are not applied to other major/minor requirements may be counted toward the Global Studies minor. The second language means any second language other than the student's own primary language(s).  

Study abroad courses may be counted toward the Global Studies minor as long as those courses meet one of the criteria for elective courses and with an approval by the Global Studies advisory committee.

ANTH 320      Environmental Anthropology -- 3 credits
ANTH 368      Cultures of Mesoamerica -- 3 credits
ART 224         Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies  --  3 credits
BUS 363         Business Ethics -- 3 credits
BUS 430         International Business -- 3 credits
CHEM 100/101     Our Chemical Environment  -- 2-3 credits
ECON 430       International Economics -- 3 credits
ECON 432       International Monetary Relations  -- 3 credits
ECON 435       Economic Development -- 3 credits
ECON 438       Comparative Economic Systems --3 credits
GEOG 302       Economic Geography -- 3 credits
GEOG 402       Urban Planning and Transportation Systems --3 credits
HIST 111        World History since 1500 -- 3 credits
HIST 225        Latin American History Since Independence  --  3 credits
HIST 281        The Muslim World  --  3 credits
HIST 301        War and Peace in Bosnia  -- 3 credits
HIST 315        The Wars of Yugoslavia  -- 3 credits
HIST 415        The History of Nationalism in Europe -- 3 credits
HIST 421        Slavery and Prejudice -- 3 credits
ITS 380           Enterprise and E-Business Systems  -- 3 credits
LSTU 363       Comparative Law  -- 3 credits
PHIL 175        Philosophy of Religion  -- 3 credits
POLS 101       Introduction to Comparative Politics -- 3 credits
POLS 352       Introduction to Peace Studies --3 credits
POLS 356       Reconciliation --3 credits
POLS 431       International Law  -- 3 credits
POLS 476       Theories of World Politics --3 credits
PSYC 317        Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence --3 credits
PSYC 318        Peace Psychology  --  3 credits
PSYC 360        Cross Cultural Psychology -- 3 credits
SOCI 300        Chinese Societies  -- 3 credits
SOCI 301        Study Abroad, China --3 credits
SOCI 460        Social Class  -- 3 credits
SOCI 464        Social Change --3 credits
SOCI/WST 475     Gender and Globalization in Transnational Asia  --3 credits
TRSP 430       International and Intermodal Transportation  --3 credits