2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog
Deborah Augsburger, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Karl Bahm, Professor, History
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
James Geidner, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood
Jerry Hembd, Associate Professor, Economics
Kathleen Hubbard, Assistant Professor, Art Education
Merose Hwang, Assistant Professor, History
Marshall Johnson, Professor, Sociology
Brett Jones, Assistant Professor, Music
Daniela Mansbach, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ephraim Nikoi, Assistant Professor, Communicating Arts
Kenneth Shonk, Assistant Professor, History
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.
24 total credits
A minimum of 9 credits must be 300 level or higher.
9 credits from three different disciplines required
Introduction to the Global Society required course (3 credits required):
Contemporary Global Issues required courses (3 credits required):
Comparative Studies of Culture and Society required course (3 credits required):
Elective courses (15 credits from at least three different disciplines and 9 credits must be above 300 level):
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.
- At least half of the course materials approach a subject comparatively across different regions in the world or deal with global or international phenomena that have local implications; and
- he course focuses on the development of skills and abilities needed for meaningful cross-cultural and transnational interactions, active involvement with global issues and cultivation of global citizenship.)
- Become able to demonstrate increased: 1) basic knowledge of global geography and history; 2) basic knowledge of the global political/economic/social structures and institutional processes that link the globe; 3) basic methodological knowledge that fosters appreciation of other cultures (INFORMATION)
- Develop knowledge and skills for democratic communication across cultures (COMMUNICATION)
- Become actively involved in global issues and cultivate the sense of global citizenship (INVOLVEMENT)