Undergraduate Bulletin 2020 - 2021 
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Undergraduate Bulletin 2020 - 2021 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Global Studies Minor

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Available in the Day College.

The interdisciplinary Global Studies Minor provides students with an education across the disciplines in the principal issues confronting today’s globalized world as well its historical precursors. Students are given the tools to understand the process of globalization and its effects; and they are empowered to shape their world as the next generation of global leaders in their chosen fields. The curriculum focuses on four thematic pillars of globalization: Culture & Society, Business and Languages, Governance & Conflict, and Environmental Studies (Sciences). Such a curriculum draws on insights (i.e., already existing classes) from disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to give students the theoretical and methodological skills as well as the knowledge base necessary to understand our complex and rapidly changing world and to contribute to building a better future for us all.


Minor courses include:

3 Semester Hours of

General Education Core Requirements

3 semester hours of second language study in addition to or above the General Education Core requirements.

For bi- or multi-lingual students, this requirement could be waived. Students in this situation would only need 9 hours of the required 12.

Intercultural Competence

3 semester hours of coursework focused on intercultural competence. Either course fulfills this requirement.

Students with ESL or TESOL certification (documented) are exempt from this required course.

Experiential Learning

3 semester hours of approved experiential learning in the international field.

The experiential learning requirement could be satisfied as a study abroad experience (including semester abroad, summer abroad, or academic travel opportunity) or as an internship experience with a profit or non-profit organization that deals with global clients or issues. Approved study abroad experiences include but are not limited to a semester in France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, and other established CC exchange programs. Academic travel opportunities include but are not limited to ART 360; EDU 360  (in connection with travel abroad); HON 490  (in connection with travel abroad); REL 236. Study abroad or travel experience in addition to the required 3 semester hours will not be counted toward the Global Studies minor.

Elective Courses

The 6 or 9 semester hours to be elected by each student may be chosen from the list below, however, the chosen classes have to come from two different thematic areas. These electives may also count towards General Education requirements. Other courses with a global focus can be considered and approved by the Global Studies Committee. Special problems courses and independent projects as part of the Global Studies minor must be approved by the Global Studies Committee.

No course may count more than once within the minor.

The elective courses may be chosen from the following thematic areas:

Culture and Society:

Governance and Conflict:

Environmental Studies (Sciences):

Total Credit Hours: 18

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