Minor in Global Studies

A minor in Global Studies requires seven courses:

Core Courses for all minor concentrations in Global Studies:
GLBS 115Global Citizenship1.0
GLBS 225Global Issues3.0
GLBS 270World Focus Seminar1.0
GLBS 315Strategies to Global Solutions3.0
One of the following: 3.0
Globalization: Theory/Practice
Globalization and Culture
Two classes in one of the following concentrations: Sustainable Development, Peace and Conflict, Cultures in Contact, or Social Justice. Classes in the selected concentration must come from two disciplines. (See below for options.) 6.0
Total Semester Hours17.0

Concentration in Sustainable Development

The sustainable development concentration uses a global lens to examine the three interconnected spheres of sustainability (the social, environmental, and economic). Students selecting this concentration are interested in seeking solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems in ways that "meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987). The two courses for the concentration must come from at least two disciplines and include one 200 or 300-level course.

One of the following:3.0
Introduction to Sustainability
Sustainable Development
One of the following:3.0
Global Environmental Issues
Environmental Policy
Environmental Economics
Economic Development
Environmental Education
Environmental Literature
Global Ethics
"Race" and Ethnicity
Int'l Human Rights Law & Advcy
Global Perspectives of Women
Total Semester Hours6.0

Concentration in Peace and Conflict

This concentration is for students interested in both the root causes of conflict as they appear in different forms around the world, and in strategies that could lead us toward lasting peace. Students selecting this concentration will learn about why nations go to war, the role of power in governmental interrelationships, and how security can be achieved. The two courses for the concentration must come from two disciplines and include at least one 300-level course.

Two of the following: 6.0
World History
Religious Conflict & History
Middle East
Postcolonial Literature
Literature of Conflict
Politics Among Nations
Rev:Politics of Violent Change
U.S. and Global Security
Criminology and Criminal Law
Int'l Human Rights Law & Advcy
Refugees: Culture and Conflict
Peace and Conflict
Total Semester Hours6.0

Concentration in Cultures in Contact

Students focusing on this concentration specialize in understanding how globalization spreads cultural ideas (e.g. religion, art, education, literature, music) as different ethnic and religious groups interact with one another. Students learn about the socio-cultural beliefs, values, and practices of other ethnicities, nationalities, and religions, enabling them to build skills in intercultural knowledge and communication. For additional course options under French or Spanish for courses applicable to the Cultures in Contact thematic area, see your Global Studies advisor. The two courses for the concentration must come from two disciplines and include at least one 300-level course.

Two of the following: 6.0
Survey Asia/Africa/Americas
Islamic Art
Indigenous Ecol Knowledge
Outdoor Education
Child & Adolescent Literature
Foundations in Experiential Ed
Global Education
Scottish Literature
Postcolonial Literature
World History
The History of Islam
Music of the World
Global Ethics
Advanced Issues
World Religions
History of Christianity
Introduction to Islam
Jews, Christians, & Muslims
Intro to Global Sociology
"Race" and Ethnicity
Native American Cultures
African Cultures
Refugees: Culture and Conflict
Stories Around the Globe
Total Semester Hours6.0

Concentration in Social Justice

In the social justice thematic area, students work to identify the social inequalities rooted in socio-economic status, gender, and ethnicity, and how these inequalities play out in different settings around the globe. Students seek an understanding of the root causes of these disparities and how to work effectively to eliminate them. The two courses for the concentration must come from two disciplines and include at least one 300-level course.

Two of the following:6.0
Indigenous Ecol Knowledge
Economic Development
Postcolonial Literature
Nonprofits: Theory & Practice
Feminist Philosophy
Global Ethics
"Race" and Ethnicity
Native American Cultures
Int'l Human Rights Law & Advcy
African Cultures
Refugees: Culture and Conflict
Global Perspectives of Women
Sustainable Development
Total Semester Hours6.0