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General Studies Customize Your Education

Put Your Knowledge to Work

The global studies minor provides an exciting interdisciplinary international perspective on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The program is flexible and designed to complement any major.

Three Options

You can include interests outside your major, add international perspective to what you’re already studying, focus on a region or culture, or pursue topics with global implications — it’s up to you!

There are three general areas to choose from. Each area includes modules that let you home in on what interests you the most.

Language and civilization

Start with a foundation course in art history, literature, communication, or a foreign language.

Then choose three courses from one of the following modules:

  • Regional and comparative literature and film
  • Aesthetics and values
  • Art, music, and folklore
  • Evolution of civilizations

Each module includes courses that let you pursue your interests in international art, literature, intercultural communication, or a second language.

Two semesters of second-year level foreign language are required.

Global communities

Choose a foundation course in anthropology, comparative ethnic studies, women’s studies, philosophy, or political science.

Then choose five courses from one of the following modules:

  • Globalization
  • Populations and cultural ecology
  • Conflict and cooperation
  • Social justice

Each module includes courses that let you focus on anthropology, comparative cultural studies, women’s studies, or political science. Two semesters of second-year level foreign language are required.

Technology and global society

Choose a foundation course in architectural studies, agricultural systems, environmental science, geology, art and technology, or regional development.

Then choose five courses from one of the following modules:

  • The global environment
  • Global resources and human survival
  • Science and societies

Each module includes courses that let you focus on the built environment, agriculture and food systems, environmental science, natural resources, economic development, technology, science, and the social context that surrounds them.

 

Global Studies