Global Studies is an interdisciplinary major that crosses the fields of geography, world history and international politics. You’ll debate key issues facing nations today, and examine how our globally interdependent world has developed, how different societies and political systems deal with domestic and world issues, and how countries interact in the global arena.
As a global studies major, you’ll acquire an expertise in the politics, geography and history of a specific region — from such areas as Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. You’ll develop proficiency in a foreign language related to your area of interest and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as study abroad, an internationally focused internship and an annual Model Organization of American States competition.
Our students compare political systems and cultures around the world and evaluate how people are influenced by their physical, cultural and political environments. You’ll analyze how major civilizations respond to the positive and negative effects of modernity and global engagement. And you’ll examine the role of diplomacy in international relations, the causes of war and the means to promote peace, and the intricacies of today’s international political economy.