The Minor

The Global Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for international or intercultural service through the study of other cultures, world history, political and economic systems, world geography and environment, cross-cultural communication and a modern language.

The Curriculum

Advising Sheet

With the exception of courses taken to fulfill the language skills requirement, only 4 units may double count with a student’s GE requirements. Students who have met requirements through GE will take additional elective classes to meet the 20 unit minimum.

I. Core Requirements

    Language skills (0-5 units)
    • Students will demonstrate an intermediate-low level proficiency in a foreign language. This may be met by taking a foreign language course at the 102 level or higher.
    Global Cultures (choose one)
    • ANTH 203: Cultural Anthropology  D1 (3)
    • GEP 203: Human Geography  D2,(3)
    Economic Perspectives
    • ECON 204: Macroeconomics   D5 (4)
    Historical Perspectives
    • HIST 380: 20th Century World D2 (3)
    Global Issues (both required)
    • GLBL 300: Local Responses to Global Issues D1 (3)
    • GEP 305: World Regions in Global Context D5 (4)
    Globalization and its Social Impact (choose one)
    • ANTH 352: Global Issues (4)
    • GEP 322: Globalization and Environments (4)
    • WGS 385: Gender and Globalization (4)

II. Elective Courses (take additional classes to meet 20 unit min.)

  • ANTH 352: Global Issues (4)
  • ANTH 354: Quest for the Other: Toursim and Culture (4)
  • BUS 393: Introduction to International Business (4)
  • COMS 321: International Communications (4)
  • ECON 303: International Economics (4)
  • GEP 373: Energy, Technology, and Society (4)
  • GEP 322: Globalization and Environments (4)
  • GEP 325: Global Food Systems: Scarcity & Sustainability (4)
  • POLS 304: Introduction to International Relations (4)
  • POLS 345: Model United Nations (4)
  • POLS 447: Nonviolent Strategies in International Relations (4)
  • POLS 448: Political Violence, Terrorism and Law (4)
  • POLS 452: Third World Political Systems (4)
  • POLS 498: International Political Economy (4)
  • WGS 385: Gender and Globalization (4)