Global studies is an interdisciplinary major that gives students a global perspective on political and economic problems, preparing them for careers in government, business and the nonprofit sector. Students are encouraged to become fluent in a modern foreign language, and the faculty works to arrange for students to spend a semester or year of study abroad.
Upon completing the global studies major students should:1. View global challenges from a perspective that integrates political, historical, economic, cultural and normative perspectives.2. Be able to articulate the primary theoretical frameworks used to understand the global arena.3. Understand the role of important state and non-state actors (international and non-governmental groups and organizations) in the global arena.4. Demonstrate strong communications skills (reading, writing and listening) as well as analytical and critical skills that enable them to dissect and solve complex problems effectively.5. Demonstrate the capacity to conduct independent research (identify and develop a research question, design research strategies based on the application of quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies, access and interpret information from print and electronic sources, write and present a critical and analytical argument).
Completion of a Modern Language through 202