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2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies Major

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Pascale Engelmajer Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Lilly Goren Professor of Political Science
Kevin Guilfoy Professor of Philosophy
Scott Hendrix Chair of History, Political Science and Religious Studies; Professor of History
Kimberly Redding Associate Professor of History
Patricia Rodda Assistant Professor of International Relations
Carol Tallarico Professor of Business Administration

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.

Learning Outcomes for Global Studies

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).

Elective Courses: (7 Courses or 28 Credits)

Students must complete at least one course from each track below. ( 2 courses total)

In addition, students select a track of concentration taking an additional five courses within that track (so students will complete a total number of 6 courses in their track of concentration). Of those five courses within that track, at least two courses must be at the 200 or 300 level and one course must be a 200 or 300 level course coming from History, Religious Studies or Philosophy.

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts are:

  • Students must take 2 consecutive modern language courses for a total of 6 or more credits in the same modern language (MLL) other than English; this does not include American Sign Language. Carroll University will accept a total of 6-8 transferred credits from another college/university as long as all of those credits are completed in the same language.
  • **International students who have English as their second language should contact the Registrar concerning the Modern Language requirement.

  • 4 Hour(s) or higher
  • 4 Hour(s)
  • Degree requirements cannot be waived.


Each major may have specific course sequencing requirements. For specific requirements, see “Required Support Courses” within each major

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