Curriculum

Curriculum for Major in Global Studies


Charlie German [Double Major in GBL and PSC 17] studied abroad in Germany and traveled to Moscow while earning his concentration in Politics and Diplomacy.
Global Studies examines the interactions and inter-relations among countries and peoples across the globe; studies particular regions and cultures in a comparative and interactive way; and considers issues affecting more than one country.  The curriculum is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to understand how other peoples see the world and the issues confronting the global community.  The degree uses an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes political science, history, economics, sociology/anthropology, communications, gender studies, and environmental studies.  Within these disciplines, as well as across them, students learn a variety of theoretical approaches for understanding global issues such as war and peace, globalization, and development.

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NOTE: Students may also Double Major in Global Studies with another UIS major. Majors with good match to global studies are include Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology, or Teacher Education, but students in Accounting and Social Work have also made the double major work for them.

Curriculum for Minor in Global Studies

students preparing for The Gambia
Bridget Donley [left, Liberal Studies Major, Global Studies Minor ’14] assisting in preparation for a trip to The Gambia, West Africa.   She chose The Gambia because she works to help families, primarily West Africans, immigrate legally to America.  “After experiencing Africa for myself, I now have a much greater appreciation of the continent of Africa and the diversity of its land and people,” she says.
A minor in Global Studies fits well with many majors, such as Business, Criminology and Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology and many others!  The Global Studies minor provides students with the tools necessary to better understand the complex and changing world of the twenty-first century.

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