Curriculum for Major in Global Studies
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.
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
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.