Global Service Minor

The global service minor provides students with the opportunity to add a global perspective to any major, in addition to providing a solid grounding in intercultural communication and the foundations of global citizenship. Students are able to tailor coursework to their own professional and personal objectives, so the minor is a suitable complement to a BA or BS degree in any school or department.

Global studies minors must complete 24 global studies (subject code GLBL) course credits, 12 of which must be upper division, with a grade of C– or better or P. Course selection is up to the individual student, but for advising purposes tracks are suggested for students coming from different majors. Tracks have been designed to align with particular career goals. Student may elect up to 12 lower-division credits, which share a common purpose of fostering critical and cross-cultural thinking as well as encouraging students to seek out and understand diverse perspectives and ways of approaching and communicating about current global issues. The 12 required upper-division credits allow a deeper investigation of issues, regions, and cultures and also hone skills in research, effective writing, and oral presentation to address rapidly changing and complex current and future issues.

Students select a professional sector concentration and a world region concentration.

• The six sector concentrations are: Youth in Development, Health, Environment, Community Economic Development, Education and Agriculture

• The three world region concentrations are: Latin America, West Africa, World at large

All students complete four required core competencies and students who select Latin America or West Africa complete a fifth.

• Core competency 1: Professional Sector Concentration (12 credits)

• Core competency 2: Intercultural Competence (12 credits)

• Core competency 3: Practical experience (non-credit)

- Students complete 50 hours practical experience related to their professional sector concentration.  Site supervisor certifies satisfactory completion of hours and tasks.

• Core competency 4: Professional and leadership development - 3 activities (non-credit)

 - Resume review/critique with UO Career Center or Faculty Mentor

 - Attend a workshop on interview skills with the UO Career Center

 - Develop and carry out a significant leadership experience and submit a 2-page reflection paper on it.

• Core competency 5: Language proficiency (variable; up to 8 credits)

 - Latin America-focused students: Two 200-level Spanish courses or equivalent proficiency

 - West Africa-focused students: One 200-level course in a Romance language, or equivalent proficiency

Education Concentration
Education Concentration
Three Courses from the Professional Sector:12
Education and Social Change
Foundations of Student Health and Well-Being
Special Studies: [Topic]
Foundations in Early Childhood Education
Design for Learning Language Systems
Teaching English Pronunciation
Behavior and Classroom Management
Early Literacy for Diverse Learners
Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Environmental Education Theory and Practice
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Two Intercultural Competence Electives
Health Concentration
Health Concentration
Three Courses from the Professional Sector:12
Communication Disorders in Society and Media
Medical Terminology
Diversity in Human Services
Healthy Communities
Introduction to Food Studies
Global Health and Development
Seminar: [Topic]
Foundations of Disability I
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Global Mental Health
Global Reproductive Health
Population Displacement and Global Health
Tropical Diseases in Africa
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Two Intercultural Competence Electives
Environment Concentration 
Environment Concentration
Three Courses from the Professional Sector:12
Introduction to Environmental Studies: Natural Sciences
Earth's Surface and Environment
Special Studies: [Topic]
Global Environmental Issues and Alternatives
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Justice
Research: [Topic]
Advanced Climatology: [Topic]
Earth Resources and the Environment
Population and Environment
Environment and Development
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Environmental Management
Green Cities
International Environmental Politics
Community, Environment, and Society
Natural Resource Policy
Environmental Physiology
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Two Intercultural Competence Electives
Agriculture Concentration 
Agriculture Concentration
Three Courses from the Professional Sector:12
Introduction to Ecology
The Natural Environment
Introduction to Environmental Politics
Introduction to Food Studies
Cultures of India and South Asia
International Water Policy
Contemporary Food Systems
Sustainability
Political Ecology
Soil Science
Plants: Fall
and Plants: Winter
and Spring Plants
Urban Farm
Analyzing Landscape Systems
Folklore and Foodways
Immigration and Farmworkers Political Culture
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Environmental Issues: [Topic]
Sustainable Agriculture
Global Food Security
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Two Intercultural Competence Electives
Youth in Development Concentration 
Youth in Development Concentration
Three Courses from the Professional Sector:12
Foundations of Student Health and Well-Being
Issues for Children and Families
Atlantis, Aliens, and Archaeology
Special Studies: [Topic]
Cross-Cultural Communication
Child and Adolescent Development
Gender, Media, and Diversity
Race and Popular Culture: [Topic]
Sociology of the Family
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Prevention of Youth Violence
Developmental Psychology
Hormones and Behavior
Intimate Relationships
Cognitive Development
Human Development in the Family Context
Human Growth and Development
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Two Intercultural Competence Electives
Community Economic Development Concentration 
Community Economic Development
Three Courses from the Professional Sector:12
GLBL 199Special Studies: [Topic]1-5
GLBL 260Culture, Capitalism, and Globalization4
CIS 122Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving4
BA 316Management: Creating Value through People4
GLBL 420Global Community Development4
GLBL 422Aid to Developing Countries4
PS 340International Political Economy4
PS 348Women and Politics4
EC 330Urban and Regional Economic Problems4
EC 340Issues in Public Economics4
EC 350Labor Market Issues4
EC 370Money and Banking4
EC 390Problems and Issues in the Developing Economies4
EC 440Public Economics4
EC 462Economics of Transportation4
PPPM 407Seminar: [Topic]1-5
PPPM 440Land-Use Planning and Policy4
ANTH 329Immigration and Farmworkers Political Culture4
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Cross-Cultural Business Communication
Two Intercultural Competence Electives
Intercultural Competence Approved Electives 
Intercultural Competence Approved Elective List
CRES 440Dialogue across Differences2
BA 361Cross-Cultural Business Communication4
BA 365Cross-Cultural Negotiation4
GLBL 434Language Issues for International Studies4
CRES 351Roles of a Diplomat2
ES 256Introduction to Native American Studies4
ANTH 414Activist Anthropology4
GLBL 370International Human Rights4
LT 428Teaching English Culture and Literature4
LING 101Introduction to Language4