Global Studies Minor

The Global Studies minor provides students with the opportunity to add a global health 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 course work 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.

International studies minors must complete 24 international 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 optional, nonrigid tracks are suggested for students coming from different majors, tracks that can especially complement 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.