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Global Studies

Global learning

The Global Studies major is offered through the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Global learning means making connections, breaking down boundaries, building community, and immersing yourself in language and world cultures, on campus and across the globe. In Global Studies, students pursue an a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a choice of three concentrations:


This interdisciplinary major is designed to assist students in meeting career objectives leading to employment in foreign service, international organizations, international business, non-governmental organizations, philanthropic organizations, and communication or education fields, among many others.

The department combines interdisciplinary approaches to area studies — Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe — with thematic issues such as globalization, humanitarian aid, sustainability, human rights, social justice, global security, migration, transnationalism, environmental issues, and poverty reduction.

Anchored in the study of world languages and cultures, the Global Studies major integrates course work in ethnology, cultural awareness, economics, geography, history, political science, theology, and study abroad, all leading to a faculty-mentored senior research project.



Stacy Hoult

houltsarosProfessor of World Languages and Cultures
Coordinator, Global Studies

Arts and Sciences Building 272