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Global Studies

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Global Studies 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, sustainable development, 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.

All Global Studies majors choose a regional emphasis to focus their coursework on a particular area of the world. In addition to completing the Global Studies Core and specific concentration requirements (21 credits) in Asian Studies, Global Service, or International Economics and Cultural Affairs, majors are required to complete a major or minor in French, German, or Spanish, or a minimum of 16 credits of Chinese or Japanese language.

Global Studies Core (6 Cr.)

Introductory Course:
WLC 150Global Prespectives3 Cr.
Senior Seminar:
WLC 493Senior Seminar3 Cr.