Global Studies

Major Requirements

The Global Studies major requires 45 units from the following 4 areas, in addition to an International Immersion experience.

  • Take both of the following core courses:
    • GLS 250: Dimensions of Globalization: States Societies and Institutions
      The introductory course for the Global Studies major surveys international issues in science/technology, policy development, culture and political economy.
    • GLS 251: Dimensions of Globalization: Language, Literature, and Culture
      This course explores literary, artistic, philosophical, and critical approaches to major topics in Global Studies, examining questions such as: What affects the terms and outcomes of cultural encounters? How are values and beliefs defined and transformed? What do writing, translation, literature, and other areas studied in the humanities teach us about global studies? What doors open when a person can study a language deeply?
  • Pick your concentration from 1 of 4 themed areas. More information about these areas is listed below.
  • Choose a geographic or cultural region to study. Examples include: Sub-Saharan Africa, Slavic Europe, East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, the French Speaking World, Former European Colonies
  • Learn a language from the region you have chosen to the 6th semester proficiency level. Your academic advisor can help you select the appropriate language.

To discuss whether the Global Studies major is right for you and to learn details:

  • Complete the online information session
  • Call 520-621-7763 to schedule an appointment with a CLAS advisor after the information session has been completed
Global Studies

Global Studies Student Spotlight

Katlyn Campbell

Global Health and Development
What made you choose your CLAS major? I chose Global Studies because I am very passionate about languages, traveling, and world cultures and I thought it would pair up well with Public Health because it allows me to learn more about international medicine and the global community as a whole....