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The Faculty

Program Coordinator:

  • John Brenkman (English)

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The Minor

The Global Studies Minor offers an interdisciplinary program suitable for students in Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Public Affairs who have an interest in developing an understanding of the nature and history of globalization. Students minoring in Global Studies acquire knowledge of the fundamental debates over the origin and direction of globalization. The program investigates the forms of cultural contact and conflict that underlie the current geopolitical and economic makeup of the world. It provides an overview of the historical developments, from sixteenth-century seafaring to twenty-first century media technologies, that have knitted the globe together. It introduces a range of methodologies and concepts designed to study such phenomena.

Required Capstone

Globalizations: Past, Present, and Future3 credits

Topics in the History of Globalization3 credits

Seminar on Political Globalization3 credits
 *Additional courses are upcoming


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