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.
|Globalizations: Past, Present, and Future||3 credits|
Literature and Globalization
|3 credits |
|Topics in the History of Globalization||3 credits|
|Seminar on Political Globalization||3 credits|
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The Global Studies Minor incorporates perspectives from a wide range of disciplines in order to explore complex economic, geopolitical, diasporic, and cultural exchanges across the world. Students minoring in Global Studies become aware of the migrations of peoples, economic goods, cultural products, and ideas across national, geographic, and conceptual borders through a wide range of media. Students also will explore international interactions, both at the national government level and at the sub-national level. The Global Studies Minor provides an overview of historical developments and emerging forces that knit the globe together, including a critical look at the histories of connectivity and an exploration of contemporary debates. The program introduces students to key theoretical concepts and research methods in the field, such as globalization theory, international relations theory, critical race theory, theories of empire and imperialism, and connectivity. In so doing, this program investigates the forms, structures, and practices that characterize the history and future of the global patterns of contact and conflict that underlie contemporary culture and society.