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Andrea Duffy, Director

The Global Studies Interdisciplinary Minor is designed to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation for peoples and cultures around the world. It includes a choice of courses in various disciplines that emphasize international and global history, politics, languages and cultures, economics, and environmental issues. Three required interdisciplinary core courses integrate and expand on these themes. This program provides critical cultural context for students pursuing any major, and it is available to both resident and distance learners. Students enrolled in the international studies major are not eligible for this minor.

Effective Fall 2018 

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Courses
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3
INST 200Interdisciplinary Approaches to Globalization3
INST 301International Studies Research Methods3
Select a minimum of 12 credits from the three categories listed below, including at least one course from each category. At least 9 credits must be upper-division (300-to 400-level):12
Program Total Credits:21

Languages and Cultures

ANTH 100Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)3
ANTH 200Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)3
ANTH 313Modernization and Development3
ANTH 330Human Ecology3
ANTH 336Art and Culture3
ANTH 338Gender and Anthropology3
ANTH 415Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World3
ANTH 416Gender, Culture, and Health3
E 23820th-Century Fiction (GT-AH2)3
ETST 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)3
ETST 205Ethnicity and the Media (GT-SS3)3
ETST 332Contemporary Chicanx Issues3
GR 320Cultural Geography3
JTC 316Multiculturalism and the Media3
LSPA 300Reading and Writing for Communication-Spanish3
LSPA 345Business Spanish3

History, Politics and Society

HIST 100Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)3
HIST 101Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)3
HIST 440Modern South Asia: Colonialism and Nationalism3
IE 471Children and Youth in Global Context3
POLS 232International Relations (GT-SS1)3
POLS 241Comparative Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3
POLS 345Russian, Central, and East European Politics3
POLS 420History of Political Thought3
POLS 437International Security3
SOC 105Social Problems (GT-SS3)3
SOC 332Comparative Majority-Minority Relations3
SOC 333Gender and Society3

Economy and Environment

CON 450/INTD 450Travel Abroad-Sustainable Building3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3
ECON 211Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)3
ECON 240/AREC 240Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)3
ECON 440Economics of International Trade and Policy3
ECON 460Economic Development3
GES 101Foundations of Environmental Sustainability3
SOC 320Population-Natural Resources and Environment3
SOC 461Water, Society, and Environment3