Minor in Global Studies

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of advanced standing coursework in their minor.*

Required Core
GST 110Introduction to Global Studies3
GST 402Capstone Seminar: Global Engagement and Citizenship3
Focus Areas
Students can select four courses from one of the following two focus areas. No more than two courses may be taken within any one department. At least three of these courses should be outside of one's major discipline. Courses not listed here will be considered with recommendation by a member of the Global Studies Advisory Board and reviewed and approved by the Global Studies director. Prerequisites for any course used for the minor will not be counted as part of the program. Eighteen credits is the minimum for completion of the minor.12
Focus Area I: Arts and Humanities
Art History
Art History I: Paleolithic-Middle Ages
Art History II: Renaissance through Modern Day
Non-Western Art
Introduction to Latin American Art
Art of the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Aegean
Art of Greece and Rome
Medieval Art
Art of Renaissance-Baroque
18th and 19th Century Art
English: Comparative Literature
Introduction to World Literature
African Studies
World Literature I
World Literature II
Latina Writing
African Literature
World Lit - Modern Fiction
Contemporary Global History
History of Civilization I
History of Civilization: Power, Identity, and Culture in the Modern World
Modern India
Modern China
Chinese Civilization
Introduction to the Islamic World
History of Africa to 1875
Latin American Women's History
Modern Latin America
History of Mexico
The Ancient World
Medieval Europe
Renaissance and Reformation
Austrian Civilization
Race & Nation in the Russian Empire
The French Revolution and Napoleon
Gender and Peace
20th Century Europe
The Holocaust
Languages and Culture 1,2
Modern Arabic I Elementary
Modern Arabic II
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary Chinese II
Modern Arabic Culture I
Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Society
Chinese Business Culture
French Civilization (In English)
Francophone Cultures West Africa-Caribbn
Austrian Civilization
Artists as Conscience: Postwar Lit/Film
German Film: Expressionism to Contemporary German Film
Impact of Holocaust on Lit and Film
Images of Italy
Italian Cinema
Russian Culture
Russian & Soviet Film and Literature
Latin-American Culture and Civilization (In English)
Spanish Cinema
Representations of the Spanish Civil War
Latin America on Film (in English)
Latin American Narrative from the European Conquest to 1930s
Contemporary Latin American Narrative
Latin American Avant-Gardes and Mass Media
Speaking Spanish in the United States
Latinos in the U.S.
Politics & Economics Lit Of Modern Amer
Latino Literatures in the US
Convivencia: Muslims, Jews, and Christians in Medieval Spain
Elementary French I (Traditional)
Elementary French II (Traditional)
Elementary German I
Elementary German II
Elementary Italian I
Elementary Italian II
Elementary Japanese I
Elementary Japanese II
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
Elementary Portuguese I
Elementary Portuguese II
Elementary Russian I
Elementary Russian II
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
World Music
Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
Global Perspectives in Peace and Justice
Peace & Conflict Studies Seminar
Introduction to Ethics
Yin-Yang, Dao, and Zen
Philosophies and Religions of India
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Philosophies of Non-violence
Introduction to Islam
Business Ethics
Contemporary Moral Issues
Women and Religion
The Problem of War
Religion and Ecology
Environmental Ethics
Philosophy of Human Rights
Theatre and Dance
African Dance
Hip Hop Dance I
Women's and Gender Studies
Body Politics: Gender, Culture, and Representation
Transnational Feminisms
Globalization and the Ethics of Sustainability
Gender and Peace
Gender, Labor and Globalization
Focus Area II: Social Sciences, Education and Health Sciences
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Native People of South America
Ethnology of Central America
Native People of the Andes
Cultures & Peoples of India
The Cultures of Cities
Cultural Heritage: Creating and Preserving the Past
International Economics
World Geography
Human Geography
Global Cities
Geography of Agriculture, Food & Sustainability
Geography of United States and Canada
Geography of Latin America
Geography of Europe
Geography of Asia
Population Geography
Urban Geography
Health Sciences
Transcultural Health: Principles and Practice
Population Health: Analysis, Surveillance, and Intervention
Political Science
International Relations
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Urban Politics
Russian Foreign Policy
The European Union
Contemporary International Relations
International Political Economy
Middle Eastern Politics
U.S. Foreign Policy
Politics of the Holocaust and Genocide
Latin American Culture and Politics
European Politics
Culture and Politics of Asia
Russian Government and Politics
African Politics and Society
Multicultural Psychology
Racial and Cultural Minorities
Social Stratification
Gender, Labor and Globalization
Globalization Across Societies and Cultures
Education 3
Student Teaching
Student Teaching
Understanding Disability through Cultural Perspectives
Student Teaching for Exceptional Learners
Total Minimum Credits Required18

Students may take any EAR, EFR, EGE, EIT, ESP, ERU prefix culture cluster courses up to a maximum of six credits.


Students may use up to six credits of direct language instruction (101, 102, 201, and 202).


Students may use up to three credits of department-approved international educational experience (study abroad, international internships, field work, practicum) as approved by the Global Studies director.

*Advanced standing coursework is defined as any 300-level course or above and specific 200-level courses identified by the department.