Min

Global Studies

About

If you minor in Global Studies at Saint Michael’s, you will be offered the chance to take courses in a variety of disciplines that investigate aspects of globalization including political science, economics, journalism, geography, sociology and anthropology, linguistics, and history.

Course Offerings

Required:

GL 201 – Foundations of Global Studies
GL 410 – Advanced Integrations

And: One course above the 102-level in Modern Languages, or one of the following Applied Linguistics courses.

AL 101 – Introduction to Language and Linguistics
AL 220 – Languages of the World
AL 250 – Intercultural Communication

In addition choose: Two elective courses from the following list.

AM 227 – Foundations of US Latinx Literature and Culture
AM 229 – Introduction to Cuban Literature and Culture
AN 109 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
AN 110 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (CEL)
AN 217 – Social Inequalities
AN 235 – Peoples and Cultures of the Lusophone World
AN 310 – Advanced Topics in Anthropology Credits: Variable
AN 333 – Anthropology of Refugees
AN 341 – Culture, Illness, and Healing
AN 355 – Anthropology of International Development
AN 420 – Capstone in Anthropology
BI 110 – Topics in Evolutionary or Ecosystem Biology
BU 271 – International Business
BU 319 – International Finance
BU 443 – International Marketing
BU 445 – Cross Cultural Management
EC 317 – International Economics
EC 321 – Economics of Development and Poverty
ED 300 – Teaching Social Studies and the Arts, PK-6
EN 333 – Empire and After
EN 375 – The Middle Passage
ES 225 – Food Systems & Sustainable Agriculture
ES 301 – Advanced Topics in Environmental Studies
ES 306 – Environmental Justice
ES 310 – Environmental Hazards
ES 320 – Environmental Conflict Resolution
ES 330 – Sustainable Food Systems Credits: 2
ES 335 – Sustainable Food Systems Case Study Credits: 2
FR 297 – Voices of Resistance in the Francophone World
FR 313 – Topics in Francophone Culture
FR 315 – Topics in French Culture
FR 435 – Readings in Francophone Literature
GG 101 – Introduction to Human Geography
GG 205 – Political Geography
GG 207 – Economic Geography
GG 211 – Water Resources
GL 301 – Advanced Topics in Global Studies
GL 340 – Preparation for International Service Credits: 2
GL 341 – A Study in Solidarity: Guyana Credits: 2
GL 358 – Philosophy of Race
GS 208 – Topics in Gender Studies
GS 308 – Advanced Topics in Gender Studies
HI 107 – Modern Europe
HI 121 – The Modern Middle East: An Introduction
HI 143 – Modern East Asia
HI 163 – Modern Latin America
HI 216 – Native Peoples of North America
HI 218 – History of Modern Ireland
HI 223 – Modern Caribbean History: Cannons to Cricket
HI 335 – China in the Twentieth Century
HI 338 – Tiananmen in History and Memory
HI 339 – East Asia and the West
HI 363 – Race, Class, and Gender in the Atlantic World
HI 465 – Advanced Topics in Modern Latin American History
MJD 219 – Topics in Media Studies, Journalism & Digital Arts
MJD 250 – Global Communication
MJD 363 – Study Abroad Re-entry
MU 253 – Global Issues in Music
MU 359 – Topics in Ethnomusicology
PH 351 – Otherness and Marginalization: Levinas and the Alienated
PH 353 – Truth & Propaganda: Ethics & the Media
PH 354 – Philosophy of Human Rights
PH 358 – Philosophy of Race
PJ 101 – Approaches to Peace
PJ 205 – Theories of Conflict Resolution
PJ 410 – Advanced Integrations
PS 258 – Cross Cultural Psychology
PO 245 – Introduction to International Relations
PO 285 – Introduction to Comparative Politics
PO 292 – Global LGBTQI + Politics and Culture
PO 325 – The Politics of Food
PO 327 – Environmental Policy
PO 340 – Social Movements and Contentious Politics
PO 345 – Transitions to Democracy
PO 350 – State Violence and Justice
PO 351 – Politics of the Global AIDS Pandemic
PO 355 – Politics of the World Economy
PO 357 – Environmental Political Economy
PO 358 – Global Environmental Politics
PO 360 – Film and Politics
PO 365 – Multiculturalism in Theory and Practice
PO 371 – Feminist Political Thought
PO 385 – European Politics
PO 390 – Comparative Politics of Oppression
PO 410 – Senior Seminar in Political Science
PO 420 – Topics in Political Science
RS 221 – World Christianity
RS 240 – Christianity and World Religions in Dialogue
RS 242 – Christians and Muslims
RS 255 – Aztec Goddess & Christian Madonnas
RS 317 – Judaism
RS 319 – Islam
RS 323 – Hinduism
RS 325 – Buddhism
RS 350 – Advanced Topics in Religious Studies
SO 221 – Race and Ethnic Relations
SO 302 – Politics, Culture, and Globalization in Central America
SO 310 – Directed Readings in Sociology
SP 313 – Topics in Latin American Culture

In Depth

You will take Foundations of Global Studies along with a chosen set of electives that will help you develop an understanding of the impact of technologies on cultural, political, geographical, and economic systems worldwide. You will also acquire an understanding of communities through learning what creates, builds (and rebuilds), sustains, threatens and destroys communities of all types and sizes.

Courses in journalism, sociology and political science, for instance, will provide you with opportunities to develop a heightened awareness of media systems and communication models as well as a deepened understanding of the social, political and economic processes and institutions.

Courses in languages, linguistics, anthropology and history, for example, will provide the opportunity for you to become sensitive, informed global communicators, to explore the conflicting as well as complementary relationships between language, culture and community as they encounter the pressures of globalization

Special Opportunities

As a Global Studies minor, you will be able to gain deepened perspectives on global issues through international study or service-learning opportunities linked to global peace and justice issues.

Many of our minors study abroad in places like France, China, and Uganda, and are a part of Saint Michael’s Peace and Justice Club that holds events on and off campus to raise awareness about global issues. One example of such an event happens ever semester as members of the club hold coffee hours at 2:00 am for the night-shift custodians to call attention to the issue of livable wages.

And because Global Studies deals with worldwide issues, you will also be able to enhance your proficiency in a second language taking classes in a foreign language or linguistics.

Careers

Many of our students who minor in Global Studies often enter the political field or pursue an advanced degree in Law or International Affairs. Some students also decide to enter into the non-profit and service sectors, working with AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps.

A minor in Global Studies will provide you with a solid background in the vocabulary and theory of globalization as well as a forum for discussion of such issues all of which are skills that prove valuable in political, diplomatic, and non-profit career fields.

In Depth

You will take Foundations of Global Studies along with a chosen set of electives that will help you develop an understanding of the impact of technologies on cultural, political, geographical, and economic systems worldwide. You will also acquire an understanding of communities through learning what creates, builds (and rebuilds), sustains, threatens and destroys communities of all types and sizes.

Courses in journalism, sociology and political science, for instance, will provide you with opportunities to develop a heightened awareness of media systems and communication models as well as a deepened understanding of the social, political and economic processes and institutions.

Courses in languages, linguistics, anthropology and history, for example, will provide the opportunity for you to become sensitive, informed global communicators, to explore the conflicting as well as complementary relationships between language, culture and community as they encounter the pressures of globalization

Special Opportunities

As a Global Studies minor, you will be able to gain deepened perspectives on global issues through international study or service-learning opportunities linked to global peace and justice issues.

Many of our minors study abroad in places like France, China, and Uganda, and are a part of Saint Michael’s Peace and Justice Club that holds events on and off campus to raise awareness about global issues. One example of such an event happens ever semester as members of the club hold coffee hours at 2:00 am for the night-shift custodians to call attention to the issue of livable wages.

And because Global Studies deals with worldwide issues, you will also be able to enhance your proficiency in a second language taking classes in a foreign language or linguistics.

Careers

Many of our students who minor in Global Studies often enter the political field or pursue an advanced degree in Law or International Affairs. Some students also decide to enter into the non-profit and service sectors, working with AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps.

A minor in Global Studies will provide you with a solid background in the vocabulary and theory of globalization as well as a forum for discussion of such issues all of which are skills that prove valuable in political, diplomatic, and non-profit career fields.