Global Studies Concentration in Intercultural Studies
A global studies major enables you to fully participate in the emerging global community, increases your post-graduate opportunities in a wide array of globally oriented fields, and may include living outside the United States. Prepare yourself to collaborate, and compete, with colleagues from around the globe, or work toward social responsibility on a global scale.
The global studies major not only prepares you for the worldwide community, the intercultural studies concentration enables you to tailor your studies to your area of interest and future professional goals. Choose from courses covering the politics of multiculturalism, intercultural communication, and global women’s leadership.
Writing in the Major
A portfolio of three essays will complete your advanced writing proficiency. At least one essay must come from one of the core courses and at least one must come from the area of concentration you choose demonstrating your ability to write in a focused and specific manner.
The senior comprehensive in global studies will require you to carry out a research project grounded in a topic related to your area of concentration. You'll get graduate level experience as you develop and present your proposal, including hypothesis, design, and proposed methodologies. In the spring of your senior year, you will present your findings to global studies faculty.
All students in the global studies major will submit an e-portfolio at the end of the Senior Seminar. Some of the items in the portfolio include: language proficiency score, reflection paper regarding study abroad experience, resume, and research proposal.
Global knowledge requires global experience and that experience is always deepened by the ability to communicate beyond your native language. In this major you will be required to demonstrate competence in at least one world language and to spend at least five weeks in a college-sponsored study abroad program.