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Global Studies


Introduction

Doctors trained in Cuba treat patients in Africa. Toys made in Indonesia are sold on Walmart shelves in California. The migration of people, the movement of goods, technology transfers and the intermingling of cultures all underscore the importance of studying the world holistically, as a human community. Since global challenges cannot be understood from the perspective of one discipline, our interdisciplinary program offers students the opportunity to take classes from many departments across campus, gaining a strong foundation in understanding and learning to engage in problem solving across cultures and political boundaries. Working with a faculty advisor, students who pursue an undergraduate degree in global studies design a course of study by selecting from an interdisciplinary offering of approved courses. Our graduates find employment at home and abroad in global health organizations, the travel and tourism industry, international philanthropic organizations, international business and development agencies, higher education and social services.

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