Welcome to the Global Studies Department at Hamline! Global Studies provides a sound general education, grounded in an interdisciplinary approach, for students interested in the complex political, cultural, social, ecological, and economic connections and interrelationships that exist among peoples of the world.
Through its focus on global issues as they play out in varied local settings (both domestic and international), the major seeks to overcome provincialism and to further the college’s promise of preparing informed and compassionate citizens of the world. The program provides background for graduate study, professional studies, and careers in the public and private sectors wherever there is a need for international and intercultural expertise.
Majors can specialize in one of the following areas of concentration:
This can be done through their choice of Upper-Division Electives. Majors must work with their Global Studies advisor to determine which courses fall under each area of concentration.
Hamline University professors Sam Imbo, Suda Ishida, and Joe Peschek participated in an international workshop on Trumping of America - How Populism Transforms Political Debates. The workshop was hosted at Universitat Trier, Germany on February 21-22, 2017. Communication studies senior Sarah Campbell was also given an opportunity to present her research on Trump's refugee and immigrant rhetoric.
Leila DeVriese, global studies, was appointed to the board of the United Nations Association of Minnesota. Her term begins in January 2017.
M Sheridan Embser-Herbert, Kari Richtsmeier, and Linda Umwali (CLA '18) presented at the annual conference of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Hollywood, CA. Their presentation was titled Rwanda: Collaborating with Faculty to Build Student Engagement Abroad.