• Global Studies

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    Global Studies
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Van Dusenbery
    Department Chair


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    Major in Global Studies

    A student graduating with a global studies major will be able to:

    • Analyze transnational/transcultural issues using field specific concepts
    • Apply methodological approaches from more than a single discipline
    • Formulate a global studies research question
    • Work in a language other than his/her first language
    • Communicate in depth knowledge of a region of the world or cultural group.
    • Use technology as a resource for research and communication.

    Major Requirements and Expectations


    Equivalence of at least 4 semesters of a language other than the student's first language.

    Introductory SEQUENCE

    These courses should ideally be taken in the sophomore year.

    GLOB 1910 - Introduction to Global Studies
    GLOB 3020 - Interdisciplinary Research Methods  

    Regional/Cultural Concentration

    Three (3) courses focused on a specific global region or culture.

    Off-Campus Study 

    Semester program is required -- ideally during spring of junior year. 

    Upper-Level Elective Courses

    Three (3) interdisciplinary, thematic, transnational courses from designated list of cross-listed offerings. These are normally taken in junior and senior years (see program Web site or Piperline schedule for current offerings).

    Capstone Seminar

    One of the following-normally taken senior year:

    Summary of Course Requirements

    • Language other than one's first language (equivalent of four semesters)
    • Introductory sequence (2 courses)
    • Regional/Cultural Concentration (3 courses) -- requirement can be met in part through off-campus study
    • Upper-Level Electives (3 courses)
    • Capstone Seminar (1 course) 
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