• Global Studies

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


    Van Dusenbery
    Department Chair


  • A Global Studies student researching

    Global Studies Research

    Independent research plays a central role in the Global Studies major at Hamline; all majors are required to carry out a research project of their own while they are studying off campus. 

    Students begin defining and planning their research projects in the context of the Interdisciplinary Research Methods course in the Spring of the Sophomore year. This course offers an introduction to interdisciplinary research methods. 

    After carrying out their research off campus, students return to campus to write up the findings of their research in the Senior Research Seminar. Some Global Studies majors opt to write honors theses, a yearlong process which leads to a defense in the Spring before graduation. Elective courses in Global Studies involve students in research on global commodities, diasporic communities, and disease in a global perspective. Other opportunities for research are provided by the collaborative research program, in which students work with a professor on a topic of mutual interest over the summer.

  • News
    • Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.