• Global Studies

    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 the following thematic tracks:

    • Global Governance
    • Global Economy and Development
    • Global Environmental Sustainability
    • Global Justice
    • Global Cultural Flows

    To link the global to the local, majors will pursue thematic tracks in conjunction with a regional concentration in one of the following geographic areas:

    • Africana
    • East Asia
    • Europe
    • Latin America
    • Middle East

    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. 

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Global Studies.

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  • News

    Undergrad Research at NCUR

    A group of 36 Hamline students are in Memphis, Tennessee to present their collaborative research at the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Students present original research with topics spanning across a variety of disciplines and programs, from social justice to business, and biology to history.

    trumpingamerica

    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. 

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    Leila DeVriese, global studies, was appointed to the board of the United Nations Association of Minnesota. Her term begins in January 2017.