• Global & Area Studies

    Welcome to the Global & Area Studies Department at Hamline! Global & Area 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 & Area 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 & Area Studies.

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  • News

    Photo of Jessie Luevano

    Through a Saint Paul city council internship and involvement in student organizations, Jessie Luévano ’22 is putting her political science and global studies majors to good use.

    Photo of Mien Le

    Communication studies major Mien Le ’23 describes the struggles of being an international student during Covid-19. Yet despite the struggles, she managed to make Hamline her home away from home.

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    After terrorist attacks in Paris and other parts of the world, Hamline professors organized a multi-disciplinary panel to examine these apparently senseless acts of violence.