• 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

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    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. 

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    Professor Kathryn Geurts, global studies, delivered a keynote lecture, Skin Senses, Skin Sciences: How Babies Thrive, to several hundred people attending the International Association of Infant Massage Conference in Paris in October.

    The next Sustainability Movie Night is on Wednesday, October 12 in Drew Science room 118 at 6:45 p.m. and will feature Trouble the Water by Tia Lessin Deal. The Sustainability Initiative invites everyone on campus to join the group for Changemakers Cinema, a chance to watch and discuss documentary approaches to sustainability topics around the world.