Global Studies Minor

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The interdisciplinary Global Studies minor is designed to help undergraduates develop a broader perspective on the world, to better understand other world cultures, including their history and inter-relations, and to lay the foundation for lifelong learning about global issues. The world is increasingly
interdependent in terms of economics, politics, migration, media, climate, and culture. More than ever, educated citizens need to understand current affairs occurring in distant parts of the world, and to do so from the perspective of different regions and cultures. The minor will help prepare students for a host of international-oriented careers.

Successful completion of the Global Studies minor consists of satisfying the following course requirements:

  • Six courses (18 CHs), including two from A and one each from B, C, D, and E (additional courses and substitutions as approved).
  • No more than three courses will be allowed from any one department.
  • At least two courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Any formal study abroad experience (3+ credits) may substitute for one course in the relevant regional area (B, C, D, or E). Only one such substitution is allowed.
  • Note some courses have prerequisites (marked*); some are Core Curriculum courses (marked UCC).
    1. Global/Comparative. AD 207A, 207C, 358; AFR 215; ANTH 104 (UCC), 208, 304 370; ARC 231 (UCC), 314I (UCC); ECON 302I (UCC), 329*; FL 301I (UCC); GEOG 100 (UCC), 103(UCC), 300I (UCC), 304*, 421, 424, 439; HIST 101A (UCC), 101B (UCC), 112 (UCC), 358I, 383, 447, 473, 488; JRNL 306I (UCC); PHIL 103A,B (UCC); POLS 250, 270, 352I (UCC), 372I, 373*, 375, 480; SOC 304I, 307, 437, 438, 476; CMST 441*, 448*.
    2. Africa. AD 458; AFR 135, 225, 310A, 314A, 314B, 320; ANTH 271, 310A, 310F, 410H, 430C; HIST 387A, 387B, 493; POLS 467.

    3. Asia & Middle East. CHIN 370*, 470; EA 102, 300; HIST 380A, 380B, 381, 384, 385, 489; JPN 370*; PHIL 308I, 475, 477, 478, 479; POLS 461.

    4. Latin America & Caribbean. ANTH 204 (UCC), 205, 206, 302, 310C, 310E, 310I, 430B,F; GEOG 303I; HIST 370A, 370B; PHIL 360; SPAN 370B*, 434*.

    5. Europe. AD 207B; ANTH 310D; CLAS 270, 271; ENGL 302A, 302B, 425, 448, 455, 464, 465; FL 200A,B,C (UCC); FR 440, 470*; GER 101A, 101B*, 337*, 370*; HIST 201, 205A, 205B,
      337, 338, 406B, 410, 426, 442, 444; PHIL 482; POLS 458, 459*; SPAN 370A*.

See updated course lists at cola.siu.edu/academics/undergraduate/global-studies.