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 Credit Hours), 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).

A - Global/Comparative

  • AD 207A, AD 207C, AD 358;
  • AFR 215;
  • ANTH 104 (UCC), ANTH 208, ANTH 304 ANTH 370;
  • ARC 231 (UCC), ARC 314I (UCC);
  • ECON 302I (UCC), 329*;
  • FL 301I (UCC);
  • GEOG 100 (UCC), GEOG 103(UCC), GEOG 300I (UCC), GEOG 304*, GEOG 421, GEOG 424, GEOG 439;
  • HIST 101A (UCC), HIST 101B (UCC), HIST 112 (UCC), HIST 358I, HIST 383, HIST 447, HIST 473, HIST 488;
  • JRNL 306I (UCC);
  • PHIL 103A,B (UCC);
  • POLS 250, POLS 270, POLS 352I (UCC), POLS 372I, POLS 373*, POLS 375, POLS 480;
  • SOC 304I, SOC 307, SOC 437, SOC 438, SOC 476;
  • CMST 441*, CMST 448*.

B - Africa

  • AD 458;
  • AFR 135, AFR 225, AFR 310A, AFR 314A, AFR 314B, AFR 320;
  • ANTH 271, ANTH 310A, ANTH 310F, ANTH 410H, ANTH 430C;
  • HIST 387A, HIST 387B, HIST 493;
  • POLS 467.

C - Asia & Middle East

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

D - Latin America & Caribbean

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

E - Europe

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

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