We are all citizens of a global community. Trade, telecommunications, migrations, languages, music, politics and scores of other ties link distant places ever more tightly. The 21st Century provides opportunities for those who are prepared for this global arena.
Each of us belongs to several diverse communities whether at work, at school, at home or at leisure. In the decades ahead we will interact with even more people as our society becomes more complex. The range of cultural diversity in American society and the world beyond demands that people in an ever-growing range of careers possess the knowledge, understanding, intercultural sensitivity, and analytical tools to perform effectively.
The Cultural and Global Studies curriculum draws from disciplines across the University to give students the knowledge and the theoretical and methodological skills necessary to understand our complex and rapidly changing world.
Upon graduation, numerous career opportunities can be enhanced by the cultural and global studies program, including:
Area & Cultural Studies, Global studies, Social Sciences
4 years | Full time
Select one of the following:
CGL 496 WISeminar in Cultural and Global Studies 3 hours
Study in Depth Select 12 hours from one of the following Undergraduate Certificate Programs. Students completing the certificate will follow the curriculum for that certificate, found under the degree search tab and scrolling down to Undergraduate Certificates, or in the index of the paper bulletin). Students not completing the entire certificate must complete the required courses for that certificate in the 12 hours. They will choose additional electives in consultation with a CGS advisor. African and African Diaspora Studies American Indian Studies Cultural Competency East Asian Studies European Studies Human Geography Latin American and Latino Studies Middle East and Islamic Studies Social Justice in Global Health Note: No course counted for Required Courses III may be used to fulfill requirements listed under Required Courses IV.
Select one of the following options:
Global Citizenship Complete 3 hours from one or more of the following:
Only one is required
4 years | Full time
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