The Global Studies Major

The Global Studies major emphasizes the interconnected nature of our modern world. It moves from specific sites and objects towards global connections, and students are able to choose their coursework from many different disciplines. Four key tracks structure the curriculum:


Latest News and Announcements

Conference Call For Papers: “Nativism, White Power, and Anti-Immigrant Violence in the United States”

On April 19-20, 2019, Professors Kathleen Belew and Ramón Gutiérrez, of the University of Chicago’s History Department, will convene a two-day conference on “Nativism, White Power, and Anti-Immigrant Violence in the United States.” The conference will be broadly inclusive of current humanities and social sciences research on the conference themes. All are welcome to attend the conference.

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Winter 2019 Approved List

The Winter 2019 GLST Approved course list can is now available.

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Winter 2018 Approved List

The Approved List for Winter 2018 has been released!

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Autumn 2017 Approved List

The Autumn 2017 Approved Courses list for Global Studies majors has been released!

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Spring 2017 Approved List

The Spring 2017 approved courses list for Global Studies has now been posted!

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Winter 2017 Approved Lists

The Global Studies and International Studies approved lists for Winter 2017 are now available!

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Thesis Prize Announced

The Global Studies program is proud to annouce the 2016 Thesis Prize winners: “Innovating ‘Happiness’: The Law of Jante in Danish Design” by Kenny Wong and “Aquacultured: Coral Communities & Collective Futures” by Peter Smagacz.

We've set up a page where you can view the BA abstracts and a brief Q&A with each prize winner. Congratulations Peter and Kenny!

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Autumn 2016 Approved Lists- First Drafts Released

We are pleased to release the initial Global Studies and International Studies approved lists. These lists will be updated during and following the bidding process.

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2016-17 Graduate Teaching Positions Announced

Teaching Assistant, Core Lecturer, Preceptor, and Prize Lecturer positions have been announced. Contact with any questions.

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Featuring Student Work

We're proud of the work of our students, both in our classes and beyond. Please enjoy the Production and Play section of our website to experience the words and images that Global Studies evokes.

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Approved Courses- Spring 2016

We've announced our approved course lists for Spring 2016. Please see the lists for International Studies and Global Studies, which will be updated throughout the quarter.

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GLST and INST Winter 2016 Approved Courses

The initial Winter 2016 Approved Lists for International Studies majors and Global Studies majors have been released.

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The Global Studies Website Launches!

Explore our global, interconnected home online!

Photo: Going Bananas / Dake Kang, College ’16 via Flickr

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