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:
- Bodies and Nature, focused on bodies, nature, and ecological relationships
- Knowledge and Practice, focused on the production and circulation of knowledge
- Cultures at Work, focused on the relationship of culture and economics
- Governance and Affiliations, focused on claims to authority in power relationships
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.
Winter 2019 Approved List
The Winter 2019 GLST Approved course list can is now available.
Autumn 2017 Approved List
The Autumn 2017 Approved Courses list for Global Studies majors has been released!
Spring 2017 Approved List
The Spring 2017 approved courses list for Global Studies has now been posted!
Winter 2017 Approved Lists
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!
Autumn 2016 Approved Lists- First Drafts Released
2016-17 Graduate Teaching Positions Announced
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.