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.
As a member of the Mapping Global Chicago Research lab, you will join other students in a collaborative research project on the changing attitudes towards medical practice and care among members of the Tibetan diaspora community in Chicago. Most importantly, you are invited to draw on your own interests and existing research abilities and projects to execute guided research. In doing so, you will get the chance to hone your research method skills on real data, experience a collaborative research environment, and create accessible public scholarship in the form of short written essays or reports, infographics, podcasts, photo essays, short films, etc. At the end of the Spring quarter, your research will be featured on the Mapping Global Chicago website.