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Students may choose global studies in fall 2020

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Beginning in fall 2020 University of Delaware students will be able to major in Global Studies. While a minor has been offered since 2015, the major is a new opportunity.

The Global Studies major is designed to enable students to succeed in an increasingly globalized world by exposing them to the political and cultural foundations of global issues. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, this major lends itself to double majoring or minoring in related disciplines. 

Those majoring in Global Studies will choose among four concentrationsenvironment, health, migration and world cultures.

Students in the program will be prepared for graduate programs and for a broad range of career paths including government and international business or in international health, humanitarian, environmental, development, and other types of non-governmental agencies. 

The Global Studies major offers a rigorous and integrated program, with coursework related to the study of global cultures and world issues in disciplines such as Anthropology, English, History, Political Science, Women and Gender Studies, Geography, and world languages. It asks students to look critically at transnational trends, patterns and challenges and gives them the opportunity to do coursework on numerous regions of the world.

Global studies programs emerged in the 1990s as a reaction to debates about global connectedness and the cultural effects of globalization and global forces. The interdisciplinary field looks at transnational entanglements and connections of phenomena that appear across national boundaries and cultural regions.

The major will be housed in the Center for Global and Area Studies and overseen by a committee of faculty members representing seven different disciplines.

Published July 20, 2020

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