Sep 23, 2023
A student graduating with a global studies major should have:
- A working knowledge of a language other than his or her own first language.
- Some in-depth knowledge of a region of the world or a cultural group.
- The ability to make use of concepts and methodological approaches from more than a single discipline.
- The ability to use technology as a resource for research and communication.
- Explored and discussed several transnational/transcultural issues in an interdisciplinary context.
- Had a study abroad or other appropriate off-campus studies experience.
- Demonstrated the ability to conduct and present research on a transnational/ transcultural topic, making use of 1-6 above.
Major Requirements and Expectations
Equivalence of at least four (4) semesters of a language other than the student’s first language (with a certificate of proficiency where offered, highly recommended).
- Three (3) courses focused on a specific global region or culture.
Students will be held accountable for Hamline Plan designations earned and brought into upper-level interdisciplinary courses; students are strongly encouraged to pursue at least a minor in a discipline (and a disciplinary major if they are considering graduate work).
Semester program is required–ideally during spring of junior year.
Upper-Level Elective Courses
- Three (3) interdisciplinary, thematic, transnational courses from designated list of GLOB area of study offerings. These are normally taken in junior and senior years.
One of the following–normally taken senior year:
Summary of Course Requirements for the Major
- Language (0-4 courses)–requirement can be met in whole or part at matriculation; can be met in part through off-campus study.
- Major courses (2 courses)
- Regional/Cultural Concentration (3 courses)–requirement can be met in part through off-campus study
- Off-Campus Study (semester-long program)
- Upper-level Electives (3 courses)
- Capstone Seminar/Project (1 course)