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Global Studies Program

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
-Mahatma Gandhi

"It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity."
-Kofi Annan

Be a Global Pioneer!

Global Studies (GS) is an interdisciplinary program at Carroll University that prepares graduates to understand common linkages and challenges facing the global society. Through their academic work Global Studies students learn to:

  • Appreciate multiple and diverse perspectives of the world and global issues;
  • Understand the "globalized" world as interconnected and interdependent socially, culturally, economically, and ecologically;
  • Recognize the issues and complexities of problems facing the international system; and,
  • Gain an appreciation of their individual choices and their impact locally, nationally, and globally.

Course of Study: Through the required curriculum students are introduced to key concepts, theories, and approaches to the study of the contemporary world. All Global Studies students elect one of three selected track - Regional Issues, Global Issues, or Economics – to focus their studies. Within each track students choose from classes spanning an array of academic departments that provide them with multiple perspective and academic tools.

High impact learning activities such as internships, independent studies, and study abroad experiences are strongly encouraged and incorporated into a student’s learning portfolio with many of these activities being credited towards program requirements.

Major, Minor, Double-Major: As an interdisciplinary program Global Studies is an ideal program for students to double major or minor in to accompany complement a range of academic programs such as political science, history, business, public health, and environmental studies.

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