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Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides a strong foundation in the analysis of contemporary global issues through coursework, research and experiences in the field.


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Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides a strong foundation in the analysis of contemporary global issues. The requirements of the major enrich, complement, and coordinate departmental offerings with the goals of:

  • providing knowledge of diverse cultures: their social, economic and political interactions and impacts on the world;
  • developing skills for successfully negotiating realities of contemporary societies;
  • fostering values that respect diverse ways of living and deepen commitment to sustainability.

News and Events


Attend the Homecoming Weekend Alumni Social (alums & current students)
Global and International Studies ALUMNI and CURRENT STUDENTS are invited to attend the annual Homecoming Weekend Alumni Social! Held this year on the evening of Friday, October 24th, this social will be a great chance to network with other alumni, current students, and staff. We hope to strengthen the overall Global Studies alumni community. Current students are eager to meet alumni for advice, mentorship, and career development. During the Alumni Social, you will also have the opportunity to see the Illinois Homecoming parade on Wright Street. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. DATE: Friday, October 24, 2014 TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM PLACE: University YMCA (Murphy Room), 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6285 There is no cost to attend, but please fill out this registration form by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, October 21 so we have an accurate count for the caterers.
Posted Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Bastian & Thulin Scholarships for spring 2015 due Friday, October 17
The Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Scholarship fund was established to increase students' awareness of and involvement in international activities. The LAS Global Studies Thulin Scholarship Fund supports the pursuit of academically-grounded field work experiences abroad, including internships, research, and service learning opportunities, among Global Studies students.
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014
Introducing our NEW Certificate in International Development Studies!
Open to all majors across campus, LAS Global Studies will offer a Certificate in International Development Studies starting Fall 2014! Students interested in the Certificate are strongly encouraged to sign up for the core course GLBL 250: Development which is being offered in Fall 2014 on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11 am-12:20 pm. Click here to find out the schedule of upcoming information sessions to learn about the certificate!
Posted Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Interested in a Global Studies Major or Minor?
Attend an info session in fall 2014! Click here for dates and times!
Posted Tue, 29 Jul 2014