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
- Spring 2014 Global Studies COURSE IDEAS list available
- Students must work with advisors to determine whether courses on this list will work with your Major Plan of Study. Courses should be considered as OPTIONS. We recommend that you review the courses, narrow down your interests, and plan a schedule for yourself before seeing an advisor. Every registration period is also a good time to review your DARS report to see which requirements (gen eds and requirements for the GS major or minor) you still need to do.
- Posted Mon, 04 Nov 2013
- Spring 2014 GLBL Courses Highlighted
- Global 200, “Foundations of Research,” will be offered next semester. This course is an introduction to the foundations of interdisciplinary, social science research. It is also a prerequisite for the Global Studies distinction project Global 199, “Global Studies Career Development: The Internship Experience,” will be offered during the first eight weeks of the spring semester. This course will emphasize connecting academic interests to field work opportunities (internships and service-learning). Consider developing your research and work experience skills with these courses!
- Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013
- Interested in a Global Studies Major or Minor?
- Attend an info session this fall! Click here for dates and times!
- Posted Fri, 20 Sep 2013
- Global Studies students receive study abroad scholarships from UIUC International Programs and Studies
- Global Studies would like to congratulate Courtney Romolt (China) and Christian Sicat (Costa Rica) for receiving the Mary E. Mohler International Study Grant for $2,500 to study abroad. International Programs and Studies also awarded Rachel Bowlus (Morocco) the Earl and Janice Kellogg International Award for $1,000 to study abroad, Amanda Purnell (China) the Carlene and Andy Ziegler Study Abroad Scholarship for $2,000 to study abroad and Christine Kausal (Japan) received the Friends of IPS Scholarship for $2,500 to study abroad. Congratulations!
- Posted Sun, 15 Sep 2013
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Euro Challenge Teacher Orientation Workshop for Midwest Schools
- 12:00 pm
Comparative Politics Workshop
- 1:00 pm
The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands -- A Film
- 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Steps Info Sessions Mon-Wed only
- 4:00 pm
LINGUISTICS - Linguistics Seminar - Young Sun Lee, PhD candidate in Linguistics, U. of I.