Global Studies

The Global Studies Program provides students with the opportunity to study international affairs from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Whether pursuing the Major or the Minor, students can choose from an approved list of courses from Communication, Economics, History, Liberal Studies, Literature and Writing, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Visual and Performing Arts, and Women’s Studies.

The Global Studies Major allows students to specialize in one of five geographic regions—the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, or Sub-Saharan Africa—and two global-issue areas selected from the following list:

  • Foreign Policy
  • Global Conflict and Cooperation,
  • International Law and Human Rights
  • Global Political Economy and Development
  • Gender in Global Perspective

The Global Studies Major and Minor will be useful to students pursuing careers in international development, international organizations (e.g., United Nations), law, non-governmental organizations focusing on international affairs (e.g., Amnesty International), government, graduate study in History, Political Science, International Affairs, and Education.

Students seeking more information about the Global Studies Program or needing academic advice about completing the Major and Minor should contact the following program director:


Dr. Elizabeth Matthews, Director of Global Studies Program
Associate Professor, Political Science
760-750-8578

Amy and Daniel

Global Studies 2012 Graduates, Daniel Harrington and Amy Greiner