Global Studies

Major: Global Studies
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 182.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 30.2001

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-3094

About the Program

Global Studies practices socially-responsible global citizenship through a unique combination of research-oriented and multilingual instruction, professional experience, and meaningful engagement with communities both here in Philadelphia and abroad.

Our students experience Global Studies by:

  • Examining the movement of peoples, goods, and cultures across countries and regions
  • Studying global issues in concrete socio-economic, cultural, and geographical contexts
  • Tackling structural inequalities from a variety of perspectives and disciplines
  • Developing intercultural and language skills through unique pedagogical models
  • Working with employers and communities in Philadelphia and around the world through Drexel's Co-Op opportunities

Degree Requirements

Global Media, Arts, and Cultures Concentration
General Requirements
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
ENGL 204Post-Colonial Literature II3.0
LING 102Language and Society3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSCI 150International Politics4.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Two mathematics courses6.0-8.0
Two science courses6.0-8.0
One ethics course3.0
Global Studies Core Requirements
GST 190Global Research Methods3.0
GST 359Culture and Values3.0
GST 360Civilizations3.0
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
Language minor24.0
Students must complete at least 24 credits above the 103-105 language level to earn a language minor.
Area-Specific Courses6.0-8.0
Students select two region specific courses, approved by the GST advisor. Courses must be on the same region, but can be in any discipline.
Media, Arts, and Cultures Distribution Requirements
ANTH 212 [WI] Topics in World Ethnography3.0
ANTH 312Approaches to Intercultural Behavior3.0
or COM 345 Intercultural Communication
ENGL 325Topics in World Literature3.0
ENGL 360 [WI] Literature and Society3.0
MUSC 331World Musics3.0
PHIL 231Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval
History of Art II: Renaissance to Romanticism
History of Art: Modern Art
Media, Arts, and Cultures Distribution Options37.0-33.0
Students select 11 of the following:
Worldview: Science, Religion and Magic
Aging In Cross-Cultural Perspective
Anthropology of Immigration
Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World
Cultural Theory I
Architecture and Society I
Theory and Models of Communication
English Worldwide
Ethnography of Communication
International Communication
Grant Writing
Global Journalism
Culture and Gastronomy I
Classical to Medieval Literature
Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Post-Colonial Literature I
Literature & Science
Literature and Other Arts
Topics in World Literature
Mythology
Women and Literature
Special Topics in Cinema Studies
Building Global Bridges
Civilizations
Model Organization of American States
Special Topics in Global Studies
Special Topics in Global Studies
Introduction to Music
Perspectives in World Nutrition
Metaphysics: Philosophy of Reality
Social & Political Philosophy
Global Ethical Issues
Philosophy of Religion
History of Political Thought
Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality
Globalization
Literary Editing & Publication
Electives31.0-29.0
Total Credits182.0
Global Business, Economics, and Development Concentration
General Requirements
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
ENGL 204Post-Colonial Literature II3.0
LING 102Language and Society3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSCI 150International Politics4.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Two mathematics courses6.0-8.0
Two science courses6.0-8.0
One ethics course3.0
Global Studies Core Requirements
GST 190Global Research Methods3.0
GST 359Culture and Values3.0
GST 360Civilizations3.0
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
Language minor24.0
Students must complete at least 24 credits above the 103-105 language level to earn a language minor.
Area-specific requirement6.0-8.0
Students select two region specific courses, approved by the GST advisor. Courses must be on the same region, but can be in any discipline.
Global Business, Economics, and Development Concentration Requirements
ANTH 310Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World3.0-4.0
or SOC 330 Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South
BLAW 340International Business Law4.0
ECON 342Economic Development4.0
ENGL 308 [WI] The Literature of Business3.0
INTB 332Multinational Corporations4.0
INTB 334International Trade4.0
INTB 338Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business4.0
PHIL 301Business Ethics3.0
SOC 355 [WI] Classical Social Theory4.0
Global Business, Economics, and Development Distribution Options44.0-33.0
Select 11 of the following:
Approaches to Intercultural Behavior
Business Communication
Intercultural Communication
International Communication
International Public Relations
International Negotiations
Grant Writing
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Economic Ideas
Resource and Environmental Economics
Topics in World Literature
Literature and Society
Introduction to Finance
Global Financial Management
Building Global Bridges
Civilizations
Model Organization of American States
Special Topics in Global Studies
Special Topics in Global Studies
International Money and Finance
Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business
Introduction to Marketing Management
Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications
Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations
Global Marketing
International Political Economy
Politics of Developing Nations
International Organizations: The United Nations
Ethics and International Relations
The European Union in World Politics
Wealth and Power
Topics in Political Sociology
Globalization
Introduction to Business Statistics
Business Statistics II
Electives12.0-17.0
Total Credits182.0-183.0
Global Health and Sustainability Concentration
General Requirements
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
ENGL 204Post-Colonial Literature II3.0
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society3.0
LING 102Language and Society3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSCI 150International Politics4.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Two mathematics courses6.0-8.0
One additional science course6.0-8.0
One ethics course3.0
GST Core Curriculum Requirements
GST 190Global Research Methods3.0
GST 359Culture and Values3.0
GST 360Civilizations3.0
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
Language Minor24.0
Students must complete at least 24 credits above the 103-105 language level to earn a language minor.
Area-Specific Requirement6.0-8.0
Students select two region-specific courses approved by GST advisor. Courses must focus on the same region, but can be in any discipline.
Global Health and Sustainability Concentration Requirements
PBHL 301Epidemiology in Public Health3.0
PBHL 303Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
SOC 235Sociology of Health and Illness4.0
PHIL 335Global Ethical Issues3.0
SOC 346Environmental Justice4.0
ANTH 360Culture and the Environment3.0-4.0
or SOC 345 Sociology of the Environment
Choose one of the following Culinary Arts classes3.0
The Kitchen Garden
The Kitchen Garden: Summer
The Kitchen Garden: Fall
Choose one of the following English classes3.0
Literature & Science
Environmental Literature
Topics in Literature and Medicine
Choose one of the following History courses4.0
History of Science: Ancient to Medieval
History of Science: Medieval to Enlightenment
History of Science: Enlightenment to Modernity
Global Health and Sustainability Distribution Options33.0-44.0
Select of 11 of the following:
Worldview: Science, Religion and Magic
Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World
Culture and the Environment
Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Ethnobotany
Genetically Modified Foods
Environmental Crime
Campaigns for Health & Environment
Environmental Communication
Science Writing
Grant Writing
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Literature & Science
Environmental Literature
Topics in Literature and Medicine
Environmental Science
Global Climate Change
Global Warming, Biodiversity and Your Future
Conservation Biology
Development of World Health Care
History of Science: Ancient to Medieval
History of Science: Medieval to Enlightenment
History of Science: Enlightenment to Modernity
Health Care across Cultures
Building Global Bridges
Civilizations
Model Organization of American States
Special Topics in Global Studies
Special Topics in Global Studies
Foods and Nutrition of World Cultures
Perspectives in World Nutrition
Introduction to the History of Public Health
Introduction to Health & Human Rights
Women and Children: Health & Society
Biomedical Ethics
Philosophy of the Environment
Philosophy of Technology
Global Ethical Issues
Philosophy of Science
Environmental Politics
International Organizations: The United Nations
Ethics and International Relations
International Human Rights
Environmental Psychology
HIV/AIDS and Africa
Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South
Globalization
Women's Health and Human Rights
Electives22.0-5.0
Total Credits181.0-182.0
Global Justice and Human Rights Concentration
General Requirements
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
ENGL 204Post-Colonial Literature II3.0
LING 102Language and Society3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSCI 150International Politics4.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Two mathematics courses6.0-8.0
Two science courses6.0-8.0
One ethics course3.0
GST Core Curriculum Requirements
GST 190Global Research Methods3.0
GST 359Culture and Values3.0
GST 360Civilizations3.0
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
Language Minor24.0
Students must complete at least 24 credits above the 103-105 level to earn a language minor.
Area-Specific Requirement6.0-8.0
Students select two region specific courses, approved by the GST advisor. Courses must be on the same region, but can be in any discipline.
Global Justice and Human Rights Distribution Requirements
ANTH 310Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World3.0-4.0
or SOC 330 Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South
ENGL 360 [WI] Literature and Society3.0
PHIL 335Global Ethical Issues3.0
PSCI 120History of Political Thought4.0
PSCI 229Theories of Justice4.0
PSCI 352Ethics and International Relations4.0
PSCI 353International Human Rights4.0
SOC 355 [WI] Classical Social Theory4.0
Select one of the following:3.0-4.0
Model Organization of American States
International Organizations: The United Nations
The European Union in World Politics
Justice and Human Rights Distribution Options33.0-44.0
Students choose 11 of the following:
Special Topics in Africana Studies (Course must have a global theme)
Approaches to Intercultural Behavior
Intercultural Communication
Anthropology of Immigration
Terrorism
International Communication
International Negotiations
Grant Writing
The Kitchen Garden: Fall
The Kitchen Garden: Summer
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Economic Development
Resource and Environmental Economics
Topics in World Literature
Building Global Bridges
Civilizations
Model Organization of American States
Special Topics in Global Studies
Special Topics in Global Studies
Social & Political Philosophy
Philosophy of the Environment
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Religion
Overview of Issues in Global Health
Introduction to Health & Human Rights
Comparative Government
American Foreign Policy
International Political Economy
International Organizations: The United Nations
The European Union in World Politics
Politics, Law, & Justice
Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality
Wealth and Power
HIV/AIDS and Africa
Globalization
Social Movements
Environmental Justice
Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies (Course must have a global theme)
Electives24.0-6.0
Total Credits182.0-183.0

Sample Plan of Study

Global Media, Arts, and Cultures Concentration

Term 1Credits
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
LING 102Language and Society3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSCI 150International Politics4.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
GST 190Global Research Methods3.0
Science elective3.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 4
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
Language course4.0
MAC Distribution course3.0
Ethics elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ENGL 325Topics in World Literature3.0
Language course4.0
Science elective3.0
MAC Distribution course3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
ENGL 204Post-Colonial Literature II3.0
GST 360Civilizations3.0
MUSC 331World Musics3.0
Language course4.0
MAC Distrubtion course3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
ENGL 360 [WI] Literature and Society3.0
Language course3.0
MAC Distribution courses6.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
ARTH requirement3.0
Language course3.0
MAC Distribution course3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 9
ANTH 212 [WI] Topics in World Ethnography3.0
COM 345Intercultural Communication3.0
Language course3.0
MAC Distribution course3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
PHIL 231Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art3.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Language course3.0
MAC Distribution course3.0
Area speciality3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 11
GST 359Culture and Values3.0
MAC Distribution courses6.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 12
Area specialty3.0
MAC Distribution course3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 182.0

Global Business, Economics and Development Concentration

Term 1Credits
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
LING 102Language and Society3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSCI 150International Politics4.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
GST 190Global Research Methods3.0
Science elective3.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 4
ANTH 310Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World3.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
Language course4.0
BED Distribution course3.0
Ethics elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
Language course4.0
BED Distribution course3.0
Science elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 6
INTB 334International Trade4.0
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
Language course4.0
BED Distribution course3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 7
BLAW 340International Business Law4.0
ENGL 204Post-Colonial Literature II3.0
GST 360Civilizations3.0
Language course3.0
BED Distribution course3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
PHIL 301Business Ethics3.0
SOC 355 [WI] Classical Social Theory4.0
Language course3.0
BED Distribution courses6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
Language course3.0
BED Distribution courses9.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 10
ECON 342Economic Development4.0
INTB 332Multinational Corporations4.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Language course3.0
Area specialty3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
ENGL 308 [WI] The Literature of Business3.0
GST 359Culture and Values3.0
BED Distribution course3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 12
INTB 338Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business4.0
Area specialty3.0
BED Distribution course3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 182.0

Global Health & Sustainability Concentration

Term 1Credits
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
LING 102Language and Society3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSCI 150International Politics4.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society3.0
GST 190Global Research Methods3.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 4
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
HIST 287, 288,
or 289
History of Science: Ancient to Medieval
History of Science: Medieval to Enlightenment
History of Science: Enlightenment to Modernity
4.0
Ethic elective3.0
Language course4.0
GHS distribution option3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
ENGL 300 [WI] , 302,
or 370
Literature & Science
Environmental Literature
Topics in Literature and Medicine
3.0
GHS distribution option3.0
Language course4.0
Area course3.0
Science elective4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 6
ENGL 204Post-Colonial Literature II3.0
GST 360Civilizations3.0
GHS distribution option3.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 7
ANTH 360Culture and the Environment3.0
GHS distribution options6.0
Language course3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 8
CULA 427The Kitchen Garden: Fall3.0
PBHL 303Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
SOC 235Sociology of Health and Illness4.0
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
Language course3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
PHIL 335Global Ethical Issues3.0
Area course3.0
GHS distribution option3.0
Language course3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
SOC 346Environmental Justice4.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
GHS distribution option3.0
Language course3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
GST 359Culture and Values3.0
GHS distribution options6.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 12
PBHL 301Epidemiology in Public Health3.0
GHS distribution options6.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 183.0

Global Justice and Human Rights Concentration

Term 1Credits
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
LING 102Language and Society3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSCI 150International Politics4.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
GST 190Global Research Methods3.0
Science elective3.0
Language course4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 4
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
PSCI 120History of Political Thought4.0
Language course4.0
JHR Distribution course3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 5
ENGL 360 [WI] Literature and Society3.0
Language course4.0
JHR Distribution course3.0
Science elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
ENGL 204Post-Colonial Literature II3.0
GST 260Evil Isms3.0
Language course4.0
JHR Distribution course4.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 7
ANTH 310Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World3.0
PSCI 353International Human Rights4.0
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
Language course3.0
JHR Distribution course3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
PHIL 335Global Ethical Issues3.0
PSCI 229Theories of Justice4.0
Language course3.0
JHR Distribution course3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 9
SOC 355 [WI] Classical Social Theory4.0
Language course3.0
JHR Distribution courses6.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
PSCI 352Ethics and International Relations4.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Area speciality course3.0
Language course3.0
JHR Distribution course3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
GST 359Culture and Values3.0
GST 435Model Organization of American States3.0
JHR Distribution course3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 12
Area speciality course3.0
JHR Distriubtion courses6.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 182.0

Minor in Global Studies

Global Studies practices socially-responsible global citizenship through a unique combination of research-oriented and multilingual instruction, professional experience, and meaningful engagement with communities both here in Philadelphia and abroad.

Students experience Global Studies by:

  • Examining the movement of peoples, goods, and cultures across countries and regions
  • Studying global issues in concrete socio-economic, cultural, and geographical contexts
  • Tackling structural inequalities from a variety of perspectives and disciplines
  • Developing intercultural and language skills through unique pedagogical models
  • Working with employers and communities in Philadelphia and around the world through Drexel's Co-op opportunities

Program Requirements

Students must complete at least 201 of a language before earning the GST minor.
Core requirements
GST 360Civilizations3.0
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
Students select one region-specific course approved by GST advisor3.0-4.0
Global Studies Electives15.0
Students must complete at least fifteen credits from the following list:
Special Topics in Africana Studies
Topics in World Ethnography
Aging In Cross-Cultural Perspective
Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World
Approaches to Intercultural Behavior
Cultural Theory I
Ethnobotany
International Business Law
English Worldwide
Intercultural Communication
Ethnography of Communication
International Public Relations
International Negotiations
Global Journalism
Economic Development
Post-Colonial Literature I
Post-Colonial Literature II
Literature and Other Arts
Topics in World Literature
Literature and Society
Building Global Bridges
Multinational Corporations
International Trade
International Money and Finance
World Musics
Foods and Nutrition of World Cultures
Perspectives in World Nutrition
Global Ethical Issues
History of Political Thought
Comparative Government
International Political Economy
Politics of Developing Nations
International Organizations: The United Nations
Ethics and International Relations
International Human Rights
The European Union in World Politics
Wealth and Power
Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South
Environmental Justice
Social Movements
Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
Total Credits24.0-25.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Global Studies Faculty

Anne C. Cecil, MA (University of the Arts). Assistant Teaching Professor. Web designer, product designer, merchandising and artist.
George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD (University of California, Berkeley). Associate Professor. Colonialism, social movements, political theory.
Rose Corrigan, PhD (Rutgers University). Associate Professor. Women, public law, American politics and policy.
Brenda Dyer, MA (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Teaching Professor. Language acquisition pedagogy, teaching writing, seventeenth and eighteenth century French literature, women writers, translation.
Mary Ebeling, PhD (University of Surrey) Director, Women's and Gender Studies. Associate Professor. Science and technology studies; emerging technologies and biocapital; media and democratic cultures; radical social movements; sociology of markets; political sociology; and ethnographic methodologies.
David Fryer, PhD (Brown University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Gender theory; psychoanalysis; ethics; queer theory; genderqueer theory; Phenomenology; Africana thought; secular Jewish thought.
Christian Hunold, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Associate Professor. Environmental policy; comparative politics; urban wildlife; political theory.
Gabriella Ibieta, PhD (City University of New York). Associate Professor. Comparative literature; Cuban and Latin American fiction.
Emmanuel F. Koku, PhD (University of Toronto). Associate Professor. Social network analysis; qualitative/quantitative research; medical sociology; social epidemiology; social demography; sociology of development; communication and information technology; community and urban sociology.
Christopher A. Laincz, PhD (Duke University). Associate Professor. Economic development, technological change, and growth, industrial organization, macroeconomics and monetary economics.
Joanna Lyskowicz, MA (UAM Poznan, Poland). Instructor. Comparative linguistics, translation, business Spanish, medical Spanish, modern Spanish literature, XXth cent. Spanish poetry, magical realism in Latin American literature.
Maria delaluz Matus-Mendoza, PhD (Temple University) Language Program Coordinator. Associate Professor. Spanish Linguistic variation in the US; the relationship between language variation and mobility (social and geographical) among the Mexican communities in Mexico and in the United States; second language acquisition; language variation in media.
Usha Menon, PhD (University of Chicago). Professor. Self, identity & personhood, emotional functioning, Hindu morality, gender relations in Hindu society, adult development, popular Hinduism, post-colonial feminism, Hindu religious nationalism and Islamic radicalism.
Rogelio Minana, PhD (Penn State) Department Head, Global Studies and Modern Languages. Professor. The role of classic cultural icons, particularly Don Quixote, in 21st century political and social justice discourse; the interplay between the traditional humanities, youth organizations, and digital storytelling.
Julie Mostov, PhD (New York University) Vice Provost for Global Initiatives. Professor. Modern political thought, democratic theory, nationalism, gender studies, South Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Joel E. Oestreich, PhD (Brown University) Director of the Global Studies major. Associate Professor. International organizations, international finance, development, and human rights.
Emilie Passow, PhD. Associate Teaching Professor. Medical Humanities, Jewish Studies
Rakhmiel Peltz, PhD (Columbia University, Linguistics; University of Pennsylvania, Biological Sciences) Director of Judaic Studies Program. Professor. Sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, social history of Yiddish language and culture, Yiddish culture of Eastern Europe, language planning, language and ethnic identity, language and group memory, aging and ethnicity, history of urban neighbors.
Abioseh Porter, PhD (University of Alberta, Canada). Professor. Comparative literature; postcolonial literatures; Editor, <em>JALA, Journal of the African Literature Association</em>.
Robert Powell, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Early and Middle Bronze Age Crete; archaeoastronomy; early state formation; archaeology and anthropology of frontiers; mass communication.
Rachel R. Reynolds, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago). Associate Professor. Sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, intercultural communication, globalization and the rhetoric of community, political economy of immigration, race and ethnicity, new African immigrants in the United States, Igbo studies.
Simone Schlichting-Artur, EdD (University of Pennsylvania) Senior Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives. Teaching Professor. International business communication (Germany and the U.S.), public health policy and languages, German post-war history through film and literature, development of writing assessment tools for German minor.
Natsumi Shor, MA. Assistant Teaching Professor. Business and professional Japanese; Japanese film and culture; interrelation between Japanese language to the nation’s culture and thought.
Wesley Shumar, PhD (Temple University) Department Head, Anthropology. Professor. Ethnography of cyberspace, online learning communities, political economy of higher education, globalization, activity theory, semiotics, critical realism, psychoanalysis, identity and the self.
Judith Storniolo, PhD (University of Pennsylvania). Teaching Professor. Historical and comparative linguistics, Mesoamerican languages and culture, applied anthropology, public policy, oral traditions and narratives, ideology and ritual, Mesoamerican ethnohistory; and pre-Columbian literature.
Alden Young, PhD (Princeton University) Director of the Program in Africana Studies. Assistant Professor. African history; economic history and the history of Arab and African interactions.
Jennifer Yusin, PhD (Emory University). Associate Professor. Postcolonial literature; trauma theory; literary theory; psychoanalysis, and memory studies in contemporary literature in English.
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